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Sustainable Waste Management Promotes Cultural Shift in the Construction Industry

January 13, 2016 0 Comments
Sustainable Waste Management Promotes Cultural Shift in the Construction Industry

The Australian construction and civil construction industries are among the leading contributors to generating heaps of waste to landfill. On average, about 40% of construction and demolition is dumped. This has alerted the government to initiate strategies to reduce construction waste. One of those initiatives is encouraging construction companies to practice sustainable waste management. As […]

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What to Look for in Trench Covers

August 18, 2015 0 Comments
What to Look for in Trench Covers

Every day, hundreds of people in the construction and civil construction industry – including utility workers, transport maintenance operatives, agricultural specialists, DIY enthusiasts and many more, start a project by digging a trench. Unfortunately, if not correctly dug out, supported and maintained, a simple hole in the ground has the potential to cause serious injury and […]

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The Rise of Inferior Building Products in Australia

August 5, 2015 0 Comments
The Rise of Inferior Building Products in Australia

The Senate has recently announced an inquiry into substandard building products being brought into Australia in response to concern over a rise of poor quality imports. The inquiry was called for by independent senators Nick Xenophon, John Madigan and Jackie Lambie. The alarm over the issue of inferior building products being brought into Australia is well […]

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Noise Reduction through Machinery Maintenance

February 24, 2015 0 Comments
Noise Reduction through Machinery Maintenance

Did you know an effective noise reduction strategy for your Civil Construction Project is regular machinery maintenance? How machines contribute to noise pollution over time: Problems with Silencers Damaged Silencers: Silencers, like any machinery on a civil construction project can become damaged, affecting their ability to absorb noise. The construction environment can be the cause […]

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Dust Suppression During Civil Construction

February 9, 2015 0 Comments
Dust Suppression During Civil Construction

Dust Suppression on a Civil Construction Site is important to avoid damage to worker’s health, machinery and the environment. Excavation and demolition tasks involved with building infrastructure are notorious for creating major dust challenges. Even driving vehicles over a Civil Works Site can cause dust clouds. On top of that, materials used with the actual […]

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What Exactly is Civil Construction?

December 15, 2014 0 Comments
What Exactly is Civil Construction?

When you think of Civil Construction – think big! Think of public infrastructure that affects things like transport, water and earth. Civil Construction Projects include the design of, construction, and maintenance of: roads and footpaths – streets, bike lanes, etc. water catchment and water treatment complexes – dams, water reservoirs, sewerage systems bridges railways airports […]

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Trimble Connect Software Leading the Civil Construction Industry

December 1, 2014 0 Comments
Trimble Connect Software Leading the Civil Construction Industry

Technology for the Civil Construction Industry takes another leap forward with Trimble Connect Software. Trimble Connect is a cloud-based app that is designed to improve the efficiency of and collaboration between design, construction, and civil construction crews, as well as management. This software streamlines day to day operations and simplifies the collaborative process, giving construction […]

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Mates in Construction Programme Reducing Suicide Rates

October 26, 2014 0 Comments
Mates in Construction Programme Reducing Suicide Rates

The Mates in Construction Programme was developed to support Construction Workers and reduce suicide rates within the construction industry. So far the programme has impacted the suicide rates within Queensland dramatically. Professor Christopher Doran of the Hunter Medical Research Institute said, “Mates in Construction achieved a 10 per cent reduction in the risk of suicide […]

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Tunnel Boring Machines Assisting the Mining Industry

October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Tunnel Boring Machines Assisting the Mining Industry

A Civil Construction Company will supply Tunnel Boring Machines to speed up a mining project. Civil Construction Company, McConnell Dowell Constructors, brings tunnel boring machines (TBM) to assist underground coal contractor Mastermyne with developing successful drifts in underground coal mines. Tunnel boring machines (TBM) are conventionally used within the Civil Construction Industry to create long […]

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Could Aerial Robots Assist Future Civil Construction Projects?

September 24, 2014 0 Comments
Could Aerial Robots Assist Future Civil Construction Projects?

Aerial robots (flying robots) are currently being developed to inspect infrastructure which could assist with Civil Construction Projects. Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing IZFP Researchers (in Saarbrucken, Germany) are currently working on the “Octocopter”. It is a miniature remote controlled aerial robot that is fitted with a High-res digital camera. The initial purpose of the robot is […]

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