Auctioning Oil Rights in Argentina Test Market Reform
Oil majors are evaluating bids for offshore exploration rights in Argentina, a major change in a country that sent Spanish energy giant Repsol packing six years...
Engineers Must Learn ‘Winning’ Negotiation Strategies
For many engineers, talks surrounding fees and terms of engagement can cause plenty of discomfort.
Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...
Study Raises Concerns About Lead Exposure
Environmental exposure to low levels of lead hidden in paint, soil and plumbing systems could be responsible for hundreds of premature deaths every year, an international...
Project Risk Vs. Company Liability
Shortly after Christmas, a number of media outlets reported that tier one engineering consulting firm Arup had settled a major court case related to traffic forecasting...
Pork Barrelling Makes a Pig’s Ear of Infrastructure Decisions
Australians are all too familiar with the election time frenzy of vote-buying. Pork barrelling costs Australia dear in monetary terms, but it’s also wrecking our future...
Sprinklers are Critical for Apartment Fire Safety
For Chinese student Ginger Jiang, recounting the night her life changed because of fire in the Sydney suburb of Bankstown in September 2012 was gut-wrenching.
WA:How WA Blew the Mining Boom
For much of the 2000s Perth was awash with money and in party mode thanks to the mining boom.
What You Need to Know about NCC Fire Safety Amendments
Following the Greenfell tragedy in London and earlier Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, regulators across Australia have scrambled to address issues relating to flammable cladding.
Newcrest Disappointed at Cadia Dam Breach
Goldminer Newcrest is disappointed that part of a tailings dam collapsed at its Cadia mine in NSW but is still searching for answers on why the...
Australian Train Stations Score Poorly on Precinct Integration and Value Capture
Australian transit hubs are behind global counterparts due to age, low integration with precincts, and return on property value but have a significant opportunity to add...
Fire Safety Regulatory Changes For Multi Level Buildings
The facilities management industry now more than ever is required to take a lead role in ensuring the safety of the occupants within the buildings they...
Victoria Proceeds To Deliver Infrastructure Boost
The Andrews Labor Government’s record infrastructure program is set to receive a boost from the commercialisation of the land titles and registry functions of Land Use...
Mining Group Appeals New Super Union
The Australian Mines and Minerals Association has lodged an appeal against the creation of a super union.
NSW Irrigators in Hot Water for Overuse
The NSW government has launched legal action against irrigators alleged to have stolen water after admitting it previously "incorrectly" claimed to have commenced a dozen prosecutions...
REMAKE Project Drives Australian Recycling Options for Waste
An ambitious research project spearheaded by the Vinyl Council of Australia has identified novel recycling applications in a bid to use the 1.2 million m² of...
Trump Refuses to Back Down on Tariffs
President Donald Trump is facing growing pressure from political and diplomatic allies as well as US companies to pull back from proposed steel and aluminium tariffs,...
Solar Systems Smash Record Installations
The sun continues to shine on Australia's solar industry with a record 3.5 million panels installed on our rooftops last year.