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Density Vs Sprawl: Which Wins for Sustainability?
Architecture
Tuesday April 10 2018

Density Vs Sprawl: Which Wins for Sustainability?

To some, compact urban environments offer advantages in putting greater numbers of people within walking or riding distance of transport connections, employment opportunities and local services.

Smart Cities Move Beyond Hype into Reality
Tuesday April 10 2018

Smart Cities Move Beyond Hype into Reality

Do you want to know whether you are better off leaving for work now or in 15 minutes?

Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements
Construction
Tuesday March 27 2018

Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements

With an average of 35 workers being seriously injured every day, the building and construction sector in Australia has a high profile when it comes to occupational health and safety hazards.

How the GSC 40-Year Plan Will Reshape Sydney
Architecture
Tuesday March 27 2018

How the GSC 40-Year Plan Will Reshape Sydney

If the character Marty McFly from "Back to the Future" were to get in a time machine in Sydney and travel forward 40 years to 2056, he may or may not find that we have invented hoverboards.

Australia Needs Better Regulation for Building Certifiers
Construction
Wednesday March 21 2018

Australia Needs Better Regulation for Building Certifiers

“They are in a very difficult position because, on the one hand, they have been given a responsibility to protect the public interest—that is, the regulatory—and, on the other hand, they have been given a commercial relationship with the client,” noted Australian Building Codes Board general manager Neil Savery before the Senate Inquiry into Non-Conforming Building Products.

Australia Must Embrace Digital Mapping and Reality Modelling
Architecture
Tuesday March 20 2018

Australia Must Embrace Digital Mapping and Reality Modelling

Want to know the fastest way to get from Singapore’s luxurious Marina Bay Sands to Sentosa Cove on the city/state’s playground of Sentosa Island?

Technology Helps Drive Worker Safety on Construction Sites
Construction
Tuesday March 20 2018

Technology Helps Drive Worker Safety on Construction Sites

Back on February 28 last year, a 30-year-old rigger with a young family was helping a crane driver to move a heavy steel beam at around 4 p.m. whilst working on a ferry hub project at the Barangaroo development.

Australia Undergoing a Massive Road and Rail Boom
Construction
Friday March 16 2018

Australia Undergoing a Massive Road and Rail Boom

Before the 2013 federal election, then opposition leader Tony Abbott promised to be an ‘infrastructure Prime Minister.’

The Gold Coast is All Grown Up
Architecture
Friday March 16 2018

The Gold Coast is All Grown Up

A decade ago the Gold Coast was known for meter maids, schoolies and fish and chips on the beach. A lot has changed.

Property
Apr 10 2018
Amazon, Airbnb Drive Retail Insolvencies

Competition from online giants such as Amazon and Airbnb is behind an increase in the number of Australian retailers going bust in recent years, according to...

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Engineering
Apr 10 2018
No End in Sight for Drought-hit NSW

Farmers desperate for Autumn rains to keep alive their cattle, flocks and crops are struggling in the dry heat of a drought which is affecting a...

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Engineering
Apr 10 2018
Kangaroos Become Victims in Victoria Construction Boom

A hundred kangaroos are the latest victims of Melbourne's development boom, trapped between their natural habitat, a new rail line and schools in the state's northeast.

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Construction
Apr 10 2018
NSW Won't be Held to Ransom on Light Rail

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says her government won't be held to ransom by a Spanish subcontractor building the delayed Sydney light rail project to the eastern...

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Engineering
Apr 10 2018
New Freeway for Melbourne's Southeast

A planned bypass in Melbourne's southeast is set to become a four-lane freeway under a $75 million cash injection in the upcoming state budget.

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Construction
Apr 10 2018
Perth Children's Hospital to Open in May

Firm dates have finally been set for the staged opening of the problem-plagued Perth Children's Hospital, almost three years later than originally planned.

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Property
Apr 10 2018
More Falls Tipped for Sydney Housing Market

Home prices in Australia's two largest housing markets of Sydney and Melbourne are falling, and and more falls are expected later in the year.

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Engineering
Apr 10 2018
QLD: Linc Energy Found Guilty of Pollution

Serious environmental harm was caused by failed Queensland company Linc Energy's underground coal gasification operations on the Darling Downs.

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Engineering
Mar 27 2018
$55b Required to Meet Infrastructure Australia's 15-year Targets

More than $55 billion of priority projects are needed to shape Australia's cities and regions in the next 15 years, Infrastructure Australia says.

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