Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings
Smoke exhaust systems provide a means of increasing occupant evacuation time from a space affected by fire and smoke.
Runaway Global Warming Just Decades Away
Earth may be just decades away from a climatic tipping point that triggers runaway global warming and threatens the future of humanity, scientists have warned.
Pipeline Politics to Cost Canadian Economy $10.7B in 2018
Delayed oil pipeline construction is causing a steep discount for Canadian crude prices that is costing the economy roughly $15.6 billion a year, according to Scotiabank.
We Need to Talk About Security
By multiple accounts, it’s become apparent that cyber-crime pays.
Trump Touts Infrastructure Plan
US President Donald Trump says his long-awaited plan to help rebuild the nation's infrastructure would result in about $US1.7 trillion ($A2.4 trillion) in overall investment over...
US Solar Panel Tariff Angers Installers
US President Donald Trump has signed into law a steep tariff on imported solar panels, a move billed as a way to protect American jobs but...
Degree in Flying Cars Coming Soon
Self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun has shifted his gaze to the skies, as his Silicon Valley online school Udacity launches what it calls the first "nanodegree"...
Mould Spores and Indoor Air Quality: Ventilation and Particle Distribution
Indoors, there is an old trade-off for the heating and cooling of a building: energy expended on temperature control versus input of good fresh air from...
Solar Roads the Next Battleground in Energy Generation
Back in December 2016, France opened what it says was the world’s first road to be covered with a surface of solar panels.
We Must Lift Its Game on Indoor Air Quality
In his younger years, Rick Fedrizzi would become sleepy at his office at around 3 pm each day.
Do Wind Farms Really Harm Human Health?
“Tonight, for the first time, hard evidence that wind farms are not safe,” stated the introduction to one current affairs program in Adelaide in February 2015.
Construction Geotechnical Risk Must be Carefully Managed
When building the $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Parkville in 2012, construction giant Grocon was carving out a...
Value Capture Models Maximise Returns for Infrastructure Projects
Federal and State government, as well as the private sector have a unique opportunity to leverage opportunities associated with Australia’s $70 billion infrastructure spend over the...
Japan Quake Kills 44, Hits Power Supply
The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week has risen to 44, with 660 injured, the government says, as electricity supply remained...
SNC-Lavalin Tops Profit Estimates, Forecasts Strong 2018 Earnings
Canadian construction and engineering group SNC-Lavalin reported better-than-expected earnings for the final quarter of 2017, benefiting from its purchase of Britain's WS Atkins and helping it...
Fed's seek Input for Prompt Payment Legislation
The federal government has called for industry input and recommendations on proposed prompt payment legislation.
Stantec Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Occam Engineers
Global design firm Stantec is strengthening its water, transportation, and public works service in the Southwestern United States with the planned acquisition of New Mexico-based consulting...