The Low Carbon Engineering of Things
If asked to consider how to cut carbon emissions, most people would probably focus on reducing energy use in their home or place of work, or...
Engineers Needed to Fill Talent Mismatch
Engineers with suitable skills throughout Australia will be in high demand throughout 2018 to fill a mismatch between the abilities which are needed and the skills...
Critical Concepts for Successful BIM Implementation
Throughout Australia and much of the world, the most significant benefits associated with Building Information Modelling (BIM) accrue during the operations phase of projects.
We Need to Talk About Security
By multiple accounts, it’s become apparent that cyber-crime pays.
Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change
Having previously suffered from asbestos problems, the troubled Perth Children’s Hospital project hit a further snag in May 2016 after lead levels which exceeded the Australian...
Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game
Rain may be soaking Victoria but the legacy of the state's hot spell continues, as politicians squabble over who is to blame for tens of thousands...
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...
Standards Australia is Undergoing Massive Change
Since its inception in 1922, the organisation then known as the Australian Commonwealth Engineering Standards Australia Association and now Standards Australia (SA) has seen change in...
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"...
Energy Dominates SA Election Campaign
Nick Xenophon has vowed to "keep the bastards accountable" on energy costs and will pull the plug on any South Australian minority government if it can't...
WA Economy Back from the Brink: Report
A rebounding West Australian economy is forecast to bring jobs and long-awaited wages growth, but the weight of government debt remains a threat to the...
Solar Farms Using Backpacker Labour: Union
Solar farms in Queensland are being built by backpacker labour rather than qualified electricians, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.
Qld Govt Contracts not Disclosed Properly
Queensland government departments are failing to meet benchmarks for openness and accountability over the disclosure of government contracts, according to the latest Auditor-General's report.
Resources Spending Boosts Monadelphous
Engineering services firm Monadelphous Group has lifted half-year profit by nearly a third as it rides the rebound in activity in the resources sector.
Downer Posts $11.1m Loss
Downer EDI has posted an $11.1 million first-half loss dragged down by a goodwill impairment on its mining operations, writedowns from its freight rail divestment and...
3M Settles Chemical Disposal Lawsuit
Washington The US conglomerate 3M has reached an agreement in a lawsuit brought by the state of Minnesota over allegations of decades of environmental pollution.
APA Raising $500m to Fund Growth Projects
Gas infrastructure operator APA Group plans to raise about $500 million from investors to help fund its new pipeline, power station and wind farm projects.
SA Farmers in Possible Royalties Boom
A re-elected Labor government will pay royalties to South Australian farmers if new mineral deposits are found on their land.