Overhaul of Standard Will Unleash Masonry Design Opportunities
Artistic, versatile, durable and resistant to fire, and sound, masonry construction has been used in architectural achievements such as the Egyptian Pyramids, the Colosseum in Rome,...
Aussie Engineers Must Better Manage Risk on Retaining Walls
Last November, 15 people were evacuated from their homes in the Cleveland (south of Brisbane) street of Middle street after excavators ‘dug too deeply’ at the...
Digital Disruption is Changing Mining
In 2014, Rio Tinto broke new ground when it introduced driverless trucks into its Hope Downs 4 iron ore mine in the Pilbara.
Cladding Under Scrutiny in Grenfell Probe
The cladding system on the outside of London's Grenfell Tower was so conducive to the spread of fire it did not support the "stay put" policy...
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...
NSW Budgets to Clean Up Waste and Asbestos
The environment is getting a clean-up with $196 million in the NSW budget to reduce waste and tackle illegal dumping but climate change has been given...
New $3bn Fast Train for Sydney's West
A $3 billion high-speed underground rail line connecting Sydney's CBD to Parramatta is set to be the centrepiece of the NSW government budget.
NSW Budget Surplus Comes in at $3.9b
The NSW treasurer has revealed a $3.9 billion budget surplus and promised to use "the Holy Grail of numbers" to relieve cost-of-living pressures across the state.
Adani Groundwater Plan 'Protects Itself'
Adani's blueprint to protect groundwater in the Queensland Galilee Basin from its $16.5 billion coal mine is primarily designed to protect the company from prosecution, an...
APA Group a $13bn Chinese Takeover Target
Shares in energy infrastructure giant APA Group have soared following a $13 billion takeover proposal from a Chinese consortium led by CK Infrastructure Holdings.
Queensland Govt Under Fire for $1.3bn Trash Tax
The Queensland government admits households could end up being slugged with its unpopular trash tax if councils decide to double-dip.
Big Spend on Infrastructure in Queensland Budget
Queensland has posted a surprise $1.5 billion surplus after Treasurer Jackie Trad handed down what she's called a "responsible" first budget focusing on major infrastructure projects.
Qld Law Firm Considers Silica Dust Action
Queensland mines and businesses whose workers have suffered the ill effects of silica dust could be subjected to large-scale legal action.
Rinehart Buys Atlas Iron Stake: report
Shares in Pilbara miner Atlas Iron will be in the spotlight on Wednesday after Gina Rinehart reportedly bought a significant stake in the company, just days...