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?
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.
Big-spending Victoria Government Unveils Budget
Booming population and jobs growth is fuelling significant infrastructure spending in the Victorian budget, which will also deliver a $1.4 billion surplus.
Great Barrier Reef Gets $500m
The federal government will deliver the single largest investment in the Great Barrier Reef in Australian history on May 8, but conservationists say not enough is...
Victoria Water Threatened by Collapsing Forest
A vital forest in Victoria's central highlands is facing imminent collapse, posing a major threat to Melbourne's water supply, a landmark study says.
Councils Fear Huge Hit from Waste Woes
At least 10 Queensland councils expect a $7 million hit next financial year as Australia's recycling crisis rolls on.
Qld Govt Rolls out $50 Power Bill Credit
Nearly two million southeast Queensland households will have $50 knocked off their energy bills as they reap dividends from state-owned electricity generators.
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...
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.
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.
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.