Developing a Technology Strategy to Capitalise on the Emerging Digital Revolution
New digital technologies like BIM and virtual and augmented reality have the power to transform many aspects of the construction industry, but they have yet to...
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...
Testing Begins on Perth Stadium Footbridge
Testing will soon begin on a footbridge linking Perth's CBD with the new Optus Stadium ahead of its public opening in two weeks.
Pull Out of Paris Agreement, Abbott Urges
Former prime minister Tony Abbott wants the government to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, saying it would be the best way to keep energy...
Local Qld Irrigators Granted Water Control
A local irrigators group in southern Queensland will be the first in the state to manage its own water supply.
5 Criteria’s to Select BIM Partners
Virtual Modeling services plays a pivotal role in the design and development, Pre-construction and Post construction processes.
New Package to Tackle Recycling Issue: Victoria
Victoria has launched a $37 million plan to create new products by diverting landfill waste.
Labor's Rail Plan Leaves a $20b Black Hole
There's a $20 billion black hole in the federal opposition's plan for two rail projects in Sydney's west, the Turnbull government says.
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.