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Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?
Business
Friday September 14 2018

Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?

Throughout Australia, the seriousness of building products which fail to comply with the National Construction Code is well-known following the tragedy at Grenfell in London, the...

Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients
Business
Monday September 10 2018

Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients

For a contract to design a public facility worth $320,000, one architectural firm reports spending $9,000 simply to prepare their bid.

Australia’s Mining Industry is Back
Mining
Thursday September 6 2018

Australia’s Mining Industry is Back

On July 25, BHP turned the first sod on what will become its biggest producing iron ore mine at its new South Flank mine in the...

Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings
Buildings
Friday August 31 2018

Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings

Smoke exhaust systems provide a means of increasing occupant evacuation time from a space affected by fire and smoke.

Engineers Rake in Big Bucks amid Jobs Boom
Business
Thursday August 23 2018

Engineers Rake in Big Bucks amid Jobs Boom

Engineers throughout Australia are raking in cash as the boom in infrastructure investment drives massive levels of project activity.

Concrete Testing is Crucial for Good Structural Performance
Structural
Wednesday August 22 2018

Concrete Testing is Crucial for Good Structural Performance

On March 15, a 174 foot long span of the recently erected FIU Sweetwater UniversityCity pedestrian bridge in Florida collapsed onto the Tamiami Trail.

Australia Lagging on Infrastructure Reform
Infrastructure
Thursday August 9 2018

Australia Lagging on Infrastructure Reform

When you are handed a to-do list which is 78 items long, you are going to be busy.

Runaway Global Warming Just Decades Away
Environment
Wednesday August 8 2018

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.

How Commercial Buildings Could Generate Their Own Energy
Buildings
Thursday August 2 2018

How Commercial Buildings Could Generate Their Own Energy

Around much of Australia, the presence of solar panels on roofs has become commonplace.

Infrastructure
Nov 12 2018
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.

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Infrastructure
Nov 8 2018
Australia Needs Better Transparency on Bridge Assessments

On August 14, the nation of Italy was sent into shock after a 200 metre section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed, sending cars and trucks plummeting...

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Buildings
Nov 6 2018
Why Australians Should Choose Higher-performing uPVC Windows

Windows play a vital role in regulating temperatures of buildings and their overall energy efficiency, whatever the climate. Energy efficiency is not just about preserving heating...

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Buildings
Nov 5 2018
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.

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Energy
Nov 5 2018
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.

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Business
Nov 1 2018
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...

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Infrastructure
Oct 4 2018
Transurban Finalises $9.3b WestConnex Deal

Transurban has finalised its purchase of a 51 per cent stake in Sydney's Westconnex motorway.

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Buildings
Oct 4 2018
Thousands Flee Kuwait City Skyscraper Fire

A skyscraper under construction for the National Bank of Kuwait has caught fire, sending 2500 workers fleeing from the flames.

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Business
Sep 27 2018
Gender Quota Bid for Vic Public Sector

Victoria's public service could be legally required to employ at least 40 per cent women.

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