Engineers Ride Civil Construction Boom
Engineers throughout Australia are enjoying a significant jobs boom as federal and state governments ramp up efforts to provide infrastructure to a growing population.
Green Building Boss to Lead Infrastructure Australia
Australia’s leading infrastructure advisory body has a new leader following an announcement that a leading advocate for sustainable development has been appointed to the role.
The Pros and Cons of Contract Employment for Engineers
When growing up, many Australians are told to study, get into tertiary education and get a job.
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
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
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
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
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
On March 15, a 174 foot long span of the recently erected FIU Sweetwater UniversityCity pedestrian bridge in Florida collapsed onto the Tamiami Trail.
Mining Union Victory for 100 NSW Workers
About 100 coalminers have won the right to convert from casual to permanent employees, along with better pay and conditions, in a victory ending an industrial...
Musk Quotes $1B For Blue Mountains Tunnel
A radical proposal to build a high-speed transit tunnel under NSW's Blue Mountains has caught the eye of two billionaire entrepreneurs - including Elon Musk.
Another big battery comes online in SA
Another big battery has come online in South Australia with the 30-megawatt facility to help stabilise local electricity supplies and provide back-up power to 4500 properties...
Sydney's Cracked Opal Tower Sound: Report
An interim report into Sydney's cracked Opal Tower has found several factors could have contributed to the building's problems, but has ruled out extreme weather and...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.