NSW Auditor Slams Funding on $3.5b WestConnex
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian should halt Sydney's $16.8 billion WestConnex road project after a national auditor-general's report found major flaws in the way the project was...
Wave-shaped Pipes Capable of Better Withstanding Earthquakes
A new form of wave-shaped steel piping promises to enhance the seismic resistance of oil or water utilities infrastructure that traverses earthquake-prone fault lines.
Individual Accountability Key to Health and Safety
The recent prosecution of a Canadian project manager for health and safety breaches brings into sharp focus the increasingly onerous responsibilities of those in control of...
Bringing Pro Bono Culture to the Engineering Profession
A new venture launched by Engineers Without Borders Australia seeks to bring the pro bono culture that has long flourished within the legal profession to Australia’s...
Shape Shifting Façades Could Dramatically Cut Energy Use
A Princeton civil and environmental engineering student has a vision for an environmentally sustainable building which takes adaptive architecture to the next level through the development...
$635mn Upgrade of Queensland Freight Artery Commences
The emergence of the Surat Basin region as a major energy producer is helping to spur the long-term overhaul of Queensland's chief east-west freight artery.
Cable-Stayed Bridges Emerge as Preferred Option
As the United States undertakes efforts to upgrade its ageing infrastructure, the cable-stayed methods fast becoming the preferred design option for new bridge construction.
Princes Highway Still a “Death Trap” Down South
A new study has called for extensive safety upgrades to the Princes Highway due to high levels of risk borne by lengthy stretches of its southern...
Cloud Sensors Enhance Rail Safety
Engineers in Germany are using a wireless, cloud-supported network of sensors to dramatically enhance the safety of rail systems by detecting damage in advance.
Inquiry backs Windsor Bridge Preservation
The NSW government's plan to knock down and replace a 144-year-old bridge in Sydney's northwest will go ahead despite a parliamentary inquiry recommending the bridge be...