Australia Needs Better Fire Safety Regulation
Often, when people think about a building’s fire protection system they think about its alarm and sprinkler systems.
Construction Salaries Remain Stuck
Despite the construction boom, large pay increases for built environment professionals throughout Australia remain hard to come by.
Asbestos Risk Management is Critical on Urban Renewal Sites
By the time it is finished in 2019, an $11.35 million project to rehabilitate 1.2 kilometres of the Upper Stony Creek in the west Melbourne suburb...
Victoria Moves to Mandate Engineering Registration
Engineers who work across major construction categories in Victoria will be required to be registered under a new scheme which will see the mandatory registration of...
Engineering Firms Need Strong Knowledge Retention Strategies
In any firm, the loss of key staff is disruptive.
Design, construction flaws at Opal Tower
Critical support beams in Sydney's Opal Tower were left susceptible to "bursting" because they were under-designed and some made from lower strength concrete, an independent report...
Environmental Performance Audits are Critical for Infrastructure Asset Owners
For several reasons, owners of large-scale infrastructure assets may want to understand and/or demonstrate how well or otherwise their assets are performing in terms of their...
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.
Libs, Labor Urged to Reveal Dam Wall Plans
Former Greens leader Bob Brown has called on the major political parties to be upfront about their position on the raising of the wall of Sydney's...
Qld Sends Adani Back to Drawing Board
Adani's controversial Queensland coal mine has been dealt another blow after the state government rejected its plan to protect an endangered bird.
Ex-Emergency Chiefs Sound Climate Alarm
Federal government MPs have been slammed for laughing about climate change in parliament as Australia faces catastrophic weather which is putting lives at risk.
'Wonderland At Risk' from Higher Dam Walls
A draft environmental impact statement confirms the NSW government is planning to raise parts of the Warragamba Dam wall higher than was admitted publicly, meaning a...
Nationals Seek Pre-election Tick for Adani
The Nationals fear vital foreign investment will be scared off and jobs lost if the coalition government doesn't finalise approvals for the Adani coal mine before...
Concerns Over Adani Coal Mine Meeting
Anti-Adani campaigners are worried the Morrison government may be pressured to push through a federal approval for the Adani coal mine on the eve of the...
Shorten's Electric Car Charging Stations
A new network of electric vehicle charging stations will be built around Australia's major cities and freeways if Labor wins the next election.
Subbies to Lose $170 Million on Engineering Firm Collapse
Subcontractors and suppliers will not be paid any of the $170 million they are owed as a result of a major engineering firm collapse, the firm’s...
Vic Premier Rejects East West Link Idea
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has rejected suggestions his government would consider resurrecting the dumped East West Link if Canberra offers to fully fund the project.