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.
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.
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.
Digital Mapping Will Change Land and Rock Surveying
At the beginning of major mining or civil engineering projects, one of the more manual, technically challenging and hazardous tasks involves rock and land surveying.
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.
Govt Warns Against NSW Greens Solar Push
The NSW Greens want to spend $1.25 billion to double the number of homes and small businesses with solar panels in four years but the state...
Overcrowding Concerns at Melbourne Tower
The first photos from within a fire-damaged Melbourne tower covered in combustible cladding have been revealed as authorities raise issues of overcrowding inside the apartments.
Apartment Block Alight in Melbourne CBD
A high-rise Melbourne apartment building fire that forced an early morning evacuation, contains the same combustible cladding on London's Grenfell Tower, authorities say.
OECD Warns Aust to Step up Emission Cuts
Australia has been warned to lift its game on emissions, with a new report finding it is still one of the most carbon-intensive countries among developed...
Queensland Infrastructure on PM's Radar
Queenslanders can expect a raft of road and rail project announcements from Prime Minister Scott Morrison as he continues his tour of the state's southeast.
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.
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...
Opal Residents Reluctant to Reoccupy Tower
The builders of Sydney's cracked Opal Tower say most residents will be able to move back in on the weekend but the owners' committee isn't convinced...
Cracked Opal Tower to be 'safe to occupy'
Some residents of the cracked Opal Tower in Sydney could be back in their homes as early as Saturday after engineers declared the building safe for...