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Dam Engineer Worried About ‘Embarrassment’
Infrastructure
Friday December 8 2017

Dam Engineer Worried About ‘Embarrassment’

Queensland dam engineers were concerned before the 2011 floods that they could suffer a "major embarrassment" if they released water and then dire rainfall predictions didn't...

Levee Wouldn’t Stop 2011 Flooding: Council
Infrastructure
Wednesday September 20 2017

Levee Wouldn’t Stop 2011 Flooding: Council

Brisbane City Council says a called-for levee around the CBD would not have prevented the disastrous 2011 floods.

Flood Protection for Cities Needed Now
Urban Planning
Friday September 15 2017

Flood Protection for Cities Needed Now

Expect more images of flood evacuees scrambling into rescue boats with their wet pets and possessions unless cities seize the chance to build both high-tech and...

Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers Unveiled
Business
Thursday July 27 2017

Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers Unveiled

A gantry which made wrapping piles on a 4.2-kilometre long jetty in a tidal zone faster and safer, a warning system which provides on and off-site...

Compromised Fire Protection in the Aftermath of Flooding
Buildings
Thursday June 22 2017

Compromised Fire Protection in the Aftermath of Flooding

The recent Cyclone Debbie disaster and its aftermath in Queensland and New South Wales' Tweed Coast and Northern Rivers was one of the most catastrophic weather...

Creating Resilient Cities with Living Infrastructure
Landscaping
Wednesday October 26 2016

Creating Resilient Cities with Living Infrastructure

The climate is becoming more unpredictable and fierce with each passing year.

Are Engineers Neglecting Resilience?
Infrastructure
Tuesday June 28 2016

Are Engineers Neglecting Resilience?

With 173 people killed, 414 injured, 2,100 homes destroyed and 7,562 people displaced, the Black Saturday bushfires which raged throughout Victoria in February 2009 were by...

New Perth Children’s Hospital Flooded
Commercial
Thursday June 16 2016

New Perth Children’s Hospital Flooded

The basement of Perth's new children's hospital has been flooded after a pipe-work failure, the latest problem to plague the incomplete $1.2 billion proj

Rising Sea Levels and Sinking Buildings: What Gives?
Structural
Monday May 25 2015

Rising Sea Levels and Sinking Buildings: What Gives?

According to a recent article in Australian Popular Science, a study of satellite imagery in the aftermath of the first Nepal earthquake has found that part...

Business
5 Aug, 2015
Suncorp Hits Out at Govt over QLD Insurance Premiums

Insurance giant Suncorp has hit out at a federal government proposal to intervene in the north Queensland insurance market to bring down premiums, saying the focus...

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Business
13 Jul, 2015
Financial System 'Ignoring Climate Risk'

Australia's financial system is ill-prepared for the impacts of climate change, an issue ignored in the Abbott government's inquiry led by David Murray.

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