Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government.
What Liabilities are you Purchasing When Buying a Property Affected by an Owners Corporation
When purchasing a property affected by an owners corporation, purchasers often assume that they are only liable for what lies within the internal walls of the...
Hidden Defects in New Houses
Obviously the general poor quality of new construction is nothing new, but unfortunately our unsuspecting customers who think "new" is new are often disappointed.
Beware Back Door Variations
Amongst the many things a project manager (PM) has to keep an eye on is the inadvertent occurrence of what I term ‘back door variations.’
Concrete Donuts Fix Earthquake-hit Bridges in Days
It takes a major earthquake less than a minute to inflict debilitating damage to bridge structures - in particular their support columns, which can in turn...
Are Self-Repairing Cities the Way of the Future?
Back in 2013, NSW Transport Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) faced a significant challenge.
Using Big Data to Optimize Rail Operations
Engineering giant Siemens is using complex data streams gathered throughout Europe and other regions to create a rail monitoring, forecasting and analytical centre of unprecedented capability....
Using Robot Teams to Repair Power Outages
Engineers from Michigan Technological University are experimenting with the use of automated devices to fix power outages in emergency situations.
What’s the Difference Between a Repair and an Improvement?
Deductions for repairs, maintenance and improvements are areas the Australian Taxation Office pay particular attention to on annual tax returns.