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Tuesday November 20, 2018

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Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
Safety
Wednesday October 10 2018

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
Residential
Wednesday August 23 2017

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
Residential
Tuesday August 22 2017

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
Business
Tuesday August 30 2016

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
Infrastructure
Tuesday June 7 2016

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?
Infrastructure
Thursday January 14 2016

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
Infrastructure
Thursday November 5 2015

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
Infrastructure
Tuesday October 14 2014

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.

Business
Oct 31 2018
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.

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