AUSTRALIA

Value capture: a good idea to fund infrastructure but not easy in practice

Value capture: a good idea to fund infrastructure but not easy in practice

Is "value capture" a wonderful untapped opportunity to fulfil all our infrastructure dreams? Or is it just a new way to sting the taxpayer?

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The importance of swept path analysis

The importance of swept path analysis

In a recent CICA Crane Safety Bulletin, CICA liaison officer VIC/TAS branch John Humphries, discussed the hazards to the general public of boom dolly's on all-terrain cranes and demonstrated with graphics the work of the swept path analysis.

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Focus on the sweet spot for project success

Focus on the sweet spot for project success

The fate of a major project is usually assessed in terms of how it fared in achieving time, cost and scope parameters.

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CONEXPO: ASV showcase the RT-30 compact truck

CONEXPO: ASV showcase the RT-30 compact truck

ASV recently featured at CONEXPO/CON AGG the Posi-Track RT-30 compact track loader as a heavy-duty commercial machine in a small package.

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French construction giant frontrunner in Seymour Whyte takeover race

French construction giant frontrunner in Seymour Whyte takeover race

Brisbane-based civil engineering group Seymour Whyte is reportedly considering a non-binding conditional proposal by French construction firm Vinci worth up to $126 million.

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New BIM framework launched

New BIM framework launched

The Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) have released the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Knowledge and Skills Framework.

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Laing O'Rourke makes efforts to resolve Ichthys dispute

Laing O'Rourke makes efforts to resolve Ichthys dispute

Laing O'Rourke recently announced it has demobilised approximately 800 of its people from the Ichthys LNG Tanks Project in Darwin.

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Supplier partnership crucial to success

Supplier partnership crucial to success

For contractors across Australia, reliable machinery is essential to winning important contracts.

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$395M Vic project commences

$395M Vic project commences

Work has begun to remove two dangerous and congested level crossings, and duplicate the track and run more trains more often on the Hurstbridge Line in Victoria.

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Unfair tender processes - will tenderers have a remedy if there's no process contract?

Unfair tender processes - will tenderers have a remedy if there's no process contract?

We expect Australian courts will start using the doctrine of estoppel to provide a legal remedy to tenderers that can prove the tender process was not conducted fairly, or in accordance with the RFT.

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