INFRASTRUCTURE

The airbnb of equipment rental

The airbnb of equipment rental

Willy Schlacks is the president and co-founder of US-based Equipmentshare, a peer-to peer airbnb-type equipment rental marketplace that also offers telematics and equipment utilization services.

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IROCK crushers launches new finishing screen for medium to large producers

IROCK crushers launches new finishing screen for medium to large producers

IROCK Crushers' new TS-518 mobile tracked screening plant gives medium to large producers a compact, heavy-duty and easy-to-move finishing screen with a high output. IROCK developed the screener with hydraulically powered components, including conveyors, which allow operators to quickly and easily move the machine into place for production in as little as 10 minutes.

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Contractor appointed to enhance Queensland's largest reservoir

Contractor appointed to enhance Queensland's largest reservoir

The QLD government has announced Australian engineering firm Mulligan Geotechnical has been appointed to a $8.5 million maintenance works project on the Burdekin Falls Dam to ensure it continues to operate safely in the future.

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Construction continues growth in March

Construction continues growth in March

The Australian Industry (Ai) Group/Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) registered 51.2 in March - readings above 50 indicate expansion in activity - showing continued signs of construction growth.

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Test drilling underway on Echuca-Moama Bridge

Test drilling underway on Echuca-Moama Bridge

Early works have commenced on the $280 million Echuca-Moama Bridge project. First up, test drilling for pylon placement on the bridge.

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Final bids in for Metro Tunnel

Final bids in for Metro Tunnel

Bids for Victoria's $6 billion Metro Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership have been received and are being assessed by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority.

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Because I'm happy

Because I'm happy

New research conducted by Curtin University, in collaboration with Making Work Absolutely Human (mwah.), has found that while pay, job security and hours of work count, it's the job itself that matters most.

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Metro Tunnel gas infrastructure work commences

Metro Tunnel gas infrastructure work commences

Work is underway on the $10.9 billion Metro Tunnel in Melbourne and as part of the project, Australian Gas Networks has commenced the relocation of the 1.7km of natural gas mains pipeline in the CBD and Parkville.

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Is this the end of the infrastructure investment slump?

Is this the end of the infrastructure investment slump?

Civil work in Australia is expected to fall by $13.4 billion over 2016-17 and decrease by $3.9 billion over 2017-18, according to a new report by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) and BIS Oxford Economics.

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Global solutions for the local market - Part II

Global solutions for the local market - Part II

In the second part of this two part interview, IFS president and chief executive officer Alastair Sorbie and managing director Australia and New Zealand Rob Stummer discuss how it's still early days with Australian companies adopting technology in the construction sector and how the demands for real-time information are driving the need for companies to have integrated systems.

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