Case study: Megex Civil reaps rewards with 50t Kobelco

Case study: Megex Civil reaps rewards with 50t KobelcoLock icon

Rock-ripping toughness and outstanding fuel efficiency made the Kobelco 50-tonne SK500LC-9 the ideal machine for Sydney company Megex Civil to add to its fleet.

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CCF NSW buoyed by budget

CCF NSW buoyed by budgetLock icon

New South Wales' peak representative body for employers in the civil construction and maintenance industry, the Civil Contractors Federation NSW, agreed that the NSW economy is in great shape and congratulated the government on its 2017-18 budget.

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Unprecedented demand draws Procore to Australia

Unprecedented demand draws Procore to AustraliaLock icon

In April, California-based construction technology provider, Procore, opened its first office in the Asia Pacific, settling on Sydney as its base for the region. At the time, the company said "significant demand across Australia and New Zealand" had attracted the team to this part of the world.

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Port of the future

Port of the futureLock icon

Some of the key challenges that Singapore faces include an ageing workforce and low birth rate, making growth of the city-state's workforce almost non-existent. But the Southeast Asian nation has the world's second busiest container port and in order to remain competitive, Singapore has embraced the application of big data and predictive analytics alongside full automation.

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Case study: Takeuchi TB210R - not your typical club visitor

Case study: Takeuchi TB210R - not your typical club visitorLock icon

Over in Gladesville, 10km northwest of Sydney, one local club wanted to reach new heights and improve access for its less mobile visitors. Thus, the Gladesville Bowling and Sports Club decided to replace its stairs with a new elevator, challenging work due to access limitations.

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Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?

Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?Lock icon

Recycled plastic railway sleepers made in northwest Victoria could be the next weapon in the war against waste, as testing is currently underway to verify whether using converted polystyrene and agricultural plastic waste can be used as an alternative material for sleepers on heritage railways.

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Genie works its magic

Genie works its magicLock icon

Spanning 2000ha and producing nine million tonnes of petroleum products along with 4.5 million tonnes of petrochemicals a year, the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) is one of the largest integrated developments in the chemical and petrochemical industries in the world.

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The importance of telematics

The importance of telematicsLock icon

Jim French, heavy construction application specialist for Teletrac Navman, has more than 20 years' experience in the construction, mining and surveying industries. He has a particular focus on GPS products, fleet and construction telematics systems, and machine control and guidance. In this exclusive interview, French discusses the impact telematics technology is having on the industry and its various ramifications across the civil sector.

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Tenders alert: business opportunities across Australia

Tenders alert: business opportunities across AustraliaLock icon

Looking for work? Here's a summary of the tenders that are now open across the country.

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Tackling challenges in an expert fashion

Tackling challenges in an expert fashionLock icon

After 35 years, Aztec Analysis has recently streamlined its trading name, merging it with parent Wallbridge & Gilbert to create a single brand - Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec, or WGA. Rodger Weste, WGA's manager industrial details what the rebranding means for clients and discusses a recent project that came with a number of engineering challenges.

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