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A fine solution

A fine solution

One construction and demolition recycling company is increasing its tonnages and with its eye fixed firmly on the future, it has embarked on a million-dollar project to upgrade its crushing plant in Belrose, NSW.

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(Not) a rubbish solution

(Not) a rubbish solution

Amidst the discussions about the end of the mining boom and transition to a new economy, one industry that could very well develop and grow in the next decade is waste to energy.

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Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms within the Construction Sector: are your contracts compliant?

Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms within the Construction Sector: are your contracts compliant?

The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 (Cth) ('SBUCTA') commenced on 12 November 2016. This law extends the existing unfair contract term regime that applied to consumer, to a new category of 'small business contracts.'

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UOW and Hong Kong's MTR celebrate 25 years of collaboration

UOW and Hong Kong's MTR celebrate 25 years of collaboration

This year marks the 25th anniversary of an ongoing collaboration between the Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTR) in Hong Kong and the University of Wollongong's engineering asset management team.

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Book review: Be a good crane operator one day at a time

Book review: Be a good crane operator one day at a time

Stephen Holmes, director of GTK Training and has worked for CICA on safety issues for a number of years.

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The challenge of finding the right solution

The challenge of finding the right solution

Holding a long-term interest in a defined career path is a rare thing these days. People move in and out of industries, change careers a number of times and reinvent their skill set annually.

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Recycled materials from aquaculture can be used in place of concrete and asphalt

Recycled materials from aquaculture can be used in place of concrete and asphalt

A Tasmanian-based recycling firm has set its sights on end-of-life fishing lines and nets - difficult to recycle materials given the number of polymers they're made of - and will soon install "very expensive" technology to divert these problem wastes from landfill.

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How the revised Commonwealth Procurement Rules may help you win Commonwealth Government work

How the revised Commonwealth Procurement Rules may help you win Commonwealth Government work

Revised Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) come into effect on 1 March 2017. The changes were negotiated by Senator Nick Xenophon, who labeled the amendments a "sea change" and "unambiguously good for Australian industry".

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Opportunities for tyre recycling

Opportunities for tyre recycling

In a recent report from the Australian Tyre Recyclers Association (ATRA), there are opportunities for the ever increasing volume of end-of-life tyres.

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A brief look at the crane industry

A brief look at the crane industry

Anyone who's been following the Performance of Construction Index, or PCI, will have observed what can best be described as turbulence. Good months and bad months seem to randomly take turns across construction and its sub-sectors. But as growth and contraction take turns, cranes and lifting machines keep doing what they've always done.

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