INDUSTRY NEWS

The ROI of simulation-based heavy equipment operator training

The ROI of simulation-based heavy equipment operator trainingLock icon2

As simulators are being adopted more in construction, the industry is witnessing how simulation technology can build a safer and more effective method of evaluating and training operators on heavy equipment machinery.

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Enerpac Academy gets down to the nuts and bolts of hydraulic tools

Enerpac Academy gets down to the nuts and bolts of hydraulic tools

The introduction of the Enerpac Academy training programme to Australia and New Zealand will help optimise hydraulic tool safety, service and maintenance for its operators in the country.

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National skills shortage could derail Western Australian rail project

National skills shortage could derail Western Australian rail projectLock icon2

As the McGowan government prepares to issue tenders for two Metronet rail projects, questions are being raised about whether WA has enough workers with the right skills for the huge task ahead - with the first stage of the $4.75 billion project including almost 72km of new rail infrastructure, as well as the Forrestfield-Airport rail link.

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Viewpoint Team launches in ANZ

Viewpoint Team launches in ANZ

Viewpoint, a Trimble company that offers enterprise resource planning (ERP), project management and mobile solutions for the construction industry, has announced the availability of Viewpoint Team in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

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Melbourne's public transport is going backwards, warns expert

Melbourne's public transport is going backwards, warns expert

Proposals for an updated public transport strategy for Melbourne, which is leading the country in population growth, have come in for sharp criticism, with a leading expert warning that the state's public transport is under so much pressure from population growth that a major boost to the network being considered by state government will still not meet demand.

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DRA acquires engineering services firm

DRA acquires engineering services firm

Global engineering, project delivery and operations management group, the DRA Group has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of G&S Engineering Services Pty Ltd.

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10 years and more than 5000 Qld lives turned around: MATES in Construction

10 years and more than 5000 Qld lives turned around: MATES in Construction

More than 700 MATES in Construction (MIC) representatives, volunteers and family members, as well as health minister Steven Miles, have come together in Dreamworld to commemorate a decade of turning lives around, in an industry where male workers are 71% more likely to suicide than in any other.

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Perth labour supply business faces Court for alleged building site underpayments

Perth labour supply business faces Court for alleged building site underpayments

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a labour supply company in Perth, alleging it misclassified young labourers as independent contractors, when they were in fact employees, and underpaid them thousands of dollars.

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Tower crane manufacturer focuses all its efforts on a single brand name

Tower crane manufacturer focuses all its efforts on a single brand name

After many years using the Linden Comansa brand name, the tower crane manufacturer has decided to focus its efforts on a single overall brand to be used throughout the group, by returning to its original name Comansa.

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ASV Holdings announces new agreement with Kennards Hire

ASV Holdings announces new agreement with Kennards Hire

ASV Holdings, a leading provider of rubber-tracked compact track loaders and wheeled skid steer loaders in the compact construction equipment market, has announced a new agreement with industrial equipment rental hire specialist Kennards Hire.

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