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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. Benedict Industries, which processes C&D waste, celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and five decades on, the company is going from strength …

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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. In an interview with Inside Construction, Associate Professor and industry program director at UOW, Richard Dwight, discusses how the program began as a trial of a …

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Under the big top

Under the big top

A constrained worksite, Australia’s rigorous safety standards, and tight turnaround made pitching Cirque du Soleil’s iconic big top in Sydney a testing process. Cranes and Lifting spoke to site director Erik Larssen ahead of the Sydney show last year to find out more about the process. Raising g Cirque du Soleil’s famous blue and yellow …

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Konecranes prepares technicians for real-world tasks

Konecranes prepares technicians for real-world tasks

Late last year, Konecranes announced the launch of a new state of the art training centre in Sydney, which will provide technicians with industry specific training on crane use, service, maintenance and inspections. Inside Construction speaks to the company to find out more. The new training centre – more here – will complement their existing centre in …

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CFMEU fly the flag for equal at work, equal at home - family violence day of action

CFMEU fly the flag for equal at work, equal at home – family violence day of action

The message is loud and clear from the CFMEU that while most men don’t use violence against women, all men can play a part in preventing it, as they hold mass meetings across construction sites in New South Wales today, as part of the national Family Violence Day of Action. CFMEU members will be hearing …

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South Australia on track for first major concrete road

South Australia on track for first major concrete road

The South Australian government announced last week that the state is about to get its first major concrete road after Lendlease Engineering opted for using concrete in its tender for the $985 million Northern Connector in Adelaide. The road will be a six-lane, 15.5km link between the Northern Expressway, the South Road Superway and the …

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What's green and lifts 750 tonnes?

What’s green and lifts 750 tonnes?

There’s a lot of work being done on the $16.8 billion WestConnex roads project in NSW, including lifting of almost all kinds. One machine in particular, a bright green Liebherr LR 1750 owned by Boom Logistics bearing the colourful (if entirely appropriate) moniker of “The Hulk”, has been doing some very heavy lifting in a …

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