VICTORIA

Technology guiding the way

Technology guiding the wayLock icon

The ability of a microtunnelling contractor to achieve accuracy is a critical factor in the success of an installation. In the past, this largely relied on the operator's skill in the operation of the available equipment, but with new advances in technology, contractors have the tools available to assist them in achieving greater accuracy on every project.

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Vic's top civil construction projects announced

Vic's top civil construction projects announced

Victoria's civil construction industry came together to celebrate the best infrastructure projects of the past 12 months at the Civil Contractors Federation's (CCF) 2017 CCF Earth Awards.

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Port Rail Shuttle EOI to open soon

Port Rail Shuttle EOI to open soon

The Victorian and federal governments will soon put forward an expression of interest for the Port Rail Shuttle project.

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Pre-fab concrete from recycled glass is lighter, cheaper and stronger

Pre-fab concrete from recycled glass is lighter, cheaper and stronger

Melbourne researchers working on how to incorporate waste glass into pre-fabricated concrete structures say they are creating a product that is light, strong and cheaper than current construction methods.

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Big win for Vic truck drivers

Big win for Vic truck drivers

The Victorian government has pledged to mandate minimum hourly rates for tip truck owner drivers across all government infrastructure projects.

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First in, best dressed

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In our second instalment of the all-new High on cranes section, Cranes and Lifting speaks to Quick Access, an early adopter that has taken delivery of a number of firsts in Victoria, including the Genie SX-180 self-propelled boom lift.

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Melbourne Metro Tunnel project to create 7000 jobs

Melbourne Metro Tunnel project to create 7000 jobs

Melbourne's $11 billion Metro Tunnel rail project will create almost 7000 extra jobs in Victoria at the peak of construction, 2000 more than originally predicted due to three of the project packages already being awarded, or have been whittled down to, the final preferred bidder.

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Impending traffic chaos? Beware the problematic West Gate Tunnel Forecast

Impending traffic chaos? Beware the problematic West Gate Tunnel Forecast

The recently released environmental effects statement and transportation impact assessment for the proposed West Gate Tunnel project in Melbourne's western and inner suburbs have once again sparked debate about the future of mobility in Australian cities, and the ability of large road projects to provide it.

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VicRoads exemption notice proposal

VicRoads exemption notice proposal

The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) has been in discussions with VicRoads about the National Class 1 four and five axle weights and dimension exemption notice 2017 since July last year and has made headway.

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Auditor-General finds Victorian roads are rapidly deteriorating

Auditor-General finds Victorian roads are rapidly deteriorating

The condition of Victoria's roads have rapidly deteriorated as vehicle usage is on the rise and VicRoads' government funding and maintenance spending has fallen, according to the latest Victorian Auditory General's Office (VAGO) report.

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