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OpenRoads paves the way for nature parks

OpenRoads paves the way for nature parks

Rachel Rogers, application marketing director for Bentley’s civil design, explains how Bentley’s OpenRoads design software created a trail system for Philip Island Nature Parks without impinging on the habitat. Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, the conservation park which includes Penguin Parade, attracts more than 600,000 visitors annually from all over the world. The daily Penguin …

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A mini crawler but not as you know it

A mini crawler but not as you know it

Laurie Patterson of Mornington Peninsula (VIC) crane hirer Patterson Crane Hire has developed a reputation over the years of being an innovator with cranes and attachments used with cranes. He has had remote control developed for a mobile crane because, on steep sites encountered on the peninsula, the mobility of remote control allows the operator …

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Technology guiding the way

Technology guiding the way

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 …

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First in, best dressed

First in, best dressed

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. Family-owned Quick Access Rental and Training has been in the elevated work platform sector for three …

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Case study: Max Bright adopts latest CAT 3D grade technology

Case study: Max Bright adopts latest CAT 3D grade technology

Max Bright & Sons is an earthmoving and civil contracting company with more than 50 years’ experience in the sector and yet it is still pioneering new technology today. Based in Lilydale, Victoria, Max Bright specialises in bulk earthworks, particularly government water infrastructure and roadworks projects, as well as landfill remediation. The business is now …

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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?

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. Tourist and heritage railway groups who are currently using second …

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Case study: demolition contractor only has eyes for Komatsu

Case study: demolition contractor only has eyes for Komatsu

Family-owned Victorian commercial demolition specialist Bernie Leen Demolition & Contracting has been buying Komatsu excavators for over 25 years and says the machines are “the best going around”. The company bought its first Komatsu excavator, the original PC200-3 in 1992 and the machine is still working today. Then, in 2016, it took delivery of two …

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The stars embracing technology in construction

The stars embracing technology in construction

There is a certain expectation in the workplace that as technology progresses companies will embrace more efficient and cost productive ways of doing things. There’s a whole generation out there that expect it. Generation Y, and soon to be out of universities and colleges, Generation Z are fast becoming more and more representative in the …

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It's a prison, but not as we know it - Ravenhall Prison Redevelopment

It’s a prison, but not as we know it – Ravenhall Prison Redevelopment

Shovels hit sod near 20 months ago, bringing the Ravenhall Prison Redevelopment project more than halfway to its late 2017 opening time. With work at this advanced stage, Inside Construction spoke to John Holland to get some insight into what goes into making a unique facility, like a prison. Located in Melton (about 50km west …

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