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Is the construction sector killing its workforce?

Is the construction sector killing its workforce?

Silica exposure occurs in construction-related industries such as quarrying, tunneling, civil construction, stonemasonry, cement manufacturing, concrete product fabrication, building demolition, high-rise concrete construction, brick and tile manufacturing, concrete recycling, bench top manufacture and paving. The toxic dust has been dubbed “the new asbestos”, and a 2017 Queensland Parliamentary inquiry into Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung) …

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Paving the way for greener roads

Paving the way for greener roads

The project sees plastic from approximately 176,000 plastic bags and packaging and 55,000 glass bottle equivalents diverted from landfill and 50 tonnes of recycled asphalt repurposed to create 250 tonnes of asphalt. Sutherland Shire Council and Downer EDI partnered with resource recovery and recycling companies Close the Loop, RED Group and Plastic Police to set this new benchmark. This project …

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Changing the face of construction - Brisbane woman leads the shift

Changing the face of construction – Brisbane woman leads the shift

Now almost 10 years in, she has the confidence to refer to herself as managing director and is slowly leading the charge of women into the traditionally male-dominated industry. “When I started I was definitely an outsider, I’d never worn steel cap boots and the last time I’d worn fluoro orange was as a kid …

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A tale of precision and control

A tale of precision and control

As these sites become more regulated, demolition methods have had to evolve. In Singapore, one specialist demolition firm has made the small city-state proud, taking home the New Entrant Award at KHL’s 2017 World Demolition Awards for its innovative demolition methods. Founded by Tommy Lim in 1993, Ginlee Construction prides itself on being a specialist …

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Blastboss - improving blasts systematically

Blastboss – improving blasts systematically

As operations and technical director at dust control, road stabilisation, erosion control and water management specialist Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST), David Handel admits that he had limited knowledge of the intricacies of blasting. However, mines are a large segment of the RST customer base and, in discussions with mine personnel about dust control and haul …

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Civil construction as a tyre recycling environmentalist

Civil construction as a tyre recycling environmentalist

There are are too many good news stories about the use of recycled tyres in the construction industry to do justice to them all. Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) must take some credit for this in the proactive way in which it supports new applications for recycled tyres, including making financial assistance available, or even just …

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Digitalisation in the aggregates industry - what does it all mean?

Digitalisation in the aggregates industry – what does it all mean?

The Australian aggregates industry provides the materials for Australia’s infrastructure, including our roads, railways, bridges, ports, airports and engineering construction projects. It is estimated to generate around $7 billion and employs 18,000 Australians directly and a further 80,000 indirectly. In this exclusive interview, Inside Construction (IC) speaks with Metso’s Giuseppe Campenelli (GC), global vice president – life …

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An investment in next gen crushing tech boosts safety and efficiency

An investment in next gen crushing tech boosts safety and efficiency

Located in the Adelaide suburb of Seacliff Park, Boral’s Linwood quarry is positioned within one of South Australia’s most important sources of hard rock. Quarrying started here more than 130 years ago, when in 1882 the quarry was first operated to supply limestone to the nearby Brighton Cement works. Boral, Australia’s largest building and construction …

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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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