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Australia's Robotics Roadmap set to transform the construction industry

Australia's Robotics Roadmap set to transform the construction industry

Australia's very first Robotics Roadmap, recently launched at Parliament House, is set to benefit the construction industry through guiding and supporting the development of critical new robotic technology.

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Concrete supplier cops fine

Concrete supplier cops fine

An aggregates, concrete, and concrete pipe supplier has been fined by the NSW EPA for an alleged pollution incident.

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Conventional expansion joints a thing of the past in bridge construction?

Conventional expansion joints a thing of the past in bridge construction?

Expansion joints are a fact of life whether you're building a rail line, a building facade or a bridge.

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Reducing youth unemployment through social procurement in construction

Reducing youth unemployment through social procurement in construction

Youth unemployment and underemployment costs Australia more than $11 billion per year, while ironically, skills shortages are an increasingly urgent problem for Australia's largest youth employer, the construction industry.

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Volumetric mixers deliver flexibility to concrete suppliers

Volumetric mixers deliver flexibility to concrete suppliers

Concrete pumping and mixing equipment supplier Antec Concrete has been appointed the Australian distributor of Cemen Tech volumetric concrete units, filling a gap in the market for flexible short run concrete supply.

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Safer roads for users with new heavy vehicle brake standards

Safer roads for users with new heavy vehicle brake standards

Heavy vehicle operators and other road users will soon be safer on the roads following new Australian Design Rules (ADRs) aimed at reducing heavy vehicle rollovers and similar loss-of-control crashes.

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Konecranes enhances its global status with new NZ warehouse

Konecranes enhances its global status with new NZ warehouse

Konecranes has established a new 300m square spare parts warehouse in Auckland in a bid to enhance its global status and leadership in New Zealand.

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A fair go for mid-tier firms

A fair go for mid-tier firms

Master Builders Australia has welcomed Labor's pledge to give mid-tier construction contractors better opportunities to work on publicly-funded infrastructure.

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Case study: Black Cat to go with Cat Next Gen technology

Case study: Black Cat to go with Cat Next Gen technologyLock icon2

Nambour-based contractor Black Cat Civil was an early adopter of the F-series Cat excavators that were the first generation "Age of Smart Iron" machines with a number of integrated technologies that included the option of automated digging using 3D control.

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Bouygues Construction acquires AW Edwards

Bouygues Construction acquires AW Edwards

French engineering company Bouygues Construction has announced its acquirement of Australian company AW Edwards through its subsidiary Bouygues Batiment International as part of its strategy to strengthen its position in Australia's construction market.

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