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The infrastructure arms race

The infrastructure arms race

This article is based on the observations made by Chris Heathcote, CEO, Global Infrastructure Hub, following this year’s Annual meetings of World Bank and International Monetary Fund leaders. No amount of economic stimulus can reinvigorate struggling economies or advance stable ones without the fundamental infrastructure that enables all nations to succeed: reliable roads, airports, utilities, …

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CJD Equipment celebrates 25 years distributing Volvo CE

CJD Equipment celebrates 25 years distributing Volvo CE

It was a momentous year for the country. The second Mabo decision was handed down, overturning the concept of terra nullius. Paul Keating earned the sobriquet “Lizard of Oz” by resting his hand on Queen Elizabeth’s back. And Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart” set the nation afire, staying at no. 1 for seven weeks …

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Intel insight: data is the new oil

Intel insight: data is the new oil

In giant letters the words ‘data is the new oil’ flashed above Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s head shortly after he took the stage at the International Drone Conference and Exposition (InterDrone) in Las Vegas last week. The phrase is integral for understanding not only Intel’s new role as a drone company, but also why construction companies …

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WestConnex final environmental statement released; 8 things to note

WestConnex final environmental statement released; 8 things to note

The environmental impact statement (EIS) for the WestConnex M4-M5 Link – the final stage of the $16.8 billion toll road – was released recently. 7.5km twin tunnels, four lanes each way, will link the M4 East Motorway at Haberfield with the New M5 Motorway at St Peters. The project includes an interchange at Lilyfield and …

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Latest developments on ISO 45001

Latest developments on ISO 45001

The world’s first occupational health and safety international standard is currently being developed. It will help your organisation provide a safe and healthy workplace for your workers and other people, prevent deaths, work-related injury and ill-health, as well as continually improve OH&S performance. The results of the ballot on ISO 45001 were recently announced and …

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Visibility on construction sites equals safety

Visibility on construction sites equals safety

Construction workers and construction equipment working side by side is unavoidable, but risk and harm to the workers is. One big question to ask is, are your vehicles and equipment compliant to ISO 5006/16001 Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V)? In this article, Inside Construction takes a look at the inherent dangers facing the construction site and how accident …

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Driving the drone economy

Driving the drone economy

In February, Japanese technology company Terra Drone Corporation launched its Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) solution in Australia and the company has announced Australia as its location of choice to base its Asia Pacific operations. Speaking exclusively to Inside Construction (IC)  Terra Drone founder and CEO Toru Tokushige, who will also be presenting at the 2017 World of …

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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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The New South Wales Government has awarded the main works contract to build the Prince of Wales Hospital’s new Acute Services Building as part of the $720 million Randwick Campus Redevelopment.

Tenders alert: business opportunities across Australia

Looking for work? Here’s a summary of the tenders that are now open across the country. The work is bountiful so to save you some time, tenders have been sorted by state: Page 1: national and NSW Page 2: SA and WA Page 3: Queensland, NT and Tasmania. NATIONAL Department of Defence – civil works …

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