PROJECTS

First steel delivery keeps Inland Rail on track

First steel delivery keeps Inland Rail on track

Yet another major milestone for the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail has been reached, with the first delivery of steel rail being delivered for the Parkes to Narromine project.

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Concrete can be special

Concrete can be specialLock icon2

Inside Construction, in putting together a tyre recycling feature in the October/November issue of the magazine, came across two special concretes that were both used in precast panels that formed the faces of the C4M "building block" with a compressed tyre bale as its core. The original panels used Helix Micro Rebar, which provided the high early strength for removing from the mould on the preferred schedule.

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Blackwoods

Blackwoods

Why do Australia's largest construction companies depend on Blackwoods?

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Torrens to Torrens: under budget and ahead of schedule

Torrens to Torrens: under budget and ahead of schedule

The $801 million Torrens to Torrens project in SA is expected to be finished by September, months ahead of the end of 2018 deadline. Approximately 80% of the project is now complete.

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Renewables rising despite policy blackout

Renewables rising despite policy blackoutLock icon2

The lack of a bipartisan long-term energy policy does not appear to be halting the push towards renewable energy in Australia. It appears that although the market is frustrated, financial factors and certainty of power access are contributing to the push.

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West Gate Tunnel EES gets green light

West Gate Tunnel EES gets green light

At the end of November, Victorian Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, signed off on the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) for the West Gate Tunnel Project - a move welcomed by the project proponent, Transurban, and Roads Australia.

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Solving the logistics puzzle

Solving the logistics puzzleLock icon2

The logistics of a construction project can be a pain in the proverbial for a principal contractor. The primary focus tends to be on how you build something rather than how you get the "building blocks" to site.

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Uncertainty surrounding Ichtys LNG start-up

Uncertainty surrounding Ichtys LNG start-up

Workers constructing the US$37 billion (AU$48.65 billion) Ichtys LNG project in Darwin may have returned to the site following its closure after a fatality last week but there are questions about the facility's start-up date, considering access to some parts of the site are still inaccessible.

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Western Sydney Airport update

Western Sydney Airport update

Paul Fletcher, Minister for Urban Infrastructure provides an update on the Western Sydney Airport project.

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Airport rail link planning takes off

Airport rail link planning takes off

Plans are underway to give Melbourne the world-class airport rail link it deserves, with the Australian and Victorian governments meeting today to brief key industry and community stakeholders on the project.

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