OPINION

Don't just blame the driver - there's more than one cause of fatal truck crashes

Don't just blame the driver - there's more than one cause of fatal truck crashes

Recent truck driver fatalities in New South Wales and a call for action by Toll managing director Michael Byrne have refocused attention on the safety of Australia's road transport industry.

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Trump's infrastructure plan rests on some rickety assumptions

Trump's infrastructure plan rests on some rickety assumptions

Experts greeted the long-awaited details of President Donald Trump's promise to unleash a US$1.5 trillion (A$1.89 trillion) wave of new infrastructure spending with scepticism.

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How to choose the right crane for your project

How to choose the right crane for your project

Virtually all construction projects require the lifting, hauling or transportation of heavy materials, which is why cranes play a gigantic role in the development of your project.

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Three technology trends shaping the future of design and construction in 2018

Three technology trends shaping the future of design and construction in 2018Lock icon2

The digital construction revolution is rapidly underway and will continue accelerating in 2018.

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Boris Johnson's English Channel bridge: an engineering expert's view

Boris Johnson's English Channel bridge: an engineering expert's view

Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, has proposed building a bridge across the English Channel to connect England and France, to complement the rail tunnel that opened in 1994. Leaving aside the political and financial challenge of such a project, would it even be feasible to build such a long structure over the open sea and one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world?

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Carillion Q&A: The consequences of collapse and what the government should do next

Carillion Q&A: The consequences of collapse and what the government should do next

Construction giant Carillion has gone into liquidation. The UK's second-largest construction firm was one of the government's biggest contractors, involved in huge infrastructure projects like the HS2 rail link and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. It also provides services across the public sector such as running libraries, schools and prisons. Here's what you need to know about Carillion's collapse.

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How technology will shake up construction in 2018

How technology will shake up construction in 2018Lock icon2

Technological advancements have caused widespread disruption across a range of industries from retail and transport to health and education. The construction industry is on the verge of digital disruption, with tech designed to increase safety, efficiency and productivity on construction and mining sites entering the market.

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Transurban's West Gate tollway is a road into uncharted territory

Transurban's West Gate tollway is a road into uncharted territory

In December, Victorians awoke to their very own Groundhog Day, with the Victorian government signing a contract to build the controversial A$6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel Project.

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Digital modelling: the cornerstone of smart cities?

Digital modelling: the cornerstone of smart cities?Lock icon2

Smart city developments require more advanced and comprehensive modelling techniques than ever before. Only these models can provide urban developers the predictive and real-time intelligence to build effective, efficient smart cities.

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Top predictions for the construction sector for 2018

Top predictions for the construction sector for 2018

Christmas carols are playing, holiday planning is in full swing, and it's almost time to hang up the work boots for another year - with 2018 promising some exciting developments in the building and construction industry.

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