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Year in Infrastructure Awards: the Aussies in the running

Year in Infrastructure Awards: the Aussies in the running

Five Australian companies have been named finalists in this year's Year in Infrastructure Awards.

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Engineers Australia strengthens digital future

Engineers Australia strengthens digital future

Digital transformation specialist, Hurol Inan, has joined Engineers Australia.

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Contract safeguards being neglected by tradies

Contract safeguards being neglected by tradies

Contract safeguards were being neglected by many tradies, according to construction lawyer Kylie Howell, who said people in the industry needed to think twice about sealing a deal with a handshake.

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Digging in for tunnel durability

Digging in for tunnel durabilityLock icon2

Tunnels that carry road, rail and utility services are usually built to minimise the cost and time it takes to move people, freight and services around a city or country. Many are built underground or through mountain ranges in order to minimise the cost of going over or around them. The longest road tunnel in the world is currently the Laerdal Tunnel near Bergen in Norway and the longest rail tunnel is the Gotthard Tunnel that was bored through the Swiss Alps.

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RLB report says construction costs to rise

RLB report says construction costs to rise

Construction costs are picking up as surging infrastructure and civil work increases demand for skilled workers in sectors ranging from formwork in Sydney to demolition and asbestos removal in Adelaide, according to quantity surveying firm RLB's latest Oceania Report of tender prices.

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Civil engineer and Olympic medallist named Young Executive of the Year

Civil engineer and Olympic medallist named Young Executive of the Year

Leader of Aurecon's Newcastle Office, civil engineer and Olympic medallist Jane Moran has been named one of six Young Executives of the Year in the prestigious 2018 Australian Financial Review BOSS awards.

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WA & VIC Construction Site Safety Guides released

WA & VIC Construction Site Safety Guides released

Pro-Visual Publishing, in partnership with Master Builders Association Victoria and Western Australia, Australian Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) and the National Safety Council of Australia Foundation (NSCA) has released the latest edition of both the WA and VIC Construction Site Safety Guide.

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Doing recruitment differently: creating future leaders

Doing recruitment differently: creating future leadersLock icon2

With the rail and construction industry facing major skills shortages and the need for new hires greater than ever, skills shortages have an impact on employment in a number of ways.

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The brave new world of BIM, "megatrends" and digitalisation: is the construction industry ready?

The brave new world of BIM, "megatrends" and digitalisation: is the construction industry ready?

A recent report by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group suggests that the construction sector is lagging behind other industries in embracing technologies of the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" and can no longer afford to do so.

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Salini to train its engineers to take advantage of infrastructure boom

Salini to train its engineers to take advantage of infrastructure boom

Italian contractor Salini Impregilo said it would consider bringing engineering training programs to Australia to make sure there are enough skilled people to take advantage of the country's current infrastructure boom.

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