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Stantec and GHD to deliver concept design for raising Warragamba Dam

Stantec and GHD to deliver concept design for raising Warragamba Dam

The Warragamba Dam Raising Concept Design will look to increase the height of the existing dam, allowing it to be used for flood mitigation purposes that will benefit the downstream community of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley, which has been impacted by 20 moderate-to-major significant floods since 1960. In May 2017, the NSW government released the Nepean …

Walk with me

Walk with me

Immediate past national president of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Tony Baulderstone took him up on the offer and chatted to Keane about his time at the organisation. Who is Tony Baulderston? Tony Baulderstone is the son of Albert (Bert) William Baulderstone, who started as a bricklayer, studied quantity surveying at night and built a …

The war on talent

The war on talent

The competitive environment amongst the consortiums of companies tendering for infrastructure projects in Australia is not unlike a sport. Companies are luring talent across borders with the promise of enticing packages and non-financial incentives such as living and relocation costs, but instead of being played out on the football field, the battle is being played …

Growing demand pushing up Australian construction costs

International cost and consultancy practice WT Partnership’s Construction Market Conditions 2018 report reveals that the infrastructure boom will drive construction activity nationally, with major projects already underway in NSW and Victoria in road, rail, water, ports, airports and telecommunications. The report states that the rising infrastructure boom has intensified cost pressures in the building sectors and is …

Road death toll continues to rise: technology has the answer

Road death toll continues to rise: technology has the answer

Inside Construction recently attended a seminar co-hosted by MiX Telematics and Seeing Machines entitled ‘Creating a safer future for tomorrow’, where it seemed obvious that technology has at least some of the answers. During Operation Shield, Roads and Maritime Services inspected 10,302 heavy vehicle units and detected 119 fatigue law breaches in NSW. Officers also issued …

A solution for the changing environment

A solution for the changing environment

The DANNAR Mobile Power Station (MPS), a combination mobile energy platform and off-road work vehicle, is something that is truly revolutionary, yet it does this by combining existing, proven commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies in a new way, rather than reinventing the wheel. Gary Dannar is founder and CEO of DD Dannar, LLC (DANNAR) and inventor of the …

Twice the accuracy and twice as fast

Twice the accuracy and twice as fast

Trimble teamed up with its partner SEE Civil for the test, which focused on the productivity gains automatic machinery might deliver. SEE Civil’s CAT 325 F excavator was fitted the new Trimble Earthworks System (with automatics) and put it side by side with the guidance only system. A 100m common batter pull application was set …

Case study: JK Williams builds project management excellence with IFS Applications

Case study: JK Williams builds project management excellence with IFS Applications

With more than 20 projects on the go at any time, ranging from $100,000 to $20 million in value, JK Williams needed to modernise operations and better manage live project costs while supporting employees to make decisions in real time. They selected IFS Applications as their project-based ERP to manage their project portfolio and support …

Royal Wolf enlisted for compliant customised storage for explosives transportation

Royal Wolf enlisted for compliant customised storage for explosives transportation

In September last year, Orica Mining, the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems, enlisted Royal Wolf on a project to convert six containers into relocatable explosive magazines (REMs) built to legally transport explosives in a safe and compliant ventilated storage. While the existing off-the-shelf REMs are 6×2.4m wide, Orica needed extra width …

     

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