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Don't dwell on the dunny - an uncomfortable topic

Don’t dwell on the dunny – an uncomfortable topic

The habit of reading, smoking or talking on the phone encourages prolonged straining. The longer you sit, the longer you strain, and this builds up pressure in your lower abdomen, blood collects in your rectum and the tissue becomes engorged. And this often leads to a case of Gomer Piles (haemorrhoids). Haemorrhoids is the healthcare …

The network - the foundations of a smart city

The network – the foundations of a smart city

From Australia to Puerto Rico, the world is becoming obsessed with the notion of smart cities. With the potential to revolutionise how we live and work, whilst supporting innovation, growth and jobs, it’s no wonder why. Governments and leaders have recognised the potential of technology to make their cities safer, convenient, and more comfortable for …

Height 4 Hire's 'Pinkie' will be raising money for the McGrath Foundation

Height 4 Hire’s ‘Pinkie’ will be raising money for the McGrath Foundation

Height 4 Hire will be contributing 20% of the hire price of their latest machine, affectionately called ‘Pinkie’, to the McGrath Foundation and hope to reach a target of $15,000 by October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The new Compact 14 scissor lift, supplied at cost by Haulotte, is available for hire for any jobs …

Paving concrete in southwest Nigeria

Paving concrete in southwest Nigeria

For this project, the contractor, a joint venture between the Brazilian company Andrade Gutierrez Company and the Dangote Group from Nigeria, relied above all on the cost-efficiency and precision of the Wirtgen slipform paver in inset application. Operating principle of the inset method In inset application, the concrete is either deposited right in front of …

World-first releases from LSM Technologies

World-first releases from LSM Technologies

The XLR is a powered pre-cleaner/pre-filtration system for engine air-intakes developed by US company Sy-Klone, for which LSM is the Australian distributor, and it incorporates “suggestions” from Woodford and his team. Then XLR powered pre-cleaner has been sold in other parts of the world and Woodford has a close relationship with the Dutch distributor who …

Work on Australia's largest wind farm begins

Work on Australia’s largest wind farm begins

Situated at the border of the South Burnett and Western Downs regional council areas at Cooranga North, the wind turbine project will produce 1.5 million MWh of renewable energy annually, as the Queensland state government moves towards a 50% renewable energy target by 2030. Cooper’s Gap is also expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 1,180,000 …

Five keys to unlocking digital transformation

Five keys to unlocking digital transformation

The report, authored by Aconex and The Boston Consulting Group, outlines the many challenges faced by the E&C industry to adopting and implementing digital technologies, and offers practical solutions with real-world case studies. The GIC comprises leaders from the world’s top engineering and construction companies including AECOM, Bechtel, Chiyoda, Fluor, Lendlease and TAV Construction. “Five …

IoT/big data start-up inks strategic investment from KPMG

IoT/big data start-up inks strategic investment from KPMG

The investment from KPMG brings the total amount raised by Nuonic to A$1.3 million, and adds KPMG to a prominent roster of shareholders including founders Sebastian Jezierski and Derek Hooper, and fintech firm InLoop, which is backed by Macquarie Capital and Westpac. Nuonic’s primary product is the proprietary transport analytics platform Prism, which allows organisations …

Hastings Deering has largest intake of apprentices in four years

Hastings Deering has largest intake of apprentices in four years

Within 24 hours of opening 2018 online applications, more than 1000 people had applied, with Hastings Deering receiving 1800 by the time submissions closed. More than 200 females applied for apprenticeships for auto electricians, boilermakers, diesel fitters, fitter machinists, mechanical fitters and electrical fitters, giving further evidence that gender diversifications has indeed made inroads to …

SADI streamlines design of key cultural facility with BIM advancements

SADI streamlines design of key cultural facility with BIM advancements

Conceptualising the design of a complex, petal-shaped facility Located in China’s Sichuan Province, the CNY 300 million (A$60 million) Panzhihua Museum is a cultural facility built to inherit and promote the spirit of the ancient Chinese three-line construction process. To establish the city’s first museum as a focal point for Panzhihua’s surrounding construction, and meet …

     

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