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Voyage Control streamlines construction congestion

Voyage Control streamlines construction congestion

Inside Construction caught up with Cas Stillwell, Voyage Control’s chief marketing officer, to hear about the company’s plans for the local construction sector. “There are a couple of major reasons for the Australian venture, firstly we like Australia, we like the Australian mindset and business culture. Secondly, our founder James Swanston is an Australian, born in …

Global cable systems & automation company launch in Australia

Global cable systems & automation company launch in Australia

Lapp Australia, which will be based in Sydney’s Eastern Creek, will meet demand nationally for technologies used in future-focused areas of industry – such as automation, robotics, energy management, data distribution, intelligent manufacturing, buildings and infrastructure, and process engineering. Lapp Australia general manager Simon Pullinger says the new facility – opening on February 1 – …

The tools to keep you safe

The tools to keep you safe

TRT fabricated outrigger pads TRT displayed its fabricated outrigger pads at the recent CICA crane conference in both the outdoor and indoor displays (the latter having a cutaway version so that visitors could see the weld quality of the honeycomb internal structure that provides stiffness and strength without a weight penalty). High tensile SSAB steel …

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

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

The engineering and construction (E&C) industry is embarking on a new era, with technology changing how companies design, plan, and execute projects. E&C spends $10 trillion on construction-related goods and services each year, and is “ripe for and capable of transformation.” Global E&C plans are unfolding daily, including creating new smart cities, LNG operations, national infrastructure programs, …

Local robotics developer set to take on global construction market

Local robotics developer set to take on global construction market

Western Australian-based Fastbrick Robotics Ltd (FBR) is currently working on the construction of the commercial prototype of the Hadrian X robotic bricklayer. The truck-mounted robot is capable of laying up to 1000 standard bricks per hour, via a 30-metre boom from a single position. With the ability to work day and night, the machine can …

Blastboss - improving blasts systematically

Blastboss – improving blasts systematically

As operations and technical director at dust control, road stabilisation, erosion control and water management specialist Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST), David Handel admits that he had limited knowledge of the intricacies of blasting. However, mines are a large segment of the RST customer base and, in discussions with mine personnel about dust control and haul …

The importance of logistics in construction

The importance of logistics in construction

Even as a multi-trillion dollar global industry, it has yet to be truly transformed by technology and remains beset by inefficiency – and this inefficiency thus impacts all of us. The impact can be particularly felt in sectors that have low margins and resource constraints, like construction. Voyage Control, a London-based business set up by …

Plugging the gaps

Plugging the gaps

Presenting at the annual Europlatform in October, chairman of MEWP equipment manufacturer Haulotte, Pierre Saubot, offered some eyebrow raising predictions, saying the sector still had a way to go before reaching market saturation and forecasting machine numbers to hit the seven million mark in two decades from 1.25 million today. While Saubot’s prediction may sound …

     

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