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Concrete can be special

Concrete can be special

With the rise of terrorism, C4M developer Lomwest commenced talks with Flexiroc Australia, whose Protectiflex had been tested for both blast and ballistics resistance (the original C4M panel was tested for blast resistance and used for a blast wall at an oil refinery). The feeling was that combining the C4M bale with the Protectiflex armour …

Leica Geosystems: measuring the world for 200 years

Leica Geosystems: measuring the world for 200 years

Leica Geosystems AG, part of Hexagon, has been creating pioneering measurement solutions for nearly 200 years and have earned the trust of professionals worldwide. The wide range of core technologies – total stations, EDM (Electronic Distance Measurement), GPS/GNSS, 3D laser scanning, tilt and angle measurement, point cloud generation and analysis, and measurement software – is …

How smart can machines get?

How smart can machines get?

Both have strategies for using technology, with Komatsu recently unveiling its SMARTCONSTRUCTION concept in Australia. Since the introduction of its D61EXi-23 “intelligent” dozer with fully automated blade control, Komatsu has introduced several intelligent machines (designated by having “i” in the model designation) in the dozer and excavator product lines. These intelligent machines are part of …

How technology will shake up construction in 2018

How technology will shake up construction in 2018

The 2017 Digital Foundations report estimates digitisation in the Australian construction sector could create $25 billion in savings year-on-year within the next decade, and that a huge market opportunity has led to an upswing in global digitisation in the construction industry. Here are four technology trends that are poised to disrupt the construction industry in 2018: 1. …

Digital modelling: the cornerstone of smart cities?

Digital modelling: the cornerstone of smart cities?

We already have the technologies and processing power to “virtualise” our physical infrastructure but doing so will also demand greater collaboration between the parties involved in building our smart cities. Every smart city project relies on accurate, real-time data, from the earliest design phases all the way to ongoing asset maintenance and management. The data …

Manufacturing with traditional values

Manufacturing with traditional values

National Plastics & Rubber has been manufacturing and supplying quality polyurethane, industrial plastic and rubber products to the Australian and international markets since 1997. The company has built a reputation for designing and manufacturing a variety of quality products for a broad range of industry sectors. It has built successful business relationships with organisations all …

Transforming construction efficiency with mobile technology

Transforming construction efficiency with mobile technology

In today’s highly mobile and fast-paced world, we hardly need to be told just how transformative mobile devices have been over the past decade. According to mobile tech research team GSMA Intelligence, there have been more mobile devices in the world than human beings since 2014. Familiar even to the most non-savvy user, mobile devices …

Renewables rising despite policy blackout

Renewables rising despite policy blackout

The lack of a bipartisan long-term energy policy does not appear to be halting the push towards renewable energy in Australia. It appears that although the market is frustrated, financial factors and certainty of power access are contributing to the push. While the blackout in South Australia gained publicity for all the wrong reasons in …

Cross-skills training

Cross-skills training

Constructionarium is a UK concept for giving practical construction exposure to late year engineering students and recent graduates through teaming to build a scaled down version of a notable infrastructure project over a five-day period. It was brought to Australia in 2016, and the 2017 project was a 1:20 version of Brisbane’s Story Bridge, built …

     

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