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Q&A: People and culture key to HSE

Q&A: People and culture key to HSE

BGC Contracting national health & safety manager Jenny Jones was awarded the Shape Outstanding Achievement in Safety Award at the National Association of Women in Construction WA awards last month. She spoke with Inside Construction (IC) about how health, safety and environment (HSE) practices have evolved towards valuing people and culture in an industry where women with …

IPWEA president spells out vision

IPWEA president spells out vision

Having been involved with Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) for around 10 years and spending the last two years as vice president, Mat Greskie recently accepted the top job as president. Inside Construction spoke to Greskie about his vision for IPWEA and the challenges facing the institute and its members. On changes Greskie: I’ve been …

Queensland Major Projects Pipeline sees modest uptick for project work

Queensland Major Projects Pipeline sees modest uptick for project work

A new report released by three of Queensland’s leading industry bodies identified major engineering project work in the state is on track to reverse a five-year decline and return to modest growth in 2017/18. However, without more funding commitments, any uptick will be short-lived and lead to sustained levels of low activity. The health of …

Inside Australian manufacturing

Inside Australian manufacturing

Turner Engineering is a family business that’s stuck to traditional manufacturing values of producing quality earthmoving attachments from quality Australian steel. Founded by Mick Turner in 1954, Turners Engineering remains a family-owned business that’s been manufacturing attachments for the past 62 years. Today, Rick Turner looks after manufacturing, his brother Peter runs machinery sales and …

The state of QLD's infrastructure

The state of QLD’s infrastructure

Earlier this week, IAQ released Spotlight, an industry survey that highlighted a modest uptick in state infrastructure activity in the second half of 2017, with strong performance in roads, airport development and renewable energy. “These asset classes have underpinned stronger revenue for 44% of respondents in the past six months with a similar amount indicating their …

Growing appetite for infrastructure

Growing appetite for infrastructure

Undertaken by the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) and EDHEC Infrastructure Institute-Singapore (EDHECinfra), the survey found that 90% of investors want to increase allocations into infrastructure, up from 65% last year. The Americas was nominated as the key region to watch with strong expectations for the US and Latin America. Other key findings include: record levels of interest in …

An Aussie-first technology, driving push-to-talk radios into the digital age

An Aussie-first technology, driving push-to-talk radios into the digital age

ToooAir’s new products drives Australia’s operational communications finally into the digital age solving a host of operational issues, with solutions including: nation-wide push-to-talk communications; GPS tracking; dispatching software; instant voice and text messages; tunnel, basement and in-building coverage; and more. Sydney-based communications company, ToooAir has launched the Australian-first communications product – Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PTToC). …

     

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