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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). …

PT. FKA Global cuts Sumatera tollway costs for Indonesian government

PT. FKA Global cuts Sumatera tollway costs for Indonesian government

ProjectWise and Power InRoads propel development and interconnection among Sumatera island’s seven provinces. Tollways Connect Rural Sumatera The Trans Sumatera Toll Road is a 2770km tollway being developed by state-owned EPC contractor PT. Hutama Karya (HK) for the Indonesian government. Extending from Aceh to Lampung, this ambitious US21.4 billion (AU$28.18 billion) project will accelerate economic …

How solar powered RFID can monitor assets on remote sites

How solar powered RFID can monitor assets on remote sites

Radio frequency identification and solar technologies have combined to provide a flexible, inexpensive way to monitor equipment and people on construction sites. Each year, up to $1 billion in construction equipment is lost nationwide. Equipment at greatest risk includes light utility vehicles, work trucks, backhoe loaders, generators, air compressors, welders, skid steers and wheel loaders. Most equipment …

A journey of innovation

A journey of innovation

North America’s largest equipment rental company – United Rentals – celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Today, the company has 893 branches in the US and Canada and its 2017 revenue forecast sits at US$6 billion (AU$7.94 billion). Technology is at the forefront of the company’s growth strategy and its journey of growth is not …

Keeping up with the times

Keeping up with the times

Wagga Mobile Cranes and Heavy Haulage, as its name suggests, is based in Wagga Wagga, the capital of NSW’s Riverina region or better known as the “City of Good Sports” given a number of our country’s sporting heroes, including former Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor and rugby superstar Peter Sterling, hailed from the city. The …

Telematics has a firm place in construction

Telematics has a firm place in construction

The use of telematics in the construction space to manage fleet maintenance is still in its early days but its adoption is being fast tracked, thanks to some of the proven benefits of new technologies, including opportunities for companies to improve productivity, save costs and deliver better service to their customers. A new report by …

All-girl build the goal for Hi-Vis Women

All-girl build the goal for Hi-Vis Women

An all-girl build is the vision of Linda Hamilton, winner of the CBRE Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 National Association of Women in Construction Awards. The awards recognise women making an impact in WA’s construction industry. Hamilton and her business partner, Pauline England began their careers at what was formerly called the WA Public Works …

     

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