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The infrastructure arms race

The infrastructure arms race

This article is based on the observations made by Chris Heathcote, CEO, Global Infrastructure Hub, following this year’s Annual meetings of World Bank and International Monetary Fund leaders. No amount of economic stimulus can reinvigorate struggling economies or advance stable ones without the fundamental infrastructure that enables all nations to succeed: reliable roads, airports, utilities, …

The shipping news - keeping pedestrians safe

The shipping news – keeping pedestrians safe

There is a new precinct being developed on one of Perth’s major roads that extends from the CBD along the Swan River to Mounts Bay Road. It will comprise of three towers, one being a 40-storey residential tower and will fill the site where Perth’s first commercial brewery sat. This road sees a vast number …

Tackling challenges in an expert fashion

Tackling challenges in an expert fashion

After 35 years, Aztec Analysis has recently streamlined its trading name, merging it with parent Wallbridge & Gilbert to create a single brand – Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec, or WGA. Rodger Weste, WGA’s manager industrial details what the rebranding means for clients and discusses a recent project that came with a number of engineering challenges. WGA …

Is Australia's construction and infrastructure sector ready for supply chain finance?

Is Australia’s construction and infrastructure sector ready for supply chain finance?

Within a supply chain, liquidity gets trapped over time and concentrated with key players. Like icebergs, these liquidity pools drift around, but what if there was a way to release this frozen liquidity by getting it out of the hands of powerful buyers into the hands of suppliers that need it? The construction and infrastructure …

Role of autonomous trucks about to get bigger

Role of autonomous trucks about to get bigger

For several years autonomous mining trucks have been operating in Western Australia. The number of mining trucks driving themselves on Caterpillar’s autonomous Command system will soon more than triple. Cat recently announced that Australia’s Fortescue Metals Group has ordered 100 mining trucks be retrofitted with the autonomous mine truck platform at its Chichester Hub along with an …

Creating a win-win

Creating a win-win

Roberts joined Nobles in early 2016 in the face of reduced demand following the end of the mining boom. Talking about the challenge Roberts said: “Nobles, like the rest of the industry, had to face the reality of reduced demand. Most didn’t see the end of the mining boom coming, and when they did the …

Staying on the safe side

Staying on the safe side

Businesses in Australia and around the world are gearing up for a change in occupational health and safety accreditation. These changes, which include a new international framework for improving employee safety and working conditions, are timely and should be welcomed: global research tells us that 2.3 million workplace deaths occur each year, and every 15 …

Building the Hong Kong tunnel link

Building the Hong Kong tunnel link

The Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) is a series of infrastructure projects that will see the construction of the latest land crossing between Shenzhen in China, and Hong Kong. This project includes the construction of highways and tunnels. The crushing and drilling equipment from Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology being used for the …

Too much lip service for mental health in the workplace

Too much lip service for mental health in the workplace

Too much lip service is being paid to mental health with not enough action being taken, especially in the workplace. New figures released from the state government revealed the majority of businesses in the state were failing to address mental health and its impact on work, despite it costing billions of dollars annually in lost productivity. …

Schofields Road will be the first east-west road upgrade delivered in the North West Growth Centre. It will become an arterial road providing a link between major north-south thoroughfares Windsor Road to the east and Richmond Road to the west. Importantly, it also provides a link between the Rouse Hill and Marsden Park town centres.

BMD Constructions delivering Schofields Road Stage 3 Project

Schofields Road is being delivered in three stages, the first of which (Windsor Road to Tallawong Road) was completed by the OHL-Abergeldie Schofields Road Upgrade joint venture (JV) in 2014. The OHL-York JV commenced work on the second stage (Tallawong Road to Veron Road) in August 2014 and is scheduled for completion early next year. …

     

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