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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. …

Always re-evaluating the fleet

Always re-evaluating the fleet

Melrose Cranes & Rigging (MCR) has become a leader in the very competitive Sydney market by, amongst other things, making quick decisions to invest in equipment in anticipation of, or in response to market requirements. It is old news now, but the decision to invest in a 450-tonne Grove GMK7450 all-terrain crane in 2007, when …

Construction and connectivity - a partnership made in heaven

Construction and connectivity – a partnership made in heaven

In New South Wales in particular, construction work grew by 7.5% in the 2016-17 financial year, with residential activity up 12%. With demands rising, so too must productivity, which is why construction is turning to innovative technologies to drive efficiencies across the sector. One such technology is telematics, which is defined as “the branch of …

Ensuring effective oversight of employee training

Ensuring effective oversight of employee training

As the Australian workforce becomes more transient, the responsibility to maintain employee training records is shifting. Increasingly so, this responsibility is being passed from employers to employees and to ensure effective oversight and increase job prospects of workers in the sector, Industry OneCard has entered the market place. The company says three out of ten …

Taking the culture of safety global

Taking the culture of safety global

Founder and CEO Luke Anear, has taken SafetyCulture from his Townsville garage and expanded the business across the globe. Anear’s flagship product, iAuditor has also taken the industry by storm and has become the most widely used inspection app in the world. Inside Construction (IC) speaks to Anear about SafetyCulture and iAuditor. IC: Give us some …

Survey: innovations that will have the biggest impact over next three years

Survey: innovations that will have the biggest impact over next three years

Architects, engineers and construction pros in the US anticipate the latest technologies such as augmented reality, BIM and 3D imaging laser scanning will have a significant impact on their jobs over the next three years. Yet they have concerns about the return on investment and learning curves associated with the adoption of these new technologies. …

Cranes and Lifting (Sep): succession planning in the crane industry

Cranes and Lifting (Sep): succession planning in the crane industry

The Holt family has made an impact on the crane industry for well over half a century, but its attitude to succession planning is a little different to most. Cranes and Lifting’s Greg Keane reports in the September issue of the magazine. Arthur Holt operated the Atlantic garage in Bendigo, and a transport business developed …

     

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