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Digitalisation in the aggregates industry - what does it all mean?

Digitalisation in the aggregates industry – what does it all mean?

The Australian aggregates industry provides the materials for Australia’s infrastructure, including our roads, railways, bridges, ports, airports and engineering construction projects. It is estimated to generate around $7 billion and employs 18,000 Australians directly and a further 80,000 indirectly. In this exclusive interview, Inside Construction (IC) speaks with Metso’s Giuseppe Campenelli (GC), global vice president – life …

Towering achievement for Sydney Metro Northwest

Towering achievement for Sydney Metro Northwest

The two towers for Sydney Metro’s iconic cable-stayed railway bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill were erected recently. The 270-metre bridge – the first of its type in Australia – is at the end of the four-kilometre skytrain. The bridge, being delivered for Transport for NSW by Salini Impregilo, was a design solution to …

Technology guiding the way

Technology guiding the way

The ability of a microtunnelling contractor to achieve accuracy is a critical factor in the success of an installation. In the past, this largely relied on the operator’s skill in the operation of the available equipment, but with new advances in technology, contractors have the tools available to assist them in achieving greater accuracy on …

Chinese enter golden age

Chinese enter golden age

The Japanese and Koreans took their shot at crane manufacturing in the 60s and 80s respectively and have had success that continues today. But now, one company is convinced the Chinese will soon become a force to be reckoned with. For more than four decades, Gleason Cranes has been selling both new and used cranes …

A clearer way to communicate

A clearer way to communicate

Communication on a construction work site is vital to not only getting the job done, but getting it done safely. With construction sites known for being loud places, talking with other co-workers isn’t easy, so more companies are looking to wireless headsets as a solution. Technology advances make headsets easier to use than ever before, …

Retiring chairman reflects on time at Infrastructure Australia

Retiring chairman reflects on time at Infrastructure Australia

Mark Birrell will be retire as the chairman of Infrastructure Australia (IA) at the end of this month. In this article, he reflects on his nine years at IA. Since its creation in 2008, Infrastructure Australia has filled a critical role as a national leader on infrastructure priorities. Legislation passed (with all-Party support) in 2014 …

WestConnex final environmental statement released; 8 things to note

WestConnex final environmental statement released; 8 things to note

The environmental impact statement (EIS) for the WestConnex M4-M5 Link – the final stage of the $16.8 billion toll road – was released recently. 7.5km twin tunnels, four lanes each way, will link the M4 East Motorway at Haberfield with the New M5 Motorway at St Peters. The project includes an interchange at Lilyfield and …

Teletrac Navman: construction companies plan to increase fleet size

Teletrac Navman: construction companies plan to increase fleet size

This week, Teletrac Navman, a global software-as-a-service provider that leverages location-based technology for GPS fleet tracking and fleet management solutions, released findings from its first Telematics Benchmark Report: Global Construction Edition. The survey, which provides a view of telematics trends affecting the global construction market, found managing costs (46%), growing revenue (30%) and business expansion (26%) were top business challenges, as …

Advancing crane geometry data

Advancing crane geometry data

Konecranes wants to make its cranes safer and optimise a machine’s service life. To do that, it has enhanced its CraneQ geometric survey, which the company says will provide crane users with the most accurate data on the geometry of their cranes, helping them become proactive instead of reactive. Launched in May, the CraneQ geometric …

Versatile microtunnelling at minimal risk

Versatile microtunnelling at minimal risk

With a variety of microtunnelling methods and systems to choose from, it is important that you select the right technique to suit your individual site and project specifications. For contractors, it is crucial to work with a machine that is versatile and able to manage a wide range of ground conditions, with a variety of …

     

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