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Scaling heights in Vietnam

Scaling heights in Vietnam

Despite major fluctuations in the global economy in 2016, Vietnam, the breathtakingly beautiful Southeast Asian nation on the South China Sea, is experiencing a 6% per year growth of its economy. Tower crane manufacturer Linden Comansa says over the last five years, there have certainly been some ups and down but the outlook for the …

Latest developments on ISO 45001

Latest developments on ISO 45001

The world’s first occupational health and safety international standard is currently being developed. It will help your organisation provide a safe and healthy workplace for your workers and other people, prevent deaths, work-related injury and ill-health, as well as continually improve OH&S performance. The results of the ballot on ISO 45001 were recently announced and …

Building health: why do we wait until it is too late to ask for help?

Building health: why do we wait until it is too late to ask for help?

Why do we wait until it is too late to ask for help? This was the problem statement I was asked to deliver as part of the inaugural University of New England (UNE) Smart Region Incubator Augmentation (Hackathon) event held recently at the UNE Smart Farm near Armidale. A hackathon is a design sprint-like event …

An investment in next gen crushing tech boosts safety and efficiency

An investment in next gen crushing tech boosts safety and efficiency

Located in the Adelaide suburb of Seacliff Park, Boral’s Linwood quarry is positioned within one of South Australia’s most important sources of hard rock. Quarrying started here more than 130 years ago, when in 1882 the quarry was first operated to supply limestone to the nearby Brighton Cement works. Boral, Australia’s largest building and construction …

Proximity warning system saving construction lives

Proximity warning system saving construction lives

Last week, Inside Construction turned its attention to the inherent dangers found on construction sites and how accident avoidance technology is helping. We continue to cast our eye on on-site safety, this time, looking at a proximity warning system. The BodyGuard’s i-Tag proximity warning system is a locally developed product that has been on the …

First in, best dressed

First in, best dressed

In our second instalment of the all-new High on cranes section, Cranes and Lifting speaks to Quick Access, an early adopter that has taken delivery of a number of firsts in Victoria, including the Genie SX-180 self-propelled boom lift. Family-owned Quick Access Rental and Training has been in the elevated work platform sector for three …

Case study: an efficient solution for trenching rock

Case study: an efficient solution for trenching rock

Grant Nykiel operates Port Vincent Landscapes, an earthmoving and excavation business located on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. “We provide services for septic, electricity and water on rural properties as well as preparation for house pads and general excavation associated with home sites”, said Nykiel. “The terrain in which we operate consists of limestone rock which …

Visibility on construction sites equals safety

Visibility on construction sites equals safety

Construction workers and construction equipment working side by side is unavoidable, but risk and harm to the workers is. One big question to ask is, are your vehicles and equipment compliant to ISO 5006/16001 Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V)? In this article, Inside Construction takes a look at the inherent dangers facing the construction site and how accident …

World's first international standard for sustainable procurement explained

World’s first international standard for sustainable procurement explained

Procurement plays an important role in all organisations, having far-reaching environmental, social and economic impacts. In the public sector alone, procurement comprises approximately 12% of GDP and 29% of government expenditure in OECD countries. Sustainable procurement presents an opportunity for organisations to develop systems which allow for the prioritisation of growth whilst balancing this against the …

McNab taps Procore for 24/7 digital connectivity to physical jobsites

McNab taps Procore for 24/7 digital connectivity to physical jobsites

In light of increased pressure on governments and construction companies to complete projects on time and within budget, Procore’s project management tool has enabled Australian construction firm, McNab, to drive efficiencies throughout the business via technology. McNab is a construction company based in Queensland, Australia. For over the past 20 years, it has built a reputation as …

     

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