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Is there a safe harbour for a sinking ship?

Is there a safe harbour for a sinking ship?

Data released by SVP Partners recently suggested that more than 80 Gold Coast construction companies are on the verge of collapse, highlighting that contractor insolvency in Queensland’s building and construction industry remains a very significant issue. Subcontractors seeking payment for the work they have completed are far too regularly affected by builders succumbing to some …

Cost-effective solution for regional roads

Cost-effective solution for regional roads

NSW-based business Grade Control may have started out focusing on simple blade indicator systems for graders but founder Phil Polmear has continued to reinvent the business and now supplies a more diverse range of products to councils and contractors. While the Sandvik System 2000 Carbide Tip blade systems remain a core product, along with the …

Geotech drilling almost completed

Geotech drilling almost completed

Hagstrom Drilling is on the cusp of completing three months’ worth of geotechnical drilling investigations as part of Sydney’s major Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link project. As one of NSW’s priority infrastructure projects, this proposed large-scale motorway is expected to deliver time savings of up to 45 minutes for motorists travelling from the Northern Beaches …

Setting new infrastructure development standards

Setting new infrastructure development standards

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) specialises in the facilitation and development of industry-led performance based integrated triple-bottom-line governance and reporting frameworks, decision tools and rating tools; generating communities of practise throughout the lifecycle from funding, planning, procurement, design and delivery to operations and maintenance. ISCA is advancing sustainability outcomes in infrastructure is through the …

Case study: tackling a huge bridge lift on the Pacific Rim of Fire

Case study: tackling a huge bridge lift on the Pacific Rim of Fire

A heavy jacking system – the same deployed across Australasia – has demonstrated its power, precision, and safety by removing more than a kilometre of high bridge spans in the US in record time. Burkhalter Rigging Inc used the world’s tallest Enerpac JS-10 multi-point incremental Jack-Up system to remove 14 bridge sections, each of 87.78m, …

Rebuilding one of Europe's busiest airports

Rebuilding one of Europe’s busiest airports

Handling up to 450 take-offs a day, Runway West is Frankfurt Airport’s busiest runway. Over 50% of the aircraft taking off from the airport uses Runway West. In 2016, Frankfurt Airport handled nearly 61 million passengers, surpassed by Schiphol in Amsterdam and Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Europe’s third and second busiest airports respectively. Meanwhile …

New UAV saves 75% of time gathering data

New UAV saves 75% of time gathering data

Identified Technologies is a company focused on increasing project visibility and team productivity with drones for the construction industry and others. It’s just upgraded its Boomerang UAV solution to significantly reduce time spent on data gathering. The company’s CEO Dick Zhang spoke to Inside Construction about the software program SiteIQ, combined with its Boomerang drone, as being …

Building health: wilderness therapy

Building health: wilderness therapy

Heard of the phrase? No? Neither had I until recently when I took a group of clients on an off-the-grid hiking trip in Canada. We travelled to the alpine coast mountains, 12 hours north west of Vancouver in British Columbia. We went to Nuk Tessli, which is owned by Doran Erel, the 45th person ever and …

Tadano gains ground in Thailand

Tadano gains ground in Thailand

Tadano’s first direct in Thailand was in 2012, when it set up its manufacturing subsidiary. This year, to respond to the needs of the Thai market, the Japanese crane manufacturer has set up a joint venture with its Thai truck loader crane distributor Italthai Industrial Co., Ltd. (ITI), effective from May 2017. Known as as …

     

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