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Culverts are the hidden heroes of the infrastructure sector and while they are often not as prominent as bridges, tunnels and road networks, they are an essential asset that protects, roads, rail, buildings and structures. Unfortunately, culvert maintenance and repairs are not always prioritised appropriately. 

Maintaining culverts – Australia’s vital hidden infrastructure

Culverts are the hidden heroes of the infrastructure sector and while they are often not as prominent as bridges, tunnels and road networks, they are an essential asset that protects, roads, rail, buildings and structures. Unfortunately, culvert maintenance and repairs are not always prioritised appropriately. One of their common functions is managing stormwater runoff, allowing …

Building more than buildings: how world leading construction is bringing Australia ‘back to life’

The arts, entertainment and education sectors are among Australia’s most culturally defining communities. Built on a history of migration, collaboration and innovation, Australia has long been a ‘melting pot’ of cultures, with diverse ideas and traditions integral to its way of life. Our government, however, appears to treat these sectors with the lowest of priorities. …

Australian tradies have demonstrated that their role as the backbone of the Australian economy is critical, from building housing for the next generation to rebuilding in the wake of recent natural disasters. However, the past few years have seen unprecedented demand for tradies, leaving the industry in a pressure cooker compounded by supply chain inflation and capacity constraints.

Building the future: How does the 2022-23 Budget stack up for Aussie tradies?

Australian tradies have demonstrated that their role as the backbone of the Australian economy is critical, from building housing for the next generation to rebuilding in the wake of recent natural disasters. However, the past few years have seen unprecedented demand for tradies, leaving the industry in a pressure cooker compounded by supply chain inflation …

More time and planning for tunnel projects is the key to functional cities

As traffic density continues to increase with population, keeping society from grinding to a halt often rests on our tunnel infrastructure. Tunnels help to alleviate congestion, promote smoother traffic flow, and minimise disruption in built-up areas. They are a highly valued element when developing urban environments, which is why a number of tunnels have been …

Like a double-edged sword, the construction industry’s ability to operate throughout Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions has presented its own unique challenges. As 2022 kicks off, the sector must continue to adapt to address fresh, emerging priorities: delivering increasingly complex builds, maintaining a safe and positive workplace culture and climate action.

The four C’s of post-pandemic construction: Complex Challenges, Culture and Climate

Like a double-edged sword, the construction industry’s ability to operate throughout Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions has presented its own unique challenges. As 2022 kicks off, the sector must continue to adapt to address fresh, emerging priorities: delivering increasingly complex builds, maintaining a safe and positive workplace culture and climate action. The remote era Like many industries, …

Waterfront living, seaside views and access to water are highly sought after in Australia, making seawalls vital infrastructure. They are the first line of defence, protecting low lying waterfront infrastructure against adverse weather events and constant water movement including waves, currents, and tides.

Essential considerations for maintaining and remediating seawalls

Waterfront living, seaside views and access to water are highly sought after in Australia, making seawalls vital infrastructure. They are the first line of defence, protecting low lying waterfront infrastructure against adverse weather events and constant water movement including waves, currents, and tides. Typically made from steel, rock, or concrete, seawalls are constructed to suit …

Asset management capability, the key to long-term infrastructure success

Imagine if potholes never got filled, bridges weren’t maintained, streetlights weren’t fixed and there was no such thing as a sewage system.  These are all assets, and thankfully there are professionals who manage and maintain these assets to ensure they are safe, protected from damage, changing climate conditions, and ensure they are performing at an …

Australian constructors are continuing to operate with thin margins fuelled by the constraints of the global pandemic, and despite an ongoing flood of investment to the sector.

How construction firms can automate and increase claims on site

Australian constructors are continuing to operate with thin margins fuelled by the constraints of the global pandemic, and despite an ongoing flood of investment to the sector. Many opportunities to improve these margins are lost in the day-to-day detail of the worksite. This may be incorrect delivery dockets, contractual claims which are missed and time-barred, …

Are easements now required for ground anchors under a neighbouring property in NSW?

Temporary ground anchors are often used in construction to help prevent excavation walls from collapsing prior to the building’s permanent structures being in place. Developers and contractors have frequently relied on simple contracts with neighbours for rights to use their land for temporary ground (or rock) anchors. That’s now changed with the Particulars for Regulated Design …

     

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