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Welcome to the future of sustainable flooring

Welcome to the future of sustainable flooring

Tarkett is one of the world’s leading flooring manufactures and has been in Australia for 40 years. They were started in France 130 years ago and employ 12,000 people across the world in 34 factories. They recently launched in Australia, iQ ONE flooring range, which is purpose-designed to improve the air quality and living standards …

An industry first for subbies

An industry first for subbies

An industry-first payment solution has recently been launched which will enable subcontractors to get paid within two days instead of potentially waiting months for payment, while also rewarding general contractors a financial incentive for supporting their workers. ProgressPay is a partnership between Progressclaim.com and international debtor finance specialist Omniveta Finance, and aims to provide a …

What's green and lifts 750 tonnes?

What’s green and lifts 750 tonnes?

There’s a lot of work being done on the $16.8 billion WestConnex roads project in NSW, including lifting of almost all kinds. One machine in particular, a bright green Liebherr LR 1750 owned by Boom Logistics bearing the colourful (if entirely appropriate) moniker of “The Hulk”, has been doing some very heavy lifting in a …

It's a prison, but not as we know it - Ravenhall Prison Redevelopment

It’s a prison, but not as we know it – Ravenhall Prison Redevelopment

Shovels hit sod near 20 months ago, bringing the Ravenhall Prison Redevelopment project more than halfway to its late 2017 opening time. With work at this advanced stage, Inside Construction spoke to John Holland to get some insight into what goes into making a unique facility, like a prison. Located in Melton (about 50km west …

Determining ground bearing pressure

Determining ground bearing pressure

There is no doubt that crane operators work in a high-risk environment, with safety always being the number one priority. In recent weeks, CICA liaison officer VIC/TAS branch, John Humphries has issued two safety bulletins discussing the importance of ground bearing pressure. In an exclusive interview with Inside Construction, John discusses the importance of determining …

Building the future infrastructure plans for WA

Building the future infrastructure plans for WA

On Friday 11 November 2016, the Infrastructure Coalition will be launching its pivotal paper to promote discussion about long-term infrastructure planning in Western Australia and the reasons for the creation of an independent statutory body. The new authority would be similar to those already established in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland and would provide …

Enabling construction software

Enabling construction software

Ian Howell is an Australian architect by training, with professional experience as managing director of the The Buchan Group, based in Sydney. He has extensive experience in the AEC software industry including positions with Autodesk, Citadon, Alias Research and Rucaps Australia. Among his contributions to the AEC software industry, Ian was a founder of the …

Responsibility down the supply chain

Responsibility down the supply chain

The Chain of Responsibility (CoR) is part of a national heavy vehicle road logistics safety code. The CoR applies to all parties having an interest in the transport of goods by heavy vehicle, including any person who consigns, packs/prepares, schedules, loads, carries, unloads or receives goods transported by heavy vehicle by road and anyone who …

Think differently to deliver superior infrastructure outcomes

Think differently to deliver superior infrastructure outcomes

Australia is about to embark on one of the biggest infrastructure spends in its history. State governments and delivery authorities are planning to deliver over $50 billion within the next few decades on major infrastructure projects across the country. In 2008/09, enormous global turmoil was created as a consequence of the Global Financial Crisis.  This …

     

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