World’s longest floating bridge and floating underwater traffic tunnel

To drive the west coast of Norway, from the city of Kristiansand in the south to the city of Trondheim, currently takes about 21 hours and requires seven ferry crossings. To halve the travel time, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration has launched a nearly $AU56 billion project that will include the world’s longest floating bridge …

The New South Wales Government is helping to develop a world-first construction assurance tool, using data to help the insurance industry access a residential apartment building’s quality and compliance with construction standards.

Smartphone technology monitoring infrastructure

A recently released paper from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA examines the opportunity for modern day smartphones, in the hands of the general public, to play a role in the monitoring of civil infrastructure. In the US, civil infrastructure systems are being seriously threatened by age-related degradation, deferred …

Challenging year ahead for steel providers

Australian construction businesses are advised to keep a watching brief on the performance of the steel and metals sector around the world and take advantage of falling prices where possible. Inside Construction speaks to Mark Hoppe, Managing Director, Oceania, Atradius a leading provider of trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide through a presence …

PART II - Practising Lean Construction

PART II – Practising Lean Construction

In the second of a two part series on lean construction processes, Marton Marosszeky discusses how lean thinking works in construction and the benefits experienced by clients, contractors and what the limitations and opportunities are for the sector. What is lean thinking in construction? The term lean production was coined by the research team that …