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Inside WSA's major contracts

Inside WSA’s major contracts

Western Sydney Airport will provide much needed additional aviation capacity to meet growing demand in the Sydney region and improve access to flights for people in Western Sydney. The airport is considered one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the country in decades. Project management, engineering, procurement and construction firm Bechtel has been selected …

Gantry system pioneer reflects on early project in Alice Springs

Gantry system pioneer reflects on early project in Alice Springs

In the 1990s, Bernie Lynch (The Lynch Mob) was like many other small crane owners in operating a Franna in his local market. He had his “light bulb moment” in 1997, when he purchased a US-made Lift Systems gantry. At that time, there weren’t a lot of gantry systems in Australia, and most were of …

Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?

Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?

Recycled plastic railway sleepers made in northwest Victoria could be the next weapon in the war against waste, as testing is currently underway to verify whether using converted polystyrene and agricultural plastic waste can be used as an alternative material for sleepers on heritage railways. Tourist and heritage railway groups who are currently using second …

How the revised Commonwealth Procurement Rules may help you win Commonwealth Government work

How the revised Commonwealth Procurement Rules may help you win Commonwealth Government work

Revised Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) come into effect on 1 March 2017. The changes were negotiated by Senator Nick Xenophon, who labeled the amendments a “sea change” and “unambiguously good for Australian industry”. This is an exciting time for Australian suppliers to the Commonwealth Government who are well placed to take advantage of the opportunities …

Taxpayers coping the bill for construction sector lawlessness

Taxpayers coping the bill for construction sector lawlessness

The Australian Resource Industry Employer Group have released a statement this week saying the proposed toughening of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation is not only a massive win for Australia’s construction sector, but critical to ensuring a more responsible use of taxpayer dollars. AMMA chief executive Steve Knott told Inside Construction that …

     

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