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Q&A: People and culture key to HSE

Q&A: People and culture key to HSE

BGC Contracting national health & safety manager Jenny Jones was awarded the Shape Outstanding Achievement in Safety Award at the National Association of Women in Construction WA awards last month. She spoke with Inside Construction (IC) about how health, safety and environment (HSE) practices have evolved towards valuing people and culture in an industry where women with …

Inside Australian manufacturing

Inside Australian manufacturing

Turner Engineering is a family business that’s stuck to traditional manufacturing values of producing quality earthmoving attachments from quality Australian steel. Founded by Mick Turner in 1954, Turners Engineering remains a family-owned business that’s been manufacturing attachments for the past 62 years. Today, Rick Turner looks after manufacturing, his brother Peter runs machinery sales and …

The state of QLD's infrastructure

The state of QLD’s infrastructure

Earlier this week, IAQ released Spotlight, an industry survey that highlighted a modest uptick in state infrastructure activity in the second half of 2017, with strong performance in roads, airport development and renewable energy. “These asset classes have underpinned stronger revenue for 44% of respondents in the past six months with a similar amount indicating their …

The infrastructure arms race

The infrastructure arms race

This article is based on the observations made by Chris Heathcote, CEO, Global Infrastructure Hub, following this year’s Annual meetings of World Bank and International Monetary Fund leaders. No amount of economic stimulus can reinvigorate struggling economies or advance stable ones without the fundamental infrastructure that enables all nations to succeed: reliable roads, airports, utilities, …

Intel insight: data is the new oil

Intel insight: data is the new oil

In giant letters the words ‘data is the new oil’ flashed above Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s head shortly after he took the stage at the International Drone Conference and Exposition (InterDrone) in Las Vegas last week. The phrase is integral for understanding not only Intel’s new role as a drone company, but also why construction companies …

WestConnex final environmental statement released; 8 things to note

WestConnex final environmental statement released; 8 things to note

The environmental impact statement (EIS) for the WestConnex M4-M5 Link – the final stage of the $16.8 billion toll road – was released recently. 7.5km twin tunnels, four lanes each way, will link the M4 East Motorway at Haberfield with the New M5 Motorway at St Peters. The project includes an interchange at Lilyfield and …

Latest developments on ISO 45001

Latest developments on ISO 45001

The world’s first occupational health and safety international standard is currently being developed. It will help your organisation provide a safe and healthy workplace for your workers and other people, prevent deaths, work-related injury and ill-health, as well as continually improve OH&S performance. The results of the ballot on ISO 45001 were recently announced and …

Visibility on construction sites equals safety

Visibility on construction sites equals safety

Construction workers and construction equipment working side by side is unavoidable, but risk and harm to the workers is. One big question to ask is, are your vehicles and equipment compliant to ISO 5006/16001 Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V)? In this article, Inside Construction takes a look at the inherent dangers facing the construction site and how accident …

Driving the drone economy

Driving the drone economy

In February, Japanese technology company Terra Drone Corporation launched its Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) solution in Australia and the company has announced Australia as its location of choice to base its Asia Pacific operations. Speaking exclusively to Inside Construction (IC)  Terra Drone founder and CEO Toru Tokushige, who will also be presenting at the 2017 World of …

     

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