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Renewables rising despite policy blackout

Renewables rising despite policy blackout

The lack of a bipartisan long-term energy policy does not appear to be halting the push towards renewable energy in Australia. It appears that although the market is frustrated, financial factors and certainty of power access are contributing to the push. While the blackout in South Australia gained publicity for all the wrong reasons in …

Solving the logistics puzzle

Solving the logistics puzzle

The logistics of a construction project can be a pain in the proverbial for a principal contractor. The primary focus tends to be on how you build something rather than how you get the “building blocks” to site. However, you can’t build something unless everything is on site at the right time, in the right …

Best practice on the agenda for infrastructure in QLD

Best practice on the agenda for infrastructure in QLD

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) and ARRB Group recently announced that they had come to an agreement in which they will collaboratively seek to transfer best practice transport and roads management knowledge to both their own members and the broader industry in Queensland. In an exclusive interview with Inside Construction chief …

PT. FKA Global cuts Sumatera tollway costs for Indonesian government

PT. FKA Global cuts Sumatera tollway costs for Indonesian government

ProjectWise and Power InRoads propel development and interconnection among Sumatera island’s seven provinces. Tollways Connect Rural Sumatera The Trans Sumatera Toll Road is a 2770km tollway being developed by state-owned EPC contractor PT. Hutama Karya (HK) for the Indonesian government. Extending from Aceh to Lampung, this ambitious US21.4 billion (AU$28.18 billion) project will accelerate economic …

The shipping news - keeping pedestrians safe

The shipping news – keeping pedestrians safe

There is a new precinct being developed on one of Perth’s major roads that extends from the CBD along the Swan River to Mounts Bay Road. It will comprise of three towers, one being a 40-storey residential tower and will fill the site where Perth’s first commercial brewery sat. This road sees a vast number …

Building the Hong Kong tunnel link

Building the Hong Kong tunnel link

The Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) is a series of infrastructure projects that will see the construction of the latest land crossing between Shenzhen in China, and Hong Kong. This project includes the construction of highways and tunnels. The crushing and drilling equipment from Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology being used for the …

Schofields Road will be the first east-west road upgrade delivered in the North West Growth Centre. It will become an arterial road providing a link between major north-south thoroughfares Windsor Road to the east and Richmond Road to the west. Importantly, it also provides a link between the Rouse Hill and Marsden Park town centres.

BMD Constructions delivering Schofields Road Stage 3 Project

Schofields Road is being delivered in three stages, the first of which (Windsor Road to Tallawong Road) was completed by the OHL-Abergeldie Schofields Road Upgrade joint venture (JV) in 2014. The OHL-York JV commenced work on the second stage (Tallawong Road to Veron Road) in August 2014 and is scheduled for completion early next year. …

Australia's first Komatsu "intelligent" excavator proves its worth for WA contractor

Australia’s first Komatsu “intelligent” excavator proves its worth for WA contractor

Australia’s first iMC (intelligent Machine Control) Komatsu PC210LCi-10 excavator recently made construction of a complex bio retention basin system a straightforward, no dramas project for Western Australian-based Coalcliff Plant Hire & Civil Contracting. Coalcliff Plant Hire & Civil Contracting, has been in operation since 1995 and operates throughout Western Australia – primarily in the state’s …

How to reduce concrete cross contamination

How to reduce concrete cross contamination

Cross-contamination can cause major problems for concrete producers. When trucks are not properly cleaned between deliveries of different types of concrete, residue from one batch can infect a later load formulated for a different purpose. To eliminate cross contamination on Australia’s longest road tunnel project, concrete provider BORAL is using a DrumBlaster washout system to clean concrete …

     

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