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

Australia's first Komatsu "intelligent" excavator proves its worth for WA contractorLock icon2

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.

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How to reduce concrete cross contamination

How to reduce concrete cross contaminationLock icon2

The NorthConnex batch plant in Sydney shows the way.

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Virtual reality revolutionising construction

Virtual reality revolutionising constructionLock icon2

Virtual and augmented reality is revolutionising the design process and increasing its role within the Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning industry (HVAC). Within the Australian market, there continues to be a growing demand for construction technologies as the use of augmented reality is making jobsites smarter, safer and more efficient.  

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Technology - a tradie's best friend as more go mobile

Technology - a tradie's best friend as more go mobileLock icon2

New data shows small businesses are using smartphones more than desktop computers to run their business. 

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CJD Equipment celebrates 25 years distributing Volvo CE

CJD Equipment celebrates 25 years distributing Volvo CELock icon2

It was a momentous year for the country. The second Mabo decision was handed down, overturning the concept of terra nullius. Paul Keating earned the sobriquet "Lizard of Oz" by resting his hand on Queen Elizabeth's back. And Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" set the nation afire, staying at no. 1 for seven weeks and in the process becoming Australia's favourite song of 1992.

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Is there a safe harbour for a sinking ship?

Is there a safe harbour for a sinking ship?Lock icon2

Data released by SVP Partners recently suggested that more than 80 Gold Coast construction companies are on the verge of collapse, highlighting that contractor insolvency in Queensland's building and construction industry remains a very significant issue.

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Cost-effective solution for regional roads

Cost-effective solution for regional roadsLock icon2

NSW-based business Grade Control may have started out focusing on simple blade indicator systems for graders but founder Phil Polmear has continued to reinvent the business and now supplies a more diverse range of products to councils and contractors.

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Geotech drilling almost completed

Geotech drilling almost completedLock icon2

Hagstrom Drilling is on the cusp of completing three months' worth of geotechnical drilling investigations as part of Sydney's major Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link project.

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Setting new infrastructure development standards

Setting new infrastructure development standardsLock icon2

Building climate resilient infrastructure has become critical and urgent and now, clarity is being provided to Australian companies to help them advance sustainability outcomes in infrastructure

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Case study: tackling a huge bridge lift on the Pacific Rim of Fire

Case study: tackling a huge bridge lift on the Pacific Rim of FireLock icon2

A heavy jacking system - the same deployed across Australasia - has demonstrated its power, precision, and safety by removing more than a kilometre of high bridge spans in the US in record time.

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