Celebrating three decades in style

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Pace Cranes officially opened their new facility in Sydney's southern suburb of Peakhurst on Thursday while celebrating the company's 30th anniversary.

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Solving the logistics puzzle

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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.

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65 and going strong

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Celebrating its 65th anniversary in October, crane manufacturer Sennebogen unveiled five new cranes at its head office in Straubing, southern Germany. Closer to home, managing director, head of sales Asia Pacific, Marco Burgmer told Cranes and Lifting the company's commitment to the region remains strong.

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OpenRoads paves the way for nature parks

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Rachel Rogers, application marketing director for Bentley's civil design, explains how Bentley's OpenRoads design software created a trail system for Philip Island Nature Parks without impinging on the habitat.

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Brisbane's new runway project into final phase

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The recent awarding of the Airfield Works contract to Skyway, a joint venture of BMD Construction Pty Ltd and CPB Contractors Pty Limited (a member of the CIMIC Group), marks the start of the final phase of 3.3km parallel runway at Brisbane Airport that will be operational in 2020, and meets Brisbane Airport's projected capacity needs to 2050 and beyond.

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30 candles in the wind

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Paul Heeks has been around cranes for most of his life. Early in his career, he worked as marketing manager at tower crane icon Favco. At that time, Favco dabbled in mobile cranes without great success and tower cranes were a feast or famine proposition. Marine cranes were a core line, and sold around the world as well as onto oil platforms in Bass Strait.

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Asia to 'build, build, build' in region-wide, decade-long construction boom

Asia to 'build, build, build' in region-wide, decade-long construction boomLock icon2

Oxford Economics reports on the expected construction boom on Australia's doorstep.

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How to "avoid the gap" in construction

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In the construction and engineering sector, where margin growth is scarce and competition is fierce, the more confidence you have to make business decisions and bid for projects the better.

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Q&A: People and culture key to HSE

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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.

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IPWEA president spells out vision

IPWEA president spells out visionLock icon2

Having been involved with Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) for around 10 years and spending the last two years as vice president, Mat Greskie recently accepted the top job as president.

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