29
Nov 18

Case Study: Waterview Tunnel NZ

Author:Ash Natesh

David Barron, Operations Manager, Waterview Tunnel Joint Operation presented his Case study at the Tunnel Operations and Maintenance Conference 2018. The Waterview Tunnel is a key piece of the Western Ring Route, a 48 km motorway route through the west of Auckland, connecting Manukau, the city, West Auckland and the North Shore. The 2.4km Waterview … Continue reading Case Study: Waterview Tunnel NZ

09
Nov 18

Safety and Incident Management Report: NorthConnex

Author:Ash Natesh

Northconnex is a nine kilometre tunnel that will link the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, removing around 5,000 trucks off Pennant Hills Road each day. It will be the longest road tunnel project in Australia. Fire and Rescue NSW has been consulted in the development of … Continue reading Safety and Incident Management Report: NorthConnex

25
Oct 18

Infrastructure: Biggest risk according to the Aon 2018 report

Author:Ash Natesh

  Aon’s 2018 Local Government Risk Report for Australian Local Government has indicated the biggest areas of risk for the year were infrastructure and financial sustainability, however, many councils are failing to adequately prepare for these. The analysis found the leading risks for councils in 2018 were: Mr Paul Crapper,  Aon’s head of local government, said … Continue reading Infrastructure: Biggest risk according to the Aon 2018 report

13
Aug 18

Timber Bridge Maintenance – Part of the Solution Not The Problem!

There is a widespread perception that timber bridges have a shorter service life than thoseconstructed of other material. However, with a thorough understanding of the properties of timber and the proper techniques in the design, inspection and maintenance; timber bridges are capable of hundreds years of service at an effective cost. This is proven by … Continue reading Timber Bridge Maintenance – Part of the Solution Not The Problem!

12
Jul 17

Utilising drones for bridge inspections

Author:Ron Hawken

You are out on site doing a bridge inspection, the water level of the creek is nearing the top of your waders, and you see something unusual on the deck soffit three spans further away. You grab the binoculars for a better look and then push the zoom on your camera to the absolute limit … Continue reading Utilising drones for bridge inspections

03
May 16

Smart Cities Plan – what does a 30 minute city mean for light rail?

Australian cities continue to grow, and while this is a good thing it presents us with challenges, such as congestion, traffic and pollution to our natural environment. As urban sprawl increases, residents are moving further and further away from the city. This becomes a problem when they are trying to commute to the same places … Continue reading Smart Cities Plan – what does a 30 minute city mean for light rail?

28
Apr 16

Sydney Light Rail boosts George Street land values

Land values have soared since the announcement of the light rail upgrade on Sydney’s George Street according to Colliers International, with rental rates increasing by more than $5,000 – $5,500 per square metre. Associate Director, Retail Leasing, Mark Hudson recently told The Sydney Morning Herald: “Historically Pitt Street Mall has been the most desired location … Continue reading Sydney Light Rail boosts George Street land values

28
Jul 15

Video: What Will the White Paper Mean for Northern Australia?

The white paper on developing northern Australia was released last month and promises to unlock the region’s opportunities through building roads, developing water resources, removing red tape, building a sustainable workforce and ensuring effective governance arrangements. Northern Australia encompasses 40% of the country’s land mass and is already home to over one million people. Now, … Continue reading Video: What Will the White Paper Mean for Northern Australia?