24
Jun 19

The business case for female leaders in transport

Transport is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing sectors for employment, yet it retains one of the lowest figures for female involvement. Although transport and logistics have expanded by 28 percent over the past decade, only 20 percent of the total workforce are women, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This imbalance has … Continue reading The business case for female leaders in transport

10
Apr 19

The National Road Safety plan and the Black Spot Program

Author:Ash Natesh

The National Road Safety Action Plan 2018 – 2020 is in conjunction with the Black Spot Program. The Australian Governments’ Black Spot Program targets locations on roads where the most number of crashes occur by providing funding for more traffic signals and roundabouts at the said locations to reduce the risk of crashing. The Black … Continue reading The National Road Safety plan and the Black Spot Program

15
Mar 19

An urge for a Royal Commission hearing into the residential construction industry.

Author:Ash Natesh

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A report that was released from an independent investigation of the opal towers has confirmed that issues with construction and structural design of the building was non compliant with national codes and standards. Which in turn led to the damage that was observed in the building. The report was released by the NSW government and … Continue reading An urge for a Royal Commission hearing into the residential construction industry.

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