It is no wonder then, that “Investment in major infrastructure projects was a significant theme of the 2012-13 Federal Budget,” reports Hawker Britton, a leading government lobbying firm. “Investment in these nationally significant projects is designed to expand Australia’s productive capacity, relieve congestion and improve road safety.”
In a world where the ground can spontaneously and violently shake, the wind can gust at hundreds of kilometres an hour, and waves can crash over the land with the power to destroy everything in their path, concrete can make the construction – and endurance – of record breaking skyscrapers, bridges, towers and statues possible.
Bowdens Group Australia is a professional services business that boasts 44 years in business. Having originally commenced as a surveying-only company, Bowdens’ expertise has expanded across the key areas of surveying, mobile mapping, civil engineering, planning, rail survey and water engineering.
It is natural as human beings to take things for granted. Some of the most important aspects of our day to day existence can become an afterthought, or simply not appreciated. For example, who builds our highways and roads? What about streetlamps and stop lights? Schindler Lifts provide us with another fundamental aspect of our everyday lives… elevators and escalators.
Have you ever strolled through a historical building and wondered why homes today lack the gorgeous, wideboard timber floors and rich, sold wood beams that older generations enjoyed? Chris Swadling, owner of Ironwood Australia, believes that wideboard flooring and quality timber shouldn’t be a thing of the past. His dedication to supplying “spectacular timber floors and feature timbers,” while simultaneously working to conserve and protect our nation’s forests, comes naturally.
In 2004, the CRC for Construction Innovation (CRC-CI) – now the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) – introduced its 2020 Construction Vision Report. The report is the result of the collection and analysis by the CRC-IC of direct industry input gathered through a series of workshops held between November 2003 and February 2004 in every Australian capital city.
In just a few weeks, Australia will become home to the tallest timber building on the planet. Forte, a residential apartment complex rising over 10 stories, will also be the first of its kind on the continent. Lend Lease, the company behind the innovative, environmentally friendly project, is constructing the 23 boutique apartments and four townhouses using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) to create a revolutionary tower with walls, floors, and ceilings made of solid wood.
Sitech Construction Systems is the authorised distributor of a range of construction technology products and services for Eastern Australia, distributing some of the most reliable and rugged construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor anywhere in the world.
The idea of a home made entirely out of old shipping containers might seem a bit odd to some, but there are many reasons why people love this type of dwelling. The standardised steel shells are structurally strong, stackable, and able to withstand nearly any type of abuse.
A sustainable community is one that is built or modified to maintain sustainable living, by catering to its inhabitants needs. These needs range from the availability of food, water, transportation and energy, to necessary materials, appropriate shelter and waste removal.