7 Advantages of Using Mini Diggers

7 Advantages of Using Mini Diggers When a lot of digging needs to be done, nothing is more perfect than a mini excavator. These mini excavators which are fondly referred to as mini diggers are truly versatile and having this equipment around will allow you to do a lot of construction work. There is a large demand for these smaller versions of excavators in urban areas where there is a need for lighter equipment due to tight quarters. These mini diggers can also have multiple attachments and they come in various bucket sizes which allow it to do a wide […]

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Australia’s Underground City

The South Australian town lies along a barren stretch of outback halfway between Adelaide and Alice Springs. Four thousand residents from 45 different countries have been drawn to the desolate settlement by a cache of precious opal lurking somewhere beneath the surface. These hidden gems are every bit as enticing – and elusive – as a pirate’s treasure from the pages of an old fashioned adventure novel.

Coober Pedy

Time is Money

Today it can sometimes seem as though everyone is a “project manager.” Can it really be that simple? “No,” is Greg Betros, Managing Director of GBA Projects Pty Ltd’s firm answer. “It really takes a long time to become a project manager.

GBA Projects

Building a Better Community

Greater Springfield, the largest planned city in Australia, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The vision of Maha Sinnathamby and the “brainchild” of Springfield Land Corporation, this ambitious project has successfully transformed an economically and socially depressed area into a vibrant centre for education, technology, and health.

Springfield Land Corporation

Constructing a Clear View to the Future

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.

2020 Vision

Taking Timber to New Heights

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.

Forté Apartments

Home Automation

Call it ‘domotics,’ and you are likely to receive a blank stare, but refer to it as ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation,’ and you will get a nod of acknowledgement. For the past few years, consumers have heard the word ‘smart’ attached to countless products and services, from food and drink to snacks like popcorn and mobile phones, which no one seems to refer to as a ‘cellphone’ anymore. Yet what, exactly, constitutes ‘smart’?

August 18, 2022, 8:45 PM AEST