Building and Construction

No room for slip-ups on slip joints as infrastructure future shocks pose challenges for building professionals

As urban consolidation concentrates transport infrastructure into closer proximity with social infrastructure and housing, so architects, engineers and builders are seeking to protect builders and occupants long-term against the impact of vibration, cracking and structural weakening. “Not only are the sort-term impacts of drilling, earthmoving, tunnelling and building presenting ongoing challenges, but also issues such …

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Winds of change blow strong for smart architectural revolving doors

Solving the wind tunnel effect in retail, hospitality and health facilities – as well as those affecting all the taller buildings in increasingly crowded cityscapes – is benefitting from a fresh look at an entrance inspiration more than 100 years old – the revolving door.  Architects internationally have known for a long time about the welcoming tranquility, energy efficiency, safety and sustainability benefits …

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Climate change drives new focus on hygienic tank protection

As Australia looks forward to the prospect of a wetter-than-usual summer in many parts of the country, many public utilities and private industries are preparing to harvest and safeguard water to safeguard against drier times in the future. “Open storage tanks are obviously one area of concern, inviting evaporation and airborne pollution of both a …

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What a fleet – Hydraulink veteran Jeff doubles down as civil engineering and job opportunity ramps up spectacularly at new Western Sydney Airport

Massed civil engineering equipment at the site of the new Western Sydney airport, where Hydraulink is working with Caterpillar to optimise service standards and uptime. Picture: Skyviewaerial The Australasian and international Hydraulink organisation is relishing an important role at the site of the new Western Sydney Airport in helping to maintain a fleet of civil …

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Global Boon Edam opens the green door to higher energy efficiency in Australasia

Boon Edam Tourniket ranges, one of the major ranges to which the green technologies apply The global architectural revolving door and security entrance specialist Boon Edam is introducing to Australasia new Green Feature packages to further optimise the high energy-saving performance of its major products. The company – which provides entrance technologies for dozens of …

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Red Stag still buzzing after ANZAC heart transplant maintains high production during multi-million upgrade

The Australasian Bonfiglioli industrial motors and drives team recently combined with New Zealand’s largest sawmiller, Red Stag Timber, to show true ANZAC spirit, keeping its old mill thriving while a new $NZ120 million super mill is built to serve major housing and manufacturing markets. Bonfiglioli designed and assembled a compact and powerful custom-engineered HDP 150 …

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