Despite the wondrous properties of rock, the construction contractor often considers its very presence an unwelcome complication, but there is a safe, fast and cost-effective solution.
Michel Virlogeux had a simple message for the Austroads Bridge conference: Bridge design is the realm of the engineer and should not be given to architects.
A brief overview of the winning projects from this year's Austroads Bridges Awards.
Sustainable bridges are durable bridges with long service life and low maintenance costs that minimise material consumption over the long term.
Nearing completion, the Phu My Bridge spans the Saigon River between Districts 7 and 2 in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. It is a 705 metre-long cable-stayed main bridge with a clear span of 380 metres.
As slips go the Turei Hill slip at Kawakawa Bay may not have been major league, but one year on and the skilful remedial work is still being carried out.
NZS 3910 was written specifically for the New Zealand construction industry and is well understood by the industry. This has resulted in fewer contractual arguments, particularly when the standard form is used.
To maintain the strength and value of your intellectual property, and so your market position, it is important to take a proactive attitude.
The Local Government Act dealing with the transitional process for Auckland governance, has important implications for those who currently, or intend to, contract with a local government organisation in the Auckland region.
Before the motor scraper there was the towed scraper – one of the first types of bulk earthmoving equipment to be invented.