Month: May 2012

Maritime and Transport

Rail

Update on the Regional Rail Link Project: Q&A with Metro Trains Melbourne

Metro Trains Melbourne will be presenting their case study, "Regional Rail Link Project Update" at RISSB's National Rail Turnouts Workshop next month. We had the chance to catch up with them last week and ask a few questions about the project and its impact on the communities involved. Here's a transcript of our Q&A with Metro…

29 May 2012, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

How do we prepare Australian airports for the future?

Intensifying urban encroachment, changes in aviation security requirements and the implementation of new technologies to enable a more seamless passenger journey: Modern airports are facing many challenges in their pursuit to operate their facilities efficiently and cost-effectively. Australian airports play a crucial role in ensuring the nation’s mobility and supporting regional economic growth. Increasing passenger…

23 May 2012, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Implementing change at the Port of Brisbane

The last few years have been eventful for the Port of Brisbane. The state government sold the infrastructure asset in 2010. The new ownership meant adjusting to new governance arrangements and the implementation of a transition program. At the same time the port had to deal with extreme climatic events. Peter Keyte, General Manager Port…

18 May 2012, by Informa Australia

Defence & Security

ADM Congress 2012 highlights + interviews!

The ADM Congress 2012 gathered senior Defence, National Security and Industry executives from all over the world to discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in global Defence. [youtube=http://youtu.be/ZCp3Mo-Do9k] This year included speakers from all sectors of Defence, including The Hon. Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Defence; Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, Minister for Defence Materiel;…

10 May 2012, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

AGIC Interview: Setting new standards in infrastructure sustainability

The Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) has recently launched its sustainability rating tool. I had the chance to speak to Rick Walters, AGIC’s Technical Director about the complexity of whole-of –lifecycle sustainability in infrastructure assets and the issues the industry is facing when it comes to implementing new sustainability standards. [youtube=http://youtu.be/n_c8zI5iKb4] Rick Walters will be…

10 May 2012, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

St Vincent’s Public Hospital on electronic medication management systems

We had the opportunity to speak to Silvia Fazekas, Clinical Information Systems Manager at St Vincent's Public Hospital prior to the upcoming Electronic Medication Management conference running on the 21 to 22 June 2012 in Melbourne. Below are the questions we asked: 1. St Vincent's have been using electronic medication management systems for some time…

9 May 2012, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Understanding the real costs to daily car trips

Australian cities are confronted with worsening traffic congestion – a trend that has significant negative economic effects. A recent Sydney study by Booz and CO has found that bus congestion between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the City alone is costing the state and commuters $13 million a year in lost revenue and wasted time.…

4 May 2012, by Informa Australia

Acute Healthcare

Emergency Department Management

The processes that take place in the Emergency Department are critical for any hospital. Reducing wait times and creating a positive experience are important indexes of patient satisfaction. Inefficient methods can result in lost revenues and poor community image, as well as concern over patient safety. The Emergency Department (ED) is often a patient’s first…

1 May 2012, by Informa Australia