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Tunnel boring in complex conditions – insights into Europe’s Brenner Base Tunnel project

The Brenner Base Tunnel is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and will be the centerpiece of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T Corridor from Helsinki to Valetta, Malta. Project operations are ongoing and progressing well, explains Karin Baeppler of Herrenknecht - the project’s TBM supplier - ahead of the Australian Tunnelling Conference. But at 64 kilometers…

2 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

What does your local park mean to you? Measuring the SROI of urban green spaces

High density urban development, coupled with rapid population growth, is creating a significant demand for Australia’s public green spaces, with parks, playing fields and nature reserves increasingly being relied upon as a back yard for high-rise residents and office workers. Through our own experience of using these spaces, many of us instinctively understand their importance and…

27 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure | Mining & Resources

The Priorities and Potentials for INPEX in Northern Australia

SEAAOC, Northern Australia’s largest and longest established petroleum conference returns next week for it’s 24th year. No other programme attracts such a high calibre of speaker and delegate attendance from across the entire oil and gas world, and 2019 will be no different. Speaking this year we have Roland Houareau,General Manager, Northern Territory at INPEX and…

26 Aug 2019, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Infrastructure

What you need to know about the renewal of the Defence estate

The Defence Estate is one of Australia’s largest real estate portfolios, supporting more than 100,000 personnel across the Australian Defence Organization. With many of its assets - bases, wharves, airfields, training and testing ranges - now considerably aged, developing and maintaining the estate was cited as a key priority of the 2016 Defence White Paper;…

20 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Infrastructure

Building a smart and liveable Sydney

Greater Sydney’s population is forecast to reach 8 million by 2056 and, proportionate with current population density and land use statistics, more than half of this growth will be concentrated to the west of Paramatta. Last year, in a bid to more evenly distribute access to jobs, housing and services across Greater Sydney, the NSW…

13 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Olympics – a catalyst for meeting regional infrastructure demands

A commitment to hosting the 2032 Olympic Games could galvanise enough momentum to fulfil South East Queensland’s existing infrastructure requirements and meet the future needs of the region’s growth, according to Scott Smith, CEO of the Council of Mayors, South East Queensland. Speaking to Informa ahead of the IAQ Queensland Infrastructure Summit, Mr. Smith said…

9 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Looking for ways to dramatically enhance rail in New Zealand?

Just ask the next generation of rail leaders for their innovative ideas The New Zealand Rail Pitching Competition was launched in 2017 to offer young professionals the opportunity to pitch their ideas to today’s rail leaders, raise their profile and be in the running to win a TranzAlpine journey of a lifetime. Along the way,…

20 May 2019, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure

PPP evolution – where to now?

Approaches to infrastructure procurement in Australia have evolved considerably over decades, giving rise to a suite of models. Public private partnerships (PPPs) have proven to be a particularly robust ‘species’, given their superior capacity to deliver projects on time and within budget, and ultimately generate value-for-money for the tax payer. However, the environment in which…

5 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Infrastructure

Managing acoustics in learning environments

Speaking and listening in learning environments is critical and the way classrooms are designed acoustically can have a profound influence on learning outcomes. This is particularly true among students from differing language backgrounds; and across the spectrum of disorders which may affect hearing, concentration or sensitivity to sound. Despite a growing national focus on inclusive…

15 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

PPP risk allocation – what constitutes best practice?

Effective risk allocation is key to the success of any public private partnership (PPP). Get it right and projects can attract a competitive pool of bidders, more efficiently negotiate contracts and reduce the likelihood of dispute during the concession period. Get it wrong and the opposite will occur. “Historically, there was a tendency for governments…

10 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic
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