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Energy & Utilities | Uncategorised

Overcoming gas turbine failure at Darling Downs Power Station – A case study

When you are Australia’s largest gas turbine combined cycle power station, with a nominal capacity of 630 MWs, station design errors don’t come cheap. In fact, research has shown that mean direct costs for design errors in construction projects amount to 6.85 percent of the contract value, with mean indirect costs sitting at 7.36 percent.…

24 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics | Uncategorised

Insights into Speno Rail Maintenance’s operational strategy

With commodity markets regaining momentum, improving supply chain efficiency is key to elevating national productivity. The Australian heavy haul industry - a world leader in innovation - is currently well-positioned to support the boom. But in the face of rising global demand, concerted efforts may soon be required to bolster operations and meet the many challenges…

18 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics | Uncategorised

Cyber security train control – lessons learned

From station, to track-side, to train, the internet of things (IoT) revolution is fast gaining momentum within rail. Applications such as smart ticketing, predictive maintenance, and real-time visibility are enabling a host of benefits, including improved passenger mobility, increased ridership and significantly reduced operational expenditure. However, with all the excitement that connected infrastructure brings to…

4 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Uncategorised

Higher Education for a cosmopolitan age of smart machines: the NYU experiment

The nature of work is changing. Algorithms are replacing intuition, the highest paid person’s opinion needs to be grounded in data, and digital decision-makers are outperforming real humans in an increasing number of sectors in the business world. What’s more, all of this is happening against a changing global backdrop. Neo-nationalism is competing with cosmopolitanism,…

3 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Uncategorised

Jemena CEO’s perspective on the national energy crisis

Last year’s inaugural AFR Energy Summit made a significant impact on the development of a national clean energy transition plan; hosting more than 300 of the sectors top policy-makers and industry leaders. This year, the Summit returns with an even sharper focus; and a view to uncovering the conditions needed for Australia to resolve its…

26 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Education | Uncategorised

STEM in defence – strategies for attracting and retaining talent

The Australian government's $89 billion national sovereign shipbuilding program is set to give the Australian job market a significant boost – with more than 5,000 workers soon needed to develop its fleet of new submarines, major surface combatants and offshore patrol vessels. But while increased job demand marks positive news for Australian citizens – and…

25 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Planning & Design | Uncategorised

Improving inmate rehabilitation with innovative design concepts

As the recidivism rates of Nordic nations continue to outshine Australia’s, the Prisons 2018 Conference explores the link between various architectural design concepts and improvements in inmate rehabilitation. Conference speaker, Kavan Applegate, is a Director at Guymer Bailey Architects and first turned his hand to prison architecture twenty years ago. Since then he has delivered…

22 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

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