Tag: Construction

Education

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Raising funds for new campus buildings – implications for the masterplan

Using philanthropic investment to finance all or part of a new campus building is an approach that has long been used in the USA, the UK, and in Australian private schools. With the recent government freeze on commonwealth supported places (CSP), campus buildings are expected to appear more often on the fundraising agenda of Australian…

6 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

Infrastructure

Legal

Planning & Design

Raising Australian building standards – what needs to change?

Jurisdictions need a common language, more rigorous regulation and better oversight if they are to truly raise building standards in Australia, according to a Federal Government report by Bronwyn Weir and Peter Shergold. At present the lack of cohesion in how construction is regulated throughout the country makes for a frustrating system, in which practitioners…

10 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Infrastructure

Planning the delivery of schools in a changing world

The Greater Sydney Commission has forecast a 74% population growth in Sydney over the next forty years, driven by immigration policy and fertility rates. That equates to a population of 8 million Sydney-siders by 2056. Other states are also experiencing this phenomenom. How will the city landscape change to absorb this staggering increase? This is…

10 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Planning & Design

The link between pedagogy and the physical environment

Without doubt the key contribution an Architect or Designer can make to the classrooms of today and tomorrow is to form a link between pedagogy and the physical environment. Designing for the 21st Century is critical to student success and teacher well-being. Imagine a small group of students tasked with discussing and building a cardboard…

11 Oct 2016, by test test

Infrastructure

Managing and mitigating risk during the delivery phase of a PPP

The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the use of Public Private Partnerships. With the promise of budget certainty, project efficiency and appropriate risk transfer, Governments are increasingly reaching out to the Private sector for social and economic infrastructure projects. But alongside the numerous benefits, there are equivalent measures of risk…

29 Sep 2016, by test test

Infrastructure

Q&A with Dave Malone, Executive Director, Master Builders Australia

In the lead up to the highly anticipated 2nd Annual Building the Territory conference, Dave shares his views on the outlook for the building and construction industry in the NT, an insight into Master Builders’ pipeline over the next few years, and more importantly the reasons why the Territory is an enormous place of opportunity.…

15 Jul 2015, by test test

Infrastructure

Mining & Resources

16 takeaways from NT Resources Week 2014

NT Resources Week 2014 was held in late August with record participation from the 3 conferences (SEAAOC, Mining the Territory & Building the Territory), exhibition, and accompanying social functions across the the week. We take a look back at what was said about the resources and construction industries in Northern Australia and South East Asia. What…

8 Oct 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Drilling begins on QLD underground bus and train project

Geotechnical drilling investigations have begun on Queensland's $5 billion underground bus and train project, with work commencing beneath the Brisbane River. Premier Campbell Newman, who joined main roads minister Lawrence Springborg and lord mayor Graham Quirk at the Sea Lift 7 barge where the drill is located, said it is a significant milestone for the…

21 Jan 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Increasing freight capacity in the metropolitan corridor

As ARTC’s alliance partner in delivering the Metropolitan Freight Network (MFN) – Port Botany Rail Link (PBRL), Downer Infrastructure is responsible for the management of signaling, civil & track design, construction, testing and commissioning. Downer is adding to the already delivered rail infrastructure that formed Stage 1 of this project, which included a major yard…

19 Nov 2013, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Phil Mumford

With light rail stations starting to pop up across the Gold Coast and 75 per cent of the track already laid, it's not surprising that the CEO behind Queensland’s first light rail system is an extremely experienced leader of organisations and people and an exceptional problem solver with outstanding influencing skills. The award-winning $1.2 billion…

3 Oct 2013, by test test