Tag: infrastructure

Infrastructure

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How will autonomous vehicles affect our cities?

Australia’s infrastructure sector is preparing itself for an onslaught of technological disruption as it strives to fulfill the Smart Cities Plan and improve the livability of major conurbations. The autonomous and electric vehicles market - set to be worth $87 billion by 2020 - is making a particular impact; and some estimates suggest that by…

16 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Global case studies in SMART infrastructure

The need for more efficient and livable cities in Australia has led to the birth of SMART infrastructure - the integration of infrastructure assets with enabling technologies and big data analytics. With the impending arrival of fifth-generation broadband (5G) and a proliferation of SMART technologies emerging, the opportunity for developing SMART infrastructure is increasing; and…

20 Apr 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

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Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Innovative approach for LRT and Tramway Management

Just one month to go until executives from across the light rail industry meet on the Gold Coast for the Australasian Railway Association’s Light Rail 2017 Conference and Exhibition. The Light Rail industry in Australia is continuing its renaissance. From the successful launch and now stage two development of Queensland’s Glink, to the ongoing CBD…

20 Jan 2017, by Niamh Horan

Infrastructure

Why Australia needs to embrace value capture

The weight and magnitude of modern day infrastructure projects is causing traditional funding models to buckle. With urban renewal and transport projects like WestConnex and the Metros now scaling tens of billions of dollars, it is clear that Australia needs to explore alternative, more equitable, methods of capital sourcing. Value Capture has long been used…

16 Jan 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

A new model for delivering value add in PPP design

Quantifying the value that design adds in a PPP project is no easy feat. Often the value doesn’t reveal itself until well into the life-cycle of the asset, when its ability to withstand demographic, environmental or technological changes is put to the test. Any upfront value may be completely eroded by factors like urbanization, disaggregation…

20 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

Building the Territory: 2016 and beyond

The 2016 Building the Territory Conference concluded successfully recently along with the collocated SEAOOC and the Mining the Territory Conferences, forming the 8th Annual NT Resources Week, which took place on 14th and 15th September at the Darwin Convention Centre. A recent change in government saw us welcome the newly appointed Minister The Hon. Michael…

28 Sep 2016, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Global Trends for Online Retail and the Increase in Supply Chain Automation

  We are delighted to have Apex Supply Chain Technologies come on board as Platinum Sponsor for our Online Retail Logistics Conference taking place at the Grace Hotel Sydney on the 28th and 29th of this month. We had the opportunity to discuss online retail, supply chain automation and Apex as a company with David…

1 Apr 2016, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

RISSB’s top priorities for 2016

The countdown is on for RISSB's Rail Safety Conference which is taking place in Adelaide on the 4th and 5th April. In preparation for the event we spent a few moments with RISSB's CEO Paul Daly and gained some insight into RISSB's priorities, what he sees as the next generation of standards and what some…

23 Mar 2016, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

An insight into Online Retail Logistics with Kim Winter

Online retail continues to boom in Australia with an estimated worth of $22.1 billion last year, an increase of 7% on the year before. Australians spent over $2.3 billion in purchases on the 2015 Boxing Day Sale – up 4% on last year’s figures*. With this growth also comes constant change. Suppliers are racing to keep…

8 Mar 2016, by Test Test