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Recycling oven makes asbestos safe to reuse

Wolverhampton-based Thermal Recycling has opened what is claimed to be “the world’s first socially and environmentally responsible alternative to asbestos disposal”. It is claimed that the chemical and physical composition...

Zero-emission buses on trial in Victoria

As part of the Victorian Budget 2020/2021, the State Government will invest in new sustainable public transport options, including a trial of zero-emission buses which is set to start in...

NSW State Design Review panel

A panel of 100 leading design experts will be charged with improving the quality of the built environment across NSW. Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the...

Probuild sale blocked by Fed

Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) the South-African owned constructor has announced that the proposed sale of its Australian building arm Probuild has been blocked based on national security risks. The...

Trends that will influence the US construction sector in 2021

Several factors – some positive, some less so – are poised to shape the industry this year. Here’s some perspective to ring in the new year: “2020 bad, 2021 good.”...

All non-essential construction halted in Ireland

‘Non-essential’ construction sites to close in Ireland but exemptions including social housing projects near completion can continue There are a number of exemptions to the order. CABINET has agreed to...

As Dyldam takes on water, >$1bn in projects in doubt

Western Sydney and Brisbane apartment developer Dyldam is taking on water with reports that the company is struggling with debt as receivers repossess a number of development sites. Problems within...

LendLease to ban diesel from European sites by 2025

The target is set out in the company’s Roadmap to Absolute Zero Carbon, detailing how the business intends to achieve its environmental targets in Europe. Lendlease says it will be Net...

Report finds accelerated changes in infrastructure due to Covid-19

Changes in digitisation, local infrastructure use and service adaption have been key responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, a new report has found. The Infrastructure beyond COVID-19 report, comes from a...

Western Roads Upgrade In Doubt As Contractor Goes Under

The Vic Government Western Roads Upgrade Project is under a cloud as key subcontractor Civilink pulled the pin in August owing creditors over $13m. The head contractor, WBHO, has admitted that...

Digital twin of a 300-acre sports and entertainment development created

SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles has a digital twin – the first of its kind SoFi Stadium crossed the goal line in time for the 2020 NFL season, despite 49 workers...

Improving pedestrian safety

VR technology helps improve pedestrian safety In a new research project from the University of South Australia (UniSA), planned upgrades to roads and pedestrian areas will be simulated using virtual...