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It’s a green machine

An electric powered ring crane that can generate it’s own electricity has been designed and built by Belgian lifting specialists Sarens. The Sarens SGC-90, nicknamed The Little Celeste, might be the...

What’s better than walking on the water …..

Walking through it. A revolutionary jack-up barge is helping to build a sea wall in Devon in the UK.  The WaveWalker jack-up barge is an eight-legged device with hydraulic jacks...

The Missing Team Role

There is usually one role missing from any Organisation Chart, particularly so in the construction industry, because it’s never properly designated in the way specific roles such as Project Manager,...

Grocon hits the wall

Iconic developer Grocon has announced that it is entering administration. Following weeks of media speculation, the company attributes its decision to a stoush with Infrastructure NSW over its planned development...

ACTU: Mental Health Equal to Physical Safety

The Age today reports that the Australian Council of Trade Unions has identified Mental Health as a key priority on the back of the Productivity Commission report on mental health....

Cash back incentives firing up renewable energy in Scotland

Homeowners in Scotland will be able to apply for 75% cash back  (up to £7,500) for a renewable heating system, and 40% cash back (up to £6,000) for energy efficient...

Robots are hitting the roof!

The Jaibot, by Hilti, is designed to assist tradespeople in physically demanding, repetitive installation tasks such as drilling numerous holes in ceilings. “We looked at which routine work on the...

Building roads out of ocean waste

How a school assembly led to an invention with the potential to solve the problem of waste plastics. Watching his 8 year-old daughter’s grade making a report to parents on...

$3.3bn plan for Industrial Park

MAB Corporation has unveiled its plans for the area surrounding Melbourne’s second airport Avalon (near Geelong). The site, 255-275 Avalon Road, covers 780 hectares and needs to be rezoned from...

ETU Apprentice of the year: Hannah Watts

ETU Apprentice of the Year stands out in a line-up of strong tradeswomen 17 November 2020 Hannah Watts has been crowned the 2020 ETU Apprentice of the Year, in an...