Archived News for Engineering Professionals - August, 2013
The Parramatta City Council has unveiled its big plan for a city-wide light rail service, mapping out a 31-stop route over thirty kilometres of track.
Wave-generated de-sal plumbs new levels of efficiency
A company in WA is looking to set a number of world-firsts with a project to build a wave-powered desalination plant.
Advanced RF tyres rolling out soon
A global tyre company is hoping a new technology will help drivers stay safe and informed about the wear and tear on their wheels.
Building blocks to print treasure from trash
A new study by an urban engineer in the US says that ever-increasing mounds of rubbish could be the building materials of tomorrow, using readily-available devices and techniques.
Engineers look to put poor year in the past
A major Australian engineering firm says it has been hit hard by a recent downturn in resource spending and abandoned construction operations.
Next-gen maps let traffic talk
A business group formed by a major mobile phone maker is using next-level mapping techniques to improve planning, road designs and driver safety in the future.
Rapid rail-link plan revived
With the upcoming election just over a week away all parties are pulling their biggest promissory punches, Kevin Rudd’s latest pledge is for the much-speculated high-speed rail network on the country’s east coast.
Rock flow study ripples through industry
An award has been given to a University of Queensland graduate for his ongoing contribution to mine planning and monitoring.
Tender for Melbourne-Adelaide upgrade
Tenders have been called for vital upgrades to a stretch of the Western Highway in Victoria.
Paving the way to green building future
A ground-breaking plant is being set up in Newcastle, the first site in the world to turn carbon emissions directly into bricks and pavers for construction.
Windows to offer 3D printing support
There are now dozens of home 3D printers that anyone can purchase and use, but building things at home is set to become even easier with the announcement that the next version of Windows will support the additive manufacturing revolution.
Real funding for facades
More funding has been awarded as part of the Newcastle Now initiative, money is being given out to businesses and building-owners to spruce up their facades.
Singapore signals for support
Singapore says it could do with some Australian assistance in the healthcare, infrastructure and education sectors, with plenty of opportunities to benefit.
Orange pipeline pushing forward
A massive project to droughtproof one of the biggest cities in New South Wales is moving ahead.
Industrial dust ousts high-tech engineers
A firm which engineers and manufactures equipment for the mining industry has been forced to leave the Hunter Valley region of NSW, pushed out by unrelenting dust pollution from a nearby mine.
Lattice linking strength, functionality
Engineering researchers have developed a new kind of building block which is both incredibly strong and small.
Milk plants add megalitres to supply
A contract has been awarded for two new plants to improve Australia’s eastern states’ dairy supply chain.
New device marries mine safety, productivity
Researchers at CSIRO are abuzz with the success of their new development; a tracker called WASP (or Wireless Ad hoc System for Positioning) designed for use in underground mines.
New Honda, Kia safety written in the stars
The latest crash tests for cars in Australia have been completed, with the Australasian New Car Safety Assessment Program giving rankings to the new offerings from Honda and Kia.
If these buildings could talk
Researchers at the University of Adelaide are working on a new technology which can ‘talk’ to large structures about their health and wellbeing.
NBN looks within to fix design, contractor woes
Reports say NBN Co has been hit by a multi-billion dollar blowout from mounting construction costs and contractors’ demands.