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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Advancing Structural Vibration Technology

When wind, water, vehicles or earthquakes affect a structure such as a building or tower, the vibrations have the potential to make that structure unsafe.
Thursday, 27 April 2017

Why In-house Corporate Training is on the rise

Within any industry, organisations continually re-evaluate how they spend their training and development budgets to ensure they increase their return on investment and maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Monday, 16 January 2017

Engineers and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is starting to affect environments of all kinds. With home devices such as bathroom scales which upload data to monitoring tools to help you control your weight and refrigerators which keep track of inventory in your fridge and remind you of what you need to buy, there is a lot of excitement about the ways in which the Internet of Things (IOT) might change people’s homes.
Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Electrical safety saves lives

Over the eleven year period spanning January 2003 to December 2013, Safe Work Australia data indicates that 61 construction workers lost their lives due to contact with electricity – accounting for 15% of all construction worker fatalities during that period.
Thursday, 03 November 2016

Australia's shift towards solar energy

In years to come, solar power is set to become responsible for more of Australia’s energy than ever before. With a suitable climate and latitude that sees it sit in the top 10 countries for solar power capacity, Australia will soon be looking to fulfil this potential.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Is your project team integrated or siloed?

A consensus is emerging that high performance teams that achieve outstanding outcomes of enhanced sustainability can only do so with sponsor/supply chain integration. Figure 1 illustrates the difference in organisational structures, comparing traditional ‘siloed’ and integrated team approaches.
Thursday, 07 April 2016

Law as engineering

Law as Engineering, a recent publication by English legal academic Professor David Howarth of Cambridge University, documents a major change in legal philosophy within the last 10 years.
Tuesday, 05 April 2016

The myths of infrastructure sustainability

Engineers Australia (EA) Sustainability Policy states that its members “are committed to creating and delivering outcomes that will ensure the long-term survival of life on earth in a fair and equitable manner.” To uphold EA’s policy, there are many myths and misunderstandings regarding infrastructure sustainability that need to be challenged.
Monday, 28 December 2015

Key challenges facing pipeline engineers

The near completion of the 900-kilometre Ichthys liquefied natural gas pipeline to Darwin, along with completion of the Gorgon and Wheatstone pipelines, will see many engineers in the oil and gas industry move from construction to inspection and monitoring.
Thursday, 28 May 2015

Upgrading an inter-war beauty

The refurbishment of an iconic Sydney building has produced a fusion of the original heritage Beaux-Arts architecture with a modern steel and glass addition.