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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Sacrifice is the key to work-life balance

When asking high achievers what the key to their success is, not many mention work-life balance. In fact many openly admit they are workaholics. The attitude of Hugh Tait thus makes him all the more unusual.
Friday, 05 June 2015

Procurement, PPPs and people management

Ineffective human resources management, including recruitment and retention, is a key cause of inefficiencies in the procurement of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Australia.
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.
Thursday, 21 May 2015

How the 'one team' approach to complex projects pays off

Close collaboration, good stakeholder communications, and involving clients and owners have been seen as critical factors in the successful completion of one of Victoria’s major freeway projects.
Saturday, 16 May 2015

Fixing Victoria's and Australia’s infrastructure

John Wilson says there's a real paradox when it comes to funding infrastructure projects.
Friday, 01 May 2015

Secrets of success: Q&A with an award-winning project manager

Steve Gibson’s success in managing his organisation’s biggest project to date can be put down to careful planning and risk mitigation – initiated well before construction contracts were even called, he says.
Saturday, 25 April 2015

Earth structures – Lessons from the Gladstone bund wall failure

Engineers involved in the investigation, design and construction of earthworks, especially where geosynthetic materials are involved, can learn from historical precedent – particularly when such structures have failed.
Thursday, 02 April 2015

Who’s responsible when a bridge falls down?

Rudolph Kotze had two graphic examples to demonstrate his point that monitoring the condition of bridges is a life and death issue.
Friday, 20 March 2015

Leading culture in engineering organisations

Often companies with a strong technical and engineering background find that it is those very strengths that can impede cultural change if not addressed properly from the start.
Friday, 13 March 2015

Dealing with change

Being able to deal with change is something that engineers must learn, according to Dr Robert Care, principal consulting engineer at Arup in Canberra. Here, he parts with some valuable leadership advice and tips on hot skills for engineers.