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AfPA paves way for upskilling industry with launch of Be Bitumen Safe

The Australian Flexible Pavement Association (AfPA) has launched the first phase of its industry skills card, which will strengthen the safety, knowledge and expertise of the workforce. Called Be Bitumen Safe, the first phase comprises pre-requisite training, following on to units taken from the Certificate III Bituminous Surfacing qualification. It provides instruction on safety [...]

$13.5m boost to NZ’s world-recognised EV charging research

Technology to wirelessly power heavy commercial vehicles quickly and on the move will be the game changer for switching freight fleets to electricity. Research by the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering into developing vehicle-side and in-road charging technology needed to meet this challenge has been awarded $13.5m by the Ministry of Business and Innovation [...]

Transport for NSW launch AI data mining project to rate roads for safety and lower death toll

In a world where people are embracing domestic road trips due to the impact of the pandemic, a recently launched initiative in NSW aims to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make our road travel safer. Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has established a timely project using cutting-edge AI to convert raw data from our roads into [...]

Discover the secret to the perfectly engineered graduate

Engineering HR managers are the glue that holds a firm together. You’re keeping your team strong and resilient - but you’re always working under pressure and being pulled in several directions. That’s especially true when you’re developing a graduate program. You’re being pulled by your manager’s demands for competent graduate engineers who can hit [...]

New landmark roof will transform Sydney’s Central Station

The new 2,240m2 span vaulted roof at Sydney’s Central Station was recently revealed to the public for the first time, as installation got underway as part of the city’s new Sydney Metro. The roof rises to 16m above the northern concourse becoming a landmark covered public space which will be the centre-piece of the [...]

TCA type-approves Right Weigh OBM system

Transport Certification Australia recently announced that Right Weigh has obtained type-approval of an on-board mass (OBM) system. Right Weigh is a supplier of OBM systems for the transport industry. Based in the United States, Right Weigh supplies its OBM systems to the Australian market through local distributor Smart Truck Solutions. The Right Weigh Exterior [...]

Federal funding secured for extension of Amy Gillett Bikeway in Adelaide Hills

Stage Four completion of the popular Amy Gillett Bikeway in the Adelaide Hills has been given the green light after $2.6M in funding was announced recently. Funding was secured through the hard work of Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and South Australian Senator Stirling Griff and will allow the Bikeway to continue from Mount [...]

New online asset management course to kick off in 2021

Enrolment is now open for Australia’s only online, industry designed qualification course in asset management. The Graduate Certificate in Asset Management is being offered from Semester 1, 2021, by the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE), the Australian road industry’s not-for-profit provider of accredited training. The comprehensive course is aimed at both aspiring asset [...]

Camera monitoring significantly improves safety of HGV driving

A new study from the UK has shown HGV drivers drive much more safely when there are cameras in their cabs monitoring their behaviour. Computer scientists and driving psychologists from the University of Nottingham analysed data collected before and after the installation of unobtrusive cameras in the cabs of Heavy Good Vehicles (HGV) and [...]

Sydney Metro Northwest Stations claim top engineering award

The Sydney Metro Northwest Stations project by Mott MacDonald, SMEC and KBR has been announced as Sydney’s top Engineering Excellence Award winner and Sir William Hudson Award finalist. The state-of-the-art metro line, with its fully automated trains and improved safety features, enhances the capacity of people to commute between different areas of the city, [...]

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