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Jul 23, 2021
Holcim steps up with 3D printing innovation

Holcim steps up with 3D printing innovation

A first-of-its-kind 3D concrete printed bridge has opened in Venice after a collaboration that included Holcim’s 3D Concrete Printing research team. Named Striatus, the footbridge holds together through compression with no reinforcements, applying computational design and 3D printing for minimal material use and maximum strength. Striatus is made possible by a specific, custom-made ink from&...

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Jul 20, 2021
Contractors fight Queensland project rules

Contractors fight Queensland project rules

The Queensland Major Contractors Association has railed against the State’s use of Best Practice Industry Conditions in a submission to a new federal inquiry on procurement. The group has also used its written submission to outline the need for more collaborative contracting. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities is tasked with inqu...

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Jul 19, 2021
Tenders out for major boat ramp build

Tenders out for major boat ramp build

Tenders for the new $17 million Yorkeys Knob Boat Ramp have been released, with Transport and Main Roads (TMR) set to award construction contracts in coming months. Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said this meant shovels were closer to getting into the ground for Cairns boaties after years of planning and consultation. “This project… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members...

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Jul 19, 2021
Panels airlifted to complete Black Weir repairs

Panels airlifted to complete Black Weir repairs

Works on Black Weir in Townsville to repair damage sustained during the 2019 monsoon floods have been completed, with large concrete panels recently airlifted onto the weir as part of the complex project. Townsville City Council contracted local business CivilPlus Constructions to undertake the $150,000 repair project, which was funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery… This ...

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Jul 09, 2021
Environment impact the next step on the Big Rocks Weir decision

Environment impact the next step on the Big Rocks Weir decision

The $60 million Big Rocks Weir project is a step closer with the release of the terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement. Big Rocks Weir is one of three water infrastructure projects in the broader Burdekin Catchment currently undergoing full EIS assessment processes as coordinated projects. Two others are the proposed raising… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Jul 07, 2021
New Cat M320 Wheeled Excavator

New Cat M320 Wheeled Excavator

The new Cat® M320 wheeled excavator optimizes performance and efficiency at the job site with up to nine percent more swing torque than the Cat M320F to get work done faster.  Its longer wheelbase increases operating stability and improves machine ride when roading to the next jobsite at speeds reaching 35 km/h (21.7 mph).  From dirt… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members ...

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Jul 05, 2021
No-pay, no-play rule invoked as watchdog bares its teeth

No-pay, no-play rule invoked as watchdog bares its teeth

The state’s building industry watchdog has posted a big, ‘you’re not welcome’ to operators who’re not meeting standards. One hundred and twenty-nine [129] building trade licensees have been hit with conditions preventing them from providing tenders or quotes, or doing new work until they provide their financial information to the State’s building industry watchdog.  They… This content ...

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Jun 30, 2021
Rockhampton’s last timber bridge gets a concrete upgrade

Rockhampton’s last timber bridge gets a concrete upgrade

It’s the end of an era with the last timber road bridge in the Rockhampton region upgraded to a concrete structure, thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program. It was great to see such an achievement as a result of Round 4 funding from the program said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Jun 26, 2021
Supporting role a specialty for Big River

Supporting role a specialty for Big River

Australian timber and building supplier Big River Group has been among the businesses playing a part in the $514.3 million Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade on the Bruce Highway. Due for completion in late 2021, the project includes the replacement of three bridges for wider, higher-level bridges, the construction of two new bridges and two highway… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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