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Engineering

Jan 28, 2021
New tech squeezes better results from concrete mix

New tech squeezes better results from concrete mix

Researchers from RMIT say they have developed a new method for casting prefabricated concrete products incorporating recycled waste that results in material up to 35 per cent stronger than traditional concrete. Professor Yufei Wu from the School of Engineering led the development of the Rubberised Concrete Processing Technology (RCP-Tech) and said it offered an efficient and… ...

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Dec 10, 2020
Engineering scholarship honours AECOM manager

Engineering scholarship honours AECOM manager

CQUniversity has partnered with infrastructure consulting firm AECOM to launch a scholarship in memory of former AECOM Central Queensland manager Warren ‘Wazza’ Williams. The Warren Williams Memorial Scholarship recognises his outstanding contribution to the engineering profession and the Central Queensland region. The scholarship is available to CQU students studying a Bachelor of Eng...

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Nov 03, 2020
Townsville stadium work a winner for Arup

Townsville stadium work a winner for Arup

Arup’s work on Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium has seen it receive the Gold Award for design innovation at the Consult Australia 2020 Awards for Excellence. It was among six awards for the professional services group, which was named Large Firm of the Year for the third year in a row.  The Townsville stadium is… ...

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Sep 04, 2020
Sugar scholarship on offer for engineering students

Sugar scholarship on offer for engineering students

Applications open next month for a scholarship program offering engineering students a pathway into the sugar industry. The Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship enables undergraduate engineering students in their final two years of study to gain valuable experience during three paid placements in the sugar milling industry. The scholarship is sponsored by Sugar Research Institute (SRI)… ...

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Aug 07, 2020
DriveIT NQ Construction underway creating 50 jobs

DriveIT NQ Construction underway creating 50 jobs

Heavy machinery has moved in and work is underway on a long-awaited driver education and motorsport precinct for Townsville. Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said construction on Stage 1 of DriveIT NQ in Calcium was excellent news for the region. “This is much-needed construction activity supporting 50 jobs at a time when our community really needs them,”… ...

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Aug 07, 2020
Diverse works vying for engineering honours

Diverse works vying for engineering honours

The Haughton River floodplain highway upgrade project and Townsville’s new Queensland Country Bank Stadium are among the finalists for the 2020 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards. The AEEAs recognise projects that contribute to social and/or economic outcomes and represent excellence in engineering. Engineers Australia says a broad range of engineering disciplines and projects are repr...

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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have… ...

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Jul 14, 2020
AI system earns engineer his spot among top innovators

AI system earns engineer his spot among top innovators

Harnessing artificial intelligence to alert machinery operators when workers enter their blind spot has seen Presien founder Nathan Kirchner named among Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers. As Laing O’Rourke chief technical officer, Dr Kirchner (pictured above) led his team in developing Toolbox Spotter. The AI system sees objects, understands what they are and decides what actions… ...

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Jul 13, 2020
Do you know about BUGGS?

Do you know about BUGGS?

The Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society, or BBUGS, helps builds technical and collegiate capacity in the coal mining industry. Organisers describe it as a society where geotechnical engineers can share experience in a friendly environment. The group’s aims include , ‘mutual technical development, networking, expanding and sharing knowledge, special interest identification, spe...

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