News bulletin 15: 18 Apr 2017
Adelaide Brighton has acquired Central Pre-Mix Concrete for more than $60 million. The purchase includes five concrete plants and a hard rock aggregate quarry that serve metropolitan Melbourne.
A new infrastructure agency being quietly set up in the PM’s department, to be funded in the upcoming federal budget, reportedly represents a major shift in thinking and will bring new capabilities typically seen in investment banking and strategic business advisory firms into the public sector.
Professor Marie Jackson, a specialist in Roman maritime concrete from the US has warned the UK that Roman-style concrete should be used to build Wales’ controversial Swansea sea wall project using volcanic ash.
An exhibition titled ‘Material #01: Concrete’ is open in the Brisbane CBD which explores the diversity and potential of concrete, incorporating architecture, design and art, and continues till June.
Aurecon was recently involved in an Engineers Australia panel discussing the latest research on the fast-approaching skills shortage “about to hit the Australian engineering profession”.
Image: Soli-Pompeiopolis Source: John Peter Oleson via City Lab.