News bulletin 10:
News bulletin 10: 10 Mar 2020

Probuild has released a completion case study on the 285 metre-high Aurora Melbourne Central project that comprised more than 42,557 cubic metres of concrete and 5703 tonnes of steel reinforcement within 630 concrete pours.

Pre-qualified contractors are invited to submit an EOI to deliver the next major upgrade to Queensland's Bruce Highway. The upgrade includes widening the highway from four to six lanes at Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163) and also includes the construction of 10 new three-lane bridges over five creeks. Two substantial contracts will be awarded to separate companies.

South Australia has announced will be spending $12.9 billion on roads, schools and hospitals infrastructure over the next four years that should create 80,000 construction jobs.

Multiplex has topped out the 37-level 1 Denison tower in North Sydney which is now the tallest building in the area. 2700 construction workers have been involved and it contains 36,400 cubic metres of concrete.

A new type of concrete that is made out of waste materials, can bend under load, and uses 36% less energy in production, has been developed by Swinburne researchers Dr Behzad Nematollahi (pictured) and Professor Jay Sanjayan.

During a recent visit to the piling works on the Smithfield Bypass project in Cairns, Queensland's TMR Minister announced that additional funding was available for the project which will now be expanded to include Skyrail Drive and four lanes along Western Arterial Road.