News bulletin-14:
News bulletin-14: 10 Apr 2018


Five major infrastructure projects for Dubbo have been allocated almost $200 million to improve connectivity for the city. These include a new Dubbo Bridge; two upgrades each for the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway; and L.H. Ford bridge improvements.

Multiplex has been appointed to construct the 200 metre-high 50-storey Quay Quarter Tower at 50 Bridge Street Sydney after more than five years of planning and approvals by AMP Capital.
 
Austroads is presenting a free live webinar and Q&A on 1 May on the use of geopolymer concrete in structural and non-structural applications. The webinar will outline the findings of a four-year project and a current update of its use, monitoring and specification by VicRoads over the past nine years. Presenters are Fred Andrews-Phaedonas and Dr Ahmad Shayan. Register for the live webinar or get the link to the recording.
 
A Technology Roadmap has been released as an update of the Cement Technology Roadmap 2009: Carbon Emissions Reductions up to 2050 by the Cement Sustainability Initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. It sets out a strategy for the sector to improve energy efficiency, switch less carbon intensive fuels, reduce clinker to cement ratio, and implement innovative technologies.

A tall, narrow concrete house perched on a cliff facing a sea lion reserve on Chile’s Coliumo Peninsula has been completed by architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshasen.

Nigeria plans to build concrete roads in the country “so that anytime we build a road, we do not have to go back to repair after the third raining season” and to provide easier travelling and connectivity across regions. The longest concrete road project is underway by AG-Dangote Construction Company with 22 km concrete pavement already completed.

Image: Illustration of how Quay Quarter Tower will look at Circular Quay. Source: Multiplex