News bulletin 15 ->
News bulletin 15 -> 20 Apr 2021


Plans have been lodged with the City of Sydney for development of the $2.5 billion Central Place Sydney project that will feature two towers of 35 and 37 levels, by Frasers Property and Dexus.

Institute Bronze Member from Victoria Westkon Precast Concrete has been commissioned to supply 450 precast beams (pictured) for the M80 Upgrade, Monash Freeway Upgrade, South Gippsland Highway Realignment, and the Mordialloc Freeway, according to the state’s Minister for Transport Infrastructure.

The first of four new bridges has been installed as part of major project reinstating the rail line between West Tamworth and Westdale in NSW.

NSW Bronze Member Northrop Consulting Engineers says if you’re a building engineer you should embrace the Living Building Challenge and disrupt conventional thinking in this article by Chris Buntine, the company’s Sustainability Group Manager.

New Zealand/Australian preconstruction service XLam revealed the appointment of engineer Adam Jones to assist with the company’s expansion plans.

And Andrew Loh has been appointed Director (Infrastructure) by project managers Donald Cant Watts Corke (DCWC) as an internal promotion. The company also has a discussion paper on prefab construction to read.

Laing O’Rourke has set new global sustainability targets to decarbonise its operations by 2030. The company is also aiming for equal numbers of women and men among its 5500 worldwide staff.

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a cement-free alternative that directly bonds sand particles together using a reaction between alcohol and a catalyst.

Image source: www.westkon.com.au