News bulletin 18 ->
News bulletin 18 -> 11 May 2021


Adbri expects growth in domestic cement demand to continue beyond the present residential construction boom indicating the government’s planned $10 billion infrastructure spend would ensure a medium-term increase in demand for cement.

The Australian Government has announced an overview of how much each state will receive of the $10 billion budget but has not yet released the allocation for Western Australia.

New Zealand occupies the top position in the latest Global Construction Risk Index, three notches ahead of Australia. Singapore, Taiwan and Sweden show notable shifts in their positions.

Institute Silver Member WSP has acquired Golder, a 60 year-old global consulting firm specialising in earth sciences and the environment. This is on the back of a recent Governance Institute of Australia roundtable that revealed Australian companies are embracing environment issues despite the Covid-19 fallout, with sustainability seen part of the solution to Australia’s current economic downturn.

Open channels that carry water can be built with a new cement formulation that acts as a passive photocatalytic water purifier, according to researchers at Rice University in the US.

A working group of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) is developing a publication on damages of precast concrete segmental linings with the intent to better understand damage that occurs during tunnel construction and operation.

Authorities in Mexico have vowed to hold a full investigation into the collapse of a metro overpass (pictured) in the country’s capital last week. There have been concerns about structural failures, design problems, construction standards and corruption since it was built in 2021.