News bulletin 22 ->
News bulletin 22 -> 8 Jun 2021


From 1 July 2021, the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 (NSW) will come into force as will certain provisions of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW). Bartier Perry Lawyers offer a refresh on the key issues.

Multiplex has beaten Lendlease and BESIX Watpac to secure the contract to build the terminal for the new Nancy Bird-Walton / Western Sydney International Airport. The project is part of stage one main works ahead of first flights expected to start in 2026.

Australian-first technology developed at Monash University is expected to streamline productivity, safety and quality monitoring procedures on construction sites and in mining.

Suggestions that construction of the bridge across the Molonglo River in the ACT (pictured) has been delayed has been denied by the ACT Minister for Transport. He reportedly told the ACT Legislative Assembly last week that construction would start in mid-2023, a year later than planned.

Aurecon has published a case study on the Melbourne Metro tunnelling project and how they untangled the city’s complex heritage railway line. The company revealed it was involved in the original Melbourne Underground Rail Loop.

An 11-storey apartment building in Tokyo has been covered with 40 mm-thick concrete fins to create a random pattern of light and shade across its facades. The panels are made of hybrid prestressed concrete (HPC) that uses carbon cables instead of steel for reinforcement and polypropylene fibres.
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Image: artist’s impression of the future bridge across the Molonglo River in the ACT that will be a dual carriageway able to carry light rail. Source: ACT Government.