News bulletin 35:
News bulletin 35: 1 Sep 2020


Richard Crookes Constructions (RCC) and Waeger Constructions' bespoke precast column solution on the St Bede's project involves columns weighing 22 tonnes each, measuring 1650 long x 500 wide and ranging from 7-12m in height that don't need any temporary propping. Here's a time lapse video of the installation.

Adbri (formerly Adelaide Brighton) has posted a net profit of $29.1 million after tax for the first half of 2020 despite the Covid-19 crisis. Its Crisis Management Team meets regularly and has a range of measures in place that have enabled it to keep all sites operational.­

Design and construction geotech company Menard Oceania has appointed Doug Close as its new Bid and Project Manager in the recently opened office in Canterbury on New Zealand's South Island. And MO has designed a solution for stabilising the ground for the new Metro Sports Centre in Christchurch, due for completion in 2022.

Almost ­200 girders have been lifted into place over Oxley Creek in Queensland as part of the $400 million Ipswich Motorway upgrade. Weighing up to 22 tonnes each and measuring 25m in length, they will form two higher and wider bridges over the floodplain.

Sky News says a Westpac senior economist is predicting "quite a momentous release on Wednesday" in discussing the RBA and the GDP release and that recovery for the construction industry from any recession is going "to be very messy".

Monash University has appointed a new head of architecture from January 2021 as Naomi Stead concludes her three-year term in December.