News bulletin 36:
News bulletin 36: 8 Sep 2020

The Tasmanian Government has released two bridge tenders open: early contractor involvement for design and construct of new Bridgewater Bridge, and the Aspley Creek Bridge Replacement on the Tasman Highway. And the WA Government has announced there will be a new $50 million bridge built across the Swan River with tenders for the project to be released next year.

McConnell Dowell has appointed a new Managing Director of Built Environs, the vertical building arm operating across the Australia and New Zealand group. Other people moves at Standards Australia and Icon Construction can be read about here.

A lack of concrete paved airfields in the Pacific region has been highlighted by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute to support the new Indo-Pacific focus of Australia's Defence Force. NB: the article's author, David Millar, is not OUR David Millar.

The Professional Engineers Employment and Remuneration Report 2020/21 has been released by the Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA) and is free to download and covers a wide range of topics.

John Holland, Laing O'Rourke Construction, and CPB Contractors are all shortlisted to tender on the Botany Rail Duplication in Sydney. The tender for the Cabramatta Loop project will be released later this year.

Professor of Architecture, Philip Goad of the University of Melbourne looks back at past attempts to future-proof cities and how construction has been used to revitalise economies after crises.

France recently celebrated the 65th anniversary of the opening of its Nice to Turin in Italy road tunnel of reinforced concrete under Mont Blanc (pictured), which in 1965 was the longest in the world at 14 miles (22.5 km).

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