News bulletin 39:
News bulletin 39: 29 Sep 2020

RMIT University has developed and just published research on an eco-friendly zero-cement concrete that can withstand a corrosive acidic environment like that found in sewage pipes.

Melbourne Water has signed off on the design of a viewing platform for St Kilda Beach in Melbourne (pictured), which is replacing the 70 year-old Shakespeare Grove main drain outlet.

Charles Darwin University (CDU) has released a tender for the design of its $250 million Education and Community Precinct, a seven level 32,000 m² project in Darwin. CDU is also advertising for a principal design consultant and sub-consultants to progress the project through the design development and construction documentation phases.

Construction companies are now invited to submit their interest in building the $150 million Walkerston Bypass in Queensland. The 10.6 km project will link the Bruce and Peak Downs highways.

Law firm Holding Relich offers its 'Inside Track' on construction and infrastructure detailing a range of news across Australia including changes in industry codes and legal cases.

The Australian Government has doubled its funding commitment to the Wyangala and Dungowan Dam projects in NSW by providing an extra $283.5 million.

The world's biggest cement maker, LafargeHolcim, has promised to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by one fifth by the end of the decade and hopes to have the first net-zero cement production facility operating by 2030. In the US, the company is rebranding its portfolio of blended cements and SCMs and is calling on architects, engineers, contractors and ready-mix producers to adopt more sustainable products.