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News bulletin 4 -> 2 Feb 2021

Australian architects are invited to register their interest to design the new National Gallery of Victoria in a competition just been launched for the 30,000 m² building in Melbourne's Arts Precinct. The competition is focused on multidisciplinary design teams only and closes on 4 March 2021.

When thinking about 3D printing concrete, lobsters wouldn't normally come to mind but they did for RMIT researchers who were inspired by the natural strength of lobster shells to design special 3D printing patterns to improve durability and enable strength precisely directed and structural support where needed.

A survey has been released by Infrastructure Australia for those in organisation involved in planning, procurement, delivery and operation of infrastructure. The aim of the 10-minute survey is to support development of an industry-wide perspective on the current and desired future state of Australia's infrastructure industry.

The federal government has released the 5th round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) for $100 million of tourism-related infrastructure. Submissions close 5 March 2021.

Work on the Queens Wharf project in Brisbane is continuing with extended night works for another month for precast concrete installation and structural steel.

Together with Australian tech company Calix and a European consortium, HeidelbergCement is involved with development and scaling-up of the LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement) technology and will build the second phase demonstration installation for carbon capture at its Hanover plant in Germany.