News bulletin 46:
News bulletin 46: 17 Nov 2020

A design competition for a new building - 624 sqm with a height limit of 20 m - for the University of Newcastle has been launched. The competition is open to teams with a practising architect and registrations close 2 December.  

Construction on the Rookwood Weir has moved a step closer with the Queensland Government signing up with the Federal Government to provide the funding. Around 200 construction jobs will be generated when the project gets going. 

Tenders are open for the upgrade works on a section of the Golden Highway in the Upper Hunter Valley in NSW that will include the 30-metre-long Mudies Creek Bridge build. Tenders close in January 2021, with work expected to commence next year and take around three years to complete.

Luna Lu, Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University in the US, has written an opinion piece about 'how smart concrete could pave the way for high-tech, cost-effective roads'.

The NSW Government has unveiled the design of the 13,000 sqm facility for Advanced Manufacturing Research at the centre of the future Western Sydney Aerotropolis. Plans for the Aerotropolis precinct are now open for consultation feedback until 18 December.

The free 2020 Crux Insight report on Engineering and Construction – A Regional Analysis in relation to overrunning costs and schedules on major projects has been released. 1100 projects across 88 countries including Australia have been analysed for the report which offers the lessons learned from claims and disputes.