News bulletin 6 ->
News bulletin 6 ->16 Feb 2021

Expressions of Interest for contractors to build Perth's new Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge across the Swan River are now open. The project will construct two bridge sections, with the shorter 140-metre section connecting the City of Perth to Heirisson Island and a longer 250-metre section completing the pedestrian and cycle pathway from the island into the Town of Victoria Park.

Also in Western Australia, Georgiou Group in an alliance with Main Roads WA, BG&E and Golder Associates has been awarded the Leach Hwy and Welshpool Rd Interchange project that includes construction of a new bridge taking Leach Hwy over Welshpool Rd, a roundabout at the current Leach Hwy and Welshpool Rd intersection, and construction of a shared path along Leach Hwy from Welshpool Rd to Orrong Rd.

Researchers from the University of Michigan in the have published an article on bendable concrete and other C0₂-infused cement mixes that could "dramatically cut global emissions" in the US version of The Conversation.

Meanwhile, Purdue University engineers have developed a new recipe for cement that can absorb CO₂ twice as fast as usual, and cement giants in Europe are turning to green hydrogen and carbon capture to curb emissions.

Austroads has released a new edition of Guide to Road Tunnels Part 2: Planning, Design and Commissioningfree to download - as there are more than 100 km of paved road tunnels in Australia and New Zealand.

The Australian Industry Group / Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index improved by a further 2.3 points to 57.6 in December 2020 and January 2021. This indicates four consecutive months of positive conditions and the strongest activity in nearly four years.