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Harnessing Value, Delivering Infrastructure
Improving transport connectivity, and finding innovative ways to pay for transport infrastructure, is essential to the future development of Australia’s cities and regions. This report prescribes the solution to many of Australia’s current planning, financing and population problems. I look forward to its recommendations being accepted, and Australia returning to...
Malcolm Turnbull puts microscope on roads, rail in new infrastructure review
A CHANGE in the way drivers are taxed for new road projects and road maintenance will be part of a wide ranging review of the nation’s infrastructure set to be announced on Thursday.
Lessons learned from CrossRail UK: Utilising new technologies to help plan, design and develop a railway throughout the entire asset lifecycle
In this case study, Ross Dentten, Asset Information & Configuration Lead - AIAM Crossrail UK shares how his team is using data and visualisation to design a flexible railway, the impact this will have on prolonging the asset lifecycle in the long term and the lessons learned from the Crossrail...
WestConnex project: Design and Construction
The $16.8 billion WestConnex project will provide 33 kilometres of motorway connections from western Sydney to Sydney Airport and Port Botany, transforming urban travel and providing better connectivity between key employment hubs and local communities. In this presentation from Road and Rail 2016, Adrian Bull, Director Technical Services, Sydney Motorway...
Road and Rail 2017 Registration Form
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3 bridge sustainability designs you need to know
Embedding sustainability in bridge design is crucial for project teams, especially for meeting regulatory requirements and lifespan targets set by the client. In this article, Peter Boesch, Principal Manager – Bridges, at Cardno Limited, shares insight into how his team implemented sustainability techniques for three major refurbishment and re-build projects.
How a project alliance saved millions designing this rail overpass
In this case study, Jared Cooke, Strategic Projects Manager at SMEC, discusses how the GO Alliance collaborated strategically across procurement, mobilisation, target outturn cost (TOC) development and design, to create an innovative structure that would meet the safety needs of the community.
Digital engineering at AECOM - Using BIM for Linear Infrastructure
Firms like AECOM are investing in new ways to unlock the potential of BIM. Devon Middleditch, Associate Director, Digital Engineering Manager – Civil Infrastructure, played a significant part in how BIM technology was used to plan and design such concepts. Most recent are three major projects – two of which...
An inside look at the Inland Rail Programme : Solving Australia’s Freight Network Challenges through innovative design and developm
For the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), innovation in design and construction is essential to the $10 billion Inland Rail Project, which is projected to transform the way freight is moved around the eastern Australia. Set to be completed by the end of 2024, the 1,700km railway line will connect...
Transforming Vast Amounts Of Data Into Sustainable Decisions: An Asset Manager’s Road Map
In creating a framework to communicate professional opinion to decision makers, asset managers are faced with managing and analysing vast amounts of technical data, and consequently the challenge of communicating the analysis. In this presentation from Road and Rail 2017, Angela Hili, Project Manager, Transurban, explores: The effectiveness of a...
Tall Pier Design
In this presentation from Road and Rail 2016, John Hilton, Technical Director, Expertise Leader Bridges, Aurecon Group, explores the design of tall piers with reference to recent international bridge projects and current codes and specifications. Projects discussed include pier heights of up to 86m.
West Gate Bridge Maintenance and Operation Manual
The 2011 West Gate Bridge Strengthening Project warranted preparations of a complete overhaul of the operation and maintenance manual that incorporated new structural elements that were added as a result of the strengthening project, and allowed the manual to be updated for actions observed from the operation of the bridge...