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The David Barro heavy construction materials fellowship enables individuals to enhance their skills through an international research program.

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‘Heavy construction’ fellowship to encourage innovation

Two leading construction companies have joined forces and launched the David Barro heavy construction materials fellowship. Read more >>
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Dannielle Weston enjoys the challenges of bringing earthmoving vehicles back to speed.

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From bank teller to diesel fitter

Rockhampton’s Dannielle Weston has become the face of large machinery apprentices, after swapping life as a Commonwealth Bank teller to become a diesel fitter. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Studying provides an opportunity for quarry professionals to network with other operators and learn from visits to worksites.

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“Never say never”: education is a “must” for industry professionals

Katrina Myers reflects on why education, training and professional development is important for all quarry professionals – even for the grizzled veteran who probably thinks he/she has seen it all! Subscription required. Read more >>
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Sixty per cent of NZ quarry supervisors have not updated their certificates of competence.

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Supervisors fail verbal safety exam

According to industry groups, 60 per cent of New Zealand quarry supervisors are failing an exam that certifies them to safely run a site. Read more >>
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More than 700 industry professionals attended CMIC16 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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Melbourne the focal point for innovation

CMIC16 – the sixth joint CCAA/IQA conference – could not have been more relevant at a time of political upheaval globally. As Damian Christie reports, while many of the innovations forecast could transform the construction materials industry, they also posed questions about their impact on the present and future extractive workforce. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The Chaco Canyon national monument once contained massive multi-storey Pueblos utilising stone and timber – but was abandoned after 300 years.

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Are you sustainably managing your resources?

Resource sustainability has been a continuous issue for mankind throughout time – and is just as relevant today. David Cilento explains why resource sustainability continues to be anongoing concern and why quarry operators must also take a lead in the public debate and conserve their own resources. Subscription required. Read more >>
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An example of leaders' orientation to time.

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Smart Quarrying: Living outside of time

In the final of a quarterly series of articles about the IQA’s Smart Quarrying program, Paul Sutton discusses the importance of mental time travel as a tool in the here and now to create and generate new ideas and innovations of the future. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The Industry Innovation Day was developed in direct response to CMIC14 feedback.

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Busy schedule for innovation day

Innovation will be under the spotlight as one of the two main themes of the CMIC16. Read more >>
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Figure 1.1: Strategy 'value chain.'

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Smart quarrying: Strategy where change has ‘changed’

In the third of a quarterly series of articles about the IQA’s Smart Quarrying program, Paul Sutton discusses the importance of organisational strategic thinking and foresight. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Rodney Kazem (centre) with the coveted samurai sword, presented by Trimble Loadrite’s Dale Cameron (left) and Simon Rush (right).

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Award winner searches for new ideas over the ‘ditch’

The winner of an IQA award that highlights ways of making operations more efficient recently undertook a study tour of New Zealand quarries. Rodney Kazem spoke to Lewis Dyson about how he has applied LEAN principles to quarrying and the insights he gained from his trip across the Tasman. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Site managers in NZ without current Certificates of Competency could be jobless by 31 December.

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Quarry jobs at risk over OHS requirements

Time is running out for a nation’s quarrying, mining and contracting site managers to meet new health and safety requirements, according to industry groups. Read more >>
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SkillsDMC’s report predicts more operations will be automated.

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Challenges to mining, quarrying identified

Australia’s quarrying sector and wider resources and infrastructure industry will face a number of challenges over the coming years, according to a new report. Read more >>
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