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The IQA tour gathered delegates from all over Australia to visit numerous supplier factories, including CDE headquarters.

News
Centenary study tour provides new insights

Following a tour of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to mark the centenary anniversary of the Institute of Quarrying, IQA delegates have hailed the tour a “great success”. Read more >>
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The letterbox-like ERSS (centre) provides a significantly safer, more portable alternative in combating small fires on mobile crushing and screening plants.

Case Studies
“Smallest of quarries” devises innovative, award-winning solution

A small quarry operation run by a medium-sized Australian aggregate company has received one of the IQA’s highest honours after it devised an innovative solution to a critical safety dilemma. IQA member Daniel Reed discusses the evolution of the Emergency Response and Safety Station. Read more >>
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Darren Zanow (left) receives his certificate for the Alex Northover Award from AIQEF chairman David Cilento.

Education
Award recipient praised for outstanding leadership

A south-east Queensland family business operator greatly impressed his program facilitators before being nominated for the 2016 Alex Northover Award. Darren Zanow speaks about the benefits of undertaking further education and winning one of the IQA’s highest honours. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Some of the event speakers (l-r): Amanda Croker, Linda MacDonald, Wayne Scott, Leanne Parker, Megan Davis, Michelle Connelly and Paul Sutton.

News
Women in quarrying conference provides new insights

More than 85 women and men attended Brisbane’s Women in Quarrying (WIQ) conference, to promote and acknowledge women’s contributions to the aggregates industry. Read more >>
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IQA members will visit the historic Welsh Slate Quarry (pictured a century ago) in Penrhyn, Wales, this month.

News
IQA study tour marks 100th anniversary

To mark the centenary anniversary of the Institute of Quarrying, an IQA delegation has embarked on a 12-day study tour of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Read more >>
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The David Barro heavy construction materials fellowship enables individuals to enhance their skills through an international research program.

News
‘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.

Education
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.

Education
“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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

Education
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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