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The runway at the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, near Toowoomba, has utilised low carbon geopolymer concrete.

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Zero carbon emission cement touted for local industry

A new report by a local climate change think tank has detailed how Australia could ‘wipe out’ emissions from cement within the next decade. Read more »
Stephen Raines (left) receives the IQA’s Excellence in Innovative Practice Award from Dale Cameron.

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Production rates on night shift driven by bright green thinking

Under the guidance of IQA member Stephen Raines, Hanson’s Kulnura Quarry has developed a solution to improving its loadout practices in dim light and at night. Raines discusses the impact a laser module has had on the quarry’s productivity and its implications for earthmoving equipment. Read more »
Young Members Network’ members take in MQG’s Nyora Quarry in South Gippsland, Victoria.

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Pit to product tour provides valuable networking opportunities

A recent event hosted by the IQA offered young quarry professionals a full pit to product sand tour, from extraction at a quarry to its use at two well known facilities. Read more »
A road base made from recycled tyres has recently been tested with promising results at the University of Melbourne.

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Rolling towards new road base

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have recently heralded the significance of a project that has created road base from recycled tyres. Read more »
The foam suppression system reduced dust emissions from the fixed plant through the secondaries to the stackers.

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Foam suppression system works its charms on mobile and fixed plant

Controlling dust emissions is a major issue for most sites. For Hutchison Quarries, it was critical for its mobile crushing plant in Glenn Innes, New South Wales and its fixed plant in Warwick, Queensland. The mobile and fixed crushing circuits had become dust hazards. Read more »
A request from Rindean Quarry’s operator to import 240,000 tonnes of fill has been denied. Image courtesy: The Daily Telegraph.

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Sand operator denied fill request

A quarry operator’s request to import around a quarter of a million tonnes of fill for a four-week construction project has been refused by a government planning panel. Read more »
Canadian researchers have developed spray-on, quake-resistant concrete. Image courtesy: UBC.

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‘Earthquake-resistant’ concrete developed

New spray-on cement may hold the key to earthquake-proofing existing buildings, researchers in Canada have proposed. Read more »
An approved extractive site is located 400m from the road, causing concern for residents.

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Community expresses road concerns over approved quarry

Two years after its application, a proposed shale quarry has been given the go ahead, despite numerous public consultations and objections from local residents. Read more »
The Gold Coast’s largest quarry will potentially be turned into a landfill site. Image courtesy: Gold Coast Bulletin.

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Gold Coast quarry to become landfill site

The Gold Coast’s largest quarry will potentially be turned into a privately operated landfill site after a development application was filed with the city council. Read more »
Project AME is the ‘world’s first’ 3D-printed excavator.

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‘First-ever’ 3D-printed excavator unveiled

A fully functional, full size 3D-printed excavator has made its debut at CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017 in Las Vegas. Read more »
Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 applies to the excavators, bulldozers, loaders and trucks used on quarry sites.

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Personnel urged to familiarise with changes to fire safety standards

Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment has recently been revised to promote improved fire safety. Read more »
The Capricorn Sandstone Quarries team at the awards ceremony.

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Sandstone quarry picks up business award

A family-owned quarry has picked up an award in its local community that it hopes will help it to expand into the local market. Read more »


 


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