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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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Growing plants in aggregates is preferred to the hydroponic method because the aggregate helps to support the roots.

Geology
Grown in gravel

In the second feature of a series on environmentally friendly, sustainable aggregate applications, Bill Langer explains how plants can not only survive – but thrive – in gravel beds. 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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Example of faster shingle failure along a roof eave where more water is channelled and which accelerates the washing away of the asphalt, saturating the paper fibre of the shingles. Image courtesy: Dale Mahalko.

Geology
Really cool roofing!

In the second part of his new series of articles exploring environmentally friendly, sustainable aggregate applications, Bill Langer this month recommends you look no further than above your head! 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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A permeable paver demonstration, in Austin’s Ferry, Tasmania. Image courtesy: JJ Harrison.

Geology
Aggregate and the environment

Some fortuitous breakfast conversation, courtesy of his wife Pam, has Bill Langer now chomping at the bit (in horseracing parlance!) to vent about the benefits of aggregate for the environment … 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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The Gold Coast’s largest quarry will potentially be turned into a landfill site. Image courtesy: Gold Coast Bulletin.

News
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 >>
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The Aveling-Barford SY shuttle dumper, which Rock Products workers have nicknamed a ‘pie cart’.

Load & Haul
Keep on keeping on: in praise of old gear

While a number of well-loved, classic machines are stored or displayed around Australia and New Zealand today, there can’t be many quarries where they are still operated alongside modern equipment. Alan Titchall reports. Read more >>
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Just your average, common or garden, boring quarry pit … Bill Langer begs to differ!

Geology
Is your quarry an unappreciated geologic wonderland?

From the Škocjan Caves to the Mendenhall Glacier, from the Egerszalók Travertine to our very own Glass Mountains, Bill Langer has discussed some fascinating geological wonders in the past 12 months. Now he turns his attention to one last wonder – and it may actually be in your own backyard … Read more >>
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