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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, pictured with Deborah Woodrup (Caterpillar) and Michael Benic (Hanson), happily posed for pictures.

News
Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

The IQA has hailed its 60th annual conference in Toowoomba as a great success that showcased the region’s infrastructure growth and utilised local support and talent. Read more »

Education
Why humans are the strongest link in the safety chain

The typical focus in safety is that the human is our weakest link. But humans are the strongest – naturally equipped to deal with risks dynamically, and with incredible risk skills. Lincoln Eldridge, who will present on safety behaviours, argues we just need to unleash that capability. Subscription required. Read more »
Roadways – whether asphalt or digital – can facilitate growth, health, knowledge and equality.

Tips & Advice
Roads - Paths to prosperity

If you build it, they will come ...These were the illustrious words on the wind that inspired an Iowa farmer in the 1989 blockbuster movie Field of Dreams to level corn and plant a baseball diamond for resurrected legends in its stead. But the words that brought back a Chicago White Sox team are not only good for a night of Totally 80s: Trivial Pursuit; they’re handy in the boardrooms of world economic development. Subscription required. Read more »
Operators should conduct inspection and maintenance methods on tracked earthmoving equipment at regular intervals.

Load & Haul
Tuned track tensions – How to dodge the damage

Maintaining the correct tension on your tracked earthmoving gear – including tracked-type tractors, dozers and excavators – can reduce wear and unnecessary downtime. It is even more critical when up to 50 per cent of lifetime repair costs can relate to the undercarriage. Subscription required. Read more »
The GT200DF features a quarry-spec, heavy-duty K200+ cone crusher design in a highly mobile package.

Case Studies
Crusher Excels In Hard Rock Trial

Hard Rock Quarries (HRQ), based in the Maryborough hinterland in central Queensland, is a small, family owned construction materials business. It has been operating since 2010 and took over the Maryborough quarry site from previous owners. Subscription required. Read more »
Commonly referred to as “drones”, UAVs are increasingly being phased out in favour of RPAS.

Case Studies
Reliable, Precise Aerial Surveys

There are many remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) options – from built in the backyard shed to futuristic space-craft titanium models, an array of cameras for high resolution photos to near-infrared and LIDAR, plus an ever-growing number of software solutions for processing, analysing and presenting the data.
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The XR40 XCentric Ripper is put through its paces at R&L Withers’ Wyangle Quarry in Tumut, NSW.

Case Studies
Less Convention, More Ripping

An economical alternative to drilling and blasting is being hailed for its productivity.
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The excavator and dozer range incorporates Komatsu’s iMC and other SmartConstruction tools.

Case Studies
Integrated Tech an end solution for project management

Komatsu Australia has launched its SmartConstruction concept in Australia and New Zealand – a significant step forward in construction industry technology that offers integrated product, service and support solutions across all phases of a project.

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For 30 years, laser-based measuring and mapping systems, such as the Quarryman Pro laser, have supported safety, efficiency and productivity in the quarrying industry.

Case Studies
Alliance creates opportunity to enhance blast practices

A consultancy to the quarrying industry has collaborated with a multinational engineering technologies group on a blast optimisation project that experimented with the latest laser profiling, 3D face visualisation and blast prediction software. Subscription required. Read more »
Work is a under way to build a completely new hub bridging the south city district Södermalm with Stockholm’s medieval Old Town.

Case Studies
Planned precision: Drilling and blasting in an urban centre

Drilling and blasting in the cramped confines of the centre of a capital city required a steady hand, perfect planning and agile equipment that could do its job accurately. Susanna Lindgren reports on how blasting was successfully conducted in a sensitive environment. Subscription required. Read more »
The HP3’s touch screen has simplified the adjustment of crusher parameters.

Case Studies
High tech investment boosts plant safety, efficiency

An Australian aggregates producer has worked closely with a global crushing supplier to revamp its ageing primary and tertiary plants. As David Leroy explains, both Metso and Boral encountered challenges in the installation of new for old. Subscription required. Read more »
Drill and blast specialists are currently one of Australia’s most sought after skills.

News
Report highlights Australia’s skills trends

Geologists, drill and blast specialists and metallurgists are three of the skills in hot demand this quarter, according to a new report by recruiting firm Hays. Read more »


 


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