Recycled asphalt paves the way for ACT suburb project

Downer’s road surfacing material – Reconophalt – has been adopted for the Ginninderry project, to pave roads in Strathnairn, ACT.

Yellowstone National Park to be remapped by Montana State University

Researchers from Montana State University have started to update the geologic map of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.

Global construction output to receive 35 per cent increase by 2030

Oxford Economics has forecast that global construction activity will jump to US$5.8 trillion ($6.9 trillion) by 2030, despite recent impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recycled asphalt paves the way for ACT suburb project

Downer’s road surfacing material – Reconophalt – has been adopted for the Ginninderry project, to pave roads in Strathnairn, ACT.

Aligned approach covers collaboration, consultation

Since the development of radial tyre technology by Michelin in 1946, quarrying and construction tyres have been the technological “gems” that have been recognised as top performers in the market.

High-tech solutions in quarry design and stockpile management

Drill and blast companies are not where you would expect to find leading edge technology being used to help quarries manage pit design, measure stockpiles and resource volumes all while improving safety.

New loader swings into action but vintage warhorse keeps loading on

One of the largest shire councils in Tasmania has just bought a new Komatsu wheel loader – but has declined to trade its “old” one, which is 37 years’ young and still going strong.

Caterpillar releases Cat D9 Dozer

Caterpillar’s Cat D9 dozer has been launched as the successor to the earlier D9T model.

L-Series makes for lean, mean hauling machines

  The John Deere L-Series aggregate handler loader is built to be productive and easy to run.

Crushing spares supplier joins Amsted Global Solutions

Local mining and quarrying parts and equipment supplier Crushing Equipment has become part of the Amsted Global Solutions group.

WesTrac establishes technology training centre

WesTrac has opened an autonomous technology training centre that will deliver skills associated with the operation of autonomous equipment.
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Delivering predictive maintenance for exploratory drilling with ifm technology

Cortex Intelligent Systems, a company engaged in automated exploratory drilling, is using ifm technology to remotely control the drill rigs under extremely harsh working conditions, with the collaboration resulting in considerable cost-savings for Cortex’s customers.

Radar level transmitters lead the way

The use of VEGA's radar level transmitters has increased due to their ability to provide non-contact measurement.

Ambiguities identified in Queensland’s industrial manslaughter laws

A law expert has pointed out several ambiguities in language used in the Queensland Government’s new industrial manslaughter laws that will make the prosecution of senior officers for health and safety negligence in the quarrying and mining sectors problematic.

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Yellowstone National Park to be remapped by Montana State University

Researchers from Montana State University have started to update the geologic map of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.

DNA sequencing could find hidden mineral deposits

Analysing the DNA of soil microbes can be an effective mineral exploration technique, according to a study by Geoscience British Columbia.

‘Boomerang’ earthquake phenomenon confirmed by scientists

Researchers from Nature Geoscience have proven that boomerang earthquakes exist after recording one of the quakes under the Atlantic Ocean.

Abandoned quarry in Nigeria becomes tourist hotspot

An inactive quarry in Nigeria has become a local tourism destination that has featured a DJ stand, food vendors and a classical band of musicians.

Education

Sandvik upskills employees for the future

More than 20 Sandvik employees across Australia have signed up for a new vocational course to enhance their Industry 4.0 expertise.

A modified version of the Trust Equation

Mike Cameron has previously discussed the Trust Equation, and how it plays a significant role in building an organisational culture of belief and confidence. He applies his own variation of the equation to Australian working conditions.

Key account planning: Establishing the profile of an ‘ideal’ customer

Achieving new sales of your business product or service solutions requires care and finesse, especially in lean times. Mike Cameron explains what makes a ‘good’ customer and how producers can use that profile to achieve mutually beneficial ends.

Holcim announces job vacancy for NSW/ACT General Manager of Aggregates

Holcim is seeking a candidate with strong experience in the aggregates industry to fill a the critical role as General Manager for the aggregates division in NSW/ACT.

Quarries hit virtual classrooms amid COVID-19 lockdown

The Shelly Company has introduced a virtual quarry tour for primary school students in the United States as an alternative method to its hands-on quarry education program.

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