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Assessing operational risk for market value purposes

Assessing a quarry’s operational risk is a key aspect of determining the market value of the operating business or its geological resource as an asset. Chartered surveyors Shaun Barry and Darren Herdman explain. Read more »

Education
The NEG: is it a viable energy policy?

It’s the policy that figuratively ended the career of another Prime Minister. But what was the National Energy Guarantee? Dr Kerry Schott spoke to Damian Christie about what the NEG could mean for the extractive industry. Read more »
Adrian Hart, associate director, BIS Oxford Economics.

Education
Construction market trends: What does it mean for the quarrying, concrete and cement industries?

As eastern Australia enjoys an ‘infrastructure boom’, economist Adrian Hart discusses the capacity and capability challenges for the construction materials industry over the next five to 10 years. Read more »

Education
Shaping tomorrow: Robots, digital and virtual reality

Andrew Harris is an expert in disruptive innovation, with a keen interest in concepts such as the Internet of Things, robotics and automation, digital, augmented and virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. He discusses how these ideas will assist the construction materials industry. Read more »

Case Studies
Snowy 2.0: Transitioning to a decarbonised economy

Snowy 2.0 is a pumped hydro expansion of the iconic Snowy Hydro Scheme that could power up to 500,000 homes through a new network of tunnels and power stations. Snowy Hydro’s Gordon Wymer spoke to Quarry about the scheme ahead of his presentation at CMIC 18. Read more »
Boral chairman Kathryn Fagg is the keynote speaker.

Education
Kathryn Fagg: Time for courageous leadership

Ahead of her keynote address at CMIC 18, Boral’s chairman Kathryn Fagg spoke to Quarry about the challenges for the construction materials industry in a period of monumental change and disruption – and the need for courageous leadership in an ever-changing world. Read more »
Chris Riddell has always been interested in how humans are changing and adapting to high speed change.

Education
Tomorrow's world: What does the future hold?

Chris Riddell is a global futurist whose interests are in emerging trends in a hyper-connected world. In the run-up to CMIC 18, Chris discusses the benefits of technology in business practice and why construction materials companies should embrace the exciting opportunities ahead. Read more »
The area inside red lines by land survey, the outside red lines by aerial survey.

Case Studies
Surveying techniques on show at Gippsland quarries

There are many different techniques that a surveyor may use to provide spatial data solutions for quarries. Several different surveying methodologies were employed on a project at two quarry sites in Tyers, Victoria earlier this year. Erik Birzulis reports. Read more »
Gary Bashford at the site of an active volcano in Antarctica.

News
Gary Basford: Between two worlds

Gary Basford’s working life was almost equally divided between first the public service and then private enterprise. In doing so, Gary became a successful, respected representative of both spheres. Doug Prosser delves into the background of this Queensland Fellow. Read more »
In her youth, Miriam went on a safari to the Olduvai Gorge, which is recognised by some as the “cradle of civilisation”.

Case Studies
Miriam Watters: The Lass from Tanganyika

When Doug Prosser first approached Miriam Watters for an interview, her immediate reaction was surprise, peppered with modest protests that there were many others in the quarry industry more worthy and interesting. Yet, as Doug explains, Miriam is herself a woman with a very worldly story. Read more »
Sullair staff donated proceeds of their walk to Alzheimer's Australia.

News
Sullair staff walk 2900km for dementia research

Sullair Australia favoured fresh air over compressed air as the company embarked on a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation.  Read more »
WorkSafe has a series of sessions to help with OH&S issues.

News
On the road again with WorkSafe

WorkSafe’s annual roadshow begins soon with 19 metropolitan and country locations on the plan from 15 May to 19 June. Read more »
Space at Hillhead 2012 is now at a premium.

News
Hillhead 2012 filling fast

The world’s top quarrying exhibition is shaping up for a massive year, with 385 exhibitors having committed to Hillhead 2012. Read more »
Jim Playsted: “We don’t lack for an agenda!”

HR
Jim Playsted: The Master of Ceremonies

Although Jim Playsted’s career was in many ways determined by his willingness to learn from several industry leaders, there is also no doubting his tenacity, ambition to succeed and boundless energy. Doug Prosser tells Jim’s story. Read more »
With an on-board weighing system, there is the potential to reduce tyre damage.

Load & Haul
Best practice tyre management saves time and money

Replacing truck tyres is a major expense for quarry operations, so taking practical measures to prolong their useful life makes good sense. Read more »

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