Impact drill & blast feature

Upstream tech solves downstream wear and tear

 

How you drill and blast your aggregate can be vital to how it is processed and refined downstream. Steve Price, of Impact Drill & Blast, explains why a full rock-on-ground service can ensure an operation’s quarry products smoothly make the transition from the face to the gate. 

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new Terex SI Screen

Machines of best fit: OEM recommends vibrating screens

 

As the distinctive identities of many products in the crushing and screening sector give way to rationalisation over time, one OEM is staying dedicated to offering the aggregates industry the best of its screens and feeders – across five different brands. John Flynn explains. 

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Dry hired plant plays critical role in West Gate Project

 

The West Gate Tunnel Project is part of Victoria’s Big Build program and is designed to provide a viable second river crossing to take trucks out of Melbourne’s inner city residential zones.
A plant and equipment supplier to the project outlines the important role its inventory is making to this transformative public infrastructure development.

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CCAA: COVID-safe construction essential to Australia’s recovery

 

Ken Slattery, the chief executive officer of the peak body for Australia’s heavy construction materials industry, has warned in an opinion piece that the capacity for the industry to be an engine for the nation’s post-pandemic economic recovery is being hindered by snap lockdowns.

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Know Yourself: James Rowe – self-development and personal growth challenges

 

In this second chapter of a seven-part series on the characteristics of effective leadership, South Australian IQA member and Groundwork Plus director James Rowe recounts his experiences of developing leadership credentials in the quarrying industry, as told to mentor Mike Cameron.

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Research paper warns of the sociological impacts of sand extraction

 

There are new calls for the sustainability of global sand supplies as researchers take a holistic view of how humans use sand throughout the supply chain.

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Marnie Evans: Overseeing the logistics, complexity of Inland Rail

 

Australia has embarked upon one of its most ambitious rail infrastructure projects – and the program delivery is being guided by an engineer who once aspired to go into outer space. Marnie Evans explains to Damian Christie why the Inland Rail project is transforming Australia – and why she relishes her work on terra firma.

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