The Johari Window model: A feedback model of self-awareness

 

The Johari Window model is a psychological test that sets out to improve self-awareness and relations within a group – and between groups. Mike Cameron explains how it works – and how quarries could potentially implement it in their operations.

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Optimising concrete with recycled sand, aggregates

 

Virgin sand and aggregates have long been touted for their strength and quality over recycled aggregates. However, as Eunan Kelly explains, the quality and structural integrity of recycled sand and aggregates is now as good – if not better – than the originals. 

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Belt cleaning: just deal with it

 

Why expend any time or effort into cleaning the conveyor belt when it’s only going to become dirty again? As Bradley Owen of Kinder Australia explains, producers that pay close attention to the belt will be able to employ a range of belt cleaning solutions that are cost-effective and enhance the belt’s efficiency.

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Tackling planning challenges to bring new quarries to life

 

Paul Stewart and Garrett Hall argue the extractive industry will have to be more proactive and consultative in the planning of new quarries if it is to satisfactorily meet the conflicting demands of construction materials supply and environmental responsibility.

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Specialist construction products supplier introduces carbon removal technology for concrete

 

CE Construction Solutions has announced it will be distributing the CarbonCure carbon removal technology for Australia’s concrete producers.

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Brisbane company first to be convicted of industrial manslaughter

 

Workplace fatalities are tragic and devastating events. In order to reflect the seriousness of these incidents, some jurisdictions across Australia have amended their work health and safety laws to establish the offence of industrial manslaughter, where the negligent conduct by a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) or officers causes the death of a worker.

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