Managing regulatory and environmental challenges to extend quarry’s viability

 

A concrete and quarrying producer has successfully sought the assistance of a consultancy and engineering specialist on a variety of complex consent applications. Read more

NSW quarries and concrete health and safety seminar talks silica

 

The New South Wales divisions of the IQA and Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia held the recent Quarries & Concrete Health and Safety Seminar, headlined by the NSW Resources Regulator’s Garvin Burns and HeidelbergCement’s Klaus Hormann.

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3D printed concrete could be the future of construction

 

Engineers from Brunel University in London have embarked on a three-year project to develop 3D-printed interlocking building blocks using recycled building waste materials.

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Why should you get your scales calibrated regularly?

 

An OEM of weighing systems explains why having accurate scales on earthmoving and conveying plant and equipment is vital to an aggregates business, especially when meeting obligations under chain of responsibility.

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More reasons to improve air quality control: Golder

 

When it comes to air quality control, the onus is increasingly on the quarry rather than regulators to ensure best practice is met, according to two environmental experts.

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Passing on safety lessons – in the pit and on the water

 

Editor Damian Christie discusses the unlikely safety parallels in sailing and the quarrying industry. As on the high seas, operators across the sector should take extra care in keeping their sites safe and should pass on the lessons they learn to their peers across the industry. 

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A breath of fresh air with the right data

 

Clean air is one of the most basic and fundamental expectations for quality of life. As Roger Cudmore and Cameron S McNaughton discuss, regardless of where we live, we all want to be confident that the air we breathe isn’t going to harm our health, or the health of the living things in our environment.

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Sizing and gaining the most from your mining excavators and haulers

 

In the extractive industries, it is important to match excavators to your haul trucks to lower your total cost of ownership (TCO). If they are mismatched, you will be inefficient and burn extra fuel. If you can mitigate that, you will lower your operating costs over time and start realising higher profits as a result.

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