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City of Palmerston ‘Makes the Switch’ across its lighting network with...

The City of Palmerston, located just outside Darwin in the Northern Territory, is the first council in Australia to make the switch to a...

How smart technologies are revolutionising car parks

Smart parking solutions are being integrated into cities to save drivers time and money make it easier for organisation to capture data

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IPWEA is here to help as national mandatory registration for engineers looms

Why Victorian engineers should prepare for a new reality: mandatory registration

IPWEA CEO David Jenkins: Nurturing existing talent could ease our skills shortage

Those of us involved in public works have known for quite some time that our sector is at risk of running out of skilled professionals, particularly asset managers.  In 2018, Local...

Getting the balance right: Port Pirie’s Director of Infrastructure, Kathryn Johnson

Mornings at Kathryn Johnson’s house in Port Pirie are hectic. The Director of Infrastructure at Port Pirie Regional Council has three sons aged 14,...

NATSPEC for a sustainable future: Q&A with Richard Choy

We recently sat down with Richard Choy, CEO at NATSPEC to find out more about the important projects NATSPEC are involved in, advocating for...

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Renewables and wildlife – a fine balancing act

The deadly impact of windfarms on bird and bat populations shows there are no easy solutions when it comes to developing sustainable energy. Under the...

Is the future nuclear? Why a maligned technology could be back...

Human activity is changing the earth’s climate. Since the end of the 19th century, the planet’s temperature has increased by at least 1º Celsius....

Learning from Fukushima: Eleven years after the disaster, are we still...

On March 11, 2011, the massive 9.0 Tōhoku earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, triggering a tsunami that killed more than 19,000 people. The...

Eyes in the sky: How drones are revolutionising the way we...

In the construction industry, drones are already used for aerial photography, surveying, inspections, and safety and security monitoring. And as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

How to better sort and reuse post-disaster waste

Around the world, natural disasters in the form of bushfires, earthquakes, storms, floods, cyclones and hurricanes cause billions of dollars of damage each year....

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