Virtual Fibre: A Game Changer in Connectivity

CCTV, public WiFi, mobile telephony and a wide variety of smart city infrastructure are all data hungry and getting hungrier. A key challenge for...

Why digital twins are going to revolutionise construction

With construction output set to grow 85 per cent over the next decade, innovation is desperately needed to lower carbon emissions and improve efficiency....

Australia ratifies the global Minamata Convention on Mercury

On 7 December 2021, Australia joined with 130 other countries by ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Mercury is regarded as one of the...

Minamata Convention: Big implications for local councils

We now have a better understanding of the risks associated with mercury – a heavy metal used extensively during the 20th century that can still...

IPWEA CEO David Jenkins: Automated asset tracking technology saving time and money

The emergence of new technologies is changing the face of asset management in construction – and further adoption is crucial for increased productivity.  Traditional methods of asset tracking are being...

Fleets lead the way on Electric Vehicle Adoption in Australia

Australia may be a world leader in many fields, but it trails the world in electric vehicle (EV) uptake. According to the Electric Vehicle Council, 6,900...

The Urgency of Controlling Light Pollution by Landon Bannister

Light pollution is defined as the inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light at night, and it is the fastest growing pollutant on the...

Opportunities and challenges for councils in the 5G roll-out

After a relatively slow start, the roll-out of 5G in Australia is gaining pace, with several major telecommunication companies competing to set up national...
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Refurbishing Memorial Pools with Modular Technology

Modular stainless-steel technology is helping local councils save time and money in refurbishing many memorial pools across Australia. Memorial swimming pools are the heart of...

The technology keeping track of assets to avoid loss and streamline fleets

Asset tracking has evolved rapidly in the past decade, in line with developing technologies that have underpinned the process. The use of GPS, radio-frequency identification...

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