Archive for January, 2020

Australian building codes don’t expect houses to be fire-proof – and that’s by design

Australian building codes don’t expect houses to be fire-proof – and that’s by design

14/01/20

Raymond William Loveridge, University of Technology Sydney | 14 January 2020 More than 2,000 homes have been destroyed in Australia since the start of the bushfire season. More will certainly be destroyed before the season ends in March. Could these houses have been built to better withstand fire? Quite probably. But that doesn’t necessarily mean […]

NSW funds billion dollar rebuild of bushfire affected communities

NSW funds billion dollar rebuild of bushfire affected communities

13/01/20

Vital infrastructure in bushfire affected communities such as roads, rail lines, bridges, schools, hospitals and communication facilities will be rebuilt with the help of $1 billion. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding will provide an immediate source of money to ensure key infrastructure is restored so communities can […]

Melbourne sees big build boost over summer

Melbourne sees big build boost over summer

07/01/20

Significant progress on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel at South Yarra has been made over the summer period, along with major road projects and tram upgrades. Construction crews will be working until the end of January to excavate the final section of the Metro Tunnel entrance and make room for the new track which will connect […]

Tunnelling breakthrough at Barangaroo Station

Tunnelling breakthrough at Barangaroo Station

07/01/20

Image: Sydney Metro The first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to begin excavating under the centre of Sydney has finished its journey and broken through at the future site of Barangaroo Station. TBM Nancy broke through a wall of sandstone after a 15 month excavation to deliver Sydney Metro’s newest railway tunnels. Nancy was first launched […]

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