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Engineering

May 26, 2020
Adani opens doors to engineering graduates

Adani opens doors to engineering graduates

Adani and the CQUniversity have launched a new engineering graduate program to build mining industry skills. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said the program would provide jobs for six graduates and preference would be given to Central Queensland and North Queensland residents. “I started my career as a mining engineer and have benefited… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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May 22, 2020
New twist on flexible building material

New twist on flexible building material

An emerging line of materials based on an organised intertwined or interlocked inner architecture has the potential to revolutionise the construction industry, according to researchers. A global research team headed by Monash University is leading the development of archimats. Archimats can be engineered to have superior strength, enhanced ductility, a high tolerance to damage, good… This c...

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May 15, 2020
Council’s pleas to prevent sewerage blockages

Council’s pleas to prevent sewerage blockages

A three tonne ‘ragberg’ has been pulled from Mackay City Council’s sewerage system. It’s prompted pleas from the council to flush only the three p’s: pee, poo and (toilet) paper. The solid waste material, dubbed a ‘ragberg’, was removed from the city’s No. 1 pump station at Sydney St this week. A total of 12… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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May 14, 2020
Green light for Olive Downs coking coal mine

Green light for Olive Downs coking coal mine

Pembroke Resources has received key federal approvals for its $1 billion Olive Downs coking coal project, south-east of Moranbah in Central Queensland. The final approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act pave the way for the granting of mining leases and the start of construction, the company says. It follows the grant of… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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Apr 30, 2020
Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure Minister Cameron Dick says it is full steam ahead for the Queensland Government’s infrastructure program, despite COVID-19. Mr Dick said also the government was working closely with the private sector to bring forward approvals and drive investment into major projects and development opportunities. “I have tasked Queensland’s Coordinator-General to work with key executives from̷...

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Apr 30, 2020
Shutdown calendar to give Gladstone suppliers an edge

Shutdown calendar to give Gladstone suppliers an edge

Gladstone industry leaders have launched a shutdown calendar to help supply chain businesses with planning. The Gladstone Industry Leadership Group and Gladstone Engineering Alliance initiative outlines planned maintenance outages over a 12-18-month period. It covers operations including Gladstone Ports Corporation, Rio Tinto Yarwun, Queensland Alumina Limited, Boyne Smelters Limited, Orica Yarwun...

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Apr 13, 2020
Engineered response to COVID-19

Engineered response to COVID-19

The message from the public sector engineering peak body to its members is get ready to get busy. Council engineers will be the front line of federal government investment in public works designed as a response to the COVID-19 crisis said Director Professional Services, Institute of Public Works Engineering Queensland (IPWEAQ), Craig Moss. The readiness call… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Apr 01, 2020
Engineers update from home

Engineers update from home

Queensland engineers are being encouraged to develop both ‘soft’ and technical skills from home. The Queensland branch of peak industry body the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEAQ) has launched new courses for their members in quarantine. The Learning Hub offers both technical and non-technical areas of study from today (April 1), for members… This content...

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Mar 04, 2020
Engineering minds throw new light on rubbish

Engineering minds throw new light on rubbish

Australia’s rubbish will be transformed into a key resource and generate new industries with the help of sustainable engineering, experts say. The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) is celebrating UNESCO’s World Engineering Day today by bringing together expertise from industry, universities, and the public sector to build the keys to turning waste streams… This content...

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