The third expansion project at Hay Point, Queensland, is helping Australia approach a lofty target, though its development wasn’t without its challenges.
It's no surprise to construction professionals that cement and grout products shrink as they are curing and mixed with water. In a process similar to baking a cake, where the flour reacts with the water, there can be some expansion and shrinkage. Additionally, in both cases, you get volumetric change as air bubbles are formed […]
The BluCem LH60 is a deep pour engineered grout available as part of Bluey Technologies Pty Ltd's BluCem range. This particular product is able to be used as part of many applications and has played a major role in many civil construction projects across the country. As a result, BluCem LH60 is regarded as a […]
Given the fast-paced nature of today's tunnel construction, it is inevitable that all stakeholders will have to place greater focus on safety and quality. As budgets and time constraints take hold, project managers are forced to schedule everyone from road headers, tunnel waterproofers and concreters in the same small space at the same time. In […]
Auckland's Waterview Connection project continues to progress with the construction teams halfway through turning around 'Alice', the giant Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) brought in from China. In mid-February, the first stage of the tunneling project stopped for 10 weeks for the turnaround. After this point, the machine will be ready to complete the second – northbound […]
As Adelaide's population continues to grow, it's inevitable that pressure is going to mount on the city's road infrastructure. However, this isn't going to be at the expense of Adelaide's parklands, the government told media late last month. The current state government promised before the last election that it would extend the O-Bahn bus track […]