That one time in Cambodia: Upcycling plastic with Engineers Without Borders

Cadet Engineer and Dream Big Scholarship recipient with Calibre Consulting, Adele Faraone recaps her experience this summer participating in the Engineers Without Borders Design Summit in Cambodia. Her team worked closely with Wat Village to propose a waste management and upcycling education program to help the community improve their waste management practices.

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Technical Paper: Rio Tinto Cape Lambert Trip Service Facility Project

Rio Tinto Iron Ore engaged Calibre’s Projects division in a vital component of the Rail Capacity Enhancement Project; the creation of a Trip Service Facility (TSF) located at Cape Lambert in Western Australia. The team successfully delivered the complex engineering and design behind the TSF, which enabled expansion to 360 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) transported by train from port to mine.

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Development Cost Benchmark Report

Providing engineering design and superintendency services for in excess of 10,000 lots every year means that Calibre Consulting have access to a lot of data relating to construction costs. It occurred to us that this data would be useful in benchmarking the civil costs per lot within and across the various states.

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Case Study: Buller District Council

Buller District Council asked Calibre Consulting to direct and update the asset management plans for its community assets including cemeteries, civic amenities, parks and reserves and community facilities including libraries, theatres and halls, swimming pools and commercial property holdings.

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What are you doing to improve gender diversity?

As a father with two ambitious 20-plus-year-old daughters, gender equality is a subject close to my heart. I’ve seen and counselled them through a range of challenges – many based purely on their gender.

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Are we engineering gender inequality?

When I first chose to study engineering I knew that there was a shortage of women in the industry. Did I understand at the time what that would mean at the pointy end of my career when I’d be juggling work, family and – dare I say it – ambition?

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What if islands were erased from our maps?

It’s a pretty scary thought. But is a reality for a number low lying islands across the globe. While many debate the possible effects of climate change and sea-level rise, the residents living on low-lying Pacific atolls are frightened by the realities they see on a daily basis.

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Are Our Assets Not Performing, Or Is It Us?

Just-In-Time, Run-to-Failure, Sweating the Asset, Deferring Expenditure. Hands up if you can relate! These terms are ugly for people who plan for the future, but we're using them in modern and brave asset management departments' around the country.

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