We’ve reached a tipping point in the world of security technologies. Our industry is on the cusp of a great leap forward. Closed circuit television (CCTV) analytics is only one of the many technologies that provides us with enormous potential to broaden the scope for the use of CCTV that’s far beyond its traditional role as a security device.Read More
It’s a truism, but people need more than a roof over their heads. They need jobs, schools, healthcare, shops, exercise and social interaction. In short, people need communities. Weak communities are dependent communities, but strong ones make significant social and economic contributions. ‘Creating strong communities’ might sound like a great marketing line, but it is also a vital part of our economic future — and by extension, the future of the building industry.Read More
The promise was threefold: increase housing supply, provide a greater range of housing options, and to offer more affordable housing packages.. three years on, has the package delivered?Read More
I wish I could predict house prices as well as I could predict fights about who pays for Infrastructure
Twelve months ago I thought we would see the emergence of Value Capture from the shadows of infrastructure funding models, based on a “lively” conversation I had with Malcolm and Barnaby when they visited central Queensland in April 2016. Nowadays you can’t pick up a paper without getting a lesson on beneficiary pays versus user pays.Read More
The draft of the South East Queensland Regional Plan predicts an extra 2 million people living in the region within the next 25 years and an additional 900,000 dwellings, now is the ideal time to recalibrate water and waste water standards.Read More
Imagine being stuck in traffic for 40 minutes every morning during rush hour. But that you could use that time productively? Start work early, or even take a nap? Traffic Engineer, Shirley Kong, discusses the benefits of driverless cars and some of the pragmatic and economic considerations that must be made before this exciting technology can fully be implemented.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Pragmatic and cost-effective solutions can address rising sea levels across the Pacific – if action is taken now. Over the last 100 years, sea levels have risen 200-250mm globally. Satellite data over the past 30 years shows that after a slow start, the rate of sea level rise is accelerating.Read More
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