7 Construction Technology Innovations Making Tomorrow Better

7 Construction Technology Innovations

The Western world and Australia, in particular, is pretty damn slow at taking on innovation, particularly in the construction industry. In the 2018 Global Innovation Index, we’re No. 20. We could be higher. But to be fair, we are taking steps towards innovation in construction. 1. 3-D Printing  There are…

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CY O’Connor – The Man and the Myth


For those of you not aware, Charles Yelverton O’Connor (11 January 1843 – 10 March 1902) was an Irish engineer who is best known for his work in Western Australia, especially the construction of Fremantle Harbour, thought to be impossible, and the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme. You know the pipeline…

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The Cyclone Season is Here

Cyclone near on the west coast of Australia

November 1 is the official beginning of the cyclone season, and we should be prepared for what is a reality of life in some of our biggest mining regions. For the upcoming season, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is predicting; ~40% chance of an above average number of tropical cyclones in waters off…

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From Sponsor Child to Employee

Francis, Dave & Ann

I’m really proud to share my story of sponsor child Francis becoming my employee 26 years later… Watch the video, aired on Channel 10 Eyewitness News on 14th June, 2018: Listen to my radio interview with Paula Kruger on ABC Breakfast, 15th June 2018: And with Jenny Seaton on CurtinFM,…

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Dismantling the status quo

Dave Demonstrating altCONNECT

  Dave Meney, demonstrating the altCONNECT connection concept Source: (edited) The construction sector is among the worst performing in terms of productivity, according to a report undertaken by McKinsey & Company, which cited a failure to adapt to new technology as one contributing factor to the creation of a…

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