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AWT joins Mott MacDonald Group

02 April, 2014

Technology and consulting company AWT has joined Mott MacDonald Group, a global management, engineering and sustainable development consultancy.

Emerson opens Melbourne manufacturing and repair facility

31 March, 2014

Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, has opened a manufacturing and service facility in Melbourne to serve the process industry in Australia and New Zealand.

Increase in building information modelling forecast for A/NZ

31 March, 2014

In partnership with software provider Autodesk, McGraw Hill Construction has released the SmartMarket report 'The Business Value of BIM [building information modelling] in Australia and New Zealand'.

Australian Ethical appoints head of ethics

28 March, 2014

Investment manager Australian Ethical has announced the appointment of Dr Stewart Palmer as its new head of ethics. Dr Palmer has recently championed business consulting, leadership and educational programs at the St James Ethics Centre, advising companies on the implementation of ethical frameworks within their business practices.

GECA seeks feedback for new ecolabelling standards

13 March, 2014

Good Environmental Choice Australia is seeking feedback from developers, manufacturers and infrastructure project teams on which additional standards it should develop to help projects earn points under the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia's IS rating scheme.

Cutting energy costs at Cummins

24 February, 2014

Cummins South Pacific signed up for an Energy Saver audit of the company's Wetherill Park facility aiming to reduce energy costs by 25%. The audit found ways to reduce costs by more than 50% and cut carbon emissions by nearly 300 tonnes per year.

China's fast-growing sustainability industries

13 February, 2014

IBISWorld has released a report showcasing China's fastest growing industries in recent years. Given the country's recent goal of energy conservation and independence, industries from the sustainability sector were strongly represented.

Two new appointments at Carbon Trade Exchange

12 February, 2014

Carbon Trade Exchange, an electronic carbon credit exchange platform, today announced the appointments of Peter Hawkes as chief general counsel and Mia Mather as operations manager, both effective immediately.

Draft standards on energy audits open for public comment

11 February, 2014

Standards Australia has announced the release of three draft standards on energy audits for public comment. The standards are designed to assist organisations when deciding on what type of audit to implement.

IChemE releases list of best inventions

06 February, 2014

A survey conducted by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has revealed what chemical engineers consider to be the most important chemically engineered inventions and solutions of the modern era.

ISCA conducting GHG abatement survey

06 February, 2014

pitt&sherry, on behalf of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), is conducting a survey regarding greenhouse gas emissions abatement opportunities in infrastructure, in relation to the Australian Government’s proposed Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).

The link between sustainable living and transport: a new paradigm in city design

05 February, 2014 by Alex Iljin, National Business Manager, Infrastructure Planning, MWH Global

Rapid urban development in our cities is creating new demands on transport infrastructure. Across Australia, our transport systems are under increasing pressure. Existing assets are ageing, costs to maintain and upgrade them have increased and there is a greater demand on infrastructure, in terms of both passenger and freight use. Essentially, increasing urbanisation is leading to constrained capacity and overuse of our transport networks.

Jacobs Engineering completes Sinclair Knight Merz merger transaction

16 December, 2013

Jacobs Engineering has completed its merger transaction with Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) - an agreement which was initially announced in September. Jacobs purchased SKM for approximately AU$1.3 billion in cash.

A review for the National Energy Efficient Building Project

10 December, 2013

Engineering consultancy pitt&sherry, in conjunction with Swinburne University, is working with key stakeholders from Australia's building industry to deliver recommendations for the National Energy Efficient Building Project (NEEBP) following a national review.

New national deputy president for Engineers Australia

06 December, 2013

Dr David Cruickshanks-Boyd has been elected as national deputy president of Engineers Australia for 2014 and will assume the position of national president in 2015.

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