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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.

European Environment Agency publishes 2013 transport report

04 December, 2013

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released the 2013 edition of the annual 'Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM)', which presents a comprehensive analysis of transport's effect on the environment in the European Union.

Buru Energy and MWH Global announce water-management partnership

04 December, 2013

Buru Energy has established a strategic partnership with water consulting and engineering company MWH Global. The partnership will ensure best practices are implemented in managing water resources as part of Buru Energy's oil and gas exploration and development activities in the Canning Basin, WA.

Infrastructure leader calls for investment in resilience, not resistance

29 November, 2013

David Singleton, global planning leader for Arup and chairman of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, says the building and infrastructure sectors need to invest in resilience, not resistance.

New cost-estimation tool for construction industry

28 October, 2013

The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), launched today, will give the construction industry access to real-time cost data, leading to more precision in the pricing and scoping of major building and infrastructure projects.

RIB Software iTWOcx iPhone and iPad app

03 October, 2013

RIB Software, a provider of 5D end-to-end solutions for the construction and project-centric industries, has announced the availability of its iTWO Collaboration Exchange (iTWOcx) solution as an app for the iPhone and iPad.

Sell your unwanted building materials and help the environment

20 September, 2013

Western Sydney builder Neil Turrell has created an online marketplace that is changing the way in which Australians purchase, sell and dispose of unwanted building products. The BuildBITS app and online market allows people to sell excess building products that would typically be thrown in skip bins and contribute to landfill.

Xylem named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices once again

19 September, 2013

Global water technology company Xylem has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the second year in a row, in recognition of its ongoing sustainability initiatives.

What industrial customers want from the waste management industry

17 September, 2013

Business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has completed the study 'Voice of Customer' on the Australian industrial waste management industry. Its findings are based on in-depth interviews with a sample of environmental managers and directors, as well as operations managers at industrial companies across the country.

Report reveals the business case for green building

11 September, 2013

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has published The Business Case for Green Building - a comprehensive report into the economic worth of sustainable building.

Do sustainable suburbs create happy and healthy residents?

10 September, 2013

Researchers at the University of Canberra are investigating if sustainable suburbs that care for the environment are making people healthier and happier as well. Using the suburb of Crace as a case study, they will assess whether the design of suburbs can have long-term benefits for the health and wellbeing of their residents.

SKM and Jacobs engineering companies to merge

09 September, 2013

Sinclair Knight Mertz (SKM) and Jacobs Engineering announced today that they have signed an agreement to merge their companies, with Jacobs acquiring SKM. The SKM board of directors believes the merger proposal is in the best interests of SKM shareholders.

Social and environmental risks climb the corporate ladder

28 August, 2013

Proposed changes to the Governance Principles and Recommendations applicable to Australian listed companies have been welcomed by sustainability advisory firm Net Balance.

Enablon to help Orica achieve sustainability initiatives

28 August, 2013

Orica has selected sustainability software provider Enablon to manage its safety, health, environment, community (SHEC) and sustainability initiatives worldwide.

Reshaping office space for connectivity, flexibility and sustainability

21 August, 2013 by Lauren Davis

The traditional office space is being reshaped, with the intention of combating rising rental costs and providing employees with more flexibility all at the same time. The new style of workplace can be seen in the Sydney office of CBRE at 363 George Street, which is moving to a new way of working.

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