With research suggesting the global explosion of new road infrastructure is rife with economic, social and environmental dangers, Professor Bill Laurance from James Cook University says smarter infrastructure planning has a vital role to play.
The arrival of international retailers, including Amazon and Aldi, is a key factor underpinning a forecasted surge in construction activity, according to Master Builders Australia.
Building on its strong relationship with equipment supplier Wirtgen Group, Colas Australia selected a new, versatile Benninghoven mobile asphalt batch plant to help undertake works on a major Queensland project.
Tyre processing company Pearl Global has begun commissioning its first production plant to recycle tyres into valuable secondary products.
ARRB is hosting its first Hack-a-thon in April, focusing on the emergence of autonomous driving, connected roads and electric vehicles.