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Holcim smashes sustainable goals, sets sights on 2025

Holcim has furthered its sustainability goals to 2025 with a new strategy, following the accomplishment of “Strategy 2022” a whole year in advance.

Weigh screws a viable alternative to conventional weighing tools

Active Weighing Solutions (AWS) has taken decades’ worth of industry experience to perfect its weigh screw conveyors and feeders, assuring quarries of accurate materials handling.

Producer embraces an innovative and intuitive fleet

Thanks to a total fleet overhaul, a growing business in South Australia is better equipped to serve the quarrying, recycling, construction, and mining sectors.

Self-healing concrete no longer a pipe dream

A team from Purdue University in Indiana, United States has developed “smart concrete” to reduce repair works on roads while implementing condition monitoring.
Holcim, Striatus

Holcim smashes sustainable goals, sets sights on 2025

Holcim has furthered its sustainability goals to 2025 with a new strategy, following the accomplishment of “Strategy 2022” a whole year in advance.

Komatsu commits to future female workforce

Komatsu has set strong diversity targets for itself towards 2025 while creating a culture of inclusion to rival all else in the Australian construction industry.

Orica commits to clean collaboration in Queensland

Orica has signed a Statement of Cooperation with the Queensland government to endorse and collaborate on clean energy technology in the mining, quarrying, manufacturing and construction industries. 

Clean fill needed for Canberra Light Rail project

The ACT Government is now seeking 60,000 tonnes of clean fill for ­the next stage of the Canberra Light Rail project – two years after contractors trucked more than 70,000 tonnes of spoil over the border from the ACT into New South Wales.

Effective, friendlier solutions for dust suppression

A key supplier to the extractive industries in the prevention of airborne dust emissions from quarrying processes is undertaking a research project to determine the most effective solution with the least amount of effort for quarry producers.

Crushing pinnacle grows favour around Australia

The Metso Lokotrack LT120 tracked jaw crusher has been a mainstay of the Australian mobile crushing market. Tutt Bryant Equipment principal Paul Doran explains why.

Wagners shows off large scale Earth Friendly Concrete

Wagners’ Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) has been used in a big way by GPT Group at a new warehouse development in Wacol, Queensland.
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Power transmission turns heads at SKF


Wear resistant compound passes the test




Female quarry workers set in stone


IQA to review resilient year at AGM



Living in a material world: Silicone for the aluminium sector in WA

The value of a material can be determined by the breadth of its application. Materials such as silicone can have unlimited problem-solving benefits, depending on how it is engineered, says Sinisa Petkovic, key account executive for CBC Malaga.

Graphene strengthens roads, runways and other asphalt surfaces

First Graphene has developed a graphene-loaded carrier masterbatch to improve the strength of roads and asphalt surfaces, becoming the first to commercialise such a product.

Volvo unveils latest model in moves towards autonomous vehicles

Volvo has developed an autonomous electric wheel loader and a hauler, the latter tested in a Swiss Holcim limestone quarry.

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Stone tools discovered within former Roman enclave in Morocco

An analysis has been conducted on the stone tools recovered from a former outpost within the Roman Empire. The discovery highlights how ancient bakers and millers relied on the local geology to acquire the correct tools.

Lemont Quarry Workers mural restored in Chicago

After painting it nearly half a century ago, artist Caryl Yasko went back to the southwest of Chicago to restore her iconic mural Lemont Quarry Workers.

Origins of glass shards in the Chilean desert explained

A theory has now been proposed for how shards of glass first discovered a decade ago in a South American desert were formed.

Old quarry shares last hurrah before waters rise

A quarry in Virginia, United States, is weeks away from brimming with ground water to serve a nearby water treatment plant and the 17,000 people it serves.

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Hillhead 2022 begins ramping up with pre-registration campaign

Hillhead Quarry has opened registrations for its next event in June 2022 with a raft of household names to appear at the Derbyshire quarry in the United Kingdom.

Trust in your leadership

In the seventh chapter of a series on the characteristics of effective leadership, IQA President Shane Braddy discusses the challenges of being a manager and developing trust, honesty and rapport with workers and staff.

Safety first: Australian statistics on display by SWA

Safe Work Australia (SWA) has released its key work health and safety statistics for Australia in 2021 with fatalities halved since 2007 across all industries.

Plenary speakers relish the opportunity to re-engage at IQA2022

  The IQA has released some further details on three of the confirmed speakers for its annual conference in Newcastle, …

Giving Victorian approvals the Mitas touch

A sand quarry has been approved outside Ararat, Victoria, and a familiar face in Australian quarrying shared his learnings after a lengthy approvals process.  

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