Boral implements drone technology for quarries

With social distancing rules and travel bans still prevalent across the country, Boral has deployed a distributed drone network to easily provide stockpile measurements across its Australian quarries.

Quarry incident prompts mental health conversation for industry

On 27 May, a man fatally shot three of his work colleagues at a quarry in Saint-Varent, 366km southwest of Paris, before attempting suicide.

Boral implements drone technology for quarries

With social distancing rules and travel bans still prevalent across the country, Boral has deployed a distributed drone network to easily provide stockpile measurements across its Australian quarries.

Construction index makes scant recovery but still in the red

The Australian Industry Group’s (Ai Group) Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) has revealed the nation’s construction industry continued to wear thin in May after bearing more damage from COVID-19.

Southern NSW gravel and sand supplier proposes expansion

A $5.1 million expansion of the Howlong Sand and Gravel Quarry in southern New South Wales has been proposed by Fraser Earthmoving Construction to substantially expand the quarry’s annual extraction rate from 30,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) to 330,000 tpa.

Victorian caves hide mountainous secret

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have found evidence that Australia’s mountains are still growing after studying stalactites inside the Buchan Caves in East Gippsland, Victoria.

Road construction emissions could be halved using current technology

An 8km stretch of road in Sweden has been closely analysed by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg to calculate how different factors in its construction impact carbon dioxide emissions.

Achieving precise accuracy with third party load scales

Over the past four years, Komatsu New Zealand’s product support and technical teams have been working with customers and suppliers to ensure Komatsu wheel loaders achieve high accuracy and consistent results when fitted with third party load scales.

Does long distance conveying equate to long-term savings benefits?

Conveyors have long been touted as an alternative to earthmoving vehicles for the cartage of aggregates on-site, particularly over long distances. However, what really are the pros and cons of long distance conveyors – in terms of finance, safety and the environment – and is bigger necessarily better?

Local manufacturing pays off with helical bevel gearmotor sales

Bonfiglioli’s agitating applications, which offer a whole suite of locally assembled solutions, have recently been taken up by numerous quarries in Australia and New Zealand.

Metso, Outotec make headway in merger completion

Metso and Outotec have announced a board of directors ahead of the two companies’ merger into a combined entity.
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Sensor solutions for difficult to access plants

VEGA is making its entire range of sensors compatible with smartphones and tablets to provide an ease of access towards remote operation on-site.

OEM launches portfolio of mobile solutions for small quarries, contractors

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Victorian caves hide mountainous secret

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have found evidence that Australia’s mountains are still growing after studying stalactites inside the Buchan Caves in East Gippsland, Victoria.

Geologists call for global archive of rock samples

Geologists around the world are pushing for a standardised approach towards sample archiving to improve knowledge about our planet’s ancient past.

Geoscientist jobs remain resilient despite COVID-19 hit

  Although recent unemployment rates for geoscientists have not been encouraging, the industry is being urged to retain them because …

Core samples confirm Murray River was once a giant lake

Three researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Newcastle have concluded Australia’s Murray-Darling river was a lake more than 5000 years ago.

Education

Quarries hit virtual classrooms amid COVID-19 lockdown

The Shelly Company has introduced a virtual quarry tour for primary school students in the United States as an alternative method to its hands-on quarry education program.

Coronavirus protection: Tips for aggregates producers

  Coronavirus has undoubtedly taken industries globally by surprise. However, as Kevin Garcia explains, well prepared teams in the aggregates …

IQA and CCAA respond to the COVID-19 crisis

Australia’s quarrying and heavy construction materials bodies have responded to the industry’s position amid the COVID-19 outbreak that has seen many sectors of Australia’s workforce shut down.  

IQA branch funds assist artisan winery with bushfire recovery

  In the wake of Australia’s devastating national bushfires over summer, an IQA member relates the spirit and resilience she …

Fatalities force Queensland extractive sector to take stock

Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia will help facilitate an industry-wide ‘safety reset’, following a recent spate of fatalities in Queensland’s resources sector.

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