Risks that universities should consider when structuring a PBSA transaction
Education & Skilling / Infrastructure / Other / Planning & Design

Risks that universities should consider when structuring a PBSA transaction

In a bid to become more competitive and attract and retain those all-important international students, many universities are now accelerating the development of their on-campus accommodation. And with the current attractiveness of the debt and equity market, there has never been a better time to monetize existing accommodation assets or gain assistance from the private sector to develop … Continue reading

A new model for delivering value add in PPP design
Infrastructure / Other

A new model for delivering value add in PPP design

Quantifying the value that design adds in a PPP project is no easy feat. Often the value doesn’t reveal itself until well into the life-cycle of the asset, when its ability to withstand demographic, environmental or technological changes is put to the test. Any upfront value may be completely eroded by factors like urbanization, disaggregation … Continue reading

Building the Territory: 2016 and beyond
Infrastructure

Building the Territory: 2016 and beyond

The 2016 Building the Territory Conference concluded successfully recently along with the collocated SEAOOC and the Mining the Territory Conferences, forming the 8th Annual NT Resources Week, which took place on 14th and 15th September at the Darwin Convention Centre. A recent change in government saw us welcome the newly appointed Minister The Hon. Michael … Continue reading

UP CLOSE: Dr. Toby Roberts, Chairman, WJ Groundwater Ltd
Infrastructure

UP CLOSE: Dr. Toby Roberts, Chairman, WJ Groundwater Ltd

Dewatering strategies for tunnels, shafts and excavations deployed during London’s Crossrail UK mega projects will be the focus for Dr. Toby Roberts’ presentation, when he joins a number of international experts addressing Informa’s 14th Australian Tunnelling Conference, taking place in Sydney on 11-12 October. Dr. Roberts will share his expertise on overcoming restricted access, in-tunnel wellpoint … Continue reading

The Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok tunnel – One of the world’s mega-TBM projects
Infrastructure

The Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok tunnel – One of the world’s mega-TBM projects

The Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok tunnel will link the New Territories, north of Hong Kong to Lantau Island, where the international airport is located. Dragages Hong Kong, a Bouygues Construction subsidiary was awarded the project, consisting of the construction of a submersed twin-tube tunnel, each 14m in diameter and carrying two lanes of traffic. We … Continue reading

NHVR to open the conversation at COR Conference
Infrastructure / Maritime & Transport / Other

NHVR to open the conversation at COR Conference

On the 1st August The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) commenced the largest ever health check on the mechanical condition of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet –  The National Road-worthiness Baseline Survey. Approximately 1.7% of the heavy vehicles across Australia will be inspected by Authorised Officers within each jurisdiction. This is the first time that heavy vehicles … Continue reading