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

Teletrac Navman – Route Compliance and your Business
Maritime & Transport / Other

Teletrac Navman – Route Compliance and your Business

Just 2 weeks to go until heavy vehicle operators, safety experts, risk managers and the heavy vehicle regulator meet in Sydney for the 10th annual Chain of Responsibility & Heavy Vehicle Safety Conference. As the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) continue with the National Roadworthiness Baseline Survey, heavy vehicle operators are looking to employ solutions to … 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

The link between pedagogy and the physical environment
Other / Planning & Design

The link between pedagogy and the physical environment

Without doubt the key contribution an Architect or Designer can make to the classrooms of today and tomorrow is to form a link between pedagogy and the physical environment. Designing for the 21st Century is critical to student success and teacher well-being. Imagine a small group of students tasked with discussing and building a cardboard … Continue reading

Australia-Singapore – how strategic is the ‘strategic relationship’?
Defence & Security / Other

Australia-Singapore – how strategic is the ‘strategic relationship’?

Australia and Singapore have a newly agreed comprehensive strategic partnership, but how and to what extent can relations with Singapore advance Australia’s strategic objectives, as highlighted in the 2016 Defence White Paper? In advance of his address at the Northern Australia Defence Summit, Dr. Euan Graham of the Lowy Institute of International Policy spoke with … Continue reading

Truck Driver Skills Survey – identifying the need for a truck driver apprenticeship
Maritime & Transport / Occupational Health & Safety / Other

Truck Driver Skills Survey – identifying the need for a truck driver apprenticeship

There are many key issues facing the heavy vehicle industry in Australia; compliance with NHVR requirements, driver fatigue management, route compliance, transport automation, technology implementation and driver training. It is the latter, along with the attraction of younger people into the aging workforce that is perhaps one of the most important topics facing the industry … Continue reading