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Currently, about 60 million people move into cities every year. That’s more than one million more people arriving every week, in a city somewhere in the world, each with an expectation of better access to jobs, better education for their children, better health-care and a better quality of life.
Markets: Data & telecommunications, Energy, Transmission and distribution, Water, GovernmentExpertise: Business and infrastructure advisory, Environmental and community planning, Land infrastructure, Information and communications technology, Power generation, Power transmission and distribution, Renewable energy, Transport systems and logistics, Water resources management
Structural integrity analysis is helping asset owners better understand the risk of damage to their infrastructure and the mitigation measures they can employ to avoid costly equipment replacement.
Markets: EnergyExpertise: Power generation
On 2013’s World Environment Day (WED) themed “Think.Eat.Save”, Digby Hall, Aurecon Senior ESD Specialist, shares some challenging and achievable goals to reduce food wastage and improve communities negatively imp...
Markets: PropertyExpertise: Building sciences
Programme management is most commonly the process of managing a number of interrelated projects to deliver new or enhanced infrastructure, such as a new metro system, an airport, a mine, a power station or even the Olympic Games.
Markets: GovernmentExpertise: Programme and project delivery
Jean Bouwer, Aurecon Project Manager says that the successful biomass to energy scheme hinges on two essential elements.
Markets: Energy, Renewable energyExpertise: Renewable energy
To help consumers understand the benefits of smart grids it is essential to integrate energy engineering expertise with a community engagement strategy.
Markets: EnergyExpertise: Power transmission and distribution
Wayne Sander, Technical Director, Environment & Advisory at Aurecon, discusses an approach to the delivery of telecommunications infrastructure that can reduce costs by 60 per cent.
Markets: Data & telecommunications, Mobile and wirelessExpertise: Information and communications technology, Land infrastructure, Programme and project delivery
Australia is steadily moving towards a lower carbon economy driven by social and corporate response to climate change and the reorientation of the legislative environment.
Rail is becoming bigger, longer, faster and more costly as complex mining provinces are developed in remote locations. Mike Foley spoke to Aurecon’s Ken Devencorn who said supply chain integration and automation are key to facilitating development.
Markets: Resources , TransportExpertise: Rail, Transport systems and logistics
Engineers Australia interviews Aurecon’s Peter Mathieson and Peter Greaves on a holistic approach to collaboration which was a focus in the design of our new Aurecon Centre in Melbourne.
Markets: PropertyExpertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures
Bayhead Road is one of the highest volume heavy vehicle traffic routes in the world. Against all odds, the project team managed to achieve an incredible Zero Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) on completion of the project, and over 1 000 000 Lost Time-free man-hours.
Markets: TransportExpertise: Roads
Andrew Tanner, Aurecon’s Specialist Consultant for Water Resources Management, discusses how developing Integrated Water and Resource Management (IWRM) strategies and plans are important building blocks towards achieving both national and multi-lateral objectives.
Markets: WaterExpertise: Water resources management
Richard Jois of Aurecon discusses maximising road safety on mine sites.
Markets: Resources , TransportExpertise: Roads, Mining infrastructure
With the promulgation and enactment of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, a paradigm shift in coastal management has occurred in South Africa.
Markets: Water, GovernmentExpertise: Ports and coastal, Environmental and community planning
Aurecon’s Ruben Nielsen navigates the complexities of successful marine supply base development.
Markets: Energy, Oil and gas, Resources , Freight, logistics and infrastructure, TransportExpertise: Ports and coastal, Bulk material facilities
A hands-on collaborative approach to D&C equipment supply drove the best end result for reliability, operability, maintainability and safety.
Markets: Resources , Transport, Freight, logistics and infrastructureExpertise: Transport systems and logistics, Rail, Bulk material facilities
Kobus van den Berg, an Electrical Engineer at Aurecon, discusses the importantance of understanding the additional functionality of a Smart Metering system and if it meets the specific requirements of Africa.
Markets: Energy, Transmission and distributionExpertise: Power transmission and distribution
Brendon Theunissen, Project Manager at Aurecon, discusses how a novel treatment process has provided significant cost savings for Meulwater Water Treatment Works.
Markets: WaterExpertise: Water and waste water treatment, Bulk water and dams
Gerry Quinn, an expert in programme delivery at Aurecon, presents a case study on a project to identify mitigation measures that could be implemented to reduce risk from bushfires at schools in bushfire prone areas.
Markets: ConstructionExpertise: Building sciences, Environmental and community planning
Aurecon's John Leech provides an introduction to some of the typical interactions that exist between the components of a mine to ship bulk export chain. The discussion focuses on the characteristics of two key operating modes along with the relative benefits and the situations where these different modes are best applied.
Markets: Resources Expertise: Ports and coastal, Rail
Sustainable lighting design is more than achieving a watts per metre square target. It should consider the entire lighting system - from the materials used to the location of the manufacturers and the ongoing maintenance.
Markets: Property, Commercial office buildingsExpertise: Building services, Building sciences
Governments across the world are increasingly embracing the use of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to deliver infrastructure services.
Blair Walter, Renewable Energy Leader for Aurecon spoke with Australia’s Energy Generation magazine about wind farm developments and getting energy prediction right.
In this article, Simon van Wyk and Carin Joyce discuss the multi-scalar and multi-dimensional nature (complexity) of risks, with a special focus on the interconnectedness of operational and disaster risk, with Civil Engineering magazine.
Markets: GovernmentExpertise: Environmental and community planning
Nick Mannie – Technical Director, Waste – relates how the Merafong City Local Municipality took bold steps towards ensuring sustainable waste management solutions, and shares lessons that can be learnt from their actions.
Andrew Keith, Aurecon’s Mining Infrastructure Leader spoke with Australian Mining on the economics of pit to port transportation alternatives.
Markets: Resources , TransportExpertise: Mining infrastructure, Transport systems and logistics
Increasingly, the emphasis on the sustainability of major projects has moved to engaging communities in order to catalyse self-sustaining growth and break the cycle of poverty. We asked Amelia Visagie, Training Projects Coordinator at Aurecon, to give her views on this trend and explain what it entails.
Expertise: Environmental and community planning
Before mining companies embark on detailed discussions with transshipment operators, consultants can provide some useful guidance and information. Andrew Keith and Paulo Cardoso de Campos of Aurecon spoke with AJM's Mike Foley.
Markets: Resources , TransportExpertise: Mining infrastructure
Paul Stephenson, Manufacturing Leader at Aurecon discusses how a novel evaporation system design has set a new benchmark in lactose manufacturing.
Markets: ManufacturingExpertise: Manufacturing
This paper delves into several sustainability theories with the aim of ensuring a sound understanding of the concept of ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’ which then poses the question as to what role EIAs have in promoting sustainability in South Africa.
Dr Amir Tadros, Aurecon Senior Mechanical Engineer Energy Services spoke with Australia’s Gas Today magazine about creating solar and natural gas synergies.
Markets: EnergyExpertise: Renewable energy
“As corporates and as individuals, we vastly underestimate the power we have to transform our communities . . . ” - Ronnie Khoza on Corporate Social Investment in South Africa
Markets: International development assistance
An interview with Stephen Logan, Aurecon Technical Director Buildings on performance-based approach to allow design flexibility and improve stadia fire safety.
Markets: PropertyExpertise: Building services
Developing a systems thinking approach to sustainable cities.
Markets: Energy, Renewable energy, WaterExpertise: Building sciences
Finding an optimal balance between community needs and economic benefits of the urban expressway.
Markets: Transport, Urban transportExpertise: Environmental and community planning, Transport systems and logistics
Rail Express talks to Ken Devencorn, Aurecon’s Technical Director, Resources & Manufacturing Services about efficient planning and development of remote heavy-haul rail operations.
Markets: Transport, Resources Expertise: Mining infrastructure, Rail
In this article, Jeff Robinson highlights a few of the emerging trends he believes have the potential to driver greener ways of going about our everyday lives.
Markets: Property, Transport, Energy, WaterExpertise: Building sciences, Transport systems and logistics, Rail
More than one billion people in the world today lack access to safe drinking water. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals’ initiative aims to cut this figure in half by 2015.
Markets: WaterExpertise: Water resources management, Water and waste water treatment
Nick Mannie – Technical Director, Waste – was recently interviewed about finding sustainable solutions to South Africa’s waste challenges.
Brian Smith, Aurecon’s Technical Leader, Transport, explains how more compact bus facilities can better fit within constrained city centre locations and make for improved integration of transport and land use.
Markets: Transport, Urban transportExpertise: Transport systems and logistics, Environmental and community planning
Fresh ideas on the design of tall, long and exposed structures
Smarter thinking around people, places and public transport
Investigating the drivers behind successful major project outcomes
Building resilience and improving response to natural disasters
Addressing the issues that challenge urban environments
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