Latest thinking

Small living space

How small a room would you like?

Aurecon expertises Jeff Robinson, Stephen Olckers and Wouter Brand discuss changes in the trend with the size of rooms in the hotel industry.

Markets: Built Environment
Expertise: Building design, Hotels, resorts & casinos

Preekstoel Water Treatment Works

Biological filtration for sustainable treatment of groundwater

Aurecon Associate for Water Engineering, Geoff du Toit , discusses using biological filtration for the sustainable treatment of groundwater that is rich in soluble iron and manganese in the Overstrand Municipality, South Africa.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Water & wastewater treatment

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

How safe is the bridge you’re standing on?

John Hilton, Aurecon’s Bridges Expertise Leader, discusses how the safety of temporary bridge works can be improved.

Markets: Construction, Transport
Expertise: Bridges & civil structures, Digital advisory, Infrastructure design

Cars in a tunnel

New road tunnel design delivers whole of life benefits

A new road tunnel design approach that provides owners with significant advantages during the operational phase.

Markets: Built Environment, Construction, Transport
Expertise: Roads & highways, Tunnels, Infrastructure design, Ground engineering

Triple friction pendulum bearing

Outsmarting tremors with earthquake resilient building design

Stephen Hogg discusses some of the new leading-edge and innovative earthquake-resilient building technologies developing from the Christchurch disasters.

Markets: Built Environment, Construction
Expertise: Building design, Sustainability, Hotels, resorts & casinos

A Lesotho river

Strengthening resilience in Africa’s river basins

Johan Minnie, who heads up Aurecon’s Risk & Resilience Management, explains how resilience in Africa’s river basins can be strengthened.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Water resources management, Dams

Aurecon Centre Lynnwood Bridge

Value engineering: The key to achieving return on investment

Aurecon’s Ashley Underwood explains the importance of value engineering, especially as an project consultancy prerequisite.

Markets: Built Environment, Energy
Expertise: Asset management, Building design, Environmental management, Sustainability

Community engagement

Traditional consultation is dead

Aurecon’s Joel Fredericks and Kylie Cochrane on the impact of digital technology on the future of consultation.

Markets: Water, Built Environment
Expertise: Infrastructure advisory, Infrastructure design, Water resources management

An Indonesian road

A new lens for looking at value for money

Steve Richards, Technical Director in Infrastructure Advisory at Aurecon looks at how our understanding of project funding may need to shift following the global financial crisis.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Infrastructure advisory

Wind farm turbine

Network integration of renewable energy

Strategies to connect the South African Renewable Independent Power Producer Procurement Programmes (REIPPPPs) with the national grid.

Markets: Energy
Expertise: Power transmission & distribution, Power generation

Aurecon Melbourne Office

Futuristic workplaces and the adaption of building services

Aurecon’s experts discuss Futuristic workplaces and the adaption of building services.

Markets: Built Environment
Expertise: Building design

Intelligent building design

Industry leaders explore the future of intelligent building design

Peter Greaves, Aurecon, discusses key changes in the way intelligent buildings operate, trends in the way they function and how these buildings will change in the future with two of Aurecon’s clients - Steve Coster of HASSELL, and Ben Crosby of Telstra.

Markets: Built Environment
Expertise: Building design

Manufacturing office-factory and cargo service

Modularisation in manufacturing facility design

Why don’t manufacturers use modularisation and prefabrication to gain competitive advantage?

Markets: Manufacturing
Expertise: Manufacturing

The role of Smart ICT in the design and planning of infrastructure

Smart ICT

Gavin Cotterill, Aurecon's Digital Advisory Leader, discusses the role of smart ICT in the design and planning of infrastructure.

Expertise: Digital advisory

Industry forges ahead with BIM

Building information modelling

Gavin Cotterill, Digital Advisory Expertise Leader, Aurecon, recently visited London to meet with members of the UK BIM Task Group, attend various BIM conferences, and also meet with UK based organisations and supply chain stakeholders to further understand how the Level 2 BIM programme was tracking, from both client and supply side.

Expertise: Digital advisory

Smart substation design: How utilities can benefit

3D view of substation

Aurecon's Technical Director for Energy Mark Hibbert talks about smart substation design offers utilities major benefits by linking design efficiency and long term asset management.

Markets: Energy, Transmission and distribution
Expertise: Asset management, Power transmission & distribution

Electric vehicles present opportunities for industry

Electric vehicle recharging

Technologies in transport are changing rapidly, with electric vehicles set to sweep through the industry over the next five to ten years.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Roads & highways

Getting the most value from your facade engineer

A close-up image of the Singapore Crowne Plaza Hotel facade

Aurecon's Facade Leader Steve Daniels talks about what to consider to maximise facade performance.

Markets: Construction, Built Environment
Expertise: Building design

The impact of rooftop PV on distribution networks

Solar panel

South Africa has an excellent solar resource. Clinton Carter-Brown, Technical Director - Energy Services for Aurecon, discusses the opportunities this technology presents customers and local industry/installers.

Markets: Energy
Expertise: Power generation

Building sustainable, mixed-use developments in the UAE

Madinat Jumeirah Resort thumbnail

Louise Adams discusses the Middle East’s unique set of challenges and opportunities when creating large, mixed-use developments.

Markets: Built Environment
Expertise: Sustainability, Integrated planning, Precincts & estates, Sports & entertainment, Urbanisation

Tall buildings past and present trends

An image of the St Mary Axe (Gherkin), London.

Aurecon's Kourosh Kayvani talks about the current trends and engineering considerations of high-rise buildings.

Markets: Built Environment
Expertise: Tall buildings

IPPs critical to South Africa's energy security

Independent Power Producers 4

Aurecon power systems expert Dr Clinton Carter-Brown provides a perspective on the role of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in solving South Africa’s energy crisis.

Markets: Energy
Expertise: Power generation

Transformer fire risk mitigation

Transformer Fire Risk Mitigation

Aurecon's Barry Grib talks about how safety in the engineering environment is increasingly being improved through the use of innovative 3D design.

Markets: Energy
Expertise: Power transmission & distribution

Dams: protecting water quality

Dams Protecting water quality

Dramatic events such as droughts can lead to a change in the water quality of shallow reservoirs, resulting in a switch from a clear to a turbid state.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Dams, Water resources management

Fixing the manufacturing and water scarcity problem

Fixing the manufacturing and water scarcity problem

To sustainably create jobs and drive economic growth, manufacturers operating in water stressed locations will need to adopt a fresh approach.

Markets: Manufacturing
Expertise: Manufacturing, Water resources management

Fuel terminal storage design for Pelican Point

Pelican Point

Aurecon designed the world class $100 million Pelican Point terminal in Australia.

Markets: Oil and Gas
Expertise: Ports & terminals

Creating tall buildings with intent

Shanghai Tower

Dr Andy Davids discusses creating tall buildings with intent: design, sustainability and usability considerations.

Markets: Built Environment
Expertise: Tall buildings

Lift profit through supply chain value

Lift profit through Supply Chain Value

Under-performing bulk supply chains are a familiar theme within the resources sector. Made up of many components and complex interfaces, there is often reluctance among diverse stakeholders to cooperate to a level necessary to find the best overall outcome.

Markets: Resources
Expertise: Bulk transport, Ports & terminals, Rail & rail systems, Mine services

Will the iPhone transform the food industry?

Will the iPhone transform the food industry

Smart manufacturers are exploring new technology to help us, and this technology is poised to change the food industry as we know it.

Markets: Manufacturing
Expertise: Health, Manufacturing

Setting a new benchmark in lactose manufacturing

Setting a new benchmark in lactose manufacturing

Innovative modifications to processes can improve productivity, helping producers and manufacturers succeed in a challenging global environment.

Markets: Manufacturing
Expertise: Manufacturing

Mining infrastructure: from pit to port

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, Australia

Andrew Keith, Aurecon’s Mining Infrastructure Leader spoke with Australian Mining on the economics of pit to port transportation alternatives.

Markets: Resources , Transport
Expertise: Mine services, Bulk transport

Pioneering excellence in operational and project risk management

Risk management

Simon van Wyk discusses the learning curve that needs to be overcome in order to get companies on board with understanding the objectives and the true value add of risk management.

Expertise: Programme & project management

Port infrastructure: Build and they will come?

Port of Singapore

In late 2014, Indonesian President Joko Widodo presented a plan to transform the country into a maritime power and develop 24 ports around the archipelago, generating much excitement in the shipping and port industries.

Markets: Transport, Resources
Expertise: Ports & terminals

A full circle view of tunnels

Internal view of tunnel

Tunnels can unlock congestion, create efficiency, make cities more functional and liveable. Harry Asche and Anthony Bennett, two of Aurecon’s tunneling experts, explore how we are delivering better solutions through smarter tunnels.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Tunnels

When everything becomes automated what then becomes important

When everything becomes automated

Breakthroughs in information and communications technology (ICT) are driving automation today. Increased computing power is permitting the processing of complex data from sensors in real time, enabling machines to be more responsive than ever.

Markets: Manufacturing
Expertise: Manufacturing

Where have all the minerals gone?

Where are the minerals

The mines are getting further from the beach. Aurecon's Andrew Keith's talks about a key issue facing new mine developments globally as we move further into the 21st century.

Markets: Resources

Sustainability is the key to success


Andrew Keith, Leader Mine Services, shares his view on the impact that being green can have on sustainable mining.

Markets: Resources

Sustainable roads initiative

Sustainable roads initiative

In order to keep up with the developing need of our clients to produce sustainable outcomes, Aurecon is beginning to include sustainability initiatives in our own road design processes.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Roads & highways, Infrastructure design

Lowering carbon emissions with gas turbine power generation

P40 Gas Turbine Plant, New Zealand

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.

Markets: Energy
Expertise: Power generation

Three steps to manage risk as manufacturing transforms

Manage Risk Thumbnail

Managing risk in a rapidly changing market can seem like a daunting challenge. But, if done correctly, the opportunity is the successful transition to a future of meeting consumers’ needs and expectations reliably and promptly.

Markets: Manufacturing
Expertise: Manufacturing

Constructability considerations in long span bridge design

Akaishi Bridge

One of the critical considerations in the design of long span bridges is structural adequacy and stability in the temporary conditions that exist during construction. Mike Tapley, Aurecon's Bridges and Civil Structures Leader, Asia, explains why.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Bridges & civil structures

Building for collaboration

Staircase at the Aurecon Centre, Melbourne

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: Built Environment
Expertise: Building design

Building for collaboration

Staircase at the Aurecon Centre, Melbourne

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: Built Environment
Expertise: Building design

Optimising your bulk minerals export chain

Export chain

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 & terminals, Rail & rail systems, Bulk transport

Enhancing safety through innovative 3D design technology

Enhancing Safety Through Innovative 3D Design Techonology

Safety in the engineering environment is increasingly being improved through the use of innovative 3D design.

Markets: Energy
Expertise: Power transmission & distribution, Geospatial systems

Peninsula Link: Australia’s first road availability public private partnership

Peninsula Link, Australia

The 27 kilometre Peninsula Link was the Mornington Peninsula’s biggest infrastructure project and has completed a missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Roads & highways, Bridges & civil structures

Ensuring the sustainable use of water resources to satisfy multi-lateral needs

Joint Maputo River Basin Water Resources Study, Mozambique

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: Water
Expertise: Water resources management

Overcoming site constraints on New Zealand’s Hobson Street substation upgrade

Hobson Street Substation, Auckland

As cities grow, energy needs increase. Simultaneous development associated with population growth means that over time, real estate increases in cost while diminishing in availability.

Markets: Energy
Expertise: Power transmission & distribution

Are current project dimensions leaving you stuck in a 2D world

Are current project dimensions leaving you stuck in a 2D world

Rapidly emerging technologies such as 3D terrestrial laser scanning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Building Information Modelling (BIM) are all converging to create a new delivery model for construction projects and their subsequent asset management programmes.

Markets: Construction
Expertise: Bridges & civil structures, Geospatial systems, Building design

Get real! Trialling transport interchange and terminal design

Bus station

Transport planning experts Brian Smith and Mohammed Islam discuss how undertaking effective field trials of transport interchange or terminal layouts and incorporating the results into designs can help to resolve operational or design issues.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Integrated planning, Infrastructure design, Mass transit, Urbanisation

Navigating the manufacturing energy equation

Energy equation

As manufacturing transitions to a high-tech, low-labour environment, managing energy costs will be fundamental for achieving strong financial returns.

Markets: Energy, Manufacturing, Renewable energy
Expertise: Manufacturing, Power transmission & distribution

Securing a reliable water source for Paarl’s increasing demands

Meulwater Water Treatment Works, South Africa

Brendon Theunissen, Project Manager at Aurecon, discusses how a novel treatment process has provided significant cost savings for Meulwater Water Treatment Works.

Markets: Water
Expertise: Water & wastewater treatment

Mining business model - due for a fresh approach


Andrew Keith, Mine Services Leader at Aurecon, explains that, as major mining capital projects fail to achieve the desired project outcomes, it is time to step away from a reliance on geology, mining and processing to drive productivity improvement.

Markets: Resources
Expertise: Mine services

Manufacturers use asset optimisation to extract value

Manufacturing - Thinking

For manufacturers working in a competitive global market environment, product price point is an imperative. And yet, the intelligent optimisation of assets, which can have a major impact on reducing production costs, is an area often overlooked.

Markets: Manufacturing
Expertise: Manufacturing, Asset management

A critical analysis of the coastal management act

Cape Town, South Africa

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, Government
Expertise: Ports & terminals, Environmental management

Delivering programme change management to improve asset performance

Delivering change management to improve asset performance

John Mason, Leader – Programme, Portfolio & Project Management at Aurecon catches up with Dennis (‘Denny’) Plockmeyer. John and Denny discuss the challenges of managing huge asset management programmes for the US Navy and the rebuilding programme in Iraq following the war in 2003.

Markets: Defence
Expertise: Programme & project management

The forgotten elements of sustainable lighting design


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: Built Environment, Commercial office buildings
Expertise: Building design

Collaborating to compete: A smarter way

Collaborating to complete

Building a collaborative business model, which integrates skills and capabilities across companies in ways that are difficult for competitors to replicate, can deliver competitive advantage. The selection of the right skills and capabilities is therefore a strategic task.

Markets: Manufacturing
Expertise: Manufacturing

B4RISK: Integration of strategy, management systems and risk solutions

Generic risk picture

B4Risk is a concept that describes the proactive measures an organisation should institute to mitigate the severity of an impact as a result of the risk that realises.

Expertise: Asset management, Environmental management

Wind farm developments: Getting energy prediction right

Collgar Wind Farm, Australia

Blair Walter, Renewable Energy Leader for Aurecon spoke with Australia’s Energy Generation magazine about wind farm developments and getting energy prediction right.

Markets: Energy, Renewable energy

High flying approach to line of site analysis cuts telecoms infrastructure costs

Mobile base station

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 wireless
Expertise: Data & ICT facilities, Infrastructure advisory, Programme & project management, Telecommunications infrastructure

Is Smart Metering smart enough for Africa?

Smart metering

Kobus van den Berg, an Electrical Engineer at Aurecon, discusses the importance of understanding the additional functionality of a Smart Metering system and if it meets the specific requirements of Africa.

Markets: Energy, Transmission and distribution
Expertise: Power transmission & distribution

Transport infrastructure on the African continent is on the move

Truck on an African road

As Africa prepares itself for the 21st century, transport infrastructure will be playing a major role in transforming the continent into a vibrant, economic powerhouse.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Infrastructure design

Capturing assets: Connected network modelling enhances quality and reduces cost for utility

Transmission Energy

A different approach to conventional field data recording methods has provided benefits to eThekwini Electricity for its asset capture project.

Markets: Energy
Expertise: Asset management, Power transmission & distribution

Aurecon facilitates UK Government’s BIM expert trip to Australia

Mark Bew

BIM as a project enabler can benefit clients across a range of infrastructure, building and utility projects, where there is definition to meaningful, accurate and insightful data that adds value to all stakeholders across the entire project lifecycle.

Markets: Building information modelling (BIM) for Transport projects

Fresh pit to port solutions needed

Ore-line expansion project

Aurecon’s Africa and Middle East Mining Industry Leader, Mark Berger says that in the 21st Century mining faces new challenges including the rising dominance of infrastructure and sustainability issues, with miners looking for fresh approaches to mine development solutions.

Markets: Resources
Expertise: Mine services

Transport Corridor Roads – Who should ultimately pay?

Road in Africa

Abbas Jamie's May 2014 column for Transport World Africa focuses on who should pay for corridor infrastructure and considers the pay for use principle as the most fair and equitable route to follow.

Markets: Transport, Rural transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail & rail systems

Enhanced transportation to usher in Africa’s economic revival

A picture of a map of Africa

Abbas Jamie's May 2014 column for Transport World Africa focuses on how cross-border infrastructure development in Africa has been identified as a key driver for economic development on the continent.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Rail & rail systems, Ports & terminals, Airports

Water infrastructure assets: An integrated approach to programme, portfolio and project delivery

Luggage Point Advanced Water Treatment Plant, Australia

Aurecon’s Programme, Portfolio and Project Delivery Leader John Mason says that programme and portfolio management offer benefits to the planning, delivery and maintenance of water infrastructure.

Markets: Water, Government
Expertise: Infrastructure advisory, Infrastructure design

Communicating with infrastructure in the connected age

Cable information

Colin Dominish writes about the shift from the age of Information, to the Connected Age, where infrastructure will converse with itself and humans in ways that transform the built environment.

Markets: Data & telecommunications, Energy, Water
Expertise: Power transmission & distribution, Urbanisation, Telecommunications infrastructure, Data & ICT facilities

Manufacturing: It's a whole new ball game

Manufacturing - its a whole new ball game

John McGuire, Aurecon's Chief Innovation Officer, shares insight about how industry - leading manufacturers are utlising combined technologies and how they are applying them in unique, value-focused ways.

Markets: Manufacturing
Expertise: Manufacturing

Ready for takeoff: Airports to play a key role in unlocking Africa’s potential

Plane taking off

Abbas Jamie's March 2014 column for Transport World Africa focuses on the boom of air travel in Africa and its ability to leapfrog the physical challenges to progress and help open up the economies of the numerous landlocked countries among the continent’s 54 states.

Markets: Transport, Airports
Expertise: Airports

Hands on approach ramps up efficiency of medical facility


The AUD 200 million South Australian Health and Medical Institute (SAHMRI), which will accommodate as many 675 of the world’s foremost scientists, is both aesthetically pleasing as well as a model of smart efficiency.

Markets: Built Environment
Expertise: Building design, Infrastructure advisory, Health

Transport: the key to Africa’s growth

A photo of a road in Africa

Abbas Jamie's column for Transport World Africa (May 2014) focuses on the major opportunities to grow trade between African countries through integrated transport corridors.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Infrastructure advisory

Comparing institutional forms for urban water supply

Urban water supply

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: Water
Expertise: Water resources management, Water & wastewater treatment

Moving beyond green buildings – a focus on greening our precincts

Aurecon's Lynnwood Bridge office

Martin Smith and Marni Punt attempt to define this latest wave of thinking about sustainable precincts; explore how to achieve greener precincts; and discuss the rating tools that are being developed to add value to the precinct concept.

Markets: Built Environment
Expertise: Environmental management, Sustainability, Precincts & estates, Building design

Utilising BIM to its full capacity – a roundtable discussion

BIM - Melbourne Park

Stephen Logan, Leader for Building Sciences, Quentin Jackson,Service Leader for Environmental Modelling, and John Hainsworth, who leads its BIM team within Buildings, expand on what Building Information Modelling (BIM) really is, and open the window on its potential.

Markets: Built Environment, Building information modelling (BIM)
Expertise: Sports & entertainment, Building design

Solar aided power generation (SAPG) comparison to stand-alone concentrating solar power (CSP): a South African case study

Solar thermal energy field

To determine the performance of the two types of RE technology, the study simulated a solar aided power generation (SAPG) plant at Lephalale, Limpopo province and compared it with a model of a stand-alone concentrating solar power (CSP) plant near Upington, Northern Cape.

Markets: Energy, Renewable energy
Expertise: Power generation

Incorporating innovative, multi-dimension 3D design technology into substation design

A 3D substation design example

Barry Grib, Project Manager at Aurecon, discusses how innovative 3D design is spearheading a future generation of substation designs which benefit clients by providing reliable, high-quality designs that can be produced speedily and cost-effectively.

Markets: Energy, Transmission and distribution
Expertise: Power transmission & distribution

The transition towards a sustainable Public Private Partnership regime

The transition towards a sustainable Public Private Partnership regime

Governments across the world are increasingly embracing the use of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to deliver infrastructure services.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Infrastructure advisory, Infrastructure design

Challenges for programmes

Nova Vida, Angola

In our third thinking paper focussing on programme management, we discuss what challenges programmes experience and how is it possible to identify when a programme is experiencing difficulties.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Programme & project management, Health

Impact of freight transportation on our cities

Freight train with cargo containers

Alex Pey of Aurecon discusses the potential impact of poor population growth planning on Australian capital cities and suggests major rail freight tunnels could be the answer to freight logistics problems.

Markets: Resources , Transport, Freight, logistics and infrastructure, Urban transport
Expertise: Urbanisation, Rail & rail systems, Environmental management

Rail signalling: Q&A

Rail Signalling

In this roundtable, four of our leading rail signalling experts in both passenger and heavy haul rail networks, talk about the issues facing the industry.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Rail & rail systems

A new era of crucial focus on achieving increased sustainability

A new era of crucial focus on achieving increased sustainability

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: Built Environment, Transport, Energy, Water
Expertise: Rail & rail systems, Building design, Sustainability

Engineering Meteorology: Making informed decisions to deliver project solutions

An example of an urban comfort index

Michael Green, Engineering Meteorologist, Aurecon, discusses how engineering meteorology can assist in project challenges and help improve the resilience of operational and infrastructure design.

Markets: Energy, Water, Built Environment, Transport
Expertise: Water resources management, Urbanisation

Creating efficient, liveable cities

An Africa city

In this interview, Deon Pretorius, Aurecon’s Land Development Services Leader in Cape Town, describes some of the barriers to creating efficient cities as well as current trends and the solutions and innovations Aurecon is leveraging to help our clients ‘get it right’.

Markets: Government, Built Environment
Expertise: Environmental management, Urbanisation, Infrastructure design, Integrated planning

How does programme management differ from project management?

Queensland Children Hospital

In this, our second thinking paper focussing on programme management, we discuss the differences between programme and project management and what is required to deliver programmes effectively at the highest level.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Geospatial systems, Programme & project management

Will urbanisation break the big cities?


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, Government
Expertise: Urbanisation, Health

Addressing the realities of the cost of mining

Mining truck

Andrew Keith, Leader for Mine Services at Aurecon, sums up the state of mining development and explains the rationale.

Markets: Resources
Expertise: Mine services

Understanding steam and thermal fatigue

Tube ligament

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: Energy
Expertise: Power generation

Tunnelling - delivering modern solutions with proven approaches

Tunnel excavation by roadheader on the Eastlink Project

Tunnels play a critical role in the ongoing delivery and maintenance of the infrastructure required in an urbanising world.

Markets: Transport, Water
Expertise: Ground engineering

Case study: Virtual signal sighting walkover


Aurecon's Troy Burton, Mass Transit Expertise Leader, and Michael Gardiner, 3D Visualisation Leader, discuss in this technical paper originally presented at the 2012 Conference of Railway Engineering (CORE2012).

Markets: Building information modelling (BIM) for Transport projects, Transport
Expertise: Mass transit, Rail & rail systems