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Silo

Silo technology - Of cones and codes

Over the past decade, a number of inverted cone silos have suffered well-publicised failures. In this article Hugh McKay, Aurecon's bulk handling storage facilities expert, looks at what steps can be taken to stop this occuring in the future.

Markets: Resources
Expertise: Bulk transport

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Urbanisation

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, Government, Health, Water
Expertise: Urban mobility & integrated transport, Health

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Tube ligament

Understanding steam and thermal fatigue

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

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Signalling

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: Transport
Expertise: Rail & mass transit

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