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News August 2013
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Making a difference

Welcome to our August eNewsletter.

As an engineer, I would like to see our profession have a greater say and make a bigger difference in society.

I talked about this in a recent interview for Engineers Australia’s strength campaign, which aims to bolster the profile of engineers in the country. Click on the image on the left to watch this video.

The challenge of understanding the role that engineers can play in society applies not only in Australia, but also in the other countries in which Aurecon and many of our clients operate.

This eNewsletter features recent appointments, project updates, news on our community initiatives and our latest thinking.

Please contact anyone at Aurecon if you have any questions regarding the contents of this eNewsletter.

Best regards


Andy Davids, Aurecon

World renowned super tall buildings expert Dr Andy Davids joins Aurecon

Renowned tall buildings expert Dr Andrew (Andy) John Davids has joined Aurecon as Tall Buildings Leader and Technical Director, Buildings. He held complete design responsibility for the Burj Khalifa, which is currently the tallest building in the world. Read more

Mine site

Quoin merges its business operations with Aurecon

Quoin Consulting Africa, a leading quantity surveying practice which provides quantity surveying, contract administration and management, project controls and procurement services to the mining, energy, process and heavy engineering sectors, merged its business operations with Aurecon as of 1 July 2013. Read more

Carl Devereux, Aurecon

Introducing our new Christchurch Office Manager

Carl Devereux has been appointed Aurecon’s new Christchurch Office Manager. He has had substantial involvement in the emergency response and recovery following the Canterbury earthquakes and continues to provide technical advice on all aspects of earthquake damaged and earthquake risk buildings. Read more

Ban Phuc Nickel Mine Process Plant opening ceremony

Aurecon supports nickel mine development in Vietnam

Now officially opened, the Ban Phuc Nickel Mine Process Plant in Son La province, north of Vietnam, is one of the few remaining high-grade, near-term nickel sulphide projects, representing a unique platform to develop a significant nickel industry in the country. Read more




29-30 Aug

Aurecon’s Mining Infrastructure Leader Andrew Keith will be chairing a session at the Africa Down Under conference in Perth.
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9-11 Sept

Senior ESD Specialist Digby Hall will be presenting on ‘Sustainable communities by numbers’ at the 6th International Urban Design Conference in Sydney.
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11-13 Sept

Aurecon will be presenting seven papers at the Coasts & Ports conference in Sydney.
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29 Oct

Peter Greaves, Buildings Services Leader at Aurecon, will be speaking at the Data Centre Dynamics conference in Melbourne.
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New thinking

Novo Rail

Rail signalling: Q&A

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. Read more

A city in Africa

Creating efficient, liveable cities

Large mixed-use developments are gaining traction globally as the property industry realises that developing efficient, liveable cities requires the all-important integration of diverse functions such as residential accommodation with transportation and commercial opportunities. Read more

Queensland Children's Hospital

How does programme management differ from project management?

A roundtable discussion, held in Aurecon's Gauteng office in South Africa, on the differences between programme and project management and what is required to deliver programmes effectively at the highest level. Read more

An example of an urban comfort index

Engineering Meteorology: Making informed decisions to deliver project solutions

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

People and projects

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology's Arts and Media building

NMIT Arts and Media Building, New Zealand

The multiple award winning Arts and Media building at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) is not only a first of its kind in multi-storey timber constructions, it also employs a world first in advanced damage avoidance earthquake design in the form of rocking timber walls.
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Aurecon appoints Ports and Marine Leader, Asia

Aurecon has appointed Jeroen Overbeek as Ports and Marine Leader, Asia, based in Singapore. Jeroen brings over 23 years of global experience in ports and marine design and construction projects.
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Centrex building

Exceptional risk management sees data centre delivered to highest standards

Aurecon integrated risk management into each stage of the Centrex upgrade through the compilation of a comprehensive project plan based on the industry best-practice Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) system.
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Kaniva College

Bridging the gap to a career in engineering

More than 1 000 students from across Australia and New Zealand this month put their balsa wood, string, cardboard and glue-based bridge designs to the test.
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