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High Speed Rail in Australia – a word of caution…..

High Speed Rail in Australia – a word of caution…..

There's plenty of industry and public support for the concept of High Speed Railway in Australia. As a cautionary note, let’s consider the proposition from a different perspective and address the “elephant in the room” issue that must be dealt with, should the vision...

Engineering Capability in the Public Sector – how well is this being managed?

Engineering Capability in the Public Sector – how well is this being managed?

What you will learn: Since the 1980s, Public Sector engineering departments have undergone a dramatic shift in capacity……“The core of the issue is a dramatic ‘hollowing out’ of government engineering as successive Governments have driven a strategy of outsourcing to...

Innovation in Construction – why is this so controversial?

Innovation in Construction – why is this so controversial?

What you will learn: Innovation is not a word commonly associated with the Construction industry of recent times. But why should this be so? There is an obvious need for change and improvement to combat intense competition within the industry and improve margins under...

WestConnex Roads Project or 2nd Rail Harbour Crossing – which would you choose?

WestConnex Roads Project or 2nd Rail Harbour Crossing – which would you choose?

What you will learn: The WestConnex project continues to attract heavy criticism from many quarters, particularly in relation to the in excess of $11Bn price tag. Sydney’s public transport network is also attracting significant expenditure and it is widely accepted...

Australian Rail Mission to InnoTrans 2014 Messe Berlin

Australian Rail Mission to InnoTrans 2014 Messe Berlin

New SamWilko Advisory Blog by Peter Wilkinson SamWilko Advisory recently participated in a visit to the largest rail show on earth - InnoTrans - in Berlin in September 2014. The delegation of Australian Rail Suppliers was led by  the Rail Supplier Advocate, the...