The construction of roads has been made a lot easier and fast with the help of the latest technology. In this video you can watch some of the best road construction machines in action.
Road improvements on a section of Counter Road between Cooloola and Noosa are expected to begin mid-2018 and will improve the connection between the Fraser, Cooloola and Sunshine Coasts.
The road sealing works which are estimated to cost $2 million will involve sealing the gravel road with bitumen, which will improve safety and reduce travel times. The project is being funded entirely by the federal government.
The improvements will also improve capacity on the road network between coastal communities. See more at: https://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/roadworks-will-improve-connection-between-coasts/3315561/
Watch modern road construction machinery in action in this heavy vehicle compilation to reignite your appreciation for these amazing machines.
Just remember while these machines may be impressive, they should never be operated without the appropriate training and high risk license.
Here’s an interesting road construction time-lapse video of the King Georges Road Interchange. There’s something so satisfying and fulfilling about watching construction time-lapses, almost as if the process happens so effortlessly and quickly, of-course those of us actually in the construction industry know about the numerous hassles, delays and hiccups that inevitably accompany almost every construction project.
A worker was hospitalised on Wednesday after being crushed by a concrete slab on a road construction site in NSW.
The man, in his 30s sustained serious injuries after he became trapped under a heavy slab before being freed by emergency services. He was treated for injuries to the lower part of his body.
The incident is under investigation by WorkCover.
Find out more here.
Who said construction work was only for humans? These dogs could teach some people a thing or two about construction, especially about safety!
A fire that delayed construction at Vanuatu road construction site has been blamed on arson.
Work on the road building project was delayed after a construction lorry was set on fire at the site in Tanna.
Assistant Secretary General for Tafea Province, David Tavovur explained that 4 suspects had been questioned, but released and the investigation is ongoing.
Read more here.
In The United States, road construction work zone flagger safety is a serious concern, as it is in Australia. In the USA, 3 road construction workers die every day, so this video on road construction work zone flagger safety has some useful tips we could learn from.
Flaggers are crucial to the road construction site, for the safety of motorists and workers. This video provides some important flagger safety information for road construction work zones.
We often see time-lapse videos of buildings and skyscrapers, but it is interesting to see exactly what goes in to construction on a suburban street in Canada. Can you spot the differences and similarities with how we do things here in Australia?