February 2017




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20 years on
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A report prepared by the CSIRO in partnership with Construction Skills Queensland has examined what the construction industry could look like 20 years from now, and how job profiles and skills requirements might change to align with that future. 

Skills Workshop: Welding safety basics
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A number of recent incidents have resulted in workers being severely burnt when a mixture of refrigerant and compressor oil was expelled and ignited while servicing air conditioning refrigerant systems. In light of these incidents, this month’s Skills Workshop provides a basic overview of welding processes and controlling the risks involved.

Filtering the cost
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The days of discharging large amounts of wastewater from cooling-tower systems to the sewer are nearing an end. However, as water filtration systems become more efficient, the economics of water and energy-efficiency bite.


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