Focus issue 161 April 2010
Modelling – engineering moves into the virtual world
By Tony Barry
Modelling and simulation helps decision makers to envision the future they seek to create and gives them confidence in making successful investment and commitment decisions.
Irrigation modernisation – sustainability in action
By Paul Dougas, with Ross Titchmarsh and David Mathlin
The FutureFlow project is delivering economic, social and environmental benefits well beyond the project boundary, and will do so for the design life of the capital works.
Engineering big bridges in South-East Asia
By Richard Kell
The iconic Anzac Bridge demonstrated the capacity of Australian engineers,which has paid dividends in overseas work and export income.
Form, function and sustainability
By Tristram Carfrae and John Hewitt
Sustainable materials, alternative transport options, recycling facilities and the ability to monitor and track environmental performance of the building construction and operation were also fundamental.
Necessity drives sustainable water solutions
By Nicholas Apostolidis
Australia is riding a wave of proactive thinking that can be exported to the world and provide more opportunities for Australian engineers and scientists.
Also in this issue:
Promoting Australia's advancement through technology