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Navigating our way through the ‘next normal’ and beyond to a sustainable future, requires innovative responses to complex challenges.
Specifically to the impacts of population growth, increased urbanisation, emerging mobility, climate change, digital disruption and finite natural resources.
Can we Reactivate our Central Business Districts?
The pandemic will have a lasting impact on how people work and nowhere will this be more evident than in central business districts (CBDs). When lockdowns were implemented, it transformed CBDs from vibrant centres of work and social activity to virtual ghost towns, where near-empty public transport, closed shops and vacant commercial towers, became the norm.
Data is One of the Hottest Commodities on the Planet
The global data centre sector is forecast to grow to more than $160 billion by 2026, but what does the future hold for these highly sought after facilities that churn through gigawatts of energy?
Hyper Urban Density is Transforming How we Work, Live and Play
BG&E investigates how vertical urbanism is a critical part of our future worldwide. Vince Betro, Director – Buildings & Property, East Coast from BG&E in Sydney shares the benefits and opportunities about building tall.
Concrete Sustainability Demystified
Concrete embodied emissions are a governing factor for sustainability in construction, with concrete production responsible for at least 5% of the 23% of global emissions produced by the industry.
The Overlooked Key to Extreme Weather Resilience
Around the world a disaster related to a weather, climate or water hazard has occurred on average every day during the past 50 years, killing up to 115 people daily and causing up to $277.7 million in daily losses.
The Halo Effect of the Pandemic
The fallout from COVID-19, a once-in-a-generation global health crisis, has silver linings which will become more apparent as lives assume greater normalcy.
Going for Gold – Brisbane’s Run Up to the Olympics
In 2032, when the Olympic and Paralympic Games are deployed in Brisbane, Queensland (QLD) it will be the 32nd modern Games, since Athens in 1896. The Games have only been held in seven countries more than once and soon Australia will sit alongside the United Kingdom and France, having hosted three Games.
Rail Sector Not Derailed by the Pandemic
BG&E’s Rail Lead, Ben Keith shares his views on the vast opportunities to provide rail infrastructure and alignment design services. Our capabilities include mainline alignment, bridges, stations, terminals, yards, provisioning facilities, loading/unloading facilities and maintenance facilities.
Can Concrete Carry the Weight of Increasing Density?
With a fever-pitch level of awareness about the structural integrity and resilience of buildings and infrastructure, as well as ensuring new builds are developed in accordance with best practice standards, BG&E shines the light on the importance of sophisticated design for durability, quality remediation and quality management in construction.
Leaning Into Digital Disruption Improves Outcomes for Clients
The engineers of tomorrow will be not only defined by their engineering expertise, but also by their willingness to innovate, to use multiple approaches and to leverage the extensive data at their disposal.