Eilbeck delivers Melbourne Metro cranes

Eilbeck Cranes has successfully delivered a specialised 105 tonne portal crane for Melbourne’s largest infrastructure project, the Melbourne Metro. It is the latest in many cranes the company has designed and manufactured for the $10 billion project. including the recent delivery of three tunnel works cranes for John Holland (below). Owner Tom Eilbeck said: “We…

Former Electrolux site on the way to hosting new aluminium products factory

A development application has been lodged for the recently-purchased former Electrolux site in Orange, with the company behind it saying around 25 jobs will be created through a new aluminium extrusion operation.   According to a statement from Orange City Council, the DA is for “a set of concrete footings to support the equipment required”…

What is the construction industry trying to learn from advanced manufacturing?

Techniques borrowed from the world of manufacturing could make the building industry more “efficient, connected and customer-centric.” Brent Balinski spoke to Monash University’s Professor Mathew Aitchison about the topic, as well as why prefabricated housing is a tricky business.   Those who study it have sometimes lamented the low levels of productivity growth and technology…