The Innovative Robotic Device Making Cranes Safer
Roborigger is a remote-controlled stabilisation system that eliminates the need for workers at the bottom of crane loads. It has been used successfully on several sites including the Adelaide casino, a Fortescue mine in the Pilbara and a demolition site in George St, Sydney.
Global Construction Community Divided over Site Shutdowns
Construction site staff would hardly notice they’re in the middle of a pandemic with many workers expressing their concern over crowded sites and union negligence.This is causing a divide in the global construction community between those that are calling for site shutdowns and those wanting to keep construction open for business.In a rare alliance, the CFMEU and Master Builders Australia have formed a united front to keep sites open.
Italian-led Consortium Design Intensive Care Pods for COVID-19 Treatment
An international task force has developed a concept for modular intensive care pods to increase hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients. The task force says they could be as fast to mount as a hospital tent, but as safe as an isolation ward.
Construction Safety Startup Raises $4M to Monitor Machinery Blind Spots
Toolbox Spotter has been trained by over 100,000 hours of video footage of worksites to learn how to identify workers and their behaviour. The tech has already been adopted by major players in construction, transport and mining including Transport for NSW, Metro Trains Melbourne, McConnell Dowell, Georgiou Group BHP, Fortescue Metals, Patrick and Aurizon.