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Case Study: Buller District Council

Buller District Council asked Calibre Consulting to direct and update the asset management plans for its community assets including cemeteries, civic amenities, parks and reserves and community facilities including libraries, theatres and halls, swimming pools and commercial property holdings.

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Development Cost Benchmark Report

Providing engineering design and superintendency services for in excess of 10,000 lots every year means that Calibre Consulting have access to a lot of data relating to construction costs. It occurred to us that this data would be useful in benchmarking the civil costs per lot within and across the various states.

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What are you doing to improve gender diversity?

As a father with two ambitious 20-plus-year-old daughters, gender equality is a subject close to my heart. I’ve seen and counselled them through a range of challenges – many based purely on their gender.

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Are we engineering gender inequality?

When I first chose to study engineering I knew that there was a shortage of women in the industry. Did I understand at the time what that would mean at the pointy end of my career when I’d be juggling work, family and – dare I say it – ambition?

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Diversity Powers Innovation

Samantha Almeida and Priyani de Silva-Currie recently presented at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Conference on how diversity powers innovation.

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What if islands were erased from our maps?

It’s a pretty scary thought. But is a reality for a number low lying islands across the globe. While many debate the possible effects of climate change and sea-level rise, the residents living on low-lying Pacific atolls are frightened by the realities they see on a daily basis.

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Are Our Assets Not Performing, Or Is It Us?

Just-In-Time, Run-to-Failure, Sweating the Asset, Deferring Expenditure. Hands up if you can relate! These terms are ugly for people who plan for the future, but we're using them in modern and brave asset management departments' around the country.

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Are You Wanting Diversity But Driving Convergence?

For the past few decades, a lot of corporates have been working up a sweat to promote diversity within their businesses, but with poor results. Mary Hambly identifies and explains Unconscious Bias as one mechanism that might be holding our businesses back from truly driving diversity.

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