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Professor Joseph Stiglitz on Australian investment in people, infrastructure and technology for future prosperity – June 2014

Professor Stiglitz has a colourful history of which he should be proud. In this excellent 15 min ABC Lateline interview with Steve Cannane he discusses a number of core economic issues in a way only Joseph Stiglitz can. http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2014/s4036416.htm I find his ability to synthesize complex and sometimes competing issues into a picture of basic…
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5 Essential Tips To Efficient Brownfield Capital Works

With recent capital works investment in the mining, oil & gas industries leaning heavily towards brownfield works by way of asset life extension, de-bottlenecking and plant reliability focus, asset owners can easily waste engineering capital in deciding which projects to advance and which to park. Although the AACE Estimate Classification criteria is helpful to assess…
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Cost control in energy & resource asset projects…

With the rise of career specialty and dilution of the qualified Project Controls Engineer during the resources boom, we now see some distinctive changes in project controls emerging, and they are not encouraging. In 1985 when I joined Sir John Holland in St Kilda Road as Trainee in their Pre-Contracts team, trainees for the crafts of estimating, contracts,…
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