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This rotating skyscraper is coming to Dubai

The city is planning to build it by 2020. The dynamic tower hotel was designed by David Fisher in 2008. Now it’s finally coming to life. Each floor of the 80-story building will rotate independently giving guests and residents a 360 degree view. An apartment could cost you up top $40 million.

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ACSES Engineers recognised as a leading PhD employer

We are honoured and privileged for being recognised as a leading PhD employer (with less than 500 staff) in the Engineering & Construction industry sector.

The results are the outcome of a research collaboration between CSIRO Data61’s Ribit.net student talent platform and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), co-authored by Paul McCarthy and Dr Maaike Wienk.

Here’s a link to the report and a summary.

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Meet the WasteShark








The WasteShark is designed after one of nature’s most efficient harvesters of marine biomass, the Whale Shark. It is designed to swim through water and eat its prey with minimum effort and maximum efficiency.

It is designed for round-the-clock waste collection. It also scans and monitors the environment, sending data back to central command.

  • Purpose: 16 hours a day waste collection; data collection & transmit
  • Waste type: plastics, micro-plastics, alien vegetation (e.g. duckweed), floating debris
  • Territory: trafficked water; confined space; tight angles
  • Steering control: remote controller or plotted
  • Thrust: 5.1 kgf (forward) and 4.1 kgf (reverse) @ 16V
  • Weight: 39 kg unladen
  • Dimension: 1556 mm long x 1078 mm wide x 450 mm deep
  • Carrying capacity: 200 litres
  • Environmental Sensors: Depth, temperature, water quality
  • Data recording: Time, location and journeys

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Dubai to 3D print a quarter of its future buildings








Dubai has taken a step further along the road to making such dreams a reality by announcing that 25% of the city-state’s new buildings will be made using 3D printers by 2025.

The move is part of an ambitious 3D-printing strategy announced in 2016 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Dubai.

The 3D-printing strategy aims to reduce labour by 70% and cut costs by 90% across different sectors, according to the Dubai Future Foundation.

Perhaps more crucially, 3D-printing construction has the potential to help solve a looming homelessness crisis as more people gravitate to living in cities: the UN predicts that by 2030, the world will have 41 mega-cities with more than 10 million inhabitants.

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Institute of Engineers Australia Recognition








It’s been 20 years since graduation and last Saturday, I received two certificates from the Institute of Engineers Australia.

One confirming my election as Fellow of the Institute.

And the other confirming I have achieved the status of Engineering Executive.

It’s both incredibly humbling and satisfying to be recognised by your governing professional body in front of your peers, and I thank the Institute of Engineers for these wonderful honours.

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Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit








Automated rail transit is an environment friendly, rail-less, and driver-less vehicle that is projected to reduce traffic congestion in the highly populated cities. On effective execution of this project, which is presently under development in China, is expected to gain extensive traction in the near future. Due to its low construction cost and a huge carrying capacity, road jamming can be reduced significantly. Additionally, no track is required for its operation, multi-axle steering system, and also functions effectively under extreme climatic conditions.

The world’s first driverless autonomous rail rapid transit (ART) system, equipped with sensors for the measurement of road dimension and also helps to create its particular route, under a test run in the city of Zhuzhou in central China’s Hunan Province. It was revealed in Zhuzhou in Hunan province on June 2, 2017 and is expected to be operational in 2018.

The product has been described as a combination of a train, bus, and tram. An ART train with three carriages is around 30 meters long and costs about US$ 2.2 million to construct. It can travel at a speed of 70 km/h and provides space for maximum 300 passengers and a five-carriage train can carry an estimated 500 passengers.

Source: https://businessherald.co/tag/autonomous-rail-rapid-transit-market/

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