Despite the Western Australian government’s ambitious goal to divert 75 per cent of construction and demolition waste away from landfills by 2020, the growing mountains of construction and demolition waste around the state is proving problematic. In September last year, the landfill levy rate was increased to $90 a cubic metre, up from $12
Here at BWC Civil, safety on all of our work sites is of the utmost importance. This is something that is made abundantly clear when we learn about some of the accidents that take place on civil construction sites. One such example of this is the excavator accident that was reported by the Civil Contractors
Over the next year, Western Australia’s economy will continue to transition from its resources boom to sustainable growth, as infrastructure investment starts to play an even bigger role in driving the state’s economy.
Car parks might not always be the first thing that comes to mind as one of the most important features of a local shopping precinct, medical centre, residential complex and the likes, however, the value of a good car park should not be underestimated. Well-constructed car parks that have wide spaces, clear signage and are
Can you imagine living in a world without an effective sewage system? Luckily for us, this is something we’ve never experienced, and probably won’t ever have to. The modern concept of sewer systems came into play in the mid-to-late 19th century, but the concept of water sanitation has been around for a lot longer –
As a civil and earthmoving company, bulk earthworks make up a big part of our business. So, what exactly are bulk earthworks, and why is this work needed? We answer these questions and more, so you know exactly what to expect when you work with us to complete any earthmoving projects. Bulk Earthworks When we
When we talk about civil construction, a lot of people are familiar with the term but don’t really understand what’s involved. Here at BWC Civil, we live and breathe all things civil construction and engineering, which is why we thought we’d shed some light on this rarely talked about industry. What is Civil Construction? Broadly
Using either natural or reconstituted limestone blocks, developers across Perth are moving away from traditional fences and instead opting to build limestone retaining walls as decorative landscape features or functional sub-division barriers. But, why are limestone retaining walls becoming so popular? The Benefits of Limestone Limestone is widely used within the construction industry for a
Have you ever wondered what’s involved in turning a block of land into a viable construction site? Before any road or civil construction project can commence, the site will need to be prepared with bulk earthworks. From start to finish, this process is quite comprehensive and will pave the way for construction work to take
Australia’s roads, bridges and transport infrastructure build the foundation of our nation’s mobility. Without essential roads, our local communities would be separated, and each ‘stranded town’ would languish, instead of flourishing.