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    Labour and megaprojects: Rethinking productivity and industrial relations policy
    02 Jun 2021
    University of Sydney
    Ellem, B.

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought industrial relations policy to the centre of attention in many countries. In 2020, the Australian government convened tripartite bodies to address policy in several areas, one being for agreement-making to cover labour on ‘megaprojects’. This initiative revisited criticisms of unions for driving costs up and productivity down on these worksites, the most expen…

  • SDG-9 SDG-11
    Vehicle value of travel time savings: Evidence from a group based modelling approach
    11 Jul 2016
    University of Sydney
    Ho, Chinh Q Mulley, Corinne Shiftan, Yoram Hensher, David A.

    The value of travel time savings (VTTS) accounts for a majority of the total user benefits in economic appraisal of transport investments. This means that having an accurate estimate of VTTS for different segments of travel continues to retain currency, despite there being a rich literature on estimates of VTTS for different travel modes, travel purposes, income groups, life cycles, and distance …

  • SDG-3 SDG-9
    Innovations in Radiotherapy Technology.
    10 Jul 2018
    University of Sydney
    Feain, IJ Court, L Palta, JR Beddar, S Keall, P

    Many low- and middle-income countries, together with remote and low socioeconomic populations within high-income countries, lack the resources and services to deal with cancer. The challenges in upgrading or introducing the necessary services are enormous, from screening and diagnosis to radiotherapy planning/treatment and quality assurance. There are severe shortages not only in equipment, but a…

  • SDG-9 SDG-11
    Inter-Organizational Resource Coordination in Post-Disaster Infrastructure Recovery
    26 Nov 2018
    University of Sydney
    Opdyke, Aaron Lepropre, Florence Javernick-Will, Amy Koschmann, Matthew

    Despite significant advances in strengthening post-disaster recovery efforts, misaligned strategy and inefficient resource allocation are far too often the norm for infrastructure reconstruction. To examine the inter-organizational networks that form to coordinate resources for infrastructure reconstruction, we employed social network analysis in 19 communities in the Philippines following Super …

  • SDG-9
    System reliability-based Direct Design Method for space frames with cold–formed steel hollow sections
    17 Jan 2020
    University of Sydney
    Liu, Wenyu Zhang, Hao Rasmussen, Kim

    Design-by-analysis methods for steel structures are receiving considerable attention from professional engineers, researchers and standard-writing groups. Designing by analysis, termed as the Direct Design Method (DDM), is premised on the use of geometric nonlinear inelastic finite element analysis to determine the ultimate strength of steel structural frames and subsequently incorporating a syst…

  • SDG-8 SDG-9 SDG-17
    Topology of International Supply Chain Networks: A Case Study Using Factset Revere Datasets
    14 Sep 2020
    University of Sydney
    Piraveenan, Mahendra Jing, Hongze Matous, Petr Todo, Yasuyuki

    International supply chain networks play a prominent role in shaping the economic outlook of the world. It has been a recent trend to analyse the topology of supply chain networks in order to gain a wholistic understanding about the interdependencies of firms in this regard. In this work, we undertake an extensive structural and topological analysis of the supply chain networks constructed from t…

  • SDG-9
    Sustainability or Sustainable Infrastructure? Using sustainability discourse to construct a motorway
    02 Nov 2020
    University of Sydney
    McManus, Phil Haughton, Graham

    WestConnex is a 33km, A$16.8bn motorway under construction in Sydney. It is promoted by the state government as an example of excellent ‘sustainable infrastructure’. We explore the use of sustainability discourse to explain how a motorway corporation, established by a state government committed to building infrastructure that could later be privatized, engaged with an organization that redefined …

  • SDG-9 SDG-11 SDG-13
    Mitigating Infrastructure Disaster Losses Through Asset Management Practices in the Middle East and North Africa Region
    18 Dec 2020
    University of Sydney
    Mastroianni, Elyssa Lancaster, James Korkmann, Benjamin Opdyke, Aaron Beitelmal, Wesam

    Despite expanding infrastructure investments in developing countries, maintenance of constructed infrastructure is not keeping pace and there is a growing need to focus on the long-term operational demands of new assets to reduce vulnerability. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, natural hazards and civil conflicts continue to undermine development and disaster risk management. Thi…

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    Muddy Flooding on the South Downs
    28 Sep 2005
    University of Edinburgh
    Butler, Jonthan

    A post event assesment of flooding that affected parts of the South Downs, East Sussex, England in Autumn 2000 is presented. The floods were of the 'muddy' variety related to soil erosion from agricultural land rather than 'clear' riverine floods. Between September and December 2000, inundation of property and infrastructure by muddy floodwater occurred several times in various suburbs of Brighto…

  • SDG-9
    Articulatory feature recognition using dynamic Bayesian networks.
    18 Sep 2007
    University of Edinburgh
    Frankel, Joe Wester, Mirjam King, Simon

    We describe a dynamic Bayesian network for articulatory feature recognition. The model is intended to be a component of a speech recognizer that avoids the problems of conventional ``beads-on-a-string'' phoneme-based models. We demonstrate that the model gives superior recognition of articulatory features from the speech signal compared with a state of- the art neural network system. We also intr…