National Platinum Sponsor Australian Constructors Association (ACA) represents the nation's leading construction contracting organizations. ACA is dedicated to making the construction industry safer, more efficient, more competitive and better able to contribute to the development of Australia.
ACA member companies operate in a number of marker sectors including:
- Residential and non-residential building
- Engineering construction
- Process engineering
- Contract mining
- Maintenance and services
- Oil and gas operations
- Telecommunications services
- Environmental services
Association members operate globally, with member companies operating in Australasia, Europe, Asia, North and South America and the Middle East. Collectively ACA member companies have a combined annual revenue in excess of $50 billion and employ over 100,000 people in their Australian and international operations.
ACA is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee. The ACA Board of Directors consists of the chief executives of each of the member companies. Membership of the Association is open to national contractors with an annual turnover in excess of $AUD200 million.
The Association has four (4) key objectives:
- To require the highest standards of skill, integrity and responsibility of member companies.
- To represent the interests of major contractors to government and other decision makers.
- To enhance and promote the status of construction contractors and the industry which they serve.
- To facilitate the exchange of technical information and encourage further research.
National Gold Sponsor CSIRO is Australia's pre-eminent science agency with a proud and remarkable track record of success. It is one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world with more than 50 sites throughout Australia and overseas. Globally, CSIRO is recognised among the top applied research organisations. CSIRO continues to demonstrate scientific excellence with great relevance to industry, the community and a sustainable future. The passion of CSIRO and its people is to have a positive and profound impact on the most significant challenges and opportunities facing Australia and humanity.
National Gold Sponsor Beck Engineering specialises in mine planning and mining engineering for extreme environments or where corporate or expert geotechnical experience is being challenged. Their practical, first-principles approach to solving mining problems enables Beck Engineering to consult on a wide range of mining methods covering the extremes of geological environments. Beck Engineering have experience in high stress, seismically active and high deformation environments, block and sub-level caving, mine-scale inelastic modelling and infrastructure placement as well as general geotechnical engineering.
National Gold Sponsor GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With nearly 85,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of $40 billion, GE Energy is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy - GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas - work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil and natural gas; and renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas.
National Gold Sponsor Leighton Holdings is Australia's largest project development and contracting group, founded in 1949. Growing organically and via acquisition, the Leighton Group is now one of the world's major contracting, services and project development organisations, and the world's largest contract miner. Leighton Holdings operates through nine diverse and independent companies: Thiess, Leighton Contractors, John Holland, Leighton Properties, Leighton Asia, Leighton Offshore, Leighton Welspun, the Habtoor Leighton Group and Leighton Africa, which operate in Australia, South East Asia, New Zealand, Vietnam, China and the Middle East. The Group’s companies provide development, construction, contract mining, and operation and maintenance services to the infrastructure, resources and property markets.
National Silver Sponsor Google's mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Beginning in 1996, Stanford University graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin built a search engine called "BackRub" that used links to determine the importance of individual web pages. By 1998 they had formalized their work, creating the company you know today as Google. Since then, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services - including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks - in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world.
National Bronze Sponsor The Institution of Engineering and Technology, founded 140 years ago, is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries, with active networks of members in 37 countries. To support its worldwide membership it has offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET encourages the study of engineering and technology through the IET Faraday website, an award-winning educational resource. This year as part of the IET’s programme of activities for 5 to 19 year olds, 180 secondary schools took part in the Faraday Engineering Challenge Days. Through its awards programme the IET seeks to reward and celebrate individual excellence and innovation, and to promote undergraduate and postgraduate engineering scholarships. The IET also provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world. This knowledge sharing focuses on five sectors: built environment, design and production, energy, information and communications, and transport. It has published over 500 publications and organises over 120 conferences and events every year.
National Bronze Sponsor NICTA is Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence, answering the hard questions in ICT research. NICTA drives innovation through high-quality research, research training, commercialisation and R&D services. Located in five laboratories in four cities around Australia: Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane, specialised teams are focused on a series of specific research themes and business areas.
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