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Chapter 6

I Construction During The Settlement Years

II The Use Of Timber As A Structural Material

III Structural Steel

IV Concrete Technology

V Housing

VI Industrialised Pre-cast Concrete Housing

VII Ports And Harbours

VIII Roads

IX Heavy Foundations

X Bridges

XI Sewerage

XII Water Engineering

XIII Railways

XIV Major Buildings

XV Airports

XVI Thermal Power Stations

XVII Materials Handling

XVIII Oil Industry
i All Welded Storage Tanks
ii Insulated Fuel Oil Pipeline
iii Wartime Concrete Tanks
iv The Cobia 2 Sub-sea Completion
v Mackerel and Tuna Platforms
vi Snapper Post-Trenching Plough
vii The North West Shelf Project Plough

XIX The Snowy Mountains Scheme

XX The Sydney Opera House

XXI The Sydney Harbour Bridge

XXII Hamersley Iron

XXIII North West Shelf

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Oil Industry

In just over one hundred years, the Oil Industry in Australia has grown from the distribution of four gallon tins of kerosine and other products imported from overseas, to the refining and distribution of a wide range of products, which in the main, now reach the consumer in bulk. Constantly expanding volumes and the desire to minimise costs, has led to developments based mainly on existing overseas technology. The principal developments have been associated with Bass Strait and the North West Shelf Oil Fields. Three interesting projects of a pioneering nature should also be mentioned.

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