Accompanied by the various challenges of land scarcity, increasing volume of traffic, the demand for better road and rail network is growing. This year Sydney, Australia will host the 5th Annual Road and Rail Infrastructures Conference scheduled on 26 -28 April 2017. Rail and road construction and maintenance, the use of recycled materials, new technologies, and design amongst other topics will be the focus at this meet.

Prominent people from the construction and rail industry will be speaking and sharing their insights on recent constructions done, new projects, challenges faced and solutions. New ideas that could be game changers tomorrow are discussed and mooted. The speakers at this conferences are from companies like Australian Rail Track Corporation, Brookefield Rail, Kiwi Rail, AECOMM, Urban Task Force Australia, etc.

There would be stalls for partners and sponsors where they can exhibit their latest innovations, future projects and other areas of their domain.

Reduction of carbon footprints is gaining momentum and the construction companies have taken upon themselves to use eco -friendly materials and practices for a greener planet. For too long the reliance by the industry on the fast depleting resources is impacting the environment. Various health issues have been reported by the use of some conventional materials. Using renewable sources, reused and recycled materials, solar lighting, rain harvesting and a conscious effort to recycle and reduced construction waste will improve the health of our planet and that of our own.

A recent technological advance in the manufacture of composite materials have made them stronger, cheaper, and lighter and more environment- friendly. This will, in turn, create affordable houses for the masses. The authorities too are recognising the importance of putting in place checks and specifications into construction regulations and rules.