Differences between the engineering cultures of Australia and Brazil

Fountain, C., Libanio, P. and Lane, G. (2011). Differences between the engineering cultures of Australia and Brazil. In: G. Dunlop and D. Pollard, MetPlant 2011: Metallurgical Plant Design and Operating Strategies. MetPlant 2011, Perth, Australia, (49-65). 8-9 August 2011.

Author Fountain, C.
Libanio, P.
Lane, G.
Title of paper Differences between the engineering cultures of Australia and Brazil
Conference name MetPlant 2011
Conference location Perth, Australia
Conference dates 8-9 August 2011
Proceedings title MetPlant 2011: Metallurgical Plant Design and Operating Strategies
Place of Publication Carlton, VIC, Australia
Publisher AusIMM: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781921522444
9781628701104
Editor G. Dunlop
D. Pollard
Start page 49
End page 65
Total pages 7
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Australian mining and engineering companies have increasingly been investing in the mining industry in Brazil. It is a country of enormous mineral and agricultural wealth, with a well-established mining sector. Some Brazilian mining companies and personnel have been journeying in the opposite direction. There are significant differences in the approaches to engineering between the Australian and Brazilian industries that can cause confusion for companies operating in the other country. These range from differing expectations during the various stages of feasibility studies to style of plant and contracting strategies during the construction phase of projects. Some of the differences are driven by tax regimes, labour costs, or different settlement patterns. Others are the result of different histories and pressures on the industries in the two nations. This paper describes some of the differences in approach found in the two countries and some of the reasons for them.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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