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Who needs Aerodrome Safety Inspection...

Who needs Aerodrome Safety Inspections or Annual Technical Inspections and why?!

Did you know that every 12 months the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requires that certified aerodromes require an Annual Technical Inspection and that some registered and ‘certain other’ aerodromes must have an Aerodrome Safety Inspection completed by a CASA approved inspector? Australian Aerodrome Categories CASA is authorised to determine and audit against the Manual […]

We’re certified (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 ...

JJ Ryan Consulting’s quality, environment and safety management systems ensure effective risk management, consistently high quality services are provided while protecting the environment and the safety of our employees, customers and the community. Over the last 12 months, our team have been working tirelessly to formalise and improve our quality, environment and safety processes. This […]

What do a Frenchman in 1858 and flyin...

What is the history of aerial photography? The first known aerial photographs were taken in the 1858 century by Gaspar Felix Tournachon (a French balloonist). Cameras were then attached to kites (1882), rockets (1897), aeroplanes (1909) and satellites (1959). During the 1980’s colour images became mainstream and in the 1990’s innovative businesses were carrying out […]

Is that a bird? Is it a plane? No… it...

JJ Ryan Consulting have been engaged by the City of Whittlesea to undertake the asset inspections of more than 350 sports lighting poles, including for AFL, soccer and tennis sporting complexes. The poles range in height from approximately 9m up to 30m. We have developed an efficient process using a light-weight drone with ultra-HD camera capabilities. […]

Helicopter Rotor Downwash – Excessive...

Helicopter Rotor Downwash – Excessive wind, FOD and brownouts, what are the risks?

What is helicopter rotor downwash? Rotor downwash is a commonly ignored phenomenon that occurs during helicopter hover in close proximity to a ground surface. It has the potential to cause significant damage to nearby vehicles and objects, as well as people. Figure 1 shows the impact of helicopter rotor downwash while hovering over water and […]

BIM – Past, present and future....

What is BIM? Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a 3D digital representation of a building founded on open standards for interoperability and through its comprehension of spatial relationships. Where did BIM start? The ideas and concepts relevant to BIM have been apparent since the earliest days of computing with previous evolutions of BIM including computer models […]

JJ Ryan Consulting Grows!

JJ Ryan Consulting is pleased to announce that we have recently expanded our operations to meet demand with Girish Tekwani, Pooria Alavi and Stephanie Ryan joining our Melbourne Office. Girish has joined our team in a Senior Engineer (Civil) role and comes to JJ Ryan Consulting with significant experience in design, construction supervision and project management. […]

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At JJ Ryan Consulting, we pride ourselves as leaders in the engineering infrastructure industry by continuously listening to, learning from and challenging ideas. Our blog is an open forum for industry professionals, infrastructure specialists, general practitioners and interested enthusiasts to share ideas related to our increasingly connected world.