Drink Driving Discussion Paper
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is seeking your feedback on a discussion paper on drink driving.
One in five
fatalities on Queensland roads involves a drink driver.The discussion paper has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders via the Safer Roads,
Safer Queensland forum and based on research into
international best practice and emerging trends.
To review the discussion paper and provide feedback visit the Get Involved website.
Public comment closes Tuesday 7 March 2017. If you have questions or would like to submit a written submission please contact TMR.
CQ BRANCH CONFERENCE
Register now for the Central Queensland Branch conference in Yeppoon, 23-25 March!
Hosted by Livingstone Shire Council, the conference will showcase local projects and activities with the theme 'services, resources, lifestyle'.
Keith H Wood Medal
Members are invited to submit nominations for the Keith H Wood Medal. This award recognises an outstanding engineer in public works who has demonstrated exceptional dedication, leadership, and contribution to both the industry and IPWEA.
Please complete the online nomination form for consideration and endorsement by the IPWEAQ Board.
Thank you from the IPWEAQ President
Joe Bannan and Andrew Ryan
Thank you to IPWEAQ Partners, Supporters and members who attended the President's Breakfast last week.
Andrew Ryan, Director, Infrastructure Services, Sunshine Coast Council presented the findings of his recent IPWEAQ international study tour, 'Global Sustainable Practices and Innovation in Public Works’.
Members can view a recording of Andrew's presentation along with updates from President Joe Bannan and Director, Professional and Career Development, Craig Moss.
IPWEAQ is pleased to welcome our long time supporter SuperSealing as a Partner.
SuperSealing is a market leader in the Road Maintenance & Construction industry with a reputation for reliability, quality of work, value for money and high levels of service.
Thank you to Paul Pascek who has recently stepped down as Chair of the IPWEAQ standards drawing working group. Thank you also to Peter Crutch who is retiring from public works and the working group.
Both members have been involved in the development and maintenance of IPWEAQ standards for many years and we thank them for their service to IPWEAQ and contribution to the public works sector.
IPWEAQ is proud to be associated with the Dream Big Event, an initiative of IPWEAQ's Ambassador, Jessica Kahl.
It provides female students in Years 10 to 12 with an opportunity to develop their understanding of what it is to be an engineer and the rewarding job prospects on offer. Events will be held during February and March in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Mackay and provide school students with a chance to experience hands on design activities as well as be empowered by presentations from accomplished engineers.
Register online by Thursday 23 February.
SWQ BRANCH CONFERENCE
Register now for this technical conference to hear international experts discussing how Australia can accelerate the roll-out of cost saving and energy saving LEDs and smart controls.
Sprayed Sealing Field Procedures
This one day course covers the quality principles, standards and practices to the applications of sprayed seals. Engineers and supervisors involved in supervision or surveillance of sprayed work, preparation of specifications and supervision of contract spraying should attend.
Courses are being offered in conjunction with the SWQ and CQ branch conferences with a special rate for IPWEAQ members:
1 March 2017 - Dalby
IPWEAQ members' price $568 + GST
22 March 2017 - Yeppoon
IPWEAQ members' price $568 + GST
Find out more and register on the AAPA website.