A PhD student at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) from the faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences is looking for professionals in engineering to contribute to a research project investigating the related risk factors affecting the performance of infrastructure projects in Australia.
The evaluation of assessment of infrastructure construction using a modified concept of earned value management questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
All information that you provide is confidential and will be used only for the purposes of this research. For more information please contact Maan Nihad Ibrahim.
Register now for the SWQ Branch Conference, Goondiwindi, 15-16 March 2018.
The conference commences Thursday afternoon with a half day of presentations followed by a welcome dinner at O’Shea’s Royal Hotel. The event will continue Friday morning and conclude after lunch.
Hosted by the Goondiwindi Regional Council, the conference program offers up to five hours CPD and will feature a presentation by Jan Xanthopoulo from Queensland Treasury Corporation on linking asset management to long term financial sustainability.
CWANZ calls for EOIs from local government
Cycling and Walking Australia and New Zealand (CWANZ) is taking a collaborative approach to improve the conditions for, and the uptake of walking and cycling on transport and recreation networks across Australia and New Zealand. And CWANZ is calling for Expression of Interest (EOI) for three representatives from local governments to be on the new CWANZ group.
After determining the state, territory and New Zealand government agency representatives, the process now moves to the selection of advocacy and local government representatives. Five advocacy group representatives and three local government representatives will be selected via the nomination process.
The EOI forms and background documents are available on the Western Australian Government's Department of Transport website for your information and consideration. You are also welcome to forward the information to other groups that you feel would be interested in nominating. EOI close Monday 19 March.
Last year, the Queensland Government passed the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (the BIF Act). A key feature of the BIF Act is the introduction of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs), in which funds are held on trust for contractors and first-tier subcontractors under a building contract.
Government recently announced that from 1 March 2018, projects tendered by the
Queensland Government will use PBAs on building and construction projects
(excluding engineering projects) valued between $1 million and $10 million. Read
more on PBAs from McCullough Robertson’s earlier updates here and here.
We are very pleased to welcome our 700th IPWEAQ member, Chris Mantell from Cardno. Chris also joins our SEQ Branch committee. Welcome, Chris!
Renew your IPWEAQ membership automatically each year by signing up for our Direct Debit facility.
This facility is also available for councils subscribing to the Public Works Technical Subscription and Standard Drawings.
Contact Jeannette on 07 3632 6888
Cairns - 19 March 2018
Townsville - 20 March 2018
Mackay - 21 March 2018
Rockhampton - 23 March 2018
Toowoomba - 27 March 2018
Brisbane - 28 March 2018
Townsville - 6 March 2018
Cairns - 7 March 2018
Bundaberg - 13 March 2018
Barcaldine - 27 March 2018
Townsville - 20/21 March 2018
Townsville - 22 March 2018
Brisbane - 6/8 March 2018
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