Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

Register for the Buddy Program!

Members and Fellows attending the 2018 conference on the Gold Coast, 10-12 October 2018 are invited to join the new 'buddy program' to accompany a YIPWEAQ member for the duration of the conference. 

We invite you to introduce your YIPWEAQ 'buddy' to colleagues, and assist them with choosing sessions to attend based on their career aspirations.

Register your interest in the Buddy Program!

Participate in a PhD Study 

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.

Join the IPWEAQ Team for the MS Queensland swimathons in Rockhampton, Saturday 17 March and Cairns, Friday 20 April. Register you, your colleagues, family and friends. Everyone welcome

Call for Papers - Barcaldine

Submit your abstracts for the CQ Branch Conference, Barcaldine, 14-16 June 2018. Earn up to 45 CPD hours preparing and presenting a paper at a conference.

Submissions close 22 March 2018For more information, please contact Craig Moss.

SWQ Branch Conference Goondiwindi, 15-16 March 2018

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.

BIF Act Seminars

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. 

The Queensland 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.
McCullough Robertson will be discussing PBAs in detail at their upcoming BIF Act seminars being run throughout Queensland. More information plus dates and locations can be found on their events website.

Welcome to our 700th member!

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

Register now for IPWEAQ courses:

Cairns - 19 March 2018

Townsville - 20 March 2018

Mackay - 21 March 2018

Rockhampton - 23 March 2018           

Toowoomba - 27 March 2018

Brisbane - 28 March 2018 

Queensland Urban Drainage Manual Workshop

Townsville - 6 March 2018

Cairns - 7 March 2018

Managing Risks on Lower Order Roads

Bundaberg - 13 March 2018

Barcaldine - 27 March 2018

Road Safety Audit 

Townsville - 20/21 March 2018

Road Safety Audit Refresher

Townsville - 22 March 2018

Bridge Inspection Course

Brisbane - 6/8 March 2018

Find out more or register via the shopping cart in the IPWEAQ portal

For more information or to discuss your professional development needs, contact Craig Moss on 3632 6805.

Conference Grand Slam

Attend any five events on the IPWEAQ program to be in the running for the 2017-2018 Grand Slam awardAll Grand Slam contenders will receive a complimentary registration to the Barcaldine conference, 14-16 June 2018.

The winner will also receive a plaque and be featured in Engineering for Public Works and in the 2018-2019 Grand Slam flyer.
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