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Our Knowledge Centre is an essential resource for anyone involved in public works in Queensland. It is accessible only to IPWEAQ members and subscribers of our technical publications.

The IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre is fully searchable by subject, key words, speaker/author, event, type (image, podcast, articles, PowerPoint etc) or by date. It includes articles, PowerPoint presentations, podcasts, reports, case studies, recent media and other information on engineering in the public works sector of interest to Queensland practitioners. 

Accessing the IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre

IPWEAQ members can access the Knowledge Centre via the IPWEAQ Portal. On your first visit to the Knowledge Centre you'll be asked to register your details.

In the left-hand column, you will see COMMUNITIES with several categories: Conferences, Engineering for Public Works (our journal), International Study Tour Reports, IPWEAQ Reports, Media, Other Events & Occasions, Public Works: History, Standard Drawings (Subscribers Only). 

Within each of those COMMUNITIES, there are SUB-COMMUNITIES for example within 'Conferences' there is the IPWEAQ state conference, SWQ Branch conference and the CQ Branch conference. You can find items by clicking through each level OR selecting from the DISCOVER section by TYPE or AUTHOR or SUBJECT. Alternatively, you can search directly using the 'SEARCH DSPACE' box under the Knowledge Centre banner. 

As a professional institute, it is incumbent on us to bring together in one place all the knowledge, expertise and learnings that will benefit members today and well into the future. If you have an article to submit, please email Mark Lamont and If you have an article or presentation already in the Knowledge Centre, be sure that we have tagged you so it is included in your profile.

Additionally, if you see yourself in a photo, please let us know so we can tag you to create your own searchable profile in the Knowledge Centre. 

Another opportunity for you to contribute to the Knowledge Centre is to present at the state conference in Townsville, 24-26 October. Abstracts are due by 31 May 2017.

If you have any queries, please contact our Information Resources Manager, Mark Lamont. See Mark's instructional video (right) and explanation of the definitions and structure. Please also contact Mark if you do not wish to have your papers shared in the (members only) Knowledge Centre.

Note: when you submit an abstract or paper for presentation at an IPWEAQ conference, we request your acceptance that your abstract, paper and PowerPoint presentation be included in the Knowledge Centre. 

When you are submitting an abstract or paper for consideration for any conference, please always ensure you have obtained neccessary clearances beforehand.

The 2016 state conference was our most successful conference to date with 333 delegates (369 at the excellence awards) from 36 councils and 52 organisations with 43 exhibitors. 

Conference podcasts including all eight keynote presentations and all presentations delivered in all 12 streams are accessible for free to (paid) delegates. Other members and non-members may subscribe for access to the podcasts - this amounts to 12.5 CPD hours.

Paid delegates to the 2016 state conference can access the podcasts and view the state conference papers (16), PowerPoint presentations (21), podcasts (43), The Great Debate podcast ('women make better engineers than men'), podcast for the Fireside Chat (Young IPWEAQ members interview Patrick Murphy), interviews of award winners, delegates, speakers and exhibitors on their conference experiences (31) and photographs of the event (332)
Conference Proceedings (podcasts)
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