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PW-TV Updates

Join us next week, Wednesday 17 June at 4pm with Zehra Kaya, National Business Manager - Roads & Pavements at HUESKER. Zehra will discuss enhancement, durability and sustainability in pavement construction and maintenance using asphalt reinforcement Geogrid engineered from 100% Recycled PET.

Access last week’s PW-TV session with Mike Brady in the IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre! Mike talked about the impacts of COVID-19 at Toowoomba Regional Council and how it managed social distancing issues. Mike is the General Manager, Infrastructure Services Group at TRC and the 2017 Engineer of the Year.

The 2020 Annual Conference will now be held in Brisbane at the Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre, same dates - 10-12 November 2020!

Unforseen delays due to COVID-19 have impacted the renovations to the Cairns Convention Centre. We look forward to returning to Cairns in the future.

Please contact Monica Robertson, Events & Marketing Manager on 07 3632 6801 should you have any queries. 

International Women in Engineering Day

We strive to create a vibrant, vital and supportive community for women in our sector. Join us Tuesday 23 June for our International Women in Engineering Day (IWED) virtual lunch. Members and non-members welcome! See brochure for details on our presenters.

Professional Development Online

11 June 2020, QUDM Revisions and Additions Online Workshop

17 June 2020, QUDM Online Workshop

18 June 2020, Managing Risk on Lower Order Roads Online Workshop

TBA, Stakeholder Engagement Online Workshop

Bicycle rider and pedestrian underpasses

TMR has released a new technical guideline detailing best practices for the design of underpasses for cyclists and pedestrians. Bicycle rider and pedestrian underpasses describes important design attributes that build on advice provided in Austroads' Guide to Road Design and Guide to Traffic Management, and in the department's updated Road Planning and Design Manual Vol 3 Part 6A.

For queries regarding the Bicycle rider and pedestrian underpasses guideline may be directed to Transport and Main Roads' E&T: Vulnerable Road Users team via TrafficEngineering.Support@tmr.qld.gov.au

Member Milestones, June 2020

Thank you for your contributions to our Institute and our sector,

it is most appreciated!

Ian McMurtrie, 35 Years

Louis Cervetto, 25 Years

Christopher Hegarty, 25 Years

Bryan Payne, 25 Years

Mark Ryan, 20 Years

Martin Crow, 20 Years

Allen Christensen, 20 Years

Brian Milanovic, 20 Years

Andrew Ryan, 20 Years

Ross Guppy, 15 Years

Daryl Davis, 15 Years

Mark de Hayr, 15 Years

Andrew Llewellyn, 15 Years

David Jackson, 15 Years

Robert Sarvari, 15 Years

Michael Donald, 15 Years

Kevin Byers, 10 Years

Raad Jarjees, 10 Years

Graeme Hawes, 10 Years

Bruce Baker, 10 Years

Steven Brazier, 10 Years

David Goodman, 10 Years 

Scott Hanson, 10 Years

Michael Pattinson, 10 Years

Debra Dibley, 10 Years

Brenden Quabba, 10 Years

Lawrence Eckard, 5 Years

Andrew Fulton, 5 Years

Danny Lynch, 5 Years

Jason Ricks, 5 Years

Aaron Meehan, 5 Years

John Keen, 5 Years

Michael Kinion, 5 Years

Andrew Foster, 5 Years

Christopher Dowding, 5 Years

Lachlan McMurtrie, 5 Years

Carl Bayer, 5 Years

Davendra Naidu, 5 Years

Daniel Berry, 5 Years

Robert Perna, 5 Years

Garth Kath, 5 Years

Haydn O'Leary, 5 Years

Short courses by Komatsu

Komatsu is currently offering a range of CSQ funded short courses for existing and unemployed workers in the building and construction industries who are wanting to update or expand their skills and knowledge in specific areas. Apply today, places are limited.

Employability Guide

New student members will receive a copy of the guide upon joining and existing student members can access it through the Knowledge Centre.

The Employability Guide provides an overview on making the most of a peak industry body membership and how we support the transition from academia to industry. The guide offers practical guidelines for connecting with industry professionals, increase employability with soft and technical skills training, copy-and-paste networking tips and avenues to participate in philanthropic initiatives to give back to communities.

News from BPEQ

The May 2020 issue of the BPEQ Newsletter is now available and includes the following articles.

  • A word from the Chair
  • BPEQ 90th Anniversary: Celebrating RPEQs and their achievements
  • The relevance of Queensland Nonconforming Building Products legislation for engineers
  • Restoration of registration
  • Tips for renewing your registration

Renew your IPWEAQ membership!

Members who renew before 30 June will be in the draw to win one of three prizes valued at up to $1,800 plus GST

  • Registration to the 2020 IPWEAQ Annual Conference (valued at $1,800)
  • Registration to one of four IPWEAQ Branch Conferences (valued at $350)
  • An IPWEAQ ‘Every Community Needs an Engineer’ polo

To recoup your membership subscription, you need only attend one IPWEAQ event or professional development program or purchase one technical solution. Members receive a minimum $300 discount on all IPWEAQ products/services.

Australian Internships

Australian Internships have several engineering students looking for placements over the coming months. If your organisation is considering hosting an engineering graduate. Learn more here.

Be a podcast guest speaker

IPWEAQ is proud to partner with Dream Big Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that provides science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) experiences to young people aged 15 to 18 empowering them to become future leaders in education, industry and innovation.

Managing Director and Founder Jessica Kahl has embraced the online space by bringing a brand-new careers podcast on STEAM opportunities for school leavers. The STEAM Ahead podcast shares stories from men and women with careers in STEAM fields so that young people can be informed on how to shape their futures.
The career chats with industry leaders in STEAM fields are designed to give young people a greater understanding of their career pathways post-school.

To share your story and career opportunities open to young people in the public works engineering space register your interest here: https://www.dreambigaustralia.org/podcastguest

Stay tuned for the upcoming podcast episode with IPWEAQ member Jessica Dennien, Gladstone Regional Council, and read her article here

Local Buy Support Packages

Local Buy is a procurement services provider who connects local businesses to local government and many other organisations. They are helping local businesses recover sooner from the impact of COVID-19 with their COVID-19 support package.

Businesses who are potentially impacted the most will receive financial relief through the Small and Regional Business’ Support Package. As part of this package, eligible small businesses will receive financial relief through waiving the first-year administration fee and receiving a credit for rebates in Q1 of the 2021 financial year.

CIA Webinar

Join the Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA)18 June 2020 for their Footpaths and Urban Streetscapes - Design, Construction, and Sustainability webinar. Register now!

Keeping up with qldwater

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eFlash #435, 22-May-2020

eFlash #434, 15-May-2020

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