Archive for July 11th, 2010

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The Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) will present the three-day, “Bituminous Surfacing – Principles & Practice” training course in Melbourne on Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12 August, 2010.   Download brochure here.

This training course is focused on engineers, supervisors and technical officers  who have a basic knowledge of bituminous materials.

The 5th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region and Australasian Structural Engineering Conference 2010 will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8-12 August 2010.

More details

View WHK Market Update for 8 July 2010 here

For more information visit WHK website here.

Note: As from June 28 WHK new address is Level 17, 181 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000. WHK main telephone contact number will also change to 03 9258 6700.

Expressions of interest are sought from those interested in undertaking a half day training course in:

  • Contract Managmeent
  • Contract Administration for Supervisors
  • Risk Management

Details of the courses can be found at and are suitable for anyone inovlved in contract management, risk management, administering contacts whether you work in the technical areas or other areas.  Past sessions have attracted participants from consulting, contracting and govenrment which makes for dynamic discussions during the sessions.

IPWEA vic would like to run these courses in September in Melbourne but require 12 participants to make the sessions viable.

The training is intensive and low cost at $495 per session and $475 for IPWEAvic Members.

If you might be interested in attending such a course in September 2010 please register at

The receipients of the Municipal Engineering Foundation Study Tour Awards for 2010 were recognised at the Awards Recognition Luncheon on Friday 9th July 2010.   Held at the picturesque Green Acres Golf Course the event attracted some 60 supporters (most of which are IPWEAvic members) to wish the awardees well.  WHK Melbourne part sponsored the event and Damien Smith gave a presentation relating to wealth management.

The selected members will travel to USA, Canada and UK during August to attend the APWA Congress in Boston, Ma and then research topics of interest to engineering within local government in Victoria. Reports on this research will be published on this website on completion of the study tour.  Details of scholarship recipients are:

  • Senaviratna Abeykoon, Manager Infrastructure Assets, Strathbogie Shire Council
  • Paula Gardiner, Manager Capital Works, Colac Otway Shire Council
  • Philip Jeffrey, Executive Manager Assets & Projects, Moorabool Shire Council
  • Raj Manihar, Environmental Coordinator, Baw Baw Shire Council

The study participants leave Australia in 3 weeks supervised by an MEFvic Trustee.  We wish them a sucessful tour and look forward to reading their study reports and findings upon return to Australia.

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