Archive for May 23rd, 2011

Population Growth is one of the BIGGEST challenges for the public works professional today.

Last week the Government released it’s first population strategy which focuses on boosting growth in regional areas and alleviating pressures in the outer suburbs of cities.  Read the media release here

The report- Sustainable Australia – Sustainable Communities, A Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia can be downloaded here

View WHK Market Update for 20 May 2011here. For more information visit WHK website here.

The next IPWEAvic Leadership Series Business Luncheonwill be held on Friday 17th June at Mission to Seafarers 717 Flinders Street Melbourne  from 12noon to 2pm. 

Our Guest Speaker will be Peter Seamer, CEO Growth Areas Authority.  Peter is going to share some of his thoughts on the key challenges facing the public works professionals in the coming years and also his views on the growth of Melbourne and the direction of the new State Government.

More information and REGISTRATION details available HERE

 REGISTER HERE for the next IPWEAvic Information Series Event planned for Wednesday 29 June 2011 10am to 12:15pm at ARRB Group Office, 500 Burwood Highway, Vermont South.

This event is planned around what “Bitumen Tests tell you – Improving your road’s life and performance through better understanding of Bitumen and Binders”.  

Attendees will:-

  • take away tips on writing and managing construction tenders,
  • learn how to interpret test results for achieving the best performance
  • gain an understanding of the behaviour of bitumen and binders in roads
  • be introduced to the latest science on types of bitumen and binders

This free event is sponsored by ARRB Group and will be followed by a light lunch.

More information and registration details HERE

Registrations are now being taken for the Asset Management for Buildings Workshop to be held on 19 and 20 July in Ballarat.

The workshops are based on the concepts & guidelines in IPWEA’s Practice Note 3 for Buildings – Building Condition and Performance Assessment Guidelines

Workshop Objectives

  • Improve buildings asset management practice
  • Provide a consistent approach to buildings survey and condition assessment
  • Provide hands-on professional development

Key topics explored in workshops include:

  • Defining business needs
  • Level of detail for survey
  • Condition rating
  • Performance assessment
  • Functional requirements
  • Tool kit and system choices
  • Prepare and carry out practical survey
  • Case study
  • Analyse and report survey
  • Valuations

The 2011 Public Works Management Conference was held at Melbourne and Olympic Park on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May 2011.  Presentations that have been made available to download can be accessed below:

Rick Di Paola: Getting the Project Off to a Great Start – The Importance of the Project Brief Presentation Download 956KB and Paper Download (30.4KB)

Nerina Di Lorenzon: The Key to Infrastructure Revitalization – Planning, Prioritising and Project Funding Presentation Download

David Goldie: Project Planning for Construction and Maintenance Works Presentation Download 66MB

John Bennie: Leadership in Public Works – Being Prepared Creat a Vision and Lead Presentation Download 4.06MB

Catherine Dale: Leadership in Public Works – Being Prepared Create a Vision and Lead Presentation Download 5.83MB

Jane Waldock: Successful Community Consultaiton in a Complex Locla govenrmewnt Environment Presentation Download 1.28MB

Rick Kwasek, Deb Gandertno: Engaging Your Stakeholders – A Practical Guide for Project Management Presentation Download 2.822MB

Bernard Held, Venessa Petrie: Keeping your Stakeholders Involved and Engaged – The Key to Project Success Presentation Download 7.33MB

Joe Griffin: How to Create Innovation and Creativity in the Workforce Presentation Download 1.88MB

Geoff Barrow: How to Attract, source and Keep the Best Employees Presentation Download

Richard Kirby: International Trends in Project Planning and Delivery – The New Zealand Experience Presentation Download 30.7MB

Professor Rob Adams: Planning and Delivering a Sustainable Community – The City of Melbourne Experience Presentation 83.5MB

Chris Newman: Procurmenet Excellence – Delivering Infrastructure and SErivces for Maximum Benefit Presentation Download 1.25MB

Tony Murphy: Building Effective Partnerships for Better Project Outcomes Presentation Download 5.06MB

Nick Mazarella: Fast Tracking Projects in a Busy World Presentation Download 5.06MB

Geoff Webb: Project Risk in Road Service Contracts Presentation Download 568MB

Ray Bongiorno: Major Public Building Projects Presentation Download 560KB

Tony Belcher: The Barwon Water Alliance Presentation Download 4.32MB

Ian Sowerby: How to Work with Your Contractors to Get Better and More Efficient Project Outcomes Presentation Download 1.77MB

Lizzie Brown: Engineering a Better World Presentation Download 11.6MB

Robert Doyle: Slide Download

Major Sponsor Presentations
Visual Water – US Utilities Services Presentation Download 5.66MB
McArthur – Presentation Download

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