Archive for July 21st, 2011

The Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) Training Centre will present its highly-regarded, three-day training course, “Bituminous Surfacing – Principles & Practice” in Melbourne on Tuesday-Thursday, 9-11 August, 2011 – just a few weeks away.

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

A small number of places are still available and closing date for registrations has been extended for one week to Wednesday, 27 July, 2011.

The course brochure which includes the registration form and venue details can be accessed through this url

Infrastructure Australia released its 4th major report to the Council of Austraian Governments “Communicating the Imperative for Action” in June 2011.  Of note is EA assessment of local roads and rail infrastructure as barely adequate.  Take a look at hte document here.

Here is an article about ECI (Early Contractor Involvement).   Wyndham Harbour will be delivered using ECI with BMD Constructions being selected as the preferred contractor expecting to lead in to a D & C $50m proejct

A copy of the Department of Treasury and Finance Victoria “Pactitioners Guide to Alliance Contracting” October 2010 can be found here.

The Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria has developed several guidance notes on various aspects of alliance contracting.  Guidance Note No 5 “Developing the TOC in Alliance Contracting” was published in March 2011 as was Guidance Note No 4  Reporting VfM Outcomes in Allaince Contracting.

More information relating to alliancing can be found on the dft website

As at 1 August 2011 the EOA 2010 will come into play.  The aims of the EOA 2010 are to eliminate discrimination and encourage identification and elimination of systemic causes of discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation.   Some definitions are changed in the 2010 EOA and the Act cites a requirement for “positive duty” or obligation to take reasonable and proportinate measures to eliminate discrimnation, sexual harassment or victimisation as far as possible taking into account the desired outcome, the size, resources and service priorities of the obligation holder and the practicability and cost of compliance.

Tools to help you comply with the 2010 Equal Opportunity Act are available here.

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