Archive for October 9th, 2011

The Age news paper published an article on 9th October edition relating to the popularity of the Minneapolis cycleways and how this city was able to increase its travel trips by bike.  Some of the ideas in the article could translate to Melbourne.  Take a look at the article here.

The 2005 MEFvic Study Tour and APWA Conference was centred in Minneapolis.

Don’t forget Ride to Work Day 12th October 2011

The Strategic Contract Management & Procurement Conference was held on 6th October at Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

A copy of hte program is available here

Click on the following presenters presentations to view and download:

Project Management and Procurement in Local Government – Observations, Findings and Key Directions from the Auditor Gernals Office
Steven Vlahos, Sector Director Local Government Performance Audit, Victorian Auditor Generals Office

Using Long Term Capital Workd Programming to Achieve Better Project Outcomes
Paul Northey, General Manager Capital Projects, Barwon Water

Beyond Procurement Reform: Future Initiatives
Paul Roche Senior Project Manager, Local Government Victoria, Department Planning and Community Development

Achieving Industry Best Practice in Contract Delivery
Lloyd Arnott, Advisory Development Leader, Asia Pacific Aurecom

Standardising Infrastructure Design Manuals and Standard Specifications for Efficient Project Outcomes
Chris Braddock, Engineering Design Manager, Growth Areas Authority

Join David Powell to find

  • Tips on gaining credibility through effective communication to the community
  • Trends in communication tools used in local government organisations in US and UK and applications for these in Australia
  • What style of writing should a public works engineer use to communicate ideas?
  • Role of technology in local government communication

On Thursday 20th October at your desk between 12:30pm and 1:00pm.

Format:  David will give a 20 minute presentation and then answer questions relating to the presentation.  Slides will be made available to all participants after the session.

This is a FREE event for members and cost of $40 for non members.  There are only 25 places available so you must register to attend.  Upon registration you will be given directions to join the event.

Download flyer and registration details here


Wednesday 12th October 3pm – 5pm at Best Point Showroom, 514 Bridge Road Richmond IPWEAvic will hold an Information Series Event : Sustainable Pavements in Urban Design.

  • Find out how different types of pavements can be used to improve urban design
  •  How do you incorporate sustainability into residential and commercial developments through urban design and use of materials?
  • What is Green Concrete and how does it perform in residential developments?
  • Outcomes of green concrete pavement trials at the Highlands Development

Three speakers from Stockland will present on Green Pavements, Urban Design and an overview of design issues in Stockland developments.

BestPoint will present the winners of the 2012 Footy Tipping competition with their prizes following the event.  Then join us for refreshments and networking

This is a free event for members and guests but you must register to attend.

Download flyer and registration details here

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