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IPWEA is running an Infrastructure Financial Management Workshop on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd August 2012 in Melbourne.

The Infrastructure Financial Management Workshop is for practitioners in infrastructure financial planning.  It focuses on the importance of asset management and how it relates to long-term financial planning.

This workshop is based on the concepts & guidelines in IPWEA’s Australian Infrastructure Financial Management Guidelines.

Key Topics Explored
– Better understanding of accounting for infrastructure
– Understanding depreciation, valuation, useful life, fair value
– Manage financial sustainability
– Integrate asset management planning & long term financial planning
– Meet national frameworks for financial reporting

Who Should Attend:  Financial professionals, Asset Managers, Engineers, Technical Staff

For further information and to register visit

Her are some of the courses ARRB is offering Victorians during 2012.  Take a look at the ARRB website for course flyers and registration details

19-20 June     Melbourne     Treatment of Crash Locations

19-20 June     Ballarat            Level 1 Bridge Inspection Course

3-4 July           Melbourne      Frieght and Heavy Vehicle Access and Safety

11-12 July      Melbourne      Traffic Theory and Applications

14-15 August Melbourne      Managing Road Pavement Assets

11-13 December Melbourne Intersection and Roundabout Design

The CPEE and AustStab have joined to present a course in insitu stabilisation on 16th and 17th October 2012 at Jika International , 555 Heidelburg Road Fairfield.

Download more details and registration brochure here

AAPA has the following training programs available in Melbourne during June and July:

26 June – Polymer Modified Binders & Bituminous Emulsions

27 June – Pavement Maintenance Practices

28 June – Asphalt Placement & Compaction

12 July – Working Safely with Bitumen.

More details and registration available from AAPA website

Value Adding to Your Worth 

It is acknowledged that by enhancing a person’s knowledge and capabilities, they can become a much more valuable participant in that sector, and more likely to be sought after when vacancies and promotions are come about. Helping individuals in this respect is the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE), a specialist dedicated entity strongly supported by Austroads and IPWEA, that is tasked with providing enhanced education and
training for those involved in the roads and pavements sector.

Whilst its unique Distance Education post graduate programs are the backbone of CPEE offerings, its targeted short courses are generating big interest and attendances wherever they are held, often to the point of “house full” outcomes. This year, Victoria will benefit even more than normal with some of the Courses being presented in the Regions as well as in Melbourne.

Two of CPEEs most well attended two day CPEE Courses, are being presented in the coming months, in Victoria’s West (Ballarat) and North (Albury/Wodonga), with one also in Melbourne itself.

Maintenance and rehabilitation is the focus, with the courses being very practical in content and presentations  aimed at improving understanding and practical capability to help public works staff be even better equipped for their roles.

Insitu Stabilisation:     March13-14,   BALLARAT

The use of stabilisation technology for stabilising and recycling of materials for pavement construction and maintenance is widely accepted as a cost-effective method of improving long term performance and reducing whole-of-life costs of modern, heavily trafficked pavements. This Course will briefly review the types of stabilisation before more detailed presentations on types of binders, material characteristics, design and mix detailing, with sessions on specifying
and case studies for practical outcomes. The Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology – Part 4D: Stabilised Materials, and Part 4L: Stabilising Binder, will be used as basic reference texts, with the course material itself primarily based on the CPEE Distance Learning Unit: “CPE 658 – Insitu Stabilisation”.

Overall the Course will include discussion on the types of various stabilising binders used in road construction, their properties, manufacture, and chemical reactions during the stabilisation process and safety considerations associated with their use. The types of binders described are; lime, cement, cementitious pozzolans, bitumen, chemical and synthetic polymers.

Maintenance & Rehabilitation – Understanding & Evaluating Options:       

April 16-17, ALBURY / WODONGA
April 19-20,  MELB

This Course is primarily concerned with providing delegates with the knowledge, and practical understanding, to enable full evaluation of maintenance & rehabilitation options, and their most beneficial use. Case studies are used
throughout to facilitate practical learning. The Course briefly reviews the importance and types of maintenance, pavement distress modes and evaluation techniques. Preventative and periodic maintenance options will be fully explored and detailed.

Advice is given for the investigation of sealed road pavements, and for the selection and design of pavement strategies & treatments specifically for roads carrying normal loadings with a specific focus on flexible pavements. By using
case studies the course will cover the rehabilitation “strategy” involving scoping the project, investigation and evaluation of the existing pavement, development of treatment options and the selection and implementation of the
most appropriate of these options.

CCF OH&S Harmonisation Awareness Seminars will be held in all major regional centres during late October and November.

The purpose of the seminars is to  provide organisations working in the civil construction sector with a sector specific view of the differences between the current Victorian Legislation and the soon to be introduced Nationally Harmonised Legislation, what contractors will need to  address in the workplace and how their OH&S system will need to change.   The most important fact of these seminars is that they are specifically structured for those working in the civil construction sector, whereas the WorkSafe seminars will be necessarily much more generically focussed on the “typical” workplace, and as you are aware the “civil sector” is anything but typical.

As Councils conduct some aspects of civil works CCF have extend an invitation both to council officers working in that sector as well as their contractors who might not be CCF Members to  attend the afternoon sessions free of charge, they will naturally need to  register their attendance with CCF on the seminar flyer.  The afternoon sessions will be followed with the CCF normal Regional Dinner, and again both council officers and contractors are welcome to  attend, however there is a $35.00 per head cost, again those wishing to  attend will need to  register and pay with their booking.

The first seminar is to be held in Warrnambool  on Thursday 27th October 2011.  Download flyer and registration details here.

The second seminar is to be held in Mildura on 3rd November 2011.  Download flyer and registration details here

The third seminar is to be held in Horsham on 16th November 2011. Download flyer and registration details here

The fourth seminar is to be held in Geelong on 23 November 2011.  Donwload flyer and registration details here

For those that have an interest in lighting from an asset management, sustainability, design and safety perspectives. the CPEE is running a Road and Public Lighting Workshop 3-5 October at Mercure Spring Street Melbourne.

Lighting at the local government level is currently a hot topic around the country and this workshop is aimed at providing the skills necessary to become very informed purchasers of lighting design and operations.

For all professionals it is important to maintain currency of design standards.  The assessment of adequate lighting and adherence to AS1158 is an important component of road safety audits and crash investigations.  Lighting design is also an important treatment of crash locations.  The workshop covers these important safety aspects as well as the environmental and sustainability implications of adequate lighting design.   Specification and recent trials using efficient lamps are discussed.

Download details of the workshop HERE

The two presenters – Dr Steve Jenkins and John Rogers are both members of the Committee that developed the standard and are regarded as the top lighting experts in Australia.  Collectively the presenters have over 100 years experience in
lighting design and research.  Effective lighting design is an important road design element and a road safety treatment.  Compliant  design  to the Australian Standard  is therefore an essential part of overall good road design as well as meeting sustainability objectives.  For councils compliance to standards can be a major approach to risk and effective asset management.

You maybe interested in this response from a local government delegate at a workshop in Perth:

“Over the space of our careers we attend many courses and we walk away with a perception of how useful the content and the presenters were and generally the best you get is “yeah it was ok”.  However with the lighting course I rated it
very good to excellent for both content and the presenter’s value. It was good to spend time at a course where the info was not only very useful for what I do, but also get to speak to people who know their topic very well, are willing
to share their experience and are able to get their message across very clearly.  Please pass on my comments to John &  Steve – don’t let them retire for a while!”

This workshop is the only established training on road and public space lighting to the Australian Standards available in Australia.  For councils it is important to have some staff knowledgeable about lighting design so that you are informed purchasers of design and maintenance of lighting installations.

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

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

IPWEA presents this new series of workshops for practitioners in Building Asset Management. The Workshops focus on the practicalities of how to prepare and undertake a building condition survey including data analysis, reporting and more.

The workshops are based on the concepts & guidelines in IPWEA’s Practice Note 3 for Buildings – Practical Building Condition and Performance Assessment. 
Workshop Objectives
– Improve buildings asset management practice
– Provide a consistent approach to buildings survey and condition assessment
– Provide hands-on professional development
 Key Topics Covered in the Workshops
– 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
 Who Should Attend
Building asset practitioners including engineers, building surveyors, technical officers, inspectors and assessors. Applicable to local government, public works or other organisations (public or private) that rely on buildings to provide services for their community, customers and stakeholders.  

Download registration form and details here

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