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ARRB have some Bridge Inspection workshops scheduled this year in Bendigo. 

Level 1 Bridge Inspection Course will run in Bendigo on 15 and 16 November 2011.  More info here

If you wanted to join a Level 1 Bridge Inspection Course but can’t wait until November there are courses running in Adelaide in July, Brisbance in August, Townsville in September and Port Macquarie in October.

A workshop is to be held in Ballarat on 19/20 July 2011 on asset management for buildings.  Key topics explored during the workshop 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

Registrations are now being taken so find out more at

Engineers Australia and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) are convening a 1 1/2 day debrief session to be held at Echuca on Tuesday 15th March and Wednesday 16th March 2011 to enable Local Government Engineers in particular, and other Regional operatives, to discuss the events of the January Floods. The aim of this forum is to facilitate joint input into how these events in various Local Government areas were managed and how we can all learn from each other’s experiences.

Download the program here.

Both Engineers Australia and IPWEA consider that the significant events that we have all experienced during January and in previous months have shown some issues went well and others need improvement. It is the intent of this forum for a Communiqué to be drafted for all to benefit from this event, for future events.

We the organising committee look forward to the support of your Municipality in enabling your operational staff and engineers to contribute to this Forum.

For further detail on the proposal please do not hesitate to contact either David Sutcliffe, General Manager of Technical Services Central Goldfields Shire Council 5461 0602 or mobile 0448 913 004, or David Eltringham General Manager of Technical Services Horsham Rural City Council on 5382 9724 or mobile 0418 147 482.

Full registration and accommodation booking information can be downloaded hereWe look forward to your Municipality being represented and contributing to forum.

Yours faithfully                                                                   

 David J Eltringham, General Manager Technical Services,. Horsham Rural City Council,

David Sutcliffe, General Manager Technical Services, Central Goldfields Shire Council,

The 1 Day Plant & Vehicle Management Workshops commence on the 29 of March 2011.

Download brochure and registration details here .

These workshop have been designed to provide further professional development and networking in plant & vehicle management best practice, building on the material in the IPWEA Plant & Vehicle Management Manual.

 Workshop Objectives:

– Improve plant & vehicle management practice
– Update on the latest technology in various fields of plant & vehicle mgt
– Provide professional development and networking
Key Topics Explored:

– IPWEA Update and Open Forum
– Procurement of Plant & Vehicles
– Business Case Analysis
– From the Manufacturers Perspective
– Fleet Management Software
– Market Update

Who should attend
Plant & Fleet Managers, Fleet Officers, Works & Parks Supervisors, Workshop Supervisors, Works Engineers, Asset Managers, and Procurement Officers – anyone working with plant or fleet within their organisation.

Basic Geometric Road Design workshop will run in Hobart 22-24 February 2011.  This workshop will nto be held in Melbourne this year.

Good road design will achieve operational efficiency, be safe and cost-effective, be aesthetically pleasing, and minimise the environmental impact.  The role of the road designer is to produce the most appropriate design that achieves the specified functionality using the design inputs from all relevant disciplines.   The design must take into account all inputs from stakeholders and road users.  This workshop will cover these principles so that delegates will obtain a clear understanding of the key geometric design requirements for road design.  The course will be based on the recent Austroads Guide to Road Design, in particular, Part 3: Geometric Design.

Delegates will be given the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained with various design exercises and syndicate participation in a re-design of an actual three kilometre rural road.

For further information about this course or to register, please click the link below, or email


Fundamentals of Bituminous Surfacing- 16 February Melbourne

Sprayed Sealing – Selection and Design- 22 – 23 March Melbourne

Sprayed Sealing – Design 23 March Melbourne

Sprayed Sealing Field Procedures- 24 March Melbourne

AAPA’s 2011 Training Program is available hereUpcoming training courses in Melbourne commence on 16th Feb 2011 with Fundamentals of Bituminous Surfacing

22,23 and 24 March 2011 will see the Spray Sealing Courses in Melbourne

AAPA undertook an asphalt study tour of the USA earlier in the year.   The tour included 15 delegates from Australia and New Zealand and concentrated on sustainability and technology through warm mix asphalt, recycled asphalt, and pavement design.   IPWEA members are invited to joined AAPA for the Feedback Seminars. The Seminars are being held around Australia, and Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The brochure (Feedback Seminar Brochure v5) provides details of the Melbourne Seminar planned for 18th November at ARRB Auditorium, Vermont South at a cost of $60 per person.

Download details here

ARRB Events 2011

November 14, 2010 | No Comments | Training

ARRB’s Knowledge Transfer group is also pleased to advise of another new workshop series, scheduled to take place in early 2011.

The Managed Freeways series will run in Melbourne on 3 & 4 May 2011.  Access brochure here

The ‘Fundamentals of Transport Modelling’ workshop series had tremendous success when run previously in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. We have now scheduled these to run in Canberra, Hobart, Adelaide and Auckland.

The CCF in conjunction iwth EPA are holding a Contaminated Soil Forum on Thursday 21st October at Manningham Function Centre. Details are in the brochure downloadable here

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