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IPWEA in conjunction with the Concrete and Masonry Association of Australia present a Permealbe Paving Workshop to be held on 13th August 2014

Time: 2pm till 4pm followed by drinks and networking

Venue: Level 2 Engineering House, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne

Cost: $100 members and $120 non-members


  • Application of permeable pavements
  • Structural design of permeable pavements
  • Maintenance of permeable pavements
  • Performance of permeable pavements


Download registration form HERE



This is a final reminder that there are still places available for the following AAPA training courses in Melbourne:

Polymer Modified Binders & Bituminous Emulsions   27 May 2014      

Pavement Maintenance Practices                                       28 May 2014     

Asphalt Placement & Compaction                                      29 May 2014      

Places are still available so if you wish to attend any of these training courses, or know of someone who SHOULD attend, act now!

You can book our courses on-line from the AAPA home page.

See link below:

AAPA Training Courses Online Booking

2014 NATSPEC Seminar is to be held in Melbourne on Friday 27 June 2014

Download flyer and registration details  HERE


Specifications: Overview – Production and Word Processing with Jocelyn Holley (8:30-10:30am)
• An overview of the role of specifications as a tool
• An overview of SPECbuilder Live – NATSPEC’s online specification compilation software
• An overview of Microsoft Word in the final specification production
Getting Started with BIM with Kevin Rooney (11:00am-1:00pm)
• Guidance on how to prepare for the change of transitioning to BIM
• Discussion on the requirements for planning the implementation of BIM within your olorganisation
• Overview of the process of executing your BIM implementation plan
The NATSPEC BIM Protocol with Neil Greenstreet (1:30pm-3:30pm)
• Identifying your client’s BIM requirements
• Defining the scope of your BIM services
• The purpose and structure of the NATSPEC BIM Protocol and Project BIM Brief

‘How can you get more out of your public spaces by designing them to support physical activity?’
Creating neighbourhoods that support healthy lifestyles is a key Plan Melbourne objective. Increasing the whole community’s participation in physical activity has health, social and economic benefits.
Councils can make an impact on their residents’ levels of physical activity and participation in active recreation by coordinating their work across their portfolio of infrastructure responsibilities for public spaces, for streets, paths and trails, parks and the natural environment.
This seminar provides an overview and understanding of how health and wellbeing principles to support physical activity can inform public space design to achieve connected streets, and a safe and enjoyable public realm.
Learning Outcomes:

  • Greater awareness of health and wellbeing principles and how they can enhance public realm design.
  • Capacity to apply the principles and methods to design and assess public space performance.
  • Enhanced ability to consider the health and well-being implications of decisions in public space policy, planning and design, or in assessing development proposals.
  • Enhanced ability to deliver innovative, practical projects that support physical activity and social engagement  in public spaces.

Designed for:
Local government officers with responsibilities in health, recreation, economic and community development, and for delivering and managing community infrastructure and public spaces through landscape and public works design and engineering. Built environment sector planners, architects, designers, engineers, surveyors and developers.
Course Presenters:
Senior urban designer from the Urban Design Unit, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. Representative from Sport and Recreation Victoria. Public health and social engagement specialists from VicHealth and Victoria Walks.

Thursday 15 May 2014
CAE Room CM06/11 Mezzanine level, 278 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (near Elizabeth Street)
9.30am-1.30pm | $150 | 3.5 PD Points
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IPWEAvic in conjunction with City of Greater Geelong present a Training Opportunity


Time:    9.00am to 4.30pm

Date:    Tuesday 13th May 2014

Venue: Anakie Rd Training Rm, Greater City of Geelong, Anakie Rd, Geelong

Cost:    $250 members

             $300 non members

PROGRAM includes:

  • Introduction to relevant
    • Issues
    • Acts (state and federal)
    • Regulations
  • Introduction and overview of the Road Management Act 2004
  • Review of the appropriate sections of the RMA 2004
  • Review and focus on appropriate sections of the associated regulations and related legislation including:
    • Telecommunications Act 2007
    • Road Safety Act 1986


Only 10 places available!

Registrations open until 7th May 2014



A new tool help urban developers, consultants and planners incorporate whole-of-water-cycle management principles into new urban developments has been developed for the Barwon Region to help urban developers, consultants and planners incorporate Whole of Water Cycle Management principles into new urban developments

Clearwater will undertake training in the new manual on Wednesday 14th May 12:30pm – 4:00pm at Karstens Conference Rooms, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

More information available

Enquiries: or 03 9679 7835


Engineers Australia Victorian Structural Branch Symposium on Structural Failures may be of interest to IPWEAvic members.

Structural Failures Symposium: Lessons to be learned – Progress to be made

Tuesday 8 October, 2013
Symposium: 8:30am – 6:00pm

Dinner (at Crown): 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Program and details available at

This symposium will focus on Structural Failures, how they happen and more importantly, how they can be eliminated. Leading experts in all aspects of “failures” will present including International Keynote Speaker Alastair Soane, Director, Structural-Safety (CROSS UK). This UK organisation is reputed to be instrumental in significantly reducing failures and problems in the UK building industry. Leading local experts will also deliver presentations on Forensic Engineering, Structural Assessment and Prevention of Failures as well as explore Litigation, and Crisis Management. Paul Plowman, CEO, Hill + Knowlton Strategies will discuss ‘Crisis Management and the Role of Media’ at the Symposium Dinner at Crown.


IPWEA is undertaking training in Melbourne on NAMS.PLUS2 on 24th July 2013.  Details

As you would be aware NAMS.PLUS2 is an IPWEA product and a tool to help councils write their own asset management plans in accordance with the IIMM and it also provides access to:

  • A suite of asset management planning templates.
  • A guided pathway to sustainable service delivery (220 page eBook).
  • On-line modelling.
  • Self-assessment maturity model (NAMF).
  • On-line Help Desk support service.
  • Training and support.
  • On-site support and assistance options.

All this at a very reasonable price.

Details of the IPWEA NAMS.PLUS2 online guided pathway for asset management planning can be found at .

The 2013 NAMS.PLUS2 and NAMS.lite workshop provides tools, guidance and detailed instruction as well as hands on application into all of the features and functionality.

The 3 day program is split across two workshops, 1 day and 2 day, spaced around a month apart to enable workshop tasks to be completed between sessions.


Providing the tools and hands on to:

  • Write your own Asset Management Plans
  • Develop a risk management plan, asset management strategy, asset management policy and improvement plan
  • Better information to link AMP and LTFP.

Key topics explored:

  • New templates and website
  • Levels of service
  • Risk management
  • Future demand
  • Lifecycle planning
  • Long-term financial planning

 Workshop dates:

  • Day 1: Wed, 24 Jul
  • Day 2 & 3: Thu 5, Fri 6 Sep

Where:      Hotel Grand Chancellor131 Lonsdale St Melbourne, VIC 3000


Register for a series of IPWEA workshops designed to give you the tools and guidance to develop your own Asset Managment Plans for your organistation. The series of workshops, NAMS, will be held in Melbourne on 6th September, then 3rd and 4th October at Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne 131 Lonsdale Street

Key Topics Covered in the Workshops

  • Levels of Service
  • Risk management
  • Future demand
  • Lifecycle planning
  • Long -term financial planning

You will be able to write and review your own ‘first cut’ Asset Management Plans &
financial projections to input into your organisations Long-term Financial Plan (extent
depends on your available data).

Who Should Attend
Technical and finance professionals responsible for managing infrastructure assets
Applicable to local government, public works or other organisations (public or private) that rely on all types of infrastructure assets to provide services for their communities, customers and stakeholders

More information at


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