CPEE Honors Two for Extensive Service
At the CPEE 20-year celebratory reception in December, two key individuals were formally recognised for their efforts in the establishment of CPEE and its development from the earliest days. Prof. Kerry McManus, AM, and Mr Walter Holtrop were applauded for the critical roles they have played. Prof. Kerry McManus (image left), was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the academic expertise and credibility he provided from the outset which greatly assisted CPEE gaining formal accreditation as a registered higher education provider.
20 Years – CPEE Achieves Milestone
At the end of 2016, after 20 years of growth and enhancement, the CPEE vision is little changed. The circumstances which were the catalyst for the creation of CPEE those 20 years ago remain and stakeholder demands for the outcomes CPEE provides to meet these needs, have only intensified in recent years.
At a celebratory reception for key players in CPEE history, held on 1 December 2016, many past and present Council Members, Unit Writers and Unit Chairs attended along with the unique gathering of all past CPEE Independent Chairmen and CPEE CEO’s. The inaugural Chairman Lance Midgley and inaugural CEO, Ken Mavin were warmly recognised for their major contributions to the establishment of CPEE.
2016 Student Excellence Award Winners
The judging for the 2016 Student Excellence Awards was completed late in December following ratification of student results across 11 eligible units throughout Semesters 1 and 2 in 2016.
With many high performing students this posed a somewhat welcomed but difficult task in the judges reaching their final determination, however all eleven recipients deserved due acknowledgement.
New Training Course - SaFEty & Public Space Lighting
To meet the need for improved community safety and crime minimisation, CPEE in conjunction with the NSW Local Government Community Safety & Crime Prevention Network has developed a one-day workshop focussing on the provision of improved community lighting solutions.
International Expert features in CPD Workshops
CPEE and The University of Sunshine Coast (USC) are combining to present the Pavement Engineering for Roads and Runways workshop series in Melbourne and Sydney. USC will also be presenting a Seminar at their campus on the Sunshine Coast, supported by CPEE. This is a unique opportunity for current engineers, technologists and asset managers to avail themselves of the latest developments from Europe and gain an insight into key technology issues of today through Keynote presentations by Emeritus Professor Andre Molenaar. This will be in concert with updates on Australian innovations and practices featuring Australian experts.
The program will provide a focussed opportunity for those in the road and pavement engineering sector to gain continuing professional development of both Australian and International developments. It is ideal for engineers and engineering technologists working for federal, state or local authorities, consultants and contractors. The Seminar to be held at USC/Sunshine Coast: May 24-26, and Workshops held in Melb: May 29-30 and Syd: June 1-2.
Keynote Speaker: Emeritus Professor André Molenaar - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In 1972 André Molenaar obtained his MSc degree in civil engineering at the Delft University of Technology. After finishing his studies, André worked as scientific officer as the Chair of Highway Engineering of the Delft University and in 1977 he joined the laboratory for Road and Railroad Research.
He obtained his PhD in 1983. In 1985 he was appointed as managing director of Netherlands Pavement Consultants. In 1988 he returned to the Delft University as part-time professor in Highway Engineering, and in 1990 was appointed as full-time professor.