CPEE Honours Long Standing Contributors
The CPEE Academic Board determined to recognise two of its stalwarts of many years, both of whom have just "retired" from acting as Tutors for key CPEE Units of study in the Graduate Certificate and the Masters "of Pavement Technology" programs. Long-time industry recognised experts in their field both Walter Holtrop and John Rebbechi were awarded CPEE "Certificates of Appreciation" to recognise the valuable time and contribution to furthering the educational aims of CPEE and fostering enhanced learning and skills development within the roads and pavements sector Australia wide.
Changes to semester length and unit offerings in 2015
SEMESTER DATES 2015:
CPEE has adopted a "14 week semester" model in line with most Universities and will provide a break between semesters in line with strong student request. Please refer to the following dates when planning your study. Unit outlines and Unit Study Guidelines will reflect the new semesters with refreshed assessment and submission dates.
2014 Austroads Glossary of Terms
The updated 2014 edition of the Glossary of Terms includes new terms and revised definitions to reflect the Austroads work undertaken from 2010-2013.
The Austroads Glossary of Terms provides an A-Z list of more than 2,500 road transport terms with definitions.
The Glossary of Terms was developed to bring consistency to the use of terms and definitions by Austroads members and other stakeholders in the road and transport industry. It also helps users of Austroads publications by providing supporting information for the terms used in the Austroads body of work.
MAJOR CONSTRUCTION NEWS – Challenge & Opportunity for Roads Engineers.
Recent announcements are welcomed for major funding commitments of extensive road construction projects, in what appears to be a softening period ahead in overall construction activity. These projects will provide a great challenge for engineers, project managers and infrastructure asset managers to show their worth as employment opportunities open up in specialist areas. Those with the CPEE specialist qualifications and experience will see themselves well placed to take advantage of likely challenging openings.
Pavement Work Tips
The Pavement Work Tips, jointly produced by the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) and the Austroads Asphalt Research Reference Group, are bow available on the Austroads online publications website.
These brief publications provide easy-to-digest information on various construction aspects and should be of assistance to all practitioners. There are currently more than 50 Pavement Work Tips.
A PDF index of the publications can be downloaded here.
Loss of CPEE 'Start up' Supporter and Friend
Geoff was the major SRA and RTA (now RMS) force behind the establishment of CPEE, was an inaugural CPEE Councillor and one of its strongest supporters from its foundation days through to his current involvement as a Unit Chair, with two Units that were under his guidance. This had provided some 30 years of continuous involvement in CPEE in one significant role or another.
Geoff's health had been an issue for many years since early diagnosis of problems with his kidneys and a subsequent transplant. However, he never allowed these issues to daunt him and he remained a tireless worker and enthusiast for road research and education (and the local community) for the rest of his life.
Water Essentials Unit launched
Semester 2 has seen the introduction of a new elective within the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Professional Honours in Infrastructure Asset Management) program. The introduction of a new unit "Water Essentials: The Resource, Water Quality and the Environment," has added and further extend the variety of electives available.
With an MoU in place with the Australian Water Association (AWA), this is the first output of a cooperative effort to provide a quality postgraduate unit specifically for those with an interest in/desire for, up-to-date knowledge and understanding of water as a resource, of water quality, and its role in the environment, as significant determinants of how that resource is managed. Information and a grounding in these elements determine how management is structured and practiced.
Local government and consultants were keen to have an optional non-pavements elective and this unit is welcomed by those seeking a broader perspective into infrastructure asset management.