Welcome to CPEE
The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Inc. (CPEE) is an accredited private provider of higher education that specialises in courses servicing the road and pavement sector. With programs ranging from intensive one day short courses through to postgraduate Masters level awards, CPEE aims to meet the needs of someone new to the industry as well as the established practicing professional.
CPEE's strong links to University and industry partners provide courses that are a unique mix of academic learning combined with real world practical experience.
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.
MECHANISTIC PAVEMENT DESIGN – Faster and Better with CIRCLY 6.0
The CIRCLY computer aided design program is used within the CPEE Postgraduate studies unit "Pavement Design", and is the basis of the CPEE short course titled "Mechanistic Pavement Design-CIRCLY. The introduction of the just released CIRCLY 6.0 is a bonus for students and delegates alike.
Dr Leigh Wardle, presenter of the CPEE short course and author of the CIRCLY program, advises that CIRCLY 6.0 is a powerful user friendly, Windows-based package that automates mechanistic pavement design and analysis. "This Australian designed system has been in regular use world-wide for more than two decades proving its worth in thousands of design applications. Since 1987 it has formed an integral part of the Austroads Pavement Design Guide, the standard for road design in Australian and New Zealand."
SHORT COURSES – LONG ON BENEFIT
After a review of the 800+ individual delegate feedback froms received last year from all courses held last year, we have noted, among the many plaudits, areas for improvement and content enhancement. The 2014 courses will reflect the positive changes with the intention to again provide what delegates most want.
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.
Good News on Self Education Expenses
Although the announcement was back in July last year, it is worth reminding of the Federal Treasurer Chris Bowen's announcement that the government will defer the introduction of its proposed $2000 cap on self-education expenses until July 2015.
Under strong lobbying from the professional societies and educational bodies,
New Chief Executive for AAPA
AAPA Chairman Tony Aloisio has announced the appointment of Mr Michael Caltabiano as Chief Executive of AAPA, commencing 28 January 2014. He advised that Mr Caltabiano brings to the role of Chief Executive extensive experience in the bituminous surfacing industry, and has had many years of direct contact and involvement with AAPA, and is well known to the Members.