For the second year in a row, Davin Slade, Principle Geotechnical Engineer, Cardno, has received the CPEE Student Excellence Award.
Davin's achievement was gained by way of his excellent performance in the Flexible Pavement Construction unit as part of his Master of Pavement Technology course he is currently studying with CPEE.
The CPEE Student Excellence Unit Award was sponsored by AAPA, with their CEO (acting) Dougall Broadfoot presenting the award to Davin alongside CPEE CEO, Ray Farrelly. Mr Broadfoot commenting during the presentation of the award “AAPA wish to encourage and recognise students who have performed academically at an outstanding level in a particular Unit of Study.”
Congratulations to Davin and the other CPEE excellence award recipients for their outstanding performance during the past year
Further information regarding this award and eligibility can be found here.
Photo caption: Dougall Broadfoot (AAPA), Ray Farrelly (CPEE CEO) and Davin Slade.
A number of recent Awards to key CPEE personnel have recognised their outstanding contribution to education and capability development in the roads and pavements sector.
Last week at the CPEE Academic Board Meeting an Award was presented to recognise Excellence in Teaching Quality. In the June Queen’s Birthday Australian Honours Awards one of our long standing Unit Chairs was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Earlier in the year, at the 15th Conference of the Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia, Honorary Membership was bestowed on CPEE CEO.
Prof. Frank Bullen (Honorary Professor University of Southern Queensland, USQ): awarded CPEE Annual Excellence Award in Teaching Quality and Curriculum Development. This prestigious award recognises the highly positive Student Feedback throughout the year, together with his significant breadth of Unit involvement from the “Fundamentals of Road and Pavements” Unit to “Work Based/ Industry Research” units, as was his significant and willing assistance provided to other Unit Chairs during the year.
Photo caption: John Vines (CPEE Academic Board Chair), Prof Frank Bullen (CPEE Unit Chair), Ray Farrelly (CPEE CEO)
John Hodgkinson (AM) – Principal, Tasman Associates Pty Ltd : Was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. “For significant service to engineering, particularly the road construction and concrete industries through new technology development”. A highly deserved recognition for his many years of dedication and advancement to the profession given, of which CPEE has been a significant beneficiary.
Ray Farrelly, CEO: Elected an Honorary Member of Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia. In recognition of a 35-year record of technical excellence in the development and provision of educational and skills training resources which have been original, unique and vital to the delivery of high quality road infrastructure at a national road network level.
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.
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.
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.
If you have been looking on the CPEE website recently you may have noticed that a number of our distance learning unit titles are changing for 2017. In addition to the new titles a number of units have undergone content review which has resulted in some subject matter being moved/revised to further improve the learning outcomes of the program.
An opportunity open to all Distance Learning Students and CPEE Short Course delegates is the chance to gain a Roads Australia sponsored 2017 R.A Fellowship. We are pleased to advise that nominations are now being called for the 2017 Roads Australia Fellowship Program, an industry-leading mentoring program.