One of the final units that students undertake in three of the CPEE higher education programs is a capstone unit involving a project relevant to their work. CPEE appreciates that the students in the Industry Research unit and the Work Based Project unit are helped in their study by a supervisor in the workplace. These supervisors keep in contact with the students through the semester and when the final report is submitted assist the CPEE Unit Chair by giving their analysis of the quality of the report. This is particularly helpful in the aspect of the specifics of the project itself as their on the spot expertise aids the Unit Chair.
In semester 1 this year CPEE gratefully acknowledges the help given by:
- Craig Best, Asset Planning Coordinator, City of Swan, Perth WA
- Robert Busuttil, Principal Surfacings Engineer, NZ Transport Agency
- Sean Durkin, Managing Director, Durkin Construction, NSW
- Ross Evans, Resurfacing & Rehabilitation Manager, Main Roads, Perth WA
- Russell Grierson, Manager Infrastructure Engineering & Design, Glenorchy City Council, Tas
- Ashley Milner, Engineering Manager, Newlands Civil Construction, Toowoomba, Qld
- Tyrone Toole, Chief Adviser Asset Management, ARRB, Melbourne, Vic
At the recent Melbourne 2 day short course on Flexible Pavement Design, student Jalal Soufi-Sabbagh was presented with his Testamur for his Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology. CPEE HEO Mignon Goswell was delighted to meet Jalal, an Airport Engineer with Aurecon Group, face-to-face and remarked at his dedication during his studies with CPEE.
At the Ceremony in front of 32 Delegates attending the 2 day short course, CPEE CEO Ray Farrelly advised on the excellent academic record of Jalal and congratulated him on his achievement.
PHOTO: Ray Farrelly (left) with a delighted Jalal Soufi-Sabbagh
The Annual CPEE Student Excellence Awards give recognition to students who have demonstrated excellence in their performance during the academic year whilst undertaking specialist technical postgraduate units offered by CPEE and by its partner University, the University of Tasmania.
As with previous years, the eligibility criteria required to be considered is for students to have achieved 'distinction' grade level and/or have demonstrated excellence in their development with at least 'credit' grade level and have shown compelling commitment. The individual Unit Awards are sponsored by key organisations within the roads and pavements sector with each unit award winner receiving a monetary amount of $500 and the Student Excellence Award Certificate. Selection is based on academic results across the 2017 year.
The recent signing of an MoU between the Victorian Division of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) and CPEE marks the latest formalisation of the strengthening links with the sate divisions of the Institute and CPEE.
The increased cooperative engagement, specifically in respect of specialised training in the roads and pavements sector, will provide positive outcomes for both organisations as each strives to enhance the technical and operational capabilities of the those working in local government and the industry.
PHOTO: Lt to Rt Ray Farrelly CEO CPEE, Ossie Martinz President IPWEA VIC and David Hallett CEO IPWEA VIC.
Having just been confirmed by the CPEE Council as Graduates from its Pavement Technology Programs, CPEE was pleased to have a presentation ceremony in Sydney where the testamurs were personally presented to the successful Graduands. At the ceremony, CPEE CEO Ray Farrelly advised on the excellent outcome for both Laura Shaughnessy and James Loney.
The Presentations of the Testamurs to both Laura and James were made by CPEE Council Member and Austroads CEO, Nick Koukoulas.
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.