2 May 2016Australia must deploy a radically different approach to the way we plan for our future infrastructure needs, according to the National Infrastructure Investment Update 2016 released by Engineers Australia.
4 May 2016Last night's federal budget promises billions of dollars for infrastructure, defence, innovation and education but Engineers Australia says, while these investments are welcome, they must be part of a long-term national plan.
2 May 2016The production of the cement used in concrete is believed to be responsible for 5-8 percent of the global emissions of carbon dioxide but a new approach to making cement has potential to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption.
29 Apr 2016New flexible solar cells made from non-toxic materials by a team at the University of NSW are sparking excited talk about 'zero-energy' buildings which generate as much power as they consume.
27 Apr 2016Civil construction is recovering in Australia, according to economic forecaster BIS Shrapnel, but ongoing sharp declines in oil and gas construction are swamping signs of that recovery.
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- guide the content of undergraduate courses
- enter into mutual recognition agreements with kindred bodies and
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CECAR7 Call for abstracts
On behalf of the Engineers Australia Civil College Board, I am pleased to draw your attention to 7th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region – CECAR 7 – in Hawaii from 30th August to 2nd September 2016. The theme of CECAR 7 is Building a Sustainable Infrastructure in the Asia Pacific Region and will be hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers – ASCE.
Engineers Australia representative wanted
The committee is being reactivated as the following revisions have just been approved by Standards Australia:
- AS 3582.1-1998, Supplementary cementitious materials for use with Portland and blended cement – Fly ash;
- AS 3582.2-2001, Supplementary cementitious materials for use with Portland cement – Slag – Ground granulated iron blast-furnace;
AS/NZS 3582.3-2002, Supplementary cementitious materials for use with Portland and blended cement – Amorphous silica.
Standards Australia would be pleased to welcome an Engineers Australia representative in this committee.
EA now has the option to nominate a contact who will be representing EA in a technical capacity (please refer to Section 7.2 of SG-004 Roles and Responsibilities in Standardisation).
If so have someone who is interested, can you please confirm by COB 30 May 2014.
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10 May 2016As part of Engineers Australia's Thought Leaders Series, we will be partnering with Austral Masonry to raise awareness of the business opportunities to maximise the life of pavement assets and best Practice - Hardstand + site preparation solutions.