Technical Tour 2 : Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre (ROC)

Technical Tour 2 : Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre (ROC)
Image Credit: Sydney Trains/Smart Design Studio
 
Come and join us to see first hand the latest rail network operations control facility in Sydney!
 
The NSW Government has invested in a state-of-the-art Rail Operations Centre (ROC) which will minimise delays and ensure when incidents do occur on the Sydney Trains rail network, customers receive better and faster information.
 
 
The Sydney Trains ROC will modernise how Sydney’s rail network is controlled by incorporating dozens of different systems into a single location and changing Sydney Trains’ approach to managing trains.
 
Some ROC facts:
 
• Up to 80% of the NSW railway will be run form the ROC
• All train Operation relayed in near real-time, 24/7
• 140,000+ bricks
• 8,940+ cubic metres of concrete
• 900t of reinforced steel for structural rigidity
• 1400m2 of glass used on the façade
• ~90 work stations on the Control room floor
Date
14 / 02 / 2020 - 12:45 am to 02:00 am
(
AEST
)
Registration Closes
11 / 02 / 2020 06:00 pm
Venue
Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre
Corner Botany Road and O'Riordan Street
Alexandria
,
New South Wales
,
2015
Cost
Registration
  • Member: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1.5

Today’s engineers, tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

Student engineers

Overview

Adjusting to life outside the University bubble can be challenging. At the first Young Engineers - Victoria event of the year, guests will hear from speakers from various disciplines as they share their personal experiences in transitioning from university to the workplace.

Date
18 / 03 / 2020 - 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
(
AEST
)
Registration Closes
18 / 03 / 2020 06:00 pm
Venue
Engineers Australia
Level 31
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne
,
Victoria
,
3000
Cost
Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Host(s)
YEA-V
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
1.5

A Knowledge Share to In-Cab Signalling

A Knowledge Share to In-Cab Signalling

A Knowledge Share to In-Cab Signalling

The signalling system on the railway is often the restrictive factor in determining the frequency of trains that can safely run on the rail network. Recent advances in technology have allowed for the implementation of traditional rail signalling principles in a smarter way, allowing for signals themselves to be removed and the equivalent information instead being presented to the driver ‘in-cab’.

In-cab signalling technology is being deployed worldwide, with Australia having committed to its implementation in multiple states. Whilst this technology predominantly focuses on the signalling discipline, projects that use it must consider the entire rail system, and therefore have a multi-disciplinary approach.

This presentation will explore the reasons for which an in-cab signalling technology may be chosen and the benefits of its implementation. It will discuss the safety improvements that can be realised and the capacity increases that it may bring, before moving on to give a technical overview of how such in-cab signalling systems are designed, including the considerations that should be taken by other disciplines. Lastly, the presentation will give lessons learned from existing project implementations in both the UK and Australia.

Meet Our Speaker:

Georgina Hartwell – Associate Rail Systems Engineer

In this session, Georgina will share her experiences in implementing in-cab signalling on the Thameslink Project in London and in working on similar such projects across Australia. She will give an overview of in-cab technologies such as ETCS and CBTC, and discuss some lessons learned that should be considered for future projects. 

Date
05 / 02 / 2020 - 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
(
AEST
)
Registration Closes
04 / 02 / 2020 05:00 pm
Venue
WSP
900 Ann Street
Fortitude Valley
,
Queensland
,
4006
Cost
Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Georgina Hartwell
Host(s)
Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA), Queensland Chapter
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
2.0

Chartered Information Session - How to become a Chartered Engineer

Chartered Information Session - How to become a Chartered Engineer

The Chartered credential is one of Engineers Australia’s key offerings and is also an important marker to industry and the community of independent, competent and ethical practice.

This session provides an overview of Engineers Australia’s internationally recognised credential for the engineering practice, Chartered Status and shows how you can get started in compiling your application.

This information session will provide you with:

  • The features and benefits of Chartered
  • The new six step process
  • Current regulatory requirements
  • Ongoing Continuting Professional Development (CPD) requirements

Attendance at this session will be important if you are considering enrolling in the process.

This is a great opportunity to meet Miranda Zvidza, our new Client Manager for Canberra and Newcastle.


Free for members and non-members to attend

Date
05 / 03 / 2020 - 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
(
AEST
)
Registration Closes
05 / 03 / 2020 04:00 pm
Venue
Newcastle
Engineers Australia Newcastle
Suite 3, Tonella Commercial Centre
125 Bull Street
Newcastle West
,
New South Wales
,
2302
Cost
Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Miranda Zvidza
Host(s)
Newcastle
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1.5

Downer Group comes onboard for IWD 2020

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Downer Group comes onboard for IWD 2020

We are delighted to announce that Downer Group will be partnering with Engineers Australia for our 2020 International Women’s Day event series as a Premier Partner, to raise awareness and debate on the critical issue of creating diverse workforces in the future.

Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers with around 100,000 members and the leading independent voice for the engineering community with strong links to government, industry education providers and the public at large.  We believe that driving tangible change with regard to diversity is not something that can be done by any one organisation or sector or society alone. 

It is only through collaboration with organisations such as Downer who are actively taking a leadership position to align its brand with its strategic intent that we can move forward.  With a history dating back over 150 years, Downer employs more than 53,000 people across more than 300 sites primarily in Australia and New Zealand but also in the Asia Pacific region, South America and Southern Africa.

With this global perspective and Australian focus, Downer will bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to raise awareness and debate on the importance of diversity in the workforce.

With less than 13 per cent of degree-qualified female engineers in the workforce, there is a lot of work to be done.

Achieving diversity, including gender diversity and inclusion in the workplace, takes effort and commitment by employers, employees, government and the engineering profession at large.

Once again, we congratulate Downer for becoming a diversity partner of Engineers Australia and look forward to a long-standing partnership going forward.

Join us in celebrating and supporting women in engineering and beyond with Engineers Australia’s International Women’s Day events around Australia in March 2020.

Register here to secure your place.

Structures on Regency Road to Pym Street Project

Structures on Regency Road to Pym Street Project

The Regency to Pym Street Project is being designed and constructed by the R2P Alliance which consists of McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

The project comprises of an at-grade motorway from the existing motorway infrastructure to the north (South Road Superway); an overpass of the motorway over Regency Road; and an at-grade motorway from Regency Road to Pym Street, transitioning to the lowered motorway infrastructure (Torrens Road to River Torrens Project). The Australian and South Australian Governments have jointly committed $354.3 million to construct the project as part of their overall commitment to build a non-stop North-South Corridor.

This presentation will provide an overview of the design of the project along with discussion around the sustainability guiding principles (Economical, Environmental and Social) and how these influenced the development and decision through the design. The presentation will include discussion of the key design and construction challenges, lessons learned and general knowledge share by the R2P Alliance.

About the Speaker

Ross McConnell is an Associate at Arup and is the R2P Alliance Design Manager for Regency to Pym Street Project. He has a broad range of experience in design management and technical leadership on recent major infrastructure projects locally here in South Australia.

Note: Other speakers to be confirmed closer to the event

Date
26 / 02 / 2020 - 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
(
ACST
)
Registration Closes
26 / 02 / 2020 06:00 pm
Venue
Engineers Australia South Australia
Level 11
108 King William Street
Adelaide
,
South Australia
,
5000
Cost
Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Ross McConnell, ARUP
Host(s)
Engineers Australia Structural Branch (SA Chapter)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1.5