Always was Always will be

Always was always will be

"Always Was, Always Will Be" recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. Their adaptation and intimate knowledge of Country enabled them to endure climate change, catastrophic droughts and rising sea levels.

During this webinar, Engineers Australia will put a lens on indigenous engineering and the relevance of its input into current processes, highlighting the importance of collaborating with indigenous communities for diversity of best practice outcomes.

Speaker

Grant Maher

Grant Maher FIEAust CPEng NER | Founding Director, Jabin Group | Chair, National Indigenous Engineers Group, Engineers Australia

Grant is a proud descendant of the Gumbaynggirr and Biripi nations of Northern NSW.

Working across a wide range of projects and disciplines within the engineering field with extensive experience in Façades, ESD, Design Management, and Procurement and Fabrication. Grant’s gained experience in both contracting and consulting roles whilst working on local and international projects within government, aviation, defence, residential and commercial sectors.

Further to his professional work, he helps to mentor young Indigenous engineers and hopes to develop the Indigenous Engineers Group into a group that provides support, networking and developmental opportunities for current and future Indigenous Engineers.

Date:
12 / 11 / 2020 - 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Registration Closes
12 / 11 / 2020 01:00 pm
Webinar available
Cost
Webinar
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Grant Maher
Host(s)
Engineers Australia
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1

Seismic Design for Non-Structural Elements

Seismic Design for Non-Structural Elements

During an earthquake, the performance of non-structural building elements, including; walls, piping, ducts, fans, switchboards, generators, vessels tanks etc., may significantly impact the level of risk posed to building occupants, both directly and indirectly.

In addition to potentially causing injury through collapse, poorly or unrestrained non-structural elements can rupture pipework (which may lead to failure of a fire sprinkler system), short electrical equipment (which may start a fire) and block exit paths. The collapse of non-structural elements may also compromise the structural elements of a building, rendering the building un-occupiable and resulting in significant repair costs and lost productivity.

Section 8 of AS 1170.4 requires that non-structural parts, components, and their fastenings must be designed for horizontal and vertical earthquake forces and shall accommodate the design movements from inter-storey drift.

Only a registered Structural Engineer can develop the load and drift information required to undertake an assessment of the building components. In this event, our industry experts will have a brief presentation on this subject from the construction, structural design and services design view.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and panel discussion.

 

About the Speakers

Matt Irwin MIEAust | Engineering Design Manager, Multiplex

Matt, as Engineering Design Manager for Multiplex, is involved in the management of a building's overall structural system design. With extensive experience in the efficient design and construction of high-rise buildings, Matt has recently worked on Queens Wharf, 300 George St Brisbane, Jewel on the Gold Coast, Beach Hotel Broadbeach, 1 William Street, Rhapsody and Newstead Towers. His experience in the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects lead to sound leadership skills and, combined with solid technical knowledge, provide a rounded approach crucial to the success of large and complex engineering projects.

 

Abdullah Habash MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) | Associate Structural Engineer, Aurecon

Abdullah has extensive experience in buildings dynamic behaviour and their response to wind and seismic events. He brings an innovative mindset and a collaborative approach to all his projects and has led international design teams to successfully deliver major projects in Australia and overseas. Abdullah’s strengths in both design and design management have created a skillset that naturally pulls together constraints, limits and aspirations to create a successful design outcome for architects and clients alike.

 

Stephen Burton FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) | Director, Ferm Engineering

Beginning his engineering experience in the mechanical discipline, Steve transitioned into the specialist field of fire engineering after working on a major project with Brisbane International Airport. This passion and drive was the catalyst for him to start up his own engineering consultancy firm – Ferm Engineering. Since its inception in 1988, Steve has been providing fire and building services, offering a combination of innovative design research and code development.

Stephen is the National Deputy Chair of Engineers Australia’s Society of Fire Safety (SFS) and Queensland SFS Secretary. He also assists Engineering Australia by active participation with the QBCC Queensland Fire Protection Licensing Group and the Passive Fire Committee, which develops industry reforms and Standards.

Date:
26 / 11 / 2020 - 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Registration Closes
26 / 11 / 2020 05:00 pm
Cost
Webinar
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Matt Irwin MIEAust, Abdullah Habash MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus), Stephen Burton FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Host(s)
Engineers Australia
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1

High Risk Work Compliance - Engineering our Cities V

Engineering our Cities

The final chapter in the Risk Engineering Society Construction Risk series for 2020, this webinar will explore the question 'What are the risks that engineers building smart liveable cities need to consider, in an era of rapid population growth, in planning for the construction stage of projects?'

Experienced presenters from SME construction/civil operations and from construction risk insurance loss investigation backgrounds will present and analyse some loss case studies and share the "Lessons Learned” with us.

Learning from losses is a tried and true process that has served engineers well for nearly two centuries in reducing losses in all industries. The difficult step in the building, construction and civil sector is to learn these lessons before they happen to each of us. All too often after a costly loss event we hear that "this has happened before” from those around us. The insurance industry has used "lessons learned" practices to both set industry standards and set premiums.

Construction Engineers are the most important asset for the delivery of the project, and it is essential that risks can be identified and reduced at the planning stage of construction with the input of all personnel.  Utilising the expertise and skills of site managers and operators can optimise the success of delivering the project with reduced risk.

"It is most effective if we learn from our own experiences, but it is much more cost effective and career enhancing to learn from the experiences of others."

This is an opportunity to learn painlessly from the experiences of others.

 

Speakers

Saviour Grech

Saviour Grech AffilIEAust: Senior Construction Manager, Diesel Constructions Pty Ltd

Saviour is an accomplished Construction Manager with more than 35 years of experience in the Civil and Commercial sectors. Currently working as a Senior Construction Manager for Diesel Constructions, he has also worked for Leighton Contracting, BRC Piling, IBD Pty Ltd and CC Constructions and in his experience includes  delivering major capital projects across four continents.

 

Mirella Derrin

Mirella Derrin MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus): Director, Risk Control Consulting

Mirela M. Derrin is a company director of a Risk Consulting Company and a Partner of the Insurance Broking practice. She is also a Chair of the Victorian branch of the Australian Society for Defence Engineering, a board member of Mechanical College Engineers Australia and a Committee member of the Risk Society EA Victoria.

Mirela gained her Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Engineering at the University of Wollongong followed by postgraduate studies in Risk Management, Cyber Security and Business.

Mirela commenced her career with TEXTRON designing, testing and commissioning high speed transmission units with specialised applications in the Defence industry. Her later roles include R&D positions for the Automotive Industry, Radioactive Material Transport Packaging with ANSTO and Investigative functions within DSTG. After working as a Loss Prevention Consultant and Risk Manager for several large global corporates Mirela is now running her own Risk Management Consultancy and Insurance Broking Company.

Date:
10 / 11 / 2020 - 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm
Registration Closes
10 / 11 / 2020 05:00 pm
Webinar available
Cost
Webinar
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Saviour Grech, Mirella Derrin
Host(s)
Engineers Australia
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1.5

Increasing Your Resilience to Bushfire

Increasing Your Resilience to Bushfire

Bushfires are a natural part of the Australian environment and occur regularly, but many Australians and Australian companies fail to prepare for them. While there are elements of a bushfire that are beyond control, such as weather, planning and preparing your property for a bushfire can dramatically increase the chances of your family, your home and your business surviving.

The 2019-20 bush fire season ran for eight months from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020. The last fires were extinguished on 2 March 2020 after 240 consecutive days of burning with bush fires occurring through forested regions on a scale not seen in Australia in recorded history. The season demonstrated how dangerous bushfires can be for communities and firefighters, and how critical it is to be prepared.

This talk will cover a number of strategies that can be used during the bushfire season to manage the exposure to properties. Bushfires cannot be prevented, but their impact can be managed.

 

 

About the Speaker

Michael Stuckins | Australia Operations Chief Engineer, FM Global

Michael is responsible for the delivery of quality loss prevention engineering services, including assessment of bushfire exposures, to client locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. He is also involved in a number of external organisations including the Insurance Council of Australia, Fire Protection Association of Australia and Standards Australia.

Prior to joining FM Global in 2001, Michael spent 10 years working as an electrical engineer in both the coal mining and water/waste-water industries.

 

Please note:

This event is a face-to-face and webinar hybrid event. The face-to-face component has a capacity of 30 attendees maximum.

Bookings are compulsory and Engineers Australia will not provide entry to anyone who shows up without proof of booking. 

The health and safety of our members, guests and staff is our highest priority and arrange of measures are being implemented in-line with, and in addition to, the NSW Government WHS regulations and COVID-19 policy to ensure everyone's wellbeing.

Please adhere to the following when visiting the space:

  • Please use the sanitizer stations provided at reception upon arrival;
  • Please then fill out the guest register using the QR codes situated at the hand sanitiser stations;
  • Please maintain the 1.5 metre physical distancing rule; 
  • All desks and workstations are equipped with hand sanitiser, tissues and antibacterial wipes. Please utilise these as necessary;
  • Please stay away if you are feeling unwell.
Date:
17 / 11 / 2020 - 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Registration Closes
17 / 11 / 2020 06:30 pm
Venue
Face to Face and Webinar
(If attending face-to-face)
Engineers Australia Sydney Division
Mezzanine Level, 44 Market Street
Sydney
,
NSW
,
2000
Cost
Webinar
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Face to Face Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Michael Stuckins
Host(s)
Engineers Australia
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1