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August 2011 Eng-Zone: Engineers Australia Sydney Division's e-newsletter sent to you on the first week of every month with news and details of activities around Engineers Australia.

Congratulations ! We would like to congatulate the following Engineers Australia Sydney Division members who have been recently appointed with Chartered Status. New Chartered Members X Y MIEAust CPEng

Engineers - Protecting Our Coasts And Ports In our busy lives we all interact with our coasts and ports in some way or another, be it at work, home with our families, in transport or recreation. As we predominately live and work close to the coast in NSW the need becomes even more pressing to protect our natural coastal environment and infrastructure, combined with the need to develop new infrastructure to satisfy our economic growth. The dynamic interaction of natural variable weather systems on both the sea and land significantly influences the way we interact with our coasts and ports and as such proves to be a very challenging environment for coastal and maritime engineers. The adverse effects of this are often visible on our coastline after major storm events such as “East Coast Low” depression weather systems, one of which resulted in the grounding of the Pasha Bulka vessel in Newcastle as well as beach erosion and adverse effects on building, transport and services infrastructure located alongside the NSW coast. Failure to fully investigate and understand the effects of how nature interacts with the various works, structures and infrastructure that are designed for coasts and ports is fraught with danger and adverse consequences for the community. Engineers need to constantly articulate these potential adverse risks to the others in our community who are responsible for effective management of our coastal and maritime resources. The NSW Maritime Panel has one of its main objectives to share knowledge relating to how we manage and develop our coasts and ports. In addition to our monthly presentations, each year in August in conjunction with PIANC Australia we organise a half day seminar which is always well attended. This year the theme is: “Vulnerability of Coasts and Ports to Natural Extreme Events”, further details of which are provided in this bulletin. This will be of particular interest to all those who interact with our coasts and ports, including practitioners and managers. On behalf of the NSW Maritime Panel I look forward to seeing many of you at this event. Alan Betts Chair – NSW Maritime Panel

NEWS Engineers Australia Division Elections 2011 Nominations for Sydney Division Committee, College Board and National Congress representatives are now open and will close on Friday 26 August 2011. If you are interested in nominating for a vacant position of Sydney Division find out more details here... Interested in joining Sydney Mechanical Chapter Committee? The Sydney Mechanical Chapter is looking for interested engineers to join the committee. The chapter’s primary goals are to provide and organise technical seminars to mechanical engineers for their professional development and networking opportunities and promoting the public standing of engineers and the benefits of membership with Engineers Australia. All members on the committee assist on a voluntary basis. Please note that committee activities count towards CPD for those who are chartered professional engineers. If you are interested or for more information Andrew (Chairman) on


RTSA NSW Chapter Annual Dinner The New South Wales Chapter of the RTSA cordially invites you and your partner to attend our 2011 Annual Dinner – An Evening of Networking and Fine Food! Guest speker: Chris Lock, CEO of the NSW Transport Construction Authority. Register now... Precast Engineering for Graduates Seminar This is a full day engineering seminar hosted by the National Precast Concrete Association Australia, aimed at educating engineering graduates and students on manufacturing, transport and design of precast concrete. Register now... When Green Technology Works: Applying the Right Technology for your Manufacturing Business A FREE half-day seminar to demonstrate the opportunities that exist through the adoption of green technology solutions into processes, production and service delivery.For further information view event flyer or contact CALL FOR ENTRANTS! The Warren Lecture and Prize The Warren Lecture and Prize has been established by the Royal Society of NSW with support from the Warren Centre of Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney and Engineers Australia (Sydney Division) to recognise research of national or international significance by engineers and technologists in their first two decades or so of professional practice. Entries close on 31 October 2011. View Guidelines for Entries. EEA is the education and training subsidiary of Engineers Australia. EA members get a 10% discount on registrations. All courses are eligible for CPD. EEA Courses in Sydney: Experienced Engineers Program is for Engineers who are seeking Chartered Status and/or Registration. It is delivered over a six-month period as series of five one-day workshops with supporting online resources. The program is for those seeking Chartered Status and/or Registration and commences in Sydney on 23 August. View details... Contract Management – 15 & 16 August Engineering Planning & Design – 17 August Business Acumen – 24 August Project Management Fundamentals – 25 & 26 Augus To learn more and register you can visit EEA web site at, email us on or phone on 03 9326 9888.

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EVENTS 03.08.2011 Keep your Keel On! Delamination Characterisation of Curved Composites Using Acoustic Emission and Fibre Bragg Gratings RINA/IMarEST Technical Meeting presenting SDavid Lyons: Principal, Seaflyer Pty Ltd. View details... 03.08.2011 Toastmasters Meeting "Sports" Gain confidence and learn public speaking skills with Toastmasters - Engineers Sydney. Read more... 04.08.2011 Sydney Harbour Bridge: Quality in the maintenance of heritage steel bridges Joint Seminar by Quality in Engineering Panel & Engineering Heritage Committee during the Australian Engineering Week. Register now... 10.08.2011 Yallourn Mine Enquiry Australian Geomechanics Society New South Wales Chapter presentation by Tim Sullivan. View details 11.08.2011 The Australian SKA Pathfinder: ASKAP Joint Electrical Institutions Sydney public lecture presenting John D. Bunton: project engineer for the Australian SKA Pathfinder. View details... 11.08.2011 ArchiEngineer – Collaboration between Architects and Engineers This seminar is the first in a series of seminars exploring collaboration between professions, and this event focuses on collaboration between the Engineering and the Architectural professions. View details...

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17.08.2011 Introduction to the Revlsed Shotcrete Guide This presentation will be an outline of the recent second edition of the Recommende dPractice for Shotcreting in Australia. View Details... 17.08.2011 Toastmasters Meeting "Motivation" Hosted by Toastmasters - Engineers Sydney. For more information contact Sandeep on 0414300333. Read more... 19.08.2011 Site visit to HMAS Success at Garden Island More information form Sydney Women In Engineering 25.08.2011 Electronic Voting - Remote technology assisted voting in NSW Presentation by Ian Brightwell, NSW Electoral Commission. View Details... 30.08.2011 Earthquakes: Lessons for Australian Design Practice The Civil and Structural Engineering Panel of Engineers Australia, Sydney Division, free presentation by Professor John Wilson. Register now... 01.09.2011 Economists vs Engineers Debate The 2011 Expressive Engineering Debating Series on “NSW’s infrastructure woes need economic solutions above engineering solutions”. Register now... 05.09.2011 An Introduction to the Design of fighting Vehicles NSW ASDE presenting Mark Eggler, Principal - Eggler Consulting Engineers. Register now... 08.09.2011 Young Engineers Gala Dinner YEAS Gala Dinner is the inaugural annual dinner held to celebrate the achievements of young engineers, Sponsored by Arup, URS, Brown Consulting, Lindsay and Dynan, and Parsons Brinkerhoff. Winners of the student and young professional of the year, and the university public speaking prize will be awarded among others, with MC Adam Spencer. Don’t miss out on out on your chance to mingle with industry colleagues on this night of nights for young engineers.Contact John on for more information.

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EngZone - August11  

EngZone August 2011 e-Newsletter

EngZone - August11  

EngZone August 2011 e-Newsletter