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'Public Works Professional' Blog

  • Retrofitting an aquatic centre to save water and energy

    Towards its ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2020, Darebin City Council in Victoria has retrofitted one of... more

  • The young ones

    Attracting young engineers remains an ongoing challenge for local government. These two Western Australian councils are... more

  • Case study: Making effluent dissapear

    Livestock effluent goes from being a major health and safety concern to an environmental success story in New Zealand. ... more

  • Retrospect: Raurimu Sprial

    WHAT Raurimu Spiral WHERE Raurimu to National Park, central North Island, New Zealand WHEN Constructed 1905–07... more

  • PWPro Sustainability Roundtable Discussion

    To get the conversation started ahead of the IPWEA’s Sustainability in Public Works Conference in July 2014, PWPro... more

  • Thought Leader: Thinking about failure

    With the rise of the digital age, are engineers forgetting the value of learning from the successes – and failures –... more

  • IPWEA in CAHOOTS with new Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning

    IPWEA has extended its popular NAMS workshops to offer a new 'Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning’... more

  • Q&A with Ray McIndoe, Palmerston North City Council, NZ

    Former INGENIUM President and Manager of City Enterprises at Palmerston North City Council, Ray McIndoe discusses living... more

  • Retrospect: Goldfields Water Supply Scheme

    WHAT Goldfields Water Supply Scheme WHERE Mundaring to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia WHEN Constructed... more

  • Sustainability: A good news story

    A critical goal of sustainable public works will be to ‘decouple’... more


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by Peter Newman Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and Director...

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By John Hassal Background Citywide has been working with Port Phillip council in developing...

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By Dwayne Pretli The ability of Local Government to maintain community infrastructure for the long-term,...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Traffic Management Awareness Session

    Jul 29, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AET)
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  2. 2014 NAMS.PLUS3 4-Day Workshops - BRISBANE

    Jul 29 - Aug 27
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  3. NSW New England North West Group Meeting

    Jul 30, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (AET)
    Glen Innes, NSW, Australia
  4. 2014 NAMS.PLUS3 4-Day Workshops - SYDNEY

    Jul 31 - Aug 29
    Merrylands, NSW, Australia
  5. Workplace Health and Safety for Officers, Managers & Supervisors - 1 August 2014

    Aug 1, 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  6. IPWEA NZ Infrastructure Strategy Workshop

    Aug 1, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (NZST)
    Wellington, NZ, New Zealand
  7. Traffic Management Awareness Session

    Aug 1, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AET)
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  8. Traffic Management Awareness Session

    Aug 1, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (AET)
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  9. Traffic Management Awareness Session

    Aug 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AET)
    Mackay, QLD, Australia
  10. Fundamentals of Bituminous Surfacing

    Aug 5, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    QLD, Australia
  11. IPWEA NZ Engineer's Representative & Contractor's Representative workshop - Palmerston North

    Aug 5 - 6
    Palmerston North, NZ, New Zealand
  12. 2014 NAMS.PLUS3 4-Day Workshops - LAUNCESTON

    Aug 5 - Sep 3
    Launceston, TAS, Australia

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    Ramm Software Ltd
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    Lockyer Valley Regional Council

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    Hastings District Council
    New Zealand

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  • John Keen

    Tender Specification for Roughness and Rutting Survey...

    Posted in: Asset Management

    HI All, Does anyone have a tender specification that they have used for a roughness and rutting survey of council's roads that they are willing...

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    RE: Field Tablet

    Posted in: Ask Your Mates Open Forum

    Good morning Nick, anything that runs windows is fine we are using the Windows Surf tablet with a keyboard for Road asset management, inspections, safety,...

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    RE: 75 Degrees Parking

    Posted in: Ask Your Mates Open Forum

    There is another aspect to be mindful of with angled parking and that is front in or rear in. More accidents occur with front in parking than rear...

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    RE: 75 Degrees Parking

    Posted in: Ask Your Mates Open Forum

    Hi Michael, It is clear from the wording used within the standards that they do not want any variations from the angles provided for. However if...

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    75 Degrees Parking

    Posted in: Ask Your Mates Open Forum

    Our District Plan allows for 75 degree parking and the diagram is in Appendix 14.1-2. All relevant dimensions are also given.

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    RE:Field Tablet

    Posted in: Ask Your Mates Open Forum

    Hi I'm from Wellington Council in NSW we are currently investigating mobile computers/tablets for the field and I am interested in what other Council...

  • Michael David Read

    75 Degrees Parking

    Posted in: Ask Your Mates Open Forum

    Hi, Wondering if any one has tried 75 degrees nose in parking? 90 degrees is not appropriate, and 60 degrees results in not enough spaces. ...

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