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2021

Issue 14

Dec

Australia’s local government infrastructure | 2021 Highlights

Issue 13

Nov

IPWEA’s five-step plan to support public works engineers | Profile: Kathryn Johnson

Issue 12

Oct

Why IPWEA is launching an asset tracking and monitoring program | Profile: Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons

Issue 11

Sep

Automated asset tracking technology saving time and money | Profiles: Pieter Wiekeraad & Dean Gaedtke

Issue 10

Aug

Swimming through the tide of asset and financial management | Profile: ALGA CEO Matt Pinnegar

Issue 9

Jul

The many benefits of hiring fully accredited staff | How two local authorities in America plan to use infrastructure stimulus funding

Issue 8

Jun

Skills development must form part of the Federal Budget infrastructure spend | Opportunities and challenges for councils in the 5G roll-out

Issue 7

May

Why our members are so vital to a functioning society | How a regional council pursues ‘best practice’ in asset management

Issue 6

Apr

It’s time for asset management to be considered a profession | IPWEA and LGASA team up to deliver asset-management expertise

Issue 5

Mar

The technology keeping track of assets to avoid loss and streamline fleets | Don Sun, City of Calgary profile

Issue 4

Feb

The international gold standard in integrated asset management | APWA CEO Scott Grayson profile: How to make the most of your assets

Issue 3

Feb

Four pathways to carbon neutrality by 2050 | Engineering leader Chris Haskas shows the value of continuing in education

Issue 2

Jan

Why the new IIMM is your essential companion for 2021 | Insight and predictions from Infrastructure Australia CEO Romilly Madew

Issue 1

Jan

Why education will be the path to success in 2021 | Managing public infrastructure assets: trends and predictions for 2021

2020

Issue 110

Dec

Why the IPWEA is building education pathways to work in local government settings | Implementing sustainable urban design

Issue 109

Nov

Why better asset management matters | Change ahead as electric vehicles start to dominate fleets

Issue 108

Oct

Why IPWEA’s IIMM e-book is faster, easier and more efficient | IPWEA is here to help as national mandatory registration for engineers looms

Issue 107

Oct

Getting the balance right: 3000K v 4000K LED street lighting | Young IPWEA member Clarissa Campbell

Issue 106

Oct

Opinion: Technology continuing to transform your asset management procedures | BUDGET 2020-21: What’s in it for infrastructure?

Issue 105

Oct

Record transport investment for New Zealand to help economic recovery and save lives | Federal government increases investment in water infrastructure

Issue 104

Sep

Infrastructure for Today and Tomorrow | Final projects announced as part of $134.5 million infrastructure package

Issue 103

Sep

The shift to low carbon infrastructure | New funding to use recycled materials in infrastructure

Issue 102

Aug

Opinion by David Jenkins - Using technology and the IoT to improve asset performance | Funding flows to local roads and community infrastructure

Issue 101

Nov

Clean Jobs Plan could create thousands of jobs: New report | NZ Waste funding welcomed, but strategy needed urgently

Issue 100

July

Opinion - Unlocking the benefits of asset tracking in your workplace | New Australian Research Hub to tackle global waste crisis

Issue 99

July

Digital twins can help monitor infrastructure and save us billions | Women in Local Government receive Federal COVID support

Issue 98

Jun

Opinion - Making your dollar go further: Why asset tracking is critical in an economic downturn

Issue 97

Jun

IPWEA welcomes Federal Government’s $1.8 billion regional infrastructure boost

Issue 96

May

Ozwater’20 Q&A: What we can learn from the Millennium drought | Pioneering research on Whirokino Bridge gleans valuable insights for engineers

Issue 95

May

Infrastructure investment key to New Zealand’s economic recovery | Windows will soon generate electricity, following solar cell breakthrough | Waste management projects fast-tracked under government scheme

Issue 94

Apr

Opinion: Why asset management planning is key to addressing the threat of climate change | Local government drives economic recovery

Issue 93

Apr

Calls for federal government to include councils in COVID-19 stimulus | Freeways fail to reduce traffic congestion, says new research

Issue 92

Apr

Why training and development are now more important than ever | Applications open for Round Five of national Bridges Renewal Program

Issue 91

Mar

New Local Government Act obligations will challenge unprepared councils | Road funding to fix 147 NSW black spots

Issue 90

Mar

IPWEA supports call to action for infrastructure resilience | World Engineering Day: turning Australia's rubbish into a resource

Issue 89

Feb

Local funding a means to achieve national economic priorities: ALGA | Bushfire construction standard to be accessible to all Australians

Issue 88

Feb

Telco infrastructure resilience under review after disastrous bushfires | Planning the blueprint for the next decade’s waste processing

Issue 87

Jan

Australia’s bushfire crisis: a personal evacuation story by Allen Mapstone | The shared challenge of the devastating NSW fires

2019

Issue 86

Dec

Chris Champion appointed as Engineers Australia National President and Board Chair | Pledge to cut green bin contamination

Issue 85

Nov

SA councils in major trial using recycled tyre rubber | Local Government Bill 2019 introduced to Victorian Parliament | Australian companies ready to invest in AI: study

Issue 84

Nov

IPWEA warns of increasing knowledge gaps in its Infrastructure Australia audit submission | New IPWEA CEO announced</a

Issue 83

Oct

Recycling facility secures Parkes’ water future | Recycled roads can beat COAG ban, says ACOR | AI eye-in-the-sky spots crocs in UTS trial

Issue 82

Oct

ISO Technical Specification Webinar offers 12 months free Maturity Assessment tool access | New directory lists expert STEM Women | Canada scores low on infrastructure report card

Issue 81

Oct

ISO 55010 bridges gap between financial and non-financial asset management | Accelerated learning happens outside the comfort zone

Issue 80

Sep

Engineering mentors wanted to nurture future leaders | Councils quantify their after-dark income

Issue 79

Aug

Winners of top Australian and New Zealand infrastructure and public works awards announced | Ken Halstead OAM awarded IPWEA Keith H Wood Medal

Issue 78

Aug

IPWEA welcomes action on Infrastructure Australia audit | Sydney workshop to review International Infrastructure Management Manual

Issue 77

Aug

Professional Certificate has immediate rewards | Progress on ISO Asset Management

Issue 76

Jul

Strategies for managing physical assets | IPWEA welcomes new CEO Cathy Morcom | A call to elevate the value of waste

Issue 75

Jul

The circular economy | AI technology improves critical crack detection in bridges and buildings | Local roads paving the way to a greener future

Issue 74

Jun

2019 IPWEA Excellence Awards Finalists announced | Yarra Ranges Council wins 2 IPWEA Victoria Awards | Adelaide Airport terminal expansion and services upgrade project win

Issue 73

Jun

Vibrant Hobart has solid foundations | Principal Advisor appointed to IPWEA asset management program | Parks Management: Fundamentals

Issue 72

May

Resilience and the rising tide | Breaking up with employee engagement | Human-centric road lighting installation

Issue 71

Apr

The benefits of visualisation in asset management | SA outsources road maintenance | Cycling infrastructure study

Issue 70

Apr

How to avoid sprayed seal failures

Issue 69

Mar

LG's ageing workforce | A NZ-first bridge project | Technology transforming public works

Issue 68

Mar

Personal resilience during disasters | Tas bushfire update | How Logan tapped solar for safe, reliable water

Issue 67

Feb

How to avoid the 5 biggest asset management mistakes | $14 billion council infrastructure at risk from rising sea levels

Issue 66

Feb

5 years of ISO 55000 | How a grad program will transform your workforce | Smart parks a data goldmine

Issue 65

Jan

Making a modern engineer: The skill needed to succeed

2018

Issue 64

Dec

ANALYSIS: Results from the 2018 State of the Assets report

Issue 63

Nov

A new way to engage your community | NZ project wins global award | New IPWEA publication

Issue 62

Nov

The world's smartest cities | A 'shocking' drainage problem | New AUS-SPEC roads package

Issue 61

Oct

De-engineering a concern for 53% of public sector engineers

Issue 60

Oct

Drones in public works: The sky's the limit

Issue 59

Sep

Weird things happen when automation and humans collide

Issue 58

Sep

Our engineering shortage | Australia's largest stormwater project| Failed spray seal investigation

Issue 57

Aug

Are Australia's bridges at risk? | AM standard updates | Council CEO churn

Issue 56

Aug

The top 5 tech trends (as voted by public works professionals)

Issue 55

Jul

How BIM is shaping infrastructure | Salary cut for engineers | Smart parking

Issue 54

Jul

What problems could smart infrastructure solve for your community?

Issue 53

Jul

PlasticRoad trial | Lessons from Hobart's floods | Third runway for Melbourne Airport

Issue 52

Jun

Drones in engineering | Microtunnelling for drainage | Third asset management revolution

Issue 51

Jun

Case study: How a rural council saved a doomed bridge

Issue 50

May

Is a tourism tax the answer for cash-strapped councils?

Issue 49

May

Recycling crisis analysis | Asset Management Congress announced | Reusing street sweepings

Issue 48

Apr

How your procurement can change lives | Sustainable asphalt tools | World's longest sea bridge

Issue 47

Apr

What asset management issues will we face in the next decade?

Issue 46

Mar

Tackling a shortage of skilled engineers | Getting set for the Games | Why do bridges fail?

Issue 45

Mar

Future of roads asset management | 8 green infrastructure principles | International Women's Day

Issue 44

Feb

Determining the useful life of assets | There's a shortage of candidates with these engineering skills

Issue 43

Feb

Roboswans monitor water quality | Asset management protects council from litigation | China waste ban bites councils

Issue 42

Jan

Admit it: we need climate proof stadiums | AU and NZ infrastructure not ready for driverless cars

2017

Issue 41

Dec

How drones can save you time and money | 7 biggest asset management maturity mistakes

Issue 40

Nov

The 3 risk analysis mistakes you can't afford to make

Issue 39

Nov

NZ's earthquake recovery | Asset management partnership | IPWEA welcomes new President

Issue 38

Nov

Call for better LG reporting | Is it time for the zebra crossing to change its stripes? | How's your digital maturity?

Issue 37

Oct

Why kids need risky playgrounds | New energy scheme | Quake-resistant concrete

Issue 36

Oct

Why engineers leave local gov (and how to make them stay)

Issue 35

Sep

Gender-based discrimination in engineering | Monster fatberg | Meet the new NAMS Chair

Issue 34

Aug

Winners of AU and NZ's top LG infrastructure awards announced

Issue 33

Aug

The 5 biggest asset management mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Issue 32

Jul

Fighting for a fairer local government grants system

Issue 31

Jul

A solution for our vast unsealed road network | Why cadetships are vital for the industry's future

Issue 30

Jun

Changing the way we respond to disasters

Issue 29

Jun

Why country councils are headed for an engineering drought

Issue 28

Jun

Are you ready for the new CoR laws? | Australia's largest flood study | Diverging diamond interchanges

Issue 27

May

This is how driverless cars will change your life (and maybe your job)

Issue 26

May

Congestion-busting tunnels? | The recipe for innovation | Call for 'good debt'

Issue 25

Apr

The most in demand engineering skill in 2017

Issue 24

Apr

The battle for rural council funding | Saving pedestrian lives with pavement lighting

Issue 23

Mar

Why value capture could be tricky | Bridge funding up for grabs | Lighting conference dazzles

Issue 22

Mar

Plastic fantastic roads | Flying cars | Financial Assistance Grants

Issue 21

Feb

How downtown LA went from ghost town to flourishing

Issue 20

Feb

How a viral bitumen video put a tiny WA council on the map

Issue 19

Jan

Reducing the road toll could be as easy as turning on a light

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Inspire Magazine

Inspire Magazine – retired

IPWEA’s Inspire Magazine was retired in 2020 after an extensive member survey. In it’s place we created Insite, a dgital hub to house all our content across several pillars – Asset Management, Fleet Management, Emerging Technology, Sustainability, Community, Career and Industry News.

Below you can find an archive of all Inspire magazines produced from 2013 – 2020.

Inspire magazines

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ISSUE 12
NOV 2019

ISSUE 11
AUG 2019

ISSUE 10
APR 2019

ISSUE 9
DEC 2018

ISSUE 8
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ISSUE 7
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NOV 2017

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