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  • news | 24 July 2014

    A global movement is creating ways of raising seed capital for innovative ideas cheaply and quickly

    The subject matter reflects a world-wide trend to link innovation and productivity. All Western countries are legislating to change the rules relating to start-up and SME funding by members of the public. Many of the companies which emerge in this space may be of interest to those seeking significant investment stakes in emergent disruptive companies, often by more direct means.

  • news | 24 July 2014

    Winner of the myPortal Renewals Competition announced!

    Engineers Australia is very pleased to announce the winner of the myPortal Renewals Competition held over May and June of 2014.

  • news | 23 July 2014

    National Congress Update

    National Congress is the peak representative body of Engineers Australia some 50 delegates representing the various groups of Engineers Australia such as Divisions, Colleges, Special Interest Groups, and Technical Societies. In brief, National Congress is tasked with electing the National Council (national board of Engineers Australia), to provide counsel to Council, is a custodian of the By-Laws, and provides input into the governance, regulations, strategic plan, and policy development of the institution.

  • news | 23 July 2014

    Holland Street tramway bridge – A new life and a new name

    The restoration and repair of the Holland Street tramway bridge is now in its final stages. The bridge will be reopened in September and formally given the name of “The Sir William Goodman Bridge”.

  • news | 23 July 2014

    Mining Heritage Sites - Spot the difference?

    The Cornish mining landscape was recognised with a World Heritage listing in 2006. The process to join the Australian Cornish Mining Heritage Site (Burra and Moonta Mines) with the other Cornish landscapes around the world in a Transnational listing is well under way.

  • news | 23 July 2014

    A race to reliability - Hatch's proactive asset improvement strategy for clients

    A partnership with a Formula One team brings a new approach to operational performance.

  • news | 23 July 2014

    “Engineering A City” - Does your club or group need a speaker?

    Engineering Heritage SA Chair, Richard Venus MIEAust, is a popular speaker at meetings of service clubs, community groups, and historical societies. EHSA can now offer presentations and walking tours to any interested groups.

  • news | 23 July 2014

    Logging CPD hours is your responsibility

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is anything structured or unstructured that helps an individual expand their knowledge, maintain up to date technical skills and progress their engineering career. It is the personal responsibility of each member to maintain a record of their own CPD hours.

  • news | 23 July 2014

    Feel like giving back to a community in need? Volunteer with EWB!

    Feel like giving back to a community in need? Volunteer with EWB!

  • news | 23 July 2014

    Georgiou leads way on landfill levy

    One of WA’s biggest construction companies has taken a proactive approach to tackling the potential bottom line impact of the looming increase in the State’s landfill levy, successfully trialling an initiative that has seen more than 90 per cent of waste on its building sites recycled.

  • news | 23 July 2014

    Congratulations to new Fellows and Chartered Members

    Engineers Australia Sydney Division would like to congratulate the following Sydney Division members for their ongoing hard work in the profession and consequently been recognised with Fellowship or Chartered Status during June 2014.

  • news | 23 July 2014

    Education – essential for life. It takes 20 years to develop an engineer

    Education is essential for building our nation. Last month, I spoke of the importance of infrastructure. Education is just as important… developing an engineering graduate is a long term process, which begins early in school. It takes about twenty years, from the start of education, to produce an engineering graduate.

  • news | 23 July 2014

    Young Engineers Leadership Reception - Gen ‘Why Not’?

    Join Young Engineers and the Center for Engineering Leadership and Management (CELM) on the 2nd September at the Young Engineers Leadership Reception as we uncover the tips, risks and leaps taken by our panel of engineering leaders in their career progression.

  • news | 22 July 2014

    3rd South Australian Engineering Heritage Conference - Tuesday 5 August

    Registrations are now open for this year’s South Australian Engineering Heritage Conference will be held during Engineering Week. The papers and presentations cover a fascinating mix of engineering history and modern practice.

  • news | 22 July 2014

    CELM Mentoring program focuses on challenges faced by emerging leaders

    CELM Mentoring Program Mid-session Event held in June brought together seventeen mentor/mentee pairs to share their learnings and experiences. The session was focused on challenges faced by mentees as emerging leaders, and how mentoring can assist them in their engineering leadership journeys.

  • news | 22 July 2014

    The First Transporter Bridge

    The Vizcaya Bridge in Spain is an ingenious solution to the problem of crossing the mouth of the river while still keeping it open to shipping heading to the port of Bilbao, which is about 10 kilometres upstream.

  • news | 22 July 2014

    WIE Panel Discussion: Champions for Change

    In June 2014, Sydney Women in Engineering and Women in Project Management co-hosted the annual Panel Discussion at the NSW Office of Trade & Investment, Sydney CBD. This year’s stimulating topic for the Panel Discussion was ‘Champions for Change’, and to help convey the message to an audience of over a hundred, a venerated panel of well-known industry leaders came to share their companies’ gender diversity policies and show their support for change in the workplace.

  • news | 22 July 2014

    Discover Engineering Day Success

    The most recent Discover Engineering Day was held at Sydney Boys High School on Thursday 12 June 2014. The day was a huge success with an attendance of 144 students from Sydney Boys and Sydney Girls High School.

  • news | 22 July 2014

    EWB Conversations: Making an impact in the field

    On Saturday the 30th of August, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will launch Conversations: Making an impact in the field at the University of New South Wales. EWB is a not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with communities, in Australia and overseas, to develop local skills which allow people to address a lack of access to basic human needs.

  • news | 22 July 2014

    Collaboration drives success: Future-proofing for Sydney's global rise

    Australia’s largest city continues to grow at a rapid rate with many projects planned and underway right now with one goal in mind – to continually improve the harbour city for its visitors and locals. Long-awaited infrastructure developments, including the opening of the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) in late 2016, will provide Sydney and BESydney, with some unique opportunities. However, ICC Sydney is not the only major advancement taking place in Sydney, there are many others taking shape right now and ensuring there are plenty of options when it comes to hosting world-class functions and events.

 
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