Engineers Australia introduces Construction Engineering Area of Practice

In an industry first, Engineers Australia has introduced a new Construction Engineering Area of Practice (AoP).
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The Construction Engineering AoP ensures Engineers Australia continues to lead the way in raising industry standards, regulation and the standing of our profession.

The Construction Engineering AoP will help maintain a high-quality construction engineering skills pipeline needed to meet the demands of the nation’s construction sector.

For the past two years, much work has gone into getting the Construction Engineering AoP launched.

In November 2021, the Construction engineer learning and development guide: guide to engineering competency in the construction sector was jointly published by Engineers Australia and the Australian Constructors Association (ACA).

This guide and Engineers Australia’s Chartered credential competencies will serve as guidance for the engineering practitioners in Construction Engineering.

Being a Chartered Engineer in construction engineering recognises an engineer as having the necessary skills and knowledge, based on international benchmarks for engineering competencies, to practice independently in construction engineering.

The construction industry makes a significant contribution to the growth and development of every economy. It’s an industry that generates more than $360 billion in revenue, produces 9 per cent of Australia’s GDP and has a projected annual growth rate of 2.4 per cent in the next five years (Australian Industry & Skills Committee, January 2022). It is the construction industry that will help drive the post-COVID-19 recovery both in Australia and globally.

Professional Engineers, Engineering Technologists and Engineering Associates can now seek membership and Chartership in this new Construction Engineering AoP (PDF).