Author: BPEQ master

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column offset="vc_hidden-md vc_hidden-sm"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] I am writing this while ‘working from home’. For someone that has been involved in on-site construction activities for many years, to say that this is a little bit of a...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Under the Professional Engineers Act 2002, registration is required for anyone carrying out a professional engineering service in Queensland or for Queensland. It is an offence for unregistered persons to undertake professional engineering...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]In 2020, BPEQ turns 90. To celebrate this milestone BPEQ is acknowledging the achievements, projects, innovations, discoveries and stories of RPEQs past and present. This month RPEQ Raul Barrera (Electrical, Mechanical, registered since 2008), talks about his experience...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Since the introduction of the original Professional Engineers Act in 1929, 23,894 engineers have been awarded the RPEQ title. In 2019, Lidia Novoseltseva was registered, taking the current active total of RPEQs to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Project clients regularly make assumptions about the role of the RPEQ within a broad and integrated project. They often do not know what the RPEQ is supposed to do, or critically, what they are not responsible for and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]In 2020, BPEQ turns 90. To celebrate this milestone BPEQ is acknowledging the achievements, projects, innovations, discoveries and stories of RPEQs past and present. RPEQ Cathie Barton’s colleagues view her as a role model; someone who does their...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] INTRODUCTION Regulators are required to prepare an annual performance report in implementing the new Queensland Government’s Regulator Performance Framework for portfolio responsibilities. The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) has endorsed model practices as shown in the first column of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] By employing trained and competent staff, something that the RPEQ systems ensures, local government assets will be professionally managed which in turn increases their value to the community, writes Board Chairperson and regional representative Dawson Wilkie.   Over the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] BPEQ’s Code of Practice provides guidance to RPEQs about appropriate professional standards, conduct and practice. A comprehensive understanding of BPEQ’s Code of Practice for Registered Professional Engineers is essential for all RPEQs, to help ensure they are practising...