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[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]The reforms to the PE Act were passed as part of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 and come into effect on 1 March 2021. Broadly these reforms will:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left"...

[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] The Building Confidence Report, and other proposals that have emerged from it, provides a way forward for better regulation of the building and construction sector but may also provide the springboard to a national system of registration for...

[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]A proposed national scheme for automatic mutual recognition (AMR) of occupational registrations was agreed to by federal and state and territory governments in August 2020. The agreement was endorsed at the National Cabinet in December 2020 with all...

[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]BPEQ has developed a revised Continuing Registration Requirements (CRR) Policy for engineers applying for renewal or restoration of their registration. CRR are requirements that, if satisfied, demonstrate that an applicant for renewal or restoration of registration has maintained competency...

[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]BPEQ will start a new round of local government engagement in 2021 and has developed a region by region plan to meet with council engineers. The engagement plan follows the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) finding that professional...

[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] [caption id="attachment_10827" align="alignright" width="640"] Burdekin Dam, Queensland, Australia. Image source: N Storey.[/caption] The Australian Infrastructure sector responded well to the challenges of Covid-19 but several trends will impact on future infrastructure delivery and demand, according to a report from...

[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] [caption id="attachment_10354" align="alignright" width="350"] Pictured: Grant Maher (RPEQ 23998, Structural and Management)[/caption] In 2020, BPEQ turns 90. To celebrate this milestone BPEQ is acknowledging the achievements, projects, innovations, discoveries and stories of RPEQs past and present. In this issue, 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][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_10345" align="alignright" width="450"] Dawson Wilkie presenting at IWEAQ Annual Conference 2020[/caption] At midnight on 12 March 1928 the St Francis Dam in California failed. Several hundred people lost their lives and many more their homes and livelihoods in...

[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][vc_column_text] One of BPEQ’s key functions is to conduct or authorise investigations about the professional conduct of RPEQs and contraventions of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (PE Act). BPEQ’s disciplinary and compliance investigation processes help...

[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]The Queensland water sector is facing major challenges and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Chiefly among these are climate change and ageing assets. Advances in technology, markets and planning may help overcome these challenges...