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Extending the Partnership – and the life of Australia’s roads

Extending the Partnership – and the life of Australia’s roads Following on from the previous Memorandum of Understanding, both AustStab and CPEE had was no hesitation in extending the arrangements that had proved very successful over the past 10 years, especially in respect of the joint training efforts. For many years the jointly presented one day “Stabilisation Fundamentals” Workshop and the two day “Recycling & Pavement Stabilisation” Course have been very well attended, often to full...

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CPEE Higher Education Programs Highly Regarded by Graduates

CPEE Higher Education Programs Highly Regarded by Graduates The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) is pleased to pass on the very positive feedback on CPEE’s accredited higher education programs with recent surveys revealing that 88 per cent of graduates strongly agreed or agreed with the quality of their CPEE course*. Each year graduates are asked to provide feedback on their CPEE experience to assist us better to meet our educational objectives and student expectations. In...

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Early Advice for CPEE Alumni on 2020 Short Course Program

Early Advice for CPEE Alumni on 2020 Short Course Program This is early advice for the CPEE Alumni on next year’s short course program. As a CPEE Alumni member, you will have access to special offers including a discount on CPEE short courses in 2020. The CPEE short course program for 2020 is currently under construction but once again courses will be available in capital cities and regional centres.  As a guide, the first dates for the Flexible Pavement Design, Mechanistic Pavement...

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Farewell to two CPEE Stalwarts

At the CPEE AGM on 14 November 2019, CPEE Chair, Peter Mitchem, provided a succinct, but heart felt, thank you to two of CPEE’s greatest servants and supporters. He acknowledged the extensive commitment, both in time and passion, provided by former office holders and Members. Peter Lowe and Ken Mavin

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CPEE Takes Training Direct to The Site Office

CPEE believes strongly that continuing professional development for people working in regional areas should be supported. As a continuation of our commitment in this regard, we accepted the invitation to present training at a major-project construction site office located on remote farming property about 90 km north of Moree, New South Wales, or 40 km South of Goondiwindi, Queensland. This specialised training workshop ‘Rural Road Surfacings – sealed’ was initiated by joint project partner Fulton...

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John Bethune (1932 – 2019)

On the passing of John Duncan Bethune, Ray Farrelly CEO, Centre for Pavement Engineering Education said “It is with immense sadness that a great colleague and friend passed away on 25 October, after a yearlong battle with throat cancer. A fantastic supporter and servant of VicRoads, AAPA and CPEE where for all his working life he was a passionate advocate for technical excellence in the design and construction of roads and pavements and their longevity. This was especially so in his home State...

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CPEE Executive Manager Presents at Infrastructure Thought Leaders Seminar

Dr Kym Neaylon (CPEE Executive Manager Professional Development) was invited to be co-speaker in Melbourne at the recent Engineers Australia ‘Infrastructure Thought Leaders Seminar’ on the important topic of ‘Pavement Design into the Future’\ Kym’s forward-looking presentation focused on trends and issues impacting on pavement performance such as climate change, emerging and alternative materials in pavements such as waste plastic and nanotechnology, and his view of the emerging issues challenging...

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Farewell to David Francis – Austroads

Following over 15 years of dedicated service to Austroads, David Francis, Chief Operating Officer, will formally depart for “greener pastures” to his home town of Bendigo in Victoria to seek a “transition to retirement” away from the big smoke.    Photo - Nick Koukoulas Chief Executive Austroads, David Francis Chief Operating Officer Austroads, Ray Farrelly CEO CPEE. At an informal morning tea at Austroads on 17 October, and with Austroads staff gathered Austroads CEO Nick Koukoulas...

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Workplace Mentors Provide Valuable Support for CPEE Students

One of the final units that the Centre for Pavement Education (CPEE) students undertake in their higher education program is a capstone unit involving a research project relevant to their work with support from a formal mentor – student link. For Semester 1, 2019 we would like to acknowledge the valuable help given by the following mentors to the success of our recent students who studied the industry research projects unit:

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Why Wait for 2020? Secure Your Position in Semester 2, 2019

With Semester 2 starting, and enrolments extended to 30 July, this is a final chance to secure your 2019 place in our specialist Master, Graduate Certificate or Engineering Professional Honours programs covering roads, pavements and infrastructure asset management. According to Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) CEO, Ray Farrelly, Australia’s current lengthy infrastructure pipeline reinforces more than ever the need for increased capability and knowledge in the work environment. “The...

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CPEE Alumni: Coming Soon

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of the CPEE Alumni, a new network that will enable CPEE alumni to easily connect with each other and engage with the network for career advancement and support. Membership of the CPEE Alumni will be open to CPEE higher education graduates but will require formal application. CPEE Alumni members will have access to services, benefits and special offers including: Network of likeminded persons and interests Short course registration...

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The End of Financial Year is the Perfect Time to Register for a CPEE Short Course

The end of financial year is quickly approaching and now is the perfect time to update your skills while also taking advantage of the End of Financial Year savings on CPEE short courses and workshops. All you need to do is register and pay BEFORE 30 June 2019 for an EXTRA 10% discount on advertised prices. This EOFY discount is in addition to other discounts such as our early bird special. To receive your EOFY discount please contact Pat at CPEE on (03) 9890 5155 before registering to obtain...

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CPEE CEO Ray Farrelly Awarded Order of Australia Medal

We are pleased to advise that Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) Chief Executive Officer Ray Farrelly was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The award is “for service to civil engineering” in respect of “significant contribution to engineering particularly the road construction industry through pavement education and skills training". CPEE Independent Chair, Peter Mitchem made the following statement: “This is wonderful news and...

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