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Joint Winners of 2018 CPEE Excellence Award in Teaching

The CPEE Annual Excellence Award in Teaching gives recognition on an annual basis to academic staff (Unit Chairs) who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or related contribution to curriculum enhancement.

As CPEE (Centre for Pavement Engineering Education) is committed to programs that provide graduates with a good fit to employment requirements in the roads, pavements and asset management sector it strongly supports excellence in teaching. This Award is one way to recognise those academics who have shown an excellence in their contribution to enhancing the student learning experience during 2018.

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CPEE Support of Standards Australia is Helping Sustain the Pavement Industry

One of the ways that CPEE helps sustain the pavements industry is through in-kind support of Standards Australia, the leading independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit standards organisation in Australia.

CPEE Executive Manager Professional Development, Dr Kym Neaylon holds the volunteer role of Independent Chair for the Standards Australia Committee CH-025 ‘Bitumen and Related Products (for Roadmaking)’, a position he held long before joining CPEE. The role of Independent Chair requires maintaining the respect of the bitumen producers, manufacturers, contactors, and state government users, who, at times, have competing agendas. 

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CPEE Strives to Maintain Links with Government

CPEE was pleased to meet with Paul Hamer, Member for Box Hill in the Victorian State Parliament, to discuss our role as a not-for-profit and accredited provider of higher education and short courses servicing the road and pavement sector.

While the discussion focused on continuity and changes in the engineering and education sectors, we were also pleased to learn about Paul’s considerable engineering experience - he holds a Master of Engineering and worked in a variety of government and private roles prior to entering parliament.

CPEE strives to maintain strong links with government, industry, state road authorities, research bodies and consulting engineers throughout Australia, and we appreciate Paul taking time to meet with us.

Pic: Peter Mitchem (CPEE Independent Chair), Paul Hamer (MP Box Hill), Ray Farrelly (CPEE CEO), CPEE, Mignon Goswell (CPEE Higher Education Officer)

Bendigo or Jakarta – “Have Knowledge Will Travel”

Last week, Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) Executive Manager: Professional Development, Dr Kym Neaylon, spent a couple of days in Jakarta as a guest of the 11th Global Asphalt and Pavement Summit.  Kym gave a presentation on bitumen use in Australian pavements, also chaired the Advanced Technology session, and finished with a CPEE training session entitled "Road Pavements and Bitumen for non-road people". 

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Short Course Update and Presenter Receive Major “Thumbs Up”

The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) is very pleased to have received such positive feedback following presentation of our updated short course ‘Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation – Understanding and Evaluating Options’ in Sydney last week.

“Thank you for a knowledgeable two days of training.”

As is usual practice with CPEE courses, delegates were asked to provide feedback to assist us to improve course offerings and to better meet our educational and training objectives. In addition to providing feedback on the course structure and content, many delegates went out their way to provide positive additional comments, especially for presenter Geoff Webb.

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