Engineering News

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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Earth structures – Lessons from the Gladstone bund wall failure

Engineers involved in the investigation, design and construction of earthworks, especially where geosynthetic materials are involved, can learn from historical precedent – particularly when such structures have failed.
Thursday, 02 April 2015

Who’s responsible when a bridge falls down?

Rudolph Kotze had two graphic examples to demonstrate his point that monitoring the condition of bridges is a life and death issue.
Friday, 20 March 2015

Leading culture in engineering organisations

Often companies with a strong technical and engineering background find that it is those very strengths that can impede cultural change if not addressed properly from the start.
Friday, 13 March 2015

Dealing with change

Being able to deal with change is something that engineers must learn, according to Dr Robert Care, principal consulting engineer at Arup in Canberra. Here, he parts with some valuable leadership advice and tips on hot skills for engineers.
Friday, 06 March 2015

Re-thinking the lessons learnt approach

Graham Punler had a simple message for attendees at the Mastering Complex Projects conference held as part of the 2014 Engineers Australia Convention in Melbourne.
Friday, 27 February 2015

‘We need a new approach for tackling large and complex projects’

Australia has a poor track record when it comes to managing large and complex projects, our relative advantages in undertaking such projects have largely disappeared, and we need new ways to assessing projects and assets.
Friday, 30 January 2015

Case study: Queensbury pump station upgrade

The recently completed upgrade of South Australia’s Queensbury wastewater pump station was not without challenges and carried significant risk. However, a collaborative approach with a strong governance structure and a focus on community engagement saw the station operational in October.
Friday, 23 January 2015

Young engineer’s career and life on target

Good work life balance is recognised as being an important part of a successful career. Although juggling a career in engineering and a promising future as an athlete in archery is by no means easy, for Jarryd Greitschus this is his reality.