Innovations for Planning Infrastructure Sustainability

Engineering context

Due to the significant backlog of infrastructure projects in Australia, the Australian Government is seeking ways to improve productivity and the value of infrastructure investments. This emphasises the need for engineers and major contractors to upskill in order to meet client needs.

This course is delivered over two non-consecutive days (three weeks apart) which focuses on the strategic planning and management of infrastructure sustainability. It will provide guidance on how sustainability can be seamlessly incorporated during the planning stage; significantly improving the sustainability performance of a project's life cycle.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to identify and manage the four culture turning points of projects that determine whether a project will achieve an outstanding and sustainable business outcome. You will also learn how to assist in improving your sponsors' project business cases and supply chain profitability. Finally, you will learn how to establish self-assessment of both capability and implementation progress during the planning stage.

Prior to the commencement of the course, you will be expected to complete a pre-course exercise. You will also receive a complimentary course handbook (valued at $150) as part of the course material. 

This course can be recognised for a maximum of 50 CPD hours.

For more information, please download the full course overview here.

Innovations for Planning Infrastructure Sustainability
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$ 1,750.00 - Non-member
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We can bring this course direct to you and your organisation. For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

The course is also offered for on-the-job coaching of project teams and would appeal to specific project teams in the planning stage of a project. 

Organisations interested in this course include government treasuries and departments, private corporations involved in infrastructure developments, financiers, Tier 1 contractors and suppliers, engineering consultants, project management consultants and cost consultants.

Find out more about how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

This course is for you if you're an engineer, project manager, contractor, architect, economist, cost consultant or an executive of infrastructure sponsors with a minimum of 10 years experience within a project team. You should be familiar with a past or current project in its planning stages to help you apply your learnings to your project.

You are encouraged to attend this course with other members of your project team so that a trans-disciplinary approach can be taken with the ‘lessons learned' exercises.

The course will also be offered for on-the-job coaching of project teams and would appeal to specific project teams in the planning stages of a project.

Your facilitator for this course

Dr Tom Crow BE, MBuil, DTech, FIE Aust is a civil engineer with a master’s degree in building science. He has practiced as a certified management consultant for more than 40 years. Tom has been a project consultant and manager on many major projects including the Gladesville Bridge in Sydney, Collins Place in Melbourne, the Sydney Opera House, the 2000 Sydney Olympic infrastructure, and the National Museum of Australia. Tom is also an Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional. 

As a management consultant Tom has facilitated continuous improvement programs towards achieving best practice in over 50 construction projects and organisations. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of NSW and was awarded a doctorate in 2004 for research into designing project delivery strategies. Tom has received 10 Engineering Excellence Awards and the Australian Small Business Award. In 2015 he authored the Infrastructure Sustainability Planning Handbook.

Steve Hollings AM is a results-oriented professional with an outstanding record of leadership and management. He served in the Australian Army for 25 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. With over 35 years experience in the public and private sectors, Steve's experience ranges from strategic and operational management functions such as business cases, change management, project management, organisational development, risk management, logistics, operations and asset management, through to auditing and separate business unit management.

Steve has managed national level operations including developing major proposals, feasibility studies and business cases, as well as facilitating and satisfying stakeholder requirements. 

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