Engineering As Law

Richard RobinsonConsulting, Due Diligence, Professional Development, Risk Management, Risk Management Process

Both law and engineering are practical rather than theoretical activities in the sense that their ultimate purpose is to change the state of the world rather than to merely understand it. The lawyers focus on social change whilst the engineers focus on physical change. It is the power to cause change that creates the ethical concerns. Knowing does not have … Read More

The Art of Communicating Engineering Judgement

Tim ProcterConsulting, Education, Professional Development

Tim Procter shares his experience as a graduate engineer developing engineering judgement and his approach to communicating this knowledge to various stakeholders. This article was originally published at Engineering Education Australia. As a graduate engineer (some years ago) moving from university to the workplace I was surprised to discover just how vast and varied engineering knowledge actually is. After completing … Read More

EA College of Leadership & Management Event

Tim ProcterProfessional Development

In his capacity as Victorian Committee member, Tim Procter organised and MCed the recent winter seminar for Engineer Australia’s College of Leadership and Management. Daniel van Oostenwijck (VicTrack) and Clive Domone (EY) spoke on The Mobile Office – Working Anywhere, providing insight to help leaders and managers achieve high performance when leading distributed teams. Daniel and Clive made many interesting … Read More

Apto PPE Launch

Gaye FrancisProfessional Development

Apto PPE is a new entrant into the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) wear marketplace.  We produce fit for purpose women’s work wear that is safe, comfortable and stylish.  Our workwear range can be worn from the boardroom to site with confidence.

We produce fit for purpose PPE clothing for women only, including a maternity range. Clothing that is purpose designed for safety, comfort and practicality, to wear on the job in industries including construction, engineering, factory work and mining.

2014 R2A 9th Edition Text Update and Outlook

Richard RobinsonProfessional Development

In February 2014, we hosted an event to launch the 2014 Update of the R2A text, which was well received. 

With many changes to various legislation in Australia, R2A has concluded that the text will be updated annually at least.

Matters of interest in the 9th edition text update include:

R2A – in partnership with Aboriginal Literacy Foundation

Gaye FrancisProfessional Development

R2A, in partnership with the Rotary Club of West Footscray and Rotary District 9800 are supporting the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation (ALF) backpack program. The ALF backpack program provides backpacks filled with books, stationery and learning tools to disadvantaged Aboriginal children from remote communities. R2A and Rotary are funding the distribution of 1,500 backpacks containing approximately 9,000 educational books and resources to children in the Indigenous communities of Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw in Far North Queensland.