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Dec 10, 2020
Engineering scholarship honours AECOM manager

Engineering scholarship honours AECOM manager

CQUniversity has partnered with infrastructure consulting firm AECOM to launch a scholarship in memory of former AECOM Central Queensland manager Warren ‘Wazza’ Williams. The Warren Williams Memorial Scholarship recognises his outstanding contribution to the engineering profession and the Central Queensland region. The scholarship is available to CQU students studying a Bachelo...

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Nov 03, 2020
Townsville stadium work a winner for Arup

Townsville stadium work a winner for Arup

Arup’s work on Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium has seen it receive the Gold Award for design innovation at the Consult Australia 2020 Awards for Excellence. It was among six awards for the professional services group, which was named Large Firm of the Year for the third year in a row.  The Townsville stadium is known for its undulating, pandanus leaf-inspired canti...

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Sep 04, 2020
Sugar scholarship on offer for engineering students

Sugar scholarship on offer for engineering students

Applications open next month for a scholarship program offering engineering students a pathway into the sugar industry. The Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship enables undergraduate engineering students in their final two years of study to gain valuable experience during three paid placements in the sugar milling industry. The scholarship is sponsored by Sugar Research Institute (SRI) and...

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Aug 07, 2020
DriveIT NQ Construction underway creating 50 jobs

DriveIT NQ Construction underway creating 50 jobs

Heavy machinery has moved in and work is underway on a long-awaited driver education and motorsport precinct for Townsville. Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said construction on Stage 1 of DriveIT NQ in Calcium was excellent news for the region. “This is much-needed construction activity supporting 50 jobs at a time when our community really needs them,” Mr Thompson said. ...

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Aug 07, 2020
Diverse works vying for engineering honours

Diverse works vying for engineering honours

The Haughton River floodplain highway upgrade project and Townsville’s new Queensland Country Bank Stadium are among the finalists for the 2020 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards. The AEEAs recognise projects that contribute to social and/or economic outcomes and represent excellence in engineering. Engineers Australia says a broad range of engineering disciplines and projects ...

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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have grown dramatically since Women in Tech...

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Jul 14, 2020
AI system earns engineer his spot among top innovators

AI system earns engineer his spot among top innovators

Harnessing artificial intelligence to alert machinery operators when workers enter their blind spot has seen Presien founder Nathan Kirchner named among Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers. As Laing O’Rourke chief technical officer, Dr Kirchner (pictured above) led his team in developing Toolbox Spotter. The AI system sees objects, understands what they are and decides what actions t...

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Jul 10, 2020
Premise to guide final stage of dam planning

Premise to guide final stage of dam planning

Engineering consultancy Premise has been appointed to oversee the final planning stages of Emu Swamp Dam, south-west of Stanthorpe. The $52 million Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) will deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp and 117km of pipeline to provide water to 51 agribusiness customers and bring wide-reaching benefits to the region. When operational the GBIP is expected to ...

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Jul 07, 2020
New home for engineers

New home for engineers

The peak industry body for public works engineers has a new base in Brisbane. The Institute of Public Works Engineers Queensland (IPWEAQ) has set up business in a building called Public Works Professionals. It’s also home for aligned groups including Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA), Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE), Local Government Finance Professionals...

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