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How to deliver a successful light rail project – what Canberra can learn from the USA experience
Date:
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 18:00
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Bob Post
Venue:
Engingeers Australia Canberra Office, Barton
Synopsis:
Bob Post has 40 years’ experience in the transportation field, with a number of senior management appointments with TriMet (Portland Transit Operator) prior to joining the consulting firm URS where he is currently the Transportation Director for the Portland office in the USA. He leads industry peer reviews for policy, planning and implementation programs with a focus on the implementation of major capital projects, strategic and policy planning and day-to-day operations management. Bob is recognized throughout the transit industry for developing innovative and cost-efficient solutions with particular experience in the development of LRT projects. Project experience includes: · Project Manager, Banfield and Westside Light Rail Projects, Portland, Oregon · Project Manager, South-North Light Rail Project planning and PE phases, Portland, Oregon · Project Manager, Broadway Corridor Transit Study (BRT, Light Rail, SkyTrain), Vancouver, BC · JV Board of Directors, Link Light Rail Initial Segment, Seattle, Washington · URS Principal-In-Charge, Portland Mall, Salt Lake City Initial Segment, San Diego East Mission Bay and Phoenix Light Rail Projects · Portland LOOP, Seattle South Lake Union, Seattle 1st Hill and Tucson streetcar projects
The true cost of the natural environment
Date:
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Mr Carl Obst and Mr Charles Berger, ACF
Venue:
John Connell Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
Often in project planning or feasibility, the true value of the natural environment seems not to be accounted for. But what is the value of the natural environment and what, as engineers, can we do to ensure our natural environment is not undervalued?
Cleantech Investment and Renewable Energy Network Demand
Date:
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 17:30
Event:
S.A. Events
Presenter:
John O' Brien, Catherine Way
Venue:
Engineers Australia, Adelaide - Level 11, 108 King William Street
Synopsis:
Overview Energy Demand: An interrogation of the energy demand and wind profiles in South Australia, integration issues, network balancing and energy storage. Overview Cleantech Business Opportunity: It is essential that companies embrace sustainability, however this is not just about complying and saving, but also about the business opportunities that exist and the ever increasing investment in clean technology
BZE Brisbane - Movie Fund Raising Event
Date:
Monday, July 22, 2013 - 18:15 to 20:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Beyond Zero Emissions (Producer Laura Noonan)
Venue:
Hawken Auditorium, Engineering House, Brisbane
Synopsis:
In partnership with the Sustainable Engineering Society, join Beyond Zero Emission’s Brisbane Branch for the screening of "Generation Green", a 13 minute documentary that follows the journey BZE’s lead Stationary Energy Plan and Transport Plan researcher Patrick Hearps.
Repower Port Augusta - The Solar Thermal proposal to replace coal
Date:
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 18:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Hannah Aulby – Campaign Director, Beyond Zero Emissions
Venue:
Hawken Auditorium, Engineering House, Brisbane
Synopsis:
electricity generation – out with the old and in with the new Repower Port Augusta is a proposal to replace aging coal plants Playford B and Northern in South Australia with solar thermal and wind power.
Cutting Edge Renewable Energy Technologies
Date:
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Various, tba
Venue:
John Connell Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
This session will include presentations from people working at the cutting edge of wave, geothermal, and concentrated solar power generation technologies, as well as hydrogen energy storage.
SENG Dinner - Anthropogenic Global Warming and Climate Change - Just How Serious is It?
Date:
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 18:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Rod Quantock
Venue:
Ship Inn, South Brisbane
Synopsis:
Laughter is the best medicine. Join the SENG Qld Chapter for dinner and an inspiring, thought provoking and entertaining dinner speaker. 6:30 registrations for 6:45 AGM and 7:00 pm dinner.
Toxic materials as a recycled product in Qld Road Pavements
Date:
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 17:45 to 20:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Stevo Vlaisavljevic and Miros Vasiljevic
Venue:
Hawken Auditorium Engineering House, Brisbane
Synopsis:
We discuss the use toxic materials as recycled products in road pavements around the world and in Queensland.
"Do The Math!" - Film Screening
Date:
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 17:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
David Hood
Venue:
QUT
Synopsis:
"Do the Math!" film screening
Coal Seam Gas - environmental impacts
Date:
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Dr Gavin Mudd (Monash University) & Mr Dave Campin (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland
Venue:
John Connell Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
Coal Seam Gas (CSG) is often promoted as a major new energy resource that will power much of the world's industries over coming decades. Australia has considerable reserves of this resource, particularly in Queensland and also NSW and Victoria. But what are the environmental ramifications of exploiting this resource? Concerns include contamination of groundwater and unintended release into the atmosphere causing air pollution and adding to greenhouse gases. This presentation will examine these issues in detail.

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