Implementing Sustainability Workshop

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 17:00
David Rice
Engineers Australia Auditorium, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood
Event Details: 


Engineers Australia has a Code of Ethics that requires us to ‘promote sustainability’. We now have policies for Sustainability and for Climate Change. But what might this mean to your practice?

Ideas have been developed that needs broader testing prior to adoption. These ideas include a mind map showing the relation of environmental, social and economic aspects; a process for maximising benefits; assessment methods; sustainability assessment and the relation of sustainability to risk management.

The workshop will start with a presentation:

  • EA Sustainability agenda - find out what has already happened
  • Where we are now?

Follwed by a discussion on:

  • Where do we want to be?
  • A Q&A inviting attendees to consider the merits of the currently suggested ideas and whether they should become part of EA’s national sustainability agenda

Understanding this agenda will help your success in future, and help you engineer a better future for us all

About the Speaker
David is a Sustainable Transport Consultant with over 40 years experience: initially in road design, construction and maintenance; then in major road planning in the Perth Region and in developing strategies for metropolitan transport.

He has worked in Commonwealth, State and Local Government, in consulting and contracting, and is experienced in community consultation.

David is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia. He is working on an initiative to gain acceptance by Engineers Australia of a way of implementing sustainability: a contemporary definition plus a process for achieving sustainability.
David’s recent work includes Sustainability Reviewer on a major WA highway project (Swan Valley Bypass). He is Secretary of the Sustainable Transport Coalition of WA.

This event will be facilitated by Alexandra Meldrum, Engineers Australia National Councillor and recorded by Rachael Lindup, Deputy Chair of (SENG)

Engineers Australia registrants will receive discussion notes for consideration prior to the workshop.

Refreshments and light catering will be served at 5.00pm.

This event is eligible for 2.0 CPD hours