Author: BPEQ master

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Regulators are required to prepare an annual performance report in implementing the new Queensland Government’s Regulator Performance Framework for portfolio responsibilities. BPEQ has endorsed model practices as shown in the first column of the table below. BPEQ is Queensland’s engineering...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] By employing trained and competent staff, something that the RPEQ systems ensures, local government assets will be professionally managed which in turn increases their value to the community, writes Board Chairperson and regional representative Dawson Wilkie.   Over the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] BPEQ’s Code of Practice provides guidance to RPEQs about appropriate professional standards, conduct and practice. A comprehensive understanding of BPEQ’s Code of Practice for Registered Professional Engineers is essential for all RPEQs, to help ensure they are practising...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The old saying goes that history has habit of repeating itself. Those following the progress of Victoria’s Professional Engineers Registration Act – which largely follows Queensland’s Professional Engineers Act – will have heard all the pros and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]An engineering service is not a professional engineering service, and therefore does not need to be carried out by or under the direct supervision of a RPEQ, if it is carried out only in accordance with a...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Engineers interact with members of our community everyday – these conversations can have a profound effect, writes elected RPEQ representative Suzanne Burow. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]National Water Week has concluded for 2019 with a...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] As we mark 90 years since the introduction of the original legislation in 1929, BPEQ has delved into the history books to look at the past versions of the legislation and the various amendments made during its 90-year...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Momentum is building across Australia to register and recognise professional engineers. As the only Australian State or Territory with a comprehensive and mandatory system of registration for engineers Queensland leads the way for the rest of the country. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Queensland Government’s Safer Buildings program aims to identify buildings that may contain potentially combustible cladding. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Buildings that are still affected following the completion of Part 2 of the combustible...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Registered professional engineers (‘RPEQs’) must undertake continuing professional development (‘CPD’) to be eligible for renewal. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The compliance with the CPD requirement is monitored by both a requirement for declaration...