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]Penalty Infringement Notices were introduced in the Professional Engineers Regulation 2019 and commenced on 1 January 2020. CURRENT POWERS AVAILABLE TO THE BOARD The Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Act) provides for the following options to the Board of Professional Engineers...

[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="2/3"][vc_column_text]In 2020, BPEQ turns 90. To celebrate this milestone BPEQ is acknowledging the achievements, projects, innovations, discoveries and stories of RPEQs past and present. This month RPEQ Raul Barrera (Electrical, Mechanical, registered since 2008), talks about his experience...

[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_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Since the introduction of the original Professional Engineers Act in 1929, 23,894 engineers have been awarded the RPEQ title. In 2019, Lidia Novoseltseva was registered, taking the current active total of RPEQs to...

[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]Project clients regularly make assumptions about the role of the RPEQ within a broad and integrated project. They often do not know what the RPEQ is supposed to do, or critically, what they are not responsible for 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]In 2020, BPEQ turns 90. To celebrate this milestone BPEQ is acknowledging the achievements, projects, innovations, discoveries and stories of RPEQs past and present. RPEQ Cathie Barton’s colleagues view her as a role model; someone who does their...

[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...