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[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] On #INWED20 BPEQ reaffirms its commitment to supporting women in engineering. Our Back in the Workforce bursary has helped several RPEQs – like Parisa Hejazi and Kim Hines-Ng – keep or regain their registration through CPD. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="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_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] By now every RPEQ will have received reminders to renew their registration through the online portal. Every RPEQ has until 30 June 2020 to renew their registration. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25"][vc_column_text]The online portal will be deactivated...

[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 offset="vc_hidden-md vc_hidden-sm"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] It is essential that consideration is given to engineer’s responsibility under Non-Conforming Building Product laws, writes the Board’s building and construction representative, Yvonne Pengilly. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]As an engineer the heart of your responsibility...

[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. Ray Boyle is a former RPEQ who spent most of his career at Mount...

[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. The public can appreciate engineering skill and expertise in the built environment but what...

[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 offset="vc_hidden-md vc_hidden-sm"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] I am writing this while ‘working from home’. For someone that has been involved in on-site construction activities for many years, to say that this is a little bit of 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_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Under the Professional Engineers Act 2002, registration is required for anyone carrying out a professional engineering service in Queensland or for Queensland. It is an offence for unregistered persons to undertake professional 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][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_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...