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2019

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

  • Great debate: Professional Engineers Bill 1092, Understanding the Code of Practice for RPEQs, Professionally managed local government assets increase public value and safety

OCTOBER 2019

  • The Professional Engineers Act - Past and Present, It's time to change the world, Understanding prescriptive standards, NSW Design and Building Practitioners Bill, Mackay meet and greet

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • Educating the next generation of engineers, BPEQ's growing online presence, Four Corner report must prompt change in building sector: BPEQ, Mutual Recognition of Professional Registration

AUGUST 2019

  • Victorian registration: the next step toward national registration?, How the Professional Engineers Act applies to professional engineering services from interstate and overseas Former Board Chair appointed to engineering education peak body September meet and greet

JULY 2019

  • New Board members announced, Understanding direct supervision, Building assessments to be done by RPEQs, Lydia Gentle: journey into leadership

JUNE 2019

  • Restoring your RPEQ registration, Shergold Weir Report - Non-Conforming Building Products and the Future of Certifiers, RPEQ Election, Queensland Budget 2019/20

MAY 2019

  • Understand BPEQ’s complaint and investigations process, Safer Buildings for Queensland, Welcome to newest RPEQs

APRIL 2019

  • Engineering’s diversity challenge, New regulations change the regulatory landscape for amusement parks in Queensland, Safer Buildings stage 2

MARCH 2019

  • RPEQ renewals 2019/20, Networking fundamentals, RPEQ ‘sign off’, ‘certification’ and the PE Act, Mount Isa CPD course

FEBRUARY 2019

  • RPEQ Election 2019, External Fire Spread Risk in Tall Building Design Course, CodeMark withdraws certificates for several cladding products

JANUARY 2019

  • Opal Tower another example of the need for registration for engineers, Combustible cladding assessments for building industry professionals and fire engineers: golden goose or road to ruin?, CPD pilots for regional Queensland
2018

NOVEMBER 2018

  • Engineers specified in chain or responsibility legislation

OCTOBER 2018

  • Mentoring key to professional and personal growth

SEPTEMBER 2018

  • The future of consulting engineering services

AUGUST 2018

  • Are you still registered?

JULY 2018

  • The critical role of RPEQs in construction design projects

JUNE 2018

  • Professional Performance Protocol

MAY 2018

  • Update on unauthorised use of your name, signature and RPEQ number

APRIL 2018

  • New Board appointments

MARCH 2018

  • The ins and outs of CPD

FEBRUARY 2018

  • BPEQ announces Regional and Remote Assistance bursary

JANUARY 2018

  • Advice on unauthorised use of your name and RPEQ number
2017

NOVEMBER 2017

  • Code of Practice specifics—continuing professional development

OCTOBER 2017

  • Code of Practice specifics—areas of competence

SEPTEMBER 2017

  • Code of Practice specifics—conflicts of interest

AUGUST 2017

  • Understanding the Code of Practice for Registered Professional Engineers

JULY 2017

  • Spotlight on direct supervision

JUNE 2017

  • Unregistered engineer convicted for carrying out professional engineering services

MAY 2017

  • Budget 2017-18

APRIL 2017

  • Tools offered for meeting new steelwork standard

MARCH 2017

  • Avoiding complaints triggered by poor communication

FEBRUARY 2017

  • Unauthorised use of signatures on certification documents

JANUARY 2017

  • Registration roadshows planned for regional Queensland
2016

October 2016

  • Areas of engineering vs areas of competence

September 2016

  • Spotlight on prescriptive standards

August 2016

  • Spotlight on direct supervision

July 2016

  • Four new members appointed to BPEQ

June 2016

  • Q&A with BPEQ

May 2016

  • Q&A with BPEQ

April 2016

  • QCAT reprimands and fines RPEQ for practising outside area of competence

March 2016

  • BPEQ hosts first CPD seminar

February 2016

  • BPEQ cautions engineer over lack of specificity in wording of fill certification

January 2016

  • It's Your Turn - Achieve RPEQ
2015

December 2015

  • December Notice

November 2015

  • Kylie Mercer named new BPEQ Registrar

October 2015

  • BPEQ at UQ

September 2015

  • BPEQ announces QUT partnership

August 2015

  • Two RPEQs cautioned for involvement in a building sustaining a shear failure

July 2015

  • Extraterritoriality and the PE Act

June 2015

  • Engineer reprimanded for submitting incorrect construction drawings and false certification

May 2015

  • QCAT finds unsatisfactory professional conduct by RPEQ

April 2015

  • Fitness to practice explained

March 2015

  • Magistrates Court convicts interstate engineers for unregistered practice

February 2015

  • Introduction to incoming Board members
2014

September 2014

  • "Certification" and "signing off" - what it means to BPEQ

August 2014

  • The Code of Practice - guidelines or rules?

July 2014

  • BPEQ v Gerald Shirtcliffe

May 2014

  • Proposed amendments to the PE Act

April 2014

  • The importance of CPD

March 2014

  • Best practice guidelines - conflicts of interest

February 2014

  • Why do we have a PE Act?