Think engineer.
Think RPEQ.

Engineers are problem solvers, inventors, creators. In fact, so many things we use day to day results from the work of engineers.

Anyone can call themselves an engineer but not just anyone can carry out the complex and advanced scientific work to:

  • – design a bridge
  • – test ground and soil conditions
  • – maintain aircraft
  • – model and implement strategies for climate conditions
  • – extract minerals and turn them into everyday items
  • – develop communication networks
  • – invent new technologies

In Queensland we have a unique system that distinguishes experienced professional engineers from the ‘pretend-gineers’ – this is the RPEQ system.

RPEQ stands for Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland. Any engineer wanting to undertake professional engineering services in or for Queensland is legally required to register as a RPEQ. This is the same for other major professions like doctors, lawyers, nurses and teachers who must also be registered to practise.

Engineers are problem solvers, inventors, creators. In fact, so many things we use day to day results from the work of engineers.

Anyone can call themselves an engineer but not just anyone can carry out the complex and advanced scientific work to:

  • – design a bridge
  • – test ground and soil conditions
  • – maintain aircraft, model and implement strategies for climate conditions
  • – extract minerals and turn them into everyday items
  • – develop communication networks
  • – invent new technologies

In Queensland we have a unique system that distinguishes experienced professional engineers from the ‘pretend-gineers’ – this is the RPEQ system.

RPEQ stands for Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland. Any engineer wanting to undertake professional engineering services in or for Queensland is legally required to register as a RPEQ. This is the same for other major professions like doctors, lawyers, nurses and teachers who must also be registered to practise.

Engineers are problem solvers, inventors, creators. In fact, so many things we use day to day results from the work of engineers.

Anyone can call themselves an engineer but not just anyone can carry out the complex and advanced scientific work to:

  • – design a bridge
  • – test ground and soil conditions
  • – maintain aircraft, model and implement strategies for climate conditions
  • – extract minerals and turn them into everyday items
  • – develop communication networks
  • – invent new technologies

In Queensland we have a unique system that distinguishes experienced professional engineers from the ‘pretend-gineers’ – this is the RPEQ system.

RPEQ stands for Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland. Any engineer wanting to undertake professional engineering services in or for Queensland is legally required to register as a RPEQ. This is the same for other major professions like doctors, lawyers, nurses and teachers who must also be registered to practise.

In Queensland we have a unique system that distinguishes experienced professional engineers – this is the RPEQ system.

RPEQ stands for Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland

Any engineer wanting to undertake professional engineering services in or for Queensland is legally required to be a RPEQ

To become a RPEQ, engineers must first demonstrate their qualifications and competencies

Once registered, RPEQs are held to a code of conduct and must continue to develop their skills

In Queensland we have a unique system that distinguishes experienced professional engineers – this is the RPEQ system.

RPEQ stands for Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland

Any engineer wanting to undertake professional engineering services in or for Queensland is legally required to be a RPEQ

To become a RPEQ, engineers must first demonstrate their qualifications and competencies

Once registered, RPEQs are held to a code of conduct and must continue to develop their skills

In Queensland we have a unique system that distinguishes experienced professional engineers – this is the RPEQ system.

RPEQ stands for Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland

Any engineer wanting to undertake professional engineering services in or for Queensland is legally required to be a RPEQ

To become a RPEQ, engineers must first demonstrate their qualifications and competencies

Once registered, RPEQs are held to a code of conduct and must continue to develop their skills

Why should you engage with a RPEQ?

 

RPEQs are qualified, competent and experienced professionals who must meet and maintain agreed standards of practise and commit to ongoing professional development.

To become a RPEQ an engineer must first be assessed as qualified and competent. In short, the right to use the title RPEQ and practise engineering must be earned. The title RPEQ and its use is also protected by law.

On the other hand, the title ‘engineer’ is not protected and anyone can pretend to be an engineer.

RPEQ

RPEQs must be degree qualified

RPEQs must demonstrate four year min. engineering experience

RPEQs must undertake a rigorous competency assessment

RPEQs must continue to undertake professional development

Pretend-gineer

May not be degree qualified

May have no real experience carrying out complex engineering work

Have not been assessed as qualified and competent

Are not held to a professional standard

Unsure if an engineer is a RPEQ? Search the RPEQ Directory.

RPEQs can be found by searching:

name

location

areas of engineering

company

unique RPEQ number

Why should you engage with a RPEQ?

RPEQs are qualified, competent and experienced professionals who must meet and maintain agreed standards of practise and commit to ongoing professional development.

To become a RPEQ an engineer must first be assessed as qualified and competent. In short, the right to use the title RPEQ and practise engineering must be earned. The title RPEQ and its use is also protected by law.

On the other hand, the title ‘engineer’ is not protected and anyone can pretend to be an engineer.

RPEQ

RPEQs must be degree qualified

RPEQs must demonstrate four year min. engineering experience

RPEQs must undertake a rigorous competency assessment

RPEQs must continue to undertake professional development

Pretend-gineer

May not be degree qualified

May have no real experience carrying out complex engineering work

Have not been assessed as qualified and competent

Are not held to a professional standard

Unsure if an engineer is a RPEQ? Search the RPEQ Directory.

RPEQs can be found by searching:

name

location

areas of engineering

company

unique RPEQ number

Why should you engage with a RPEQ?

RPEQs are qualified, competent and experienced professionals who must meet and maintain agreed standards of practise and commit to ongoing professional development.

To become a RPEQ an engineer must first be assessed as qualified and competent. In short, the right to use the title RPEQ and practise engineering must be earned. The title RPEQ and its use is also protected by law.

On the other hand, the title ‘engineer’ is not protected and anyone can pretend to be an engineer.

RPEQ

RPEQs must be degree qualified

RPEQs must demonstrate four year min. engineering experience

RPEQs must undertake a rigorous competency assessment

RPEQs must continue to undertake professional development

Pretend-gineer

May not be degree qualified

May have no real experience carrying out complex engineering work

Have not been assessed as qualified and competent

Are not held to a professional standard

Unsure if an engineer is a RPEQ? Search the RPEQ Directory.

RPEQs can be found by searching:

name

location

areas of engineering

company

unique RPEQ number

Think Engineer.
Think RPEQ.

How do I find a RPEQ?

 

Finding a RPEQ is simple – just search the RPEQ Map or the RPEQ Directory.

So, when might you need to engage a RPEQ? A good example is when building or renovating your home. This is a big investment and you should not have any doubts about the capabilities of the people you hire.

We spoke to two experienced RPEQs about the importance of engaging RPEQs for residential work:

“Modern homes often incorporate open living areas and other design features that require careful design by a structural engineer.”

For many Australians, the purchase of the family home is the biggest and most important financial decision they will make.

In Queensland, a home has to cope with a wide range of factors, including extreme weather events, proximity to the coast and variable soil conditions. Modern homes often incorporate open living areas and other design features that require careful design by a structural engineer. So when building your home or planning an extension, it is important to get the right structural engineering advice from a qualified and competent RPEQ.

Structural engineer registered since 1992

“…it is important to provide engineering services that meet [their] expectations…”

Working in the residential sector as a structural engineer can be challenging, particularly with housing that is unusual or create and involves complex forms and geometry. Homeowners can be emotive about their homes and this means that it is important to provide engineering services that meet their expectations.

On occasions, problems can occur for homeowners which may require the services and expert advice of a RPEQ, such as a report that relates to an insurance claim or a legal dispute.

When you hire a RPEQ for your residential building needs you can be sure will received a high standard of service from an experienced and competent professional.

Civil engineer registered since 1994

Hover over the boxes below to see examples of engineering work:

Civil engineers

Civil engineers

  • Specify building materials and products
  • Provide certification
  • Design and management of gas and water supply, sewerage systems, airports and railways
  • Design and test structures of buildings and facilities

Electrical engineers

Electrical engineers

  • Design, manufacture, install, operate, and maintain electronic, communication and computer systems
  • Install electrical systems in buildings and on industrial sites

Mechanical engineers

Mechanical engineers

  • Deliver and optimise safe, sustainable and ethical solutions for the design, production and operation of mechanical elements
  • Design ventilation and air conditioning systems

Structural engineers

Structural engineers

  • Design retaining walls
  • Design suspended concrete floors
  • Design reinforced concrete columns

How do I find a RPEQ?

Finding a RPEQ is simple – just search the RPEQ Map or the RPEQ Directory.

RPEQs can be found by searching name, location, area of engineering, company or their unique RPEQ number.

So, when might you need to engage a RPEQ? A good example is when building or renovating your home. This is a big investment and you should not have any doubts about the capabilities of the people you hire.

We spoke to two experienced RPEQs about the importance of engaging RPEQs for residential work:

“Modern homes often incorporate open living areas and other design features that require careful design by a structural engineer.”

For many Australians, the purchase of the family home is the biggest and most important financial decision they will make.

In Queensland, a home has to cope with a wide range of factors, including extreme weather events, proximity to the coast and variable soil conditions. Modern homes often incorporate open living areas and other design features that require careful design by a structural engineer. So when building your home or planning an extension, it is important to get the right structural engineering advice from a qualified and competent RPEQ.

Structural engineer registered since 1992

“…it is important to provide engineering services that meet [their] expectations…”

Working in the residential sector as a structural engineer can be challenging, particularly with housing that is unusual or create and involves complex forms and geometry. Homeowners can be emotive about their homes and this means that it is important to provide engineering services that meet their expectations.

On occasions, problems can occur for homeowners which may require the services and expert advice of a RPEQ, such as a report that relates to an insurance claim or a legal dispute.

When you hire a RPEQ for your residential building needs you can be sure will received a high standard of service from an experienced and competent professional.

Civil engineer registered since 1994

Civil engineers

Civil engineers

  • Specify building materials and products
  • Provide certification
  • Design and management of gas and water supply, sewerage systems, airports and railways
  • Design and test structures of buildings and facilities

Electrical engineers

Electrical engineers

  • Design, manufacture, install, operate, and maintain electronic, communication and computer systems
  • Install electrical systems in buildings and on industrial sites

Mechanical engineers

Mechanical engineers

  • Deliver and optimise safe, sustainable and ethical solutions for the design, production and operation of mechanical elements
  • Design ventilation and air conditioning systems

Structural engineers

Structural engineers

  • Design retaining walls
  • Design suspended concrete floors
  • Design reinforced concrete columns

How do I find a RPEQ?

Finding a RPEQ is simple – just search the RPEQ Map or the RPEQ Directory.

RPEQs can be found by searching name, location, area of engineering, company or their unique RPEQ number.

So, when might you need to engage a RPEQ? A good example is when building or renovating your home. This is a big investment and you should not have any doubts about the capabilities of the people you hire.

We spoke to two experienced RPEQs about the importance of engaging RPEQs for residential work:

“Modern homes often incorporate open living areas and other design features that require careful design by a structural engineer.”

For many Australians, the purchase of the family home is the biggest and most important financial decision they will make.

In Queensland, a home has to cope with a wide range of factors, including extreme weather events, proximity to the coast and variable soil conditions. Modern homes often incorporate open living areas and other design features that require careful design by a structural engineer. So when building your home or planning an extension, it is important to get the right structural engineering advice from a qualified and competent RPEQ.

Structural engineer registered since 1992

“…it is important to provide engineering services that meet [their] expectations…”

Working in the residential sector as a structural engineer can be challenging, particularly with housing that is unusual or create and involves complex forms and geometry. Homeowners can be emotive about their homes and this means that it is important to provide engineering services that meet their expectations.

On occasions, problems can occur for homeowners which may require the services and expert advice of a RPEQ, such as a report that relates to an insurance claim or a legal dispute.

When you hire a RPEQ for your residential building needs you can be sure will received a high standard of service from an experienced and competent professional.

Civil engineer registered since 1994

Tap a box below to see examples of engineering work:

Civil engineers

Civil engineers

  • Specify building materials and products
  • Provide certification
  • Design and management of gas and water supply, sewerage systems, airports and railways
  • Design and test structures of buildings and facilities

Electrical engineers

Electrical engineers

  • Design, manufacture, install, operate, and maintain electronic, communication and computer systems
  • Install electrical systems in buildings and on industrial sites

Mechanical engineers

Mechanical engineers

  • Deliver and optimise safe, sustainable and ethical solutions for the design, production and operation of mechanical elements
  • Design ventilation and air conditioning systems

Structural engineers

Structural engineers

  • Design retaining walls
  • Design suspended concrete floors
  • Design reinforced concrete columns

How do I find a RPEQ?

Finding a RPEQ is simple – just search the RPEQ Map or the RPEQ Directory.

RPEQs can be found by searching name, location, area of engineering, company or their unique RPEQ number.

So, when might you need to engage a RPEQ? A good example is when building or renovating your home. This is a big investment and you should not have any doubts about the capabilities of the people you hire.

We spoke to two experienced RPEQs about the importance of engaging RPEQs for residential work:

“Modern homes often incorporate open living areas and other design features that require careful design by a structural engineer.”

For many Australians, the purchase of the family home is the biggest and most important financial decision they will make.

In Queensland, a home has to cope with a wide range of factors, including extreme weather events, proximity to the coast and variable soil conditions. Modern homes often incorporate open living areas and other design features that require careful design by a structural engineer. So when building your home or planning an extension, it is important to get the right structural engineering advice from a qualified and competent RPEQ.

Structural engineer registered since 1992

“…it is important to provide engineering services that meet [their] expectations…”

Working in the residential sector as a structural engineer can be challenging, particularly with housing that is unusual or create and involves complex forms and geometry. Homeowners can be emotive about their homes and this means that it is important to provide engineering services that meet their expectations.

On occasions, problems can occur for homeowners which may require the services and expert advice of a RPEQ, such as a report that relates to an insurance claim or a legal dispute.

When you hire a RPEQ for your residential building needs you can be sure will received a high standard of service from an experienced and competent professional.

Civil engineer registered since 1994

Tap a box below to see examples of engineering work:

Civil engineers

Civil engineers

  • Specify building materials and products
  • Provide certification
  • Design and management of gas and water supply, sewerage systems, airports and railways
  • Design and test structures of buildings and facilities

Electrical engineers

Electrical engineers

  • Design, manufacture, install, operate, and maintain electronic, communication and computer systems
  • Install electrical systems in buildings and on industrial sites

Mechanical engineers

Mechanical engineers

  • Deliver and optimise safe, sustainable and ethical solutions for the design, production and operation of mechanical elements
  • Design ventilation and air conditioning systems

Structural engineers

Structural engineers

  • Design retaining walls
  • Design suspended concrete floors
  • Design reinforced concrete columns

When engaging a RPEQ you should

Find

Find a RPEQ nearby by using the RPEQ Map and check they are registered by searching their details in the RPEQ Directory

Ask

Ask if the engineer is being engaged by someone else (e.g. a builder) ask for proof that the engineer is registered

Be confident

By only using a RPEQ you can be confident about the standard of services received

Be clear

Be clear about the scope of work being performed by the RPEQ

If something goes wrong

If something goes wrong with an engineering service, consider making a complaint about the conduct of the RPEQ

When engaging a RPEQ you should

Find

Find a RPEQ nearby by using the RPEQ Map and check they are registered by searching their details in the RPEQ Directory

Ask

Ask if the engineer is being engaged by someone else (e.g. a builder) ask for proof that the engineer is registered

Be confident

By only using a RPEQ you can be confident about the standard of services received

Be clear

Be clear about the scope of work being performed by the RPEQ

If something goes wrong

If something goes wrong with an engineering service, consider making a complaint about the conduct of the RPEQ

When engaging a RPEQ you should

Check
that the engineer is registered by searching their name or unique RPEQ number through the RPEQ directory

Ask
if the engineer is being engaged by someone else (e.g. a builder) ask for proof that the engineer is registered

Be confident
by only using a RPEQ you can be confident about the standard of services received

Be clear
about the scope of work being performed by the RPEQ

If something goes wrong
with an engineering service, consider making a complaint about the conduct of the RPEQ

What are the risks of not engaging a RPEQ?

 

By engaging a RPEQ you can be confident in the standard of services provided by the RPEQ but if something goes wrong a complaint can be lodged about the RPEQs conduct and service.

There are many examples of problems arising when people have engaged a ‘pretend-gineer’ to do the work. Here are some of the most recent:

Falsified design and building certifications – things not built according to a design or standard

Wind loads and soil conditions not factored into design

Non-conforming building products being specified and installed

A load-bearing column was positioned incorrectly creating structural issues

What are the risks of not engaging a RPEQ?

 

By engaging a RPEQ you can be confident in the standard of services provided by the RPEQ but if something goes wrong a complaint can be lodged about the RPEQs conduct and service.

There are many examples of problems arising when people have engaged a ‘pretend-gineer’ to do the work. Here are some of the most recent:

Falsified design and building certifications – things not built according to a design or standard

Wind loads and soil conditions not factored into design

Non-conforming building products being specified and installed

A load-bearing column was positioned incorrectly creating structural issues

What are the risks of not engaging a RPEQ?

 

By engaging a RPEQ you can be confident in the standard of services provided by the RPEQ but if something goes wrong a complaint can be lodged about the RPEQs conduct and service.

There are many examples of problems arising when people have engaged a ‘pretend-gineer’ to do the work. Here are some of the most recent:

Falsified design and building certifications – things not built according to a design or standard

Wind loads and soil conditions not factored into design

Non-conforming building products being specified and installed

A load-bearing column was positioned incorrectly creating structural issues