Inspire : Public Works May Jun 2013
18 Public Works Professional May-June 2013 COVER STORY TECHNICAL TOURS Choice of three tours of landmarks, infrastructure and capital works projects. All on Thursday, 15 August, including lunch stops TOUR 1 DEFENCE & WATERFRONT A short tour of Darwin's works in progress, then to Darwin Museum where the Defence of Darwin Experience depicts Darwin's role in World War II. Lunch will be at the iconic Darwin Sailing Club before visiting the World War II Oil Storage Tunnels, built a er fuel oil storage tanks were bombed in 1942. The tour concludes with a visit to the Darwin Waterfront Precinct under the guidance of the Darwin Waterfront Corporation. TOUR 2 BARRACKS, BEEF AND BARS First to Robertson Barracks, home to the 1st Army Brigade, which operates Australia's mechanised force, and the 1st Aviation Regiment, which operates Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters. A er a welcome by the Commanding O cer, visitors will view a display of defence capability followed by a presentation by Major James Elford on the challenges of military engineering in Afghanistan and another by Nicholas Markovich about integrating civil engineers with the Army Reserve. A er lunch in Palmerston, the tour visits the construction site of the $495 million Darwin Correctional Precinct - a key element of the NT Government's New Era in Corrections, aimed at breaking the cycle of re-o ending. TOUR 3 WATER, WILDLIFE & WWII TUNNELS First a tour of new subdivision works in the Palmerston area and then the Darwin River Dam, which supplies 90% of Darwin's water. Delegates will inspect the water take o point and dam wall before going to the Territory Wildlife Park for lunch, and to view wildlife in a natural habitat. The tour will then conclude with an a ernoon visit to the World War II Tunnels at the Darwin waterfront. YOUNG IPWEA EMPHASIS Many attendees will be members of the Young IPWEA under-35's network which was recently formed to promote the profession, break down generational barriers within the industry and tap into the experience of older colleagues so that young practitioners can progress their careers and contribute more to the sector. These younger members will not only hold a social event on the evening before the conference, but will also contribute to the event with a number of presentations. One rather o -beat presentation will be by three young female engineers from separate rural councils in NSW who will relate tales of their induction to the rather male-orientated world of public works in the country. Another will take the form of a panel session with the self-explanatory title of "Lend us your shoulders so we can see our future." SPONSOR OR EXHIBIT There's still time to be a sponsor or exhibitor. it will take you to the core of the public works engineering market and demonstrate your commitment and capability to the industry. Sponsorship opportunities range from linking your brand to a social event or formal function through to sponsoring a technical tour, a satchel insert or the conference photographer. Moreover, the exhibition hall next to the conference auditorium will be an ideal venue for companies wishing to display their products and services, because morning teas, lunches and a ernoon teas will be served there each day. And to allow exhibitors even more exposure, a light breakfast will be served in the exhibition hall before each morning session. For more information contact Merilyn Dayman Ph: (08) 8125 2200 or email@example.com PLATINUM SPONSOR KOMATSU The IPWEA is pleased to have Komatsu Australia as Platinum sponsor for the conference, continuing a tradition since 2003. Komatsu has serviced local government in Australia for 46 years, so it knows the demands of the local market. It o ers the country's largest company-owned and operated branch network, with 70% of its workforce in customer service. One of its machines nding favour in local government is the HB205 Excavator, the world's rst hybrid excavator. A regenerative energy recovery system and smaller-capacity diesel engine, make it the most environmentally sustainable machine in its class. Komatsu has designed the HB205 to provide real operational savings, with a decreased environmental footprint compared to similar-sized machines. Further information: visit www.komatsu.com.au. Pictured at the IPWEA 2011 Komatsu Gala Dinner in Canberra (L to R): IPWEA National CEO Chris Champion, IPWEA immediate past President John Truman, Komatsu General Manager Construction Division David Small, and IPWEA National President Paul Di Iulio.
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