28 March 2013
Professional engineers in infrastructure, water and environmental engineering will converge on the University of the Sunshine Coast from 4-6 April for a USC professional development seminar series.
Leading international and Australian industry and academic experts will discuss topics relating to roads and road management, ranging from delivery models to innovation and people.
Pavement treatments, road maintenance, stormwater facilities, asphalt and bitumen research and remote sensing technologies all will be in the limelight.
Several USC research students will discuss their work in spray sealing, lime stabilisation, pavement instrumentation and human resources.
The University’s academics also will give presentations on issues ranging from entrepreneurship and innovation to polar engineering.
USC Professor of Civil Engineering Construction Dr John Yeaman will explain a study into the parameters affecting the performance of roads under an extreme rainfall event.
Professor Yeaman said the seminars from Thursday 4 April to Saturday 6 April revolved around the theme of Performance Specified Maintenance Contracting.
He said keynote speaker Professor Martin Snaith from the University of Birmingham would give insights into many aspects of road management.
To register for the Civil Engineering Professional Development Series, go online at www.usc.edu.au/cpd or call 5456 5476.
— Julie Schomberg