Brisbane 21 March Pic 4 CROPPEDWednesday, March 21st, saw the Brisbane chapter host a technical seminar on the subject of Digital Engineering. A well attended evening seminar saw Ian Hardcastle (Digital Engineering Practice Director from Jacobs) present his observations and thoughts on the evolution of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into DE, and how the value of digital information can be created and also eroded.

This was followed by a presentation from Angela Marsh, a geospatial engineer also from Jacobs. Angela provide a demonstration of how Digital Technology is being used by some organisations to improve the quality and ease of on site asset information capture, such as location and asset condition and how this information can be utilised in decision making.

The above presentations have uploaded to our technical presentations collection. You can download 'An Introduction for Digital Engineering' and 'Condition Assessment using Smart Forms'. (This content is available to AMCouncil members only, see our affordable membership options here).

These were followed by a lively panel discussion with both speakers.

The seminar was followed by the Chapter AGM where the following people were appointed to the committee and officers also elected:

  • Keith Paintin (Chair)
  • Ashish Shah (Deputy Chair)
  • Ken Chapman (Secretary)
  • Sophie Burgess (WiAM)
  • Ron Shuttlewood
  • Peter Pennell
  • Mick Windsor
  • Ryan James
  • Brendan Swan
  • Steve Berquist
  • Mark Jordan

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The committee would like to thank Ron Shuttlewood for his valued contribution to the Chapter as Chairman for the past two years.

The next technical session for the Chapter will be held on the 16th May, with the focus being on Asset Management within the Power Industry. Keep an eye out for your emailed invitation coming soon. Registrations can be made here.

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