ACENZ is keen to help Members stay abreast of relevant or useful events in the industry, including networking opportunities and professional development, please find these below.  Please contact them directly if interested - ACENZ does not handle or organise their registration. 


IPENZ Speed Networking Events

Remember your first interview?
When it comes to starting an engineering career, you know what to do – and what not to do. Pass on your knowledge and help our Student Members take the first step onto the career ladder.

Our speed interviewing nights are a great opportunity for engineering students to practise their skills. In a series of 10-minute interviews, you’ll grill the students and then give them feedback and advice on how they did. 
Volunteer as one of our interviewers and meet engineering students in your area, gain some CPD hours and practise your own interviewing skills. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find your next employee.

Register to help [Link: https://ipenz.nz/home/news-and-publications/news-article/2016/04/19/speed-interviewing-helps-prepare-future-engineers

Many dates and locations are available:
April 12 - Wellington - IPENZ Speed Interviewing, more information here
April 27 - Palmerston North - IPENZ Speed Interviewing, more information here
May 11 - Auckland - IPENZ Speed Interviewing, more information here
May 15 - Tauranga - IPENZ Speed Interviewing, more information here
May 16 - Hamilton - IPENZ Speed Interviewing, more information here
May 23 - Christchurch - IPENZ Speed Interviewing, more information here
May 24 - Dunedin - IPENZ Speed Interviewing, more information here



Valuing Sustainability Webinar and Workshop - May

Not just a road, building, bridge, pipe, wetland, seawall......
Demonstrating the value-add of considering natural, social and cultural outcomes through our built environment.  

  • Is your work focussed on managing risk and ensuring compliance?
  • Or is it creating value through strategic positioning, capturing market opportunities, building competitive advantage and leading development towards new futures?

Whether it is one or both of these, your future work will be increasingly influenced by creating value that is beyond good financial outcomes. Every engineer, scientist, architect, planner, asset manager and other development professional has to navigate the complex relationship between the natural environment, community and the structures we build.  We all have to learn how to identify and capitalise on a broader and more long term view of value embedded in our work in order mitigate risk and capitalise on emerging opportunities.
The Sustainability Society is offering a unique learning package involving:

  • An online webinar with experienced UK practitioner Tom Barnett to lay foundations and discuss global trends
  • A one-day workshop involving theory presentations, local and global case studies and applied interactive sessions exploring:
    • Understand global trends and drivers for sustainability and wider value propositions  
    • How to value natural, social and cultural capital within built environment contexts
    • How to understand and engage stakeholders in those value propositions

Register for one of the three workshops in Auckland (Monday 15th May), Wellington (Thursday 18th May), or Christchurch (Thursday 25th May).



SaferRoads 2017 International Conference - May 21-24

The SaferRoads planning committee are pleased to announce the 5th International SaferRoads Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand from May 21st to 24th 2017.
Run every 3 years, the conference alternates between the northern and southern hemispheres. Previous conferences have been held in Christchurch NZ, Cheltenham, England, and the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
This truly international event is designed to increase the opportunity for countries across the globe to participate and host.
Stemming from an idea between New Zealand Transport Agency (previously Transit New Zealand) and WDM from England, the conference began with a focus on skid resistance but has since grown to be a forum to promote the diverse range of activities associated with road and runway surfaces, and the role they play in safety.
Find more information about the conference online here.




Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference May 31-June 1

May 31-June 1, 2017 at the Skycity Convention Center in Auckland.

The journey towards a high-performing health and safety culture is dependent on the ability to deliver a clear, authentic message. Communication may be up to senior executives and officers, or down to workers on the shop floor, or across to contractors and other business partners. Either way, those responsible for the health and safety of their people need to have the skills and tools to effectively and convincingly get their message across.

Simply having the technical and compliance knowledge is no longer enough. That’s why the 2017 Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference is built around Better Conversations. Over two days they will help you get more out of employee engagement, participation and safety leadership, and will discuss how you can become a more effective communicator, influencer and leader within your own organisation. Take two days out of the office to have a Better Conversation with your peers, to empower you with the tools and techniques to have a better health and safety conversation back in your own organisation.

Register by April 7th and receive the Early Bird discount ($100 off). Find more information online here.



Women in Construction Awards


On Friday, 18 August 2017 NAWIC will celebrate the 2017 annual Hays National Association of Women in Construction Excellence Awards. The awards programme aims to annually celebrate and honour the achievements of women working in construction and affiliated industries, as well as recognising those organisations active in redressing the gender imbalance in the industry.

Awards categories in 2017 are:

  • Helen Tippett Award
  • Tradeswoman of the Year
  • Professional Woman of the Year
  • Rising Star
  • Excellence in Construction Services
  • Outstanding Achievement in Design
  • Student or Apprentice Excellence Award

Each award category information page has a checklist to ensure entries include the necessary documents. We encourage entrants to include any other criteria they consider relevant in their submission (within the page limit) which highlight their abilities relevant to a particular award category.
ENTRY CLOSING DATE: Monday, 5 June 2017 at 9:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact us at awards@nawic.org.nz



Civil Contractors New Zealand Annual Conference

The Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) Annual Conference will be held in Dunedin from August 2-5, 2017 at the Dunedin Centre. The theme for 2017 is "Smart Contracting: Developing Capability and Capacity". 
Currently, they are holding a call for papers, with interested persons to submit their proprosal directly to CCNZ organisers at paula@fp2.co.nz or online here.




Building Nations Symposium - October 26 to 27, 2017

Building Nations is New Zealand's infrastructure event of the year. Our annual symposium provides the opportunity for the public and private sector to come together to advance best practice in national infrastructure development. This year, Building Nations will will focus on exploring New Solutions for Infrastructure Challenges, and be held at TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf in Wellington (map) on 26 – 27 October 2017. Be sure to mark the dates in your calendar, more information will follow.




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