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De-risking Melbourne in 2030: Hot, dry and smoky
Date:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 15:30 to 19:00
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Nick Wood
Venue:
Actuaries Institute 2/50 Carrington St Sydney , New South Wales , 2000
Synopsis:
The event is about generating ideas and about linking the data, knowledge and skills of the climate research scientists, actuaries and engineers around a topical and thought-provoking premise: “This group is confident that through a combination of insurance and engineering it can develop a set of effective measures that will assist the City of Melbourne to reduce the impacts of a hotter and drier future climate on its citizens, its economy and its ecosystems.” The City of Melbourne is the focus for this event due to the recent release of relevant climate change data. Over the three to four hours examining this premise will require the participants to identify, access and then work with a large amount of data and risk information Noting the limited time this will focus more on what can be done rather than heavy duty data analysis and scenario generation. Co-operation and networking will be a major element of the session with the aim to mix and combine, climate science and academics, insurance / reinsurance and engineering skills in each group. Four areas of impacts associated with hotter and drier future have been selected for the participants to work on. These are: Human health and well being Disruptions to the transport system Bushfires and smoke / poor air quality Water supply, low water volumes and quality The participants will be presented with the challenge of developing cost-effective ideas to mitigate the impacts using three response frameworks. These are: Better pricing of risks in the first place Planning for and building in climate resilience Reducing the financial impact of events when they do happen. https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2020/02/de-risking-melbourne-2030-hot-dry-and-smoky
Calculating supply chain emissions of your project with the ECE Tool
Date:
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 18:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Dr Soo Huey Teh
Venue:
Zenith Theatre Cnr Railway & McIntosh Streets Chatswood
Synopsis:
Whilst accounting for emissions from petrol/fuel use, purchased electricity, heat or steam are quite clearly defined, accounting for supply chain impacts, also known as Scope 3 emissions is more problematic – it requires an analysis that extends back through many stages of the upstream supply chain. The gathering of original and specific supply chain information for the organisation and its suppliers requires tremendous time and resources, and complete coverage of this information may not be ensured. The Embodied Carbon Explorer (ECE) online tool overcomes many of these technical problems and allows for comprehensive Scope 3 estimations of greenhouse gas emissions related to purchased products and services to be undertaken. This event will explore Scope 3 carbon emissions and how the ECE online tool can be used to attain a greater understanding and management of upstream embodied carbon/ Scope 3 emissions. This event will include an introduction to emissions in the built environment, presentation of the ECE tool and a step-by-step guide to using the ECE tool. It will demonstrate the ECE online tool through a case study related to the built environment to identify major emission contributors in a project’s supply chains. It will also demonstrate how the tool helps with Scope 3 accounting under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard.
Calculating supply chain emissions of your project with the ECE Tool
Date:
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 18:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Dr Soo Huey
Venue:
Calculating supply chain emissions of your project with the ECE Tool
Synopsis:
Whilst accounting for emissions from petrol/fuel use, purchased electricity, heat or steam are quite clearly defined, accounting for supply chain impacts, also known as Scope 3 emissions is more problematic – it requires an analysis that extends back through many stages of the upstream supply chain. The gathering of original and specific supply chain information of the organisation and its suppliers requires tremendous time and resources, and complete coverage of this information may not be ensured. The Embodied Carbon Explorer (ECE) online tool overcomes many of these technical problems and allows for comprehensive Scope 3 estimations of greenhouse gas emissions related to purchased products and services to be undertaken. This event will explore Scope 3 carbon emissions and how the ECE online tool can be used to attain a greater understanding and management of upstream embodied carbon/ Scope 3 emissions. This event will include an introduction of emissions in the built environment, presentation of the ECE tool and a step-by- step guide on using the ECE tool. It will demonstrate the ECE online tool through a case study related to the built environment to identify major emission contributors in a project’s supply chains. It will also be demonstrated how the tool helps with Scope 3 accounting under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard.
2020 Planning Committee
Date:
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 18:00
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Venue:
Synopsis:
2020 Planning Committee
Tools for Better Project Environmental Outcomes - LCA and EPDs
Date:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 18:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Jonas Bengtsson EDGE and Stephen Mitchell EPD Australasia
Venue:
Zenith Theatre Cnr Railway & McIntosh Streets Chatswood
Synopsis:
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an ISO standardised method for quantifying environmental impacts of a specific project, product or service. Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) provide independently verified environmental data and other environmental information of specific products and services – including a carbon footprint. Since these tools are considered to be the optimal methods of ascertaining environmental impacts, this event aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of these tools and their applicability in the industry. To register go to https://portal.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/tools-better-project-environmental-outcomes-lca-and-epds
SENG Vic AGM
Date:
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Mr Luke Taylor, Sustainable Living Foundation
Venue:
Discovery Hub, level 31 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Synopsis:
The SENG Vic Committee meeting/AGM will commence at 5.30pm. It will be followed by screening of the film "Home Front: Episode One - Existential Gamble”
Urban Development Impacted by High Groundwater
Date:
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 12:00
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Jim Davies, Alex Rogers
Venue:
Engineers Australia Perth Auditorium. 712 Murray Street West Perth, 6005
Synopsis:
This technical session will provide an overview of the hydrological processes which determine high groundwater conditions (incl. rainfall regimes and climate change) and the impact on hydrological engineering design for urban developments.
Life Cycle Analysis in Engineering
Date:
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Dr Enda Crossin, Swinburne Uni and Ms Nicole Sullivan, Green Building Council
Venue:
Engineers Australia, level 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
Synopsis:
With engineering projects facing the challenge of reaching a sustainable and net zero carbon future, the life cycle analysis process is more important than ever. Join us to learn how can we successfully analyse a project across various points over the life cycle. Co-hosted with Asset Management Council, Engineers Without Borders, Mechanical College & Risk Engineering Society.
What does sustainability mean to you?
Date:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 18:00
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Geoff Richardson, Adrian Piani, Steve Grzeskowiak
Venue:
Canberra Auditorium, 11 National Circuit, Barton
Synopsis:
What does sustainability mean to you? Hear from sustainability leaders Geoff Richardson, Adrian Piani and Steve Grzeskowiak on what sustainability means to them followed by question and answer session. Sustainability noun 1The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. ‘the sustainability of economic growth’ ‘schemes to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project’ 1.1Avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance. ‘the pursuit of global environmental sustainability’ ‘the ecological sustainability of the planet’
Building Information Modelling - The future of designing green buildings and infrastructure
Date:
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 18:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Liam Corscadden Australian Digital Engineering Lead for Urban Development & Regeneration for Arcadis, and Matt Drake, Digital Engineering Manager, Lendlease
Venue:
Harricks Auditorium Engineers Australia 8 Thomas street
Synopsis:
Building Information Modelling (BIM) utilises digital media to represent the physical and functional properties of a structure. BIM transcends the traditional 2D technical drawings to accommodate all 3 dimensions, while also enhancing the same with additional dimensions of time, cost, environmental sustainability and life cycle facility management. Join Mr. Liam Corscadden and Mr. Matt Drake in an informative session that will shed light on the world of BIM, its applications and its scope in Australia.

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