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Each Australian state has enacted legislation that provides for a defence of peer professional opinion. However, the majority of cases dealing with the defence are medical negligence cases. The defence has been argued in a number of cases regarding claims against engineers, notably in New South Wales – but as Clyde & Co partner Maxine […]

Feb 23, 2017

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As someone involved with The Warren Centre’s PPIR: Professional Performance project, we’d like to update you on some important recent developments. We have had the PPIR Protocol reviewed by legal experts to ensure it is well-aligned to the concepts of professional responsibility and standard of care. This process has informed Revision 3 of the PPIR […]

Feb 15, 2017

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The Warren Centre hosted Bret Walker SC on Wednesday 30 November for a lecture on Professional Performance in Engineering and how professional standards of care fit within the framework of Australian law. Mr Walker spoke on the heavy responsibility for life that engineers bear, comparing the profession’s situation and best practice to that of medical […]

Feb 14, 2017

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The Warren Centre hosted Bret Walker SC on Wednesday 30 November for a lecture on Professional Performance in Engineering and how professional standards of care fit within the framework of Australian law. A distinguished NSW lawyer, Mr Walker has been a barrister since 1979 and a Senior Counsel since 1993. He covers a wide variety […]

Dec 01, 2016

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La Trobe University’s School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences will integrate The Warren Centre’s PPIR program into its undergraduate engineering course curriculum. This is a major step forward in the introduction of Professional Performance to the tertiary education sector. Subject lecturer and industry project coordinator, Eddie Custovic, explains “We have incorporated Professional Performance into our […]

Oct 06, 2016

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In a first for tertiary institutions, the PPIR Protocol for Professional Performance will be introduced in the ENGG1111 Integrated Engineering course at the University of Sydney in both semesters in 2016. The program will reach almost all first year engineering undergraduates. The Warren Centre’s PPIR Protocol was written as part of the PPIR Program to define how […]

Feb 18, 2016

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In December 2015, Ashley Brinson and John Nurse from the PPIR team attended the Australian Association of Engineering Educators (AAEE) conference at Deakin University’s Geelong campus. Ashley and John ran a workshop on the PPIR Program and engaged with engineering educators on the potential application of the PPIR Program within engineering education. These interactions were extremely valuable and […]

Feb 02, 2016

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The newly launched PPIR Program will continue the task of disseminating professional performance to the engineering profession and industry. In April 2015, we completed the PPIR project, which developed and tested the full suite of PPIR training and industry processes. I am now pleased to announce the launch of the PPIR Program, which continues the task of […]

Dec 01, 2015

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The PPIR Program was presented at the latest in a series of panel sessions being run by The Warren Centre under the banner IP30, which addresses the need for improved infrastructure productivity to achieve potential savings of $30 billion a year. PPIR Advisory Board member John Nurse described how PPIR had been developed by an independent […]

Nov 02, 2015

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This was my first exposure to PPIR training held by The Warren Centre. The half-day workshop training was held at the Masonic Centre on Friday 20 July, 2015 for the Asset Standards Authority of Transport for New South Wales. ASA are interested in implementing PPIR into their organisation and for the Authorised Engineering Organisations. The […]

Aug 14, 2015

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