Australia’s current practice in relation to how it deals with underground utilities is decades behind other developed countries around the world.
Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) is an internationally developed practice that deals comprehensively with underground utilities during the design phase of a project so that they don’t cause any issues during construction.
Countries around the world that have a well developed Standard relating to SUE report significantly less machinery strikes with utilities and large cost savings. AS5488 is a little known Australian Standard relating to Subsurface Utility Engineering. This webinar aims to educate attendees on the aim of Subsurface Utility Engineering, the benefits that accrue from using the practice of SUE and how AS5488 is the vehicle for that.
This webinar was recorded and will be available to watch through Engineers Australia’s online streaming platform, EA On Demand.
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- Gain a basic understanding of the benefits of SUE and how SUE is applied in a real world design and construction projects
- Learn about the difference between how underground utilities are managed currently (without AS5488 mandated) compared to how they are managed if AS5488 is mandated
Is this course for you?
This course is relevant to all professionals working in projects that involves subsurface utilities.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
- What is the aim of Subsurface Utility Engineering
- How Australia is behind the rest of the world when it comes to the management of underground utilities
- AS5488 and a history of its development
- SUE Standards and studies from around the world
- Relevant case studies
- Brief outline of on line SUE training course
As a principal at Stantec I have played a significant role in bringing to market the 2019 and 2021 versions of AS5488, with regards to the management of subsurface utilities.
I have enjoyed 27 years in the industry working as a consulting civil engineer and worked across 8 countries and 3 continents.
Initially as a constructor on large building projects and later as a consultant, I became increasingly more aware of and concerned about the abject disparity with which subsurface utility management is undertaken.
Fast forward a decade or two and I am now fortunate enough to be able to influence to a degree, the way in which some of the industry approaches the subject the way it should be done.
I graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987 and have worked in the consulting world for that entire period. I worked with Cardno for nearly 25 years eventually running the 2000 person Australia and New Zealand region. It was whilst I was at Cardno that we merged with a US firm that had specific expertise in Subsurface Utility Engineering. It was an area that Australia was well behind in but that, after consulting broadly across industry, would benefit significantly from if adopted. The journey to create AS5488 began in 2009 and continues to this day.
I left Cardno in 2015 and now run my own business (Collins & Woolcock) providing strategy, business development, training, merger and acquisition advice to small/mid-tier professional services firms across Australia and New Zealand.
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