The Asset Institute launched its Queensland Division on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at an event hosted by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) at its Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane.
More than 50 guests attended the launch, which was presided over by Professor Margaret Sheil, Vice Chancellor and President of QUT who presented the opening address. Other speakers at the launch comprised the Asset Institute’s Chair, Mr Stephen Saladine, its CEO Adjunct Professor Joe Mathew and the newly appointed Queensland Division Director, Dr Monique Beedles, Industry Fellow at QUT. Ms Patricia Alner, the Sponsor Director of the Institute conducted the proceedings as Master of Ceremonies.
Since its establishment in late 2013, the Asset Institute has been expanding its activities to fulfill its vision of driving transformational change in the institutional culture surrounding engineering and infrastructure management and delivering on its objectives at both national and international levels.
To achieve these objectives, the Institute has adopted a ‘hub-and-spoke’ operating model and begun establishing thematic nodes or divisions nationally. These divisions are hosted by a University Member of the Institute located in that region. So far, the Institute has established divisions in:-
1) Western Australia. Host: Curtin University. Thematic Area: Energy and Resources.
2) South Australia. Host: University of South Australia. Thematic Area: Defence.
3) Queensland. Host: Queensland University of Technology. Thematic Area: Public Assets and Utilities.
These Divisions would expand the AI industry-university collaboration and membership base as state-based networks. While the Divisions may adopt themes with regional biases, all divisions would be invited to participate in all thematic areas to demonstrate increased collaboration and knowledge sharing across the membership of the AI.
For more information on our Divisions or if you should have any queries on our activities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.