Victoria Chapter

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600 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

ACES 2020 Seminars

Level 31, 600 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

ACES VIC Theme for 2020 – “Optimizing Waste”

A headache or an opportunity? How do you define waste? Is it time utilisation? Effort? Materials? Energy? The depletion of the Environment?  What must leaders do to identify and avoid waste and develop a vision to motivate their teams to harness opportunities in using by-products for the benefit of the community? Can Automation be harnessed to maximize productivity and minimise waste throughout the project life cycle?  What are the logical measures to apply in assessing the Benefit/Cost of utilising waste?

Innovations Management

  • Tuesday 17 March 2020 6.00pm-8.00pm
  • Waste Minimisation. Opportunities for cost innovation. This Seminar will explore new approaches and research into waste utilisation.  What Innovative recycling ideas are implemented in the Engineering Space?  How are by-products being utilised to reduce costs? What is the Domestic recycling state of affairs?  Industry experts will share their Innovations and “out of the box” techniques. How do we optimise the processes that are currently in place to maximise improvements and minimise waste. Should the government invest in R&D to mobilise the Engineering brain-power to seek the best inputs from a wide variety of engineering disciplines?

Leadership in Project Controls:  Waste Cost Matters

  • Tuesday 19 May 2020 6.00pm-8.00pm
  • What must leaders do in Identifying optimal performance in waste?  How do they identify the right people, train and develop skills and motivate them to harness opportunities for utilisation of waste?  How do they measure and assess performance?  What are the management frameworks for adapting in a global environment?

Automation Engineering

  • Tuesday 21 July 2020 6.00pm-8.00pm
  • Can Automation Engineering save time, labour, material and energy to reduce waste? How can Automation increase precision and be utilised to enhance quality and minimise wastage?  What Advanced recycling technologies are available to separate waste and enhance the use of by-product material?  How can energy demand of voltage and frequency be optimised to enhance power usage? This Seminar will explore the core of Engineering Principles and Challenges.

Cost of Waste Management

  • Tuesday 15 September 2020 6.00pm-8.00pm
  • “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.  What is the true cost in money, time, resources and environmental impact? How do we identify opportunities in re-allocation of resources across projects and converting waste into by-products?  What can be done with decommissioned equipment, demolition material and many other possibilities?  This seminar will explore the logical measures to apply in assessing life-cycle Benefit/Cost of utilising waste?

Upcoming Events

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John Paterson


Simon Wong

Deputy Chair

Vincent Wong


Dorothy Saristavros


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