|Dear <<First Name>>,
Welcome to the 17th edition AustStab newsletter - eStab.
In September 2013 at AustStab:
We finalise the Conference on the Gold Coast - Stabilising the future;
Completed a delegate survey for the Conference;
We continued the ongoing review on our Technical Notes;
We presented a training course in Geelong, Bundaberg and Coffs Harbour and chased delegates for our Adelaide, Emerald and Perth courses;
Continued to work on the association pillars of education, research, promotion and setting standards.
AustStab Council 2013
Stabilising Australia's Future - Survey Results
In 2013 AustStab celebrated the 18th AGM and Conference on the Gold Coast.
We thank all delegates who chose to participate in the follow up survey. Some of the key finds were:
All comments and feedback will be forwarded to the Council as part of the planning for the 2014 event in the Hunter Valley.
100% of members rated the new workshop session as valuable or very valuable
The informal dinner event on the first evening sponsored by Wirtgen was valued highly by members
The Gala dinner and Awards ceremony were rated at a positive or very positive networking event
In the future 70% of members would like to see technical or formal presentations incorporated into the agenda
Accreditation and auditing
This month we continued auditing our members for accreditation.
Accredited members must submit documentation to AustStab and ARRB before an audit. A desktop audit is conducted on this information.
Field audits are then conducted, with AustStab and ARRB representatives. We attend the head office of contractors being audited to verify compliance with the AustStab ARRB accreditation system. We visit field operations to verify staff experience and skills, as well as inspecting equipment and verifying the performance of the operators.
Reference checks are completed following the site audit, with recent clients of the contractor being contacted.
This information is collated. A final report is prepared for the final accreditation registration process, including formal review by the Standards Committee.
<<First Name>> - Organisations don't need to be a member of AustStab to be accredited as a contractor under the system.
Member Profile - Mid Coast Road Services
Mid Coast Road Services (MCRS) is a medium size civil construction company which has been operating on the mid north coast of NSW for the past 21 years. MCRS can provide;
Design and construct stabilising
Asphalt supply and lay,
The Stabilising group, aims to provide clients with quality service delivery as part of maintaining customer confidence. They believe that this is best achieved by continually working on improving client relationships throughout the project or tendered works.
Strategically they are positioned to provide a one on one relationship with the customers whether they are out in the bush or on the coast. This was demonstrated this year in their recognition as a Highly Commended award winner in the local government category of the AustStab Awards of Excellence for their work with Nambucca Shire Council. For more information click here.
AustStab CPEE Training Courses
The AustStab Awards of Excellence - Education award winning course presented by AustStab CPEE insitu stabilisation training course will be presented in three locations throughout Australia by the end of the year.
The remaining locations include:
Adelaide - 16 17 September
Perth - 24 25 September
Emerald - 19 20 November
This Course will briefly review the types of stabilisation before more detailed presentations on types of binders, material characteristics, design and mix detailing, with sessions on specifying and case studies for practical outcomes. A feature of this Course is its significant practical and project based content which aims to provide practical advice on road stabilisation solutions.
More information about the training courses is available by clicking here.
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Chief Executive Officer - AustStab
• Promote the stabilisation and road recycling industry • Educate and train people in the industry • Set national standards of performance • Assist and coordinate research