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Aurecon Bridge Building

  1. 1. WHOTHE CAN BUILD MOST EFFICIENT AND INNOVATIVE STRONGEST, BRIDGE?
  2. 2. ONE WEEK 1,000STUDENTS 3000 BRIDGES TESTED OVER DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN? $ 30,000 IN PRIZES TO BE WON ACROSS AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
  3. 3. WHY WE DO IT To promote engineering as a career to students of all backgrounds. To give students the opportunity to learn about engineering in a fun and practical way while developing skills in planning, teamwork, decision making, and creative thinking. “The Bridge Building Competition is certainly one of the highlights of our course and the students are always very keen to participate. They really enjoy the activity and they learn a whole new range of skills.” Marijan Maricic Head Teacher of Technology Baulkham Hills High School
  4. 4. “By providing school students with a practical and engaging experience in engineering, we hope that they will take up elective STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects as they progress through their high school education.” William Cox General Manager for Australia and New Zealand Aurecon Although enrolments are on a steady decline, it is estimated by the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda that within the next decade approximately 75 per cents of jobs in the fastest-growing industries will demand science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). “The benefits extend into the classroom, having seen several students over the years gain a massive self- esteem boost and become much more focussed on their studies as a result of being involved in such a rewarding and successful event.” David Staehr Science teacher Kaniva College
  5. 5. COMMUNITYCOMMUNITY THE BRIDGETHE BRIDGE
  6. 6. The Aurecon Bridge Building Competition is one of our major Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives It gives our people the opportunity to contribute to the communities in which we live and work COMMUNITYCOMMUNITY
  7. 7. WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY? GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE TO WATCH A VIDEO OF THE BRIDGE BUILDING COMPETITION IN ACTION
  8. 8. WE GENERATED BUZZ AROUND THE EVENT THROUGH PRINT AND SOCIAL MEDIA.
  9. 9. Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Hills Shire Times, Sydney 20 Aug 2013 General News, page 17 - 277.31 cm² Suburban - circulation 64,539 (-T-----) ID 209092313 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 2 Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Gladstone Observer, Gladstone QLD 03 Aug 2013 General News, page 16 - 454.18 cm² Regional - circulation 8,062 (MTWTFS-) ID 206625443 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 2 Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Newcastle Herald, Newcastle NSW 06 Aug 2013, by Janek Speight General News, page 15 - 190.05 cm² Regional - circulation 37,880 (MTWTFS-) ID 206982599 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 GN Weekly - July 27, 2013 Our Community 7 www.conocophillips.com.au/careersJoin a Company with SPIRIT. Find out more at... Our Culture Drives Our Success ConocoPhillips, one of the world’s largest exploration and production companies, is now building a world- class workforce to operate the Australia Pacific LNG (‘APLNG’) facility on Curtis Island, near Gladstone. Opportunities exist for talented, motivated and multi-skilled people seeking a career as an Operations Technician in a production or maintenance specialised role. Apply now to join one of the ConocoPhillips’ OperationsTechnician Foundations training and on-boarding programs commencing in 2014. You’ll enjoy excellent benefits and conditions and as these are residential positions, you’ll be home at the end of each work day. Apply before Sunday 18th August, 2013.That’s the SPIRIT. We Are Proud To Be Accedited As An Employer Of Choice For Women ConocoPhillips, Downstream Operator of Australia Pacific LNG OPERATIONS TECHNICIANS – Production and Maintenance • Over 55’s Independent living • Lifestyle support services • Rent & food package • Experienced on-site managers • Locations throughout Australia Have the comfort of knowing you are amongst friends and the support of live in managers. Enjoy social events and community activities while retaining independence in your own private unit. EUREKA CARE COMMUNITIES GLADSTONE Ph: 07 49787055 e: gladstone@villagemanager.com.au www.villagemanager.com.au Students from 10 regional high schools are once again preparing to rise to the Aurecon bridge building challenge. To be held at CQUni Gladstone campus on Friday, August 2, the event will see teams of Year 8 and 9 students compete in the prestigious international competition. Over 1000 students from schools located across Australia and New Zealand are currently designing and building bridges using balsa wood, string, glue and cardboard in preparation for ‘Judging Day’ in August - the culmination of the 2013 Aurecon Bridge Building Competition. Registrations for the competition opened earlier this year, with most schools running internal bridge building contests to decide which student team would represent their school at the Aurecon event. Using materials supplied by Aurecon, the winning team of up to three students will design and build a bridge to be tested. As in previous years, the battle will be played out in front of all local participating schools with the bridges to be load tested to destruction. Bridge experts from Aureon and other organisations in the industry will be appointed as judges to assess each bridge for workmanship, creativity and visual appeal which will determine an overall score. As an engineering, management and specialist technical services consultancy, Aurecon runs the annual event – held during Australian Engineering Week - to promote engineering as a career to students of all backgrounds. The competition was initiated to provide a fun and challenging way for students to put their skills in teamwork, creative thinking and innovation. Aurecon builds bridges into engineering Gladstone Regional Council is considering the feasibility of an emergency bypass around the Gladstone-Monto Road to reduce the possibility of isolation of Boyne Valley residents during flooding. Council’s Rural Services portfolio spokesperson councillor Leo Neill-Ballantine said council would liaise with Gladstone Area Water Board and the State Government and explore the possibilities. “Flooding in this area is an effect of a man- made occurrence with the dam’s spillway operating when excess water flows over the dam wall,” he said. When water reaches a pre-determined height over the wall a section of the Gladstone-Monto Road between Marsh Road and Nellie-Simpson Road becomes submerged. Cr Neill-Ballantine said council would work to determine costs to form a basic gravel road for emergency use at the section where the Gladstone-Monto road is cut off by Awoonga Dam back water. “The most likely route for a low cost bypass around the section which floods would require alignment through Gladstone Area Water Board land,” he said. Possible bypass road to prevent community isolation Above and Left: Participants at last year’s hugely successful Aurecon bridge building challenge Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy News - Mail (Bundaberg), Bundaberg QLD 06 Aug 2013, by Lisa Maynard Gladstone Observer General News, page 2 - 369.23 cm² Regional - circulation 9,180 (MTWTFS-) ID 206945245 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1  News  Business (/) By Sally Lee Aug. 13, 2013, 2:13 p.m. Aquinas Students build a bridge to success Year eight Aquinas Catholic College students Lachlan Bowmer, Daniel Ferraro, Bradley Hunt, Blake Diamond and Jeremy Iskandar came second in the Aurecon Bridge Building competition at the Art Gallery of NSW on August 6. They constructed a bridge with balsa sticks, cardboard, glue and string that was able to hold 81 kilograms. Each student won $100 and $1000 for their school. Aurecon organised the competition to coincide with Australian Engineering Week. Page 1 of 1Aquinas Students build a bridge to success | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader Nominate now: Nominate a great kid in our Kids of Spirit Awards More Aurecon inspires future engineers through bridge competition Lisa Maynard | 2nd Aug 2013 4:29 PM AGAINST fierce competition an Emerald Christian College team triumphed and set a new record at the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition in Gladstone. Year eight and nine students from eleven different schools participated at Aurecon's event at CQUniversity on Friday. The majority of students were from central Queensland schools but there were a few from further afield such as Townsville and Bundaberg, The teams from Townsville posted their models for testing, with the event filmed so the students could see the judging process for themselves despite the geographical distance. This is the third year the event has run in Gladstone, with the aim of providing students with an insight into engineering as a career. The event's coordinator Yolandi Le Roux said that all the participants were "very excited" and feeling competitive when they arrived, with many eager to suss out their competition. Teams were made up of three students with the assembling of bridges from supplied building put the student's teamwork, decision making and creative thinking to the test. Registration for this year's event was May 3 and the kits were sent out in June. "We open it up very early, so they can start planning their events for that year," Ms Le Roux said. The winner was determined through seeing how much weight the bridges design could hold. Emerald Christian College Beta team's construction was able to handle 129.1kg, significantly overshadowing the previous record of 69.1kg, which was also made by the school. Ms Le Roux said the Emerald students had researched designs of various bridges, basing their construction on a bridge in Brisbane. But it wasn't just the students who put in the hard slog to make the event happen. "Some of the teachers put in a lot of hours supervising for this," Ms Le Roux said. All the teams had different strategies going into the day, with team Amjad from St Luke's Anglican College working on their construction three weeks ago, dedicating all their lunch breaks to the project. The team made up of 14-yearold students Amjad Aslam, Johan Kuyler and Gus Leckie based their design on one they found in a booklet, taking facets from other bridges. Another team in the competition dedicated only two days to building their model. Gladstone State High School year eight students Jamie Giles, Nick Frost and Aksh Dave, made up a team called The Time Lords team at the competition. "We all like science and when this came up, we were like yeah let's do this," Aksh said. The Gladstone boys said being involved in the competition they learnt more about time management, as well as knowledge in relation to physics and engineering. "We were so busy planning we sort of ran out of time," Jamie said. There may have been some mishaps with their model, due to missing glue, but the construction still did well, holding 44 kilograms. All three students said the competition had sealed their decision to choose engineering-based subjects for their senior grades. Emerald Christian College students Joshua Wiltshire, 13, Jonathan Wallan, 12, and Phillip Kirk, 13, competing in the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition at Vallis Theatre, CQUniversity, Gladstone. Luka Kauzlaric Aurecon Bridge Building Competition at Vallis Theatre, CQUniversity, Gladstone. Luka Kauzlaric Page 1 of 2Aurecon inspires future engineers through bridge competition | Gladstone Observer Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Chronicle (Toowoomba), Toowoomba QLD 13 Aug 2013, by Gen Kennedy General News, page 4 - 475.98 cm² Regional - circulation 18,285 (MTWTFS-) ID 208055049 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 From the principal’s office Mick Cassidy Cecil Plains P-10 State School WHAT an amazing term of achievement for Cecil Plains P-10 State School. Our instrumental band joined with the Millmerran school band and was awarded two first places at the recent Dalby Eisteddfod. Luke Scott achieved two first places in the guitar string section. Our Years 2/3/4 class also achieved a second place in verse speaking with their performance of A Dinosaur’s Dinner. The Year 8/9 team went down to Brisbane again this year to compete in the Aurecon Bridge Building competition. Last year they got an amazing second place on their first try, and this year they absolutely smashed all the other schools to dominate first place, walking away with a $1500 cheque for the school and a $200 gift voucher each. Once again, given they were competing against some very big Brisbane schools, both public and private, that is an amazing achievement. Our primary and secondary athletics teams also did us proud. Great job to our Gore Hwy ➤ FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE Achievements flow during great term athletics team. Particular congratulations to Brooke Ball, Madison Hornick, Gabby Noller and Dylon Wedrat, who will be going on to represent us at primary IDZ athletics. Congratulations also go to our secondary IDZ athletics team, particularly to Courtney Callaghan, who will be going onto to represent us at Darling Downs athletics. It goes to show why Cecil Plains P-10 State School has the catch phrase: “Big school programs – small school atmosphere”. We may be a small school, but we achieve big things. Mick Cassidy, Principal, Cecil Plains P-10 State School OUTSTANDING TERM: Mick Cassidy From the principal’s office Mick Cassidy Cecil Plains P-10 State School WHAT an amazing term of achievement for Cecil Plains P-10 State School. Our instrumental band joined with the Millmerran school band and was awarded two first places at the recent Dalby Eisteddfod. Luke Scott achieved two first places in the guitar string section. Our Years 2/3/4 class also achieved a second place in verse speaking with their performance of A Dinosaur’s Dinner. The Year 8/9 team went down to Brisbane again this year to compete in the Aurecon Bridge Building competition. Last year they got an amazing second place on their first try, and this year they absolutely smashed all the other schools to dominate first place, walking away with a $1500 cheque for the school and a $200 gift voucher each. Once again, given they were competing against some very big Brisbane schools, both public and private, that is an amazing achievement. Our primary and secondary athletics teams also did us proud. Great job to our Gore Hwy ➤ FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE Achievements flow during great term athletics team. Particular congratulations to Brooke Ball, Madison Hornick, Gabby Noller and Dylon Wedrat, who will be going on to represent us at primary IDZ athletics. Congratulations also go to our secondary IDZ athletics team, particularly to Courtney Callaghan, who will be going onto to represent us at Darling Downs athletics. It goes to show why Cecil Plains P-10 State School has the catch phrase: “Big school programs – small school atmosphere”. We may be a small school, but we achieve big things. Mick Cassidy, Principal, Cecil Plains P-10 State School OUTSTANDING TERM: Mick Cassidy PMCA licensed copy. You may not further copy, reproduce, record, retransmit, sell, publish, distribute, share or store this information without the prior written consent of the Print Media Copyright Agency. Phone +64-4-4984487 or email info@pmca.co.nz for further information. Northern Downs News (Dalby), Dalby QLD 27 Aug 2013 General News, page 5 - 161.59 cm² Regional - circulation 5,500 (---T---) ID 210496885 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Chronicle (Toowoomba), Toowoomba QLD 13 Aug 2013, by Gen Kennedy General News, page 4 - 475.98 cm² Regional - circulation 18,285 (MTWTFS-) ID 208055049 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Newcastle Herald, Newcastle NSW 06 Aug 2013, by Janek Speight General News, page 15 - 190.05 cm² Regional - circulation 37,880 (MTWTFS-) ID 206982599 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy West Wimmera Messenger, Wimmera VIC 21 Aug 2013, by Grady Hudi General News, page 7 - 261.17 cm² Regional - circulation 800 (-T-----) ID 209576689 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Wimmera Mail Times, Horsham VIC 12 Aug 2013 General News, page 4 - 301.25 cm² Regional - circulation 8,897 (M-W-F--) ID 207915443 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Newcastle Herald, Newcastle NSW 06 Aug 2013, by Janek Speight General News, page 15 - 190.05 cm² Regional - circulation 37,880 (MTWTFS-) ID 206982599 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Top design bridges the gap By Sally Lee ATTENTION to detail was key for a team of year 8 Aquinas Catholic College students who took part in the Aurecon Bridge Building competition at the Art Gallery of NSW on August 6. The Menai students were among 1000 year 8 and 9 stu- dents from Australia and New Zealand this month who put their balsa wood, string, cardboard and glue-based bridge designs to the test. The design brief was to construct a bridge with a 650-millimetre span, no wider than 140 milli- metres. The team’s design held 81 kilo- grams, which placed them second in the competition. Each student won $100 and the school was awarded $1000. The day gave students like Daniel Ferraro, 13, an insight into a potential engineering career. ‘‘It was such a good experience and we learnt a lot on the day,’’ he said. ‘‘Our team chose the arc design because from our research we knew that it was one of the strongest designs,’’ Daniel said. ‘‘It was extremely nerve-racking when our bridge was being tested but we were ecstatic when we came second.’’ The bridges were assessed on workmanship, creativity and visual appeal. The winning bridge withstood 87 kilograms and was designed by Baulkham Hills High School students. Aurecon organised this event to coincide with Australian Engin- eering Week. Runners-up: Aquinas Catholic College year 8 students Lachlan Bowmer, Daniel Ferraro, Bradley Hunt, Blake Diamond and Jeremy Iskandar came second place in this year’s Aurecon Bridge Building competition on August 6. Picture: Jane Dyson Top design bridges the gap By Sally Lee ATTENTION to detail was key for a team of year 8 Aquinas Catholic College students who took part in the Aurecon Bridge Building competition at the Art Gallery of NSW on August 6. The Menai students were among 1000 year 8 and 9 stu- dents from Australia and New Zealand this month who put their balsa wood, string, cardboard and glue-based bridge designs to the test. The design brief was to construct a bridge with a 650-millimetre span, no wider than 140 milli- metres. The team’s design held 81 kilo- grams, which placed them second in the competition. Each student won $100 and the school was awarded $1000. The day gave students like Daniel Ferraro, 13, an insight into a potential engineering career. ‘‘It was such a good experience and we learnt a lot on the day,’’ he said. ‘‘Our team chose the arc design because from our research we knew that it was one of the strongest designs,’’ Daniel said. ‘‘It was extremely nerve-racking when our bridge was being tested but we were ecstatic when we came second.’’ The bridges were assessed on workmanship, creativity and visual appeal. The winning bridge withstood 87 kilograms and was designed by Baulkham Hills High School students. Aurecon organised this event to coincide with Australian Engin- eering Week. Runners-up: Aquinas Catholic College year 8 students Lachlan Bowmer, Daniel Ferraro, Bradley Hunt, Blake Diamond and Jeremy Iskandar came second place in this year’s Aurecon Bridge Building competition on August 6. Picture: Jane Dyson Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, Sydney 10 Sep 2013, by Sally Lee Edition Changes, page 24 - 226.32 cm² Suburban - circulation 305,274 (-T-T---) ID 212508029 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 In our schools . . . . Currans Hill Public School teacher Shane Weir (pictured above) has been nominated for being an inspirational teacher — and he wants to thank his anonymous nominator. Mr Weir said he was ‘‘humbled’’ to receive the 2013 NEiTA Award for Inspirational Educators nomination recently. ‘‘You don’t do a job like this for that reason but it is lovely to get,’’ he said. ‘‘I’ve been at the school two-and-a-half years, so someone in that time has appreciated what I do and it’s nice that they have taken the time to say ‘we like how Mr Weir works with our child’.’’ Mr Weir started teaching 20 years ago after deciding he wanted to work with children. His career took him to Western Australia and England before he decided to return to NSW and he is now assistant principal. ‘‘Primary school teaching gives me variety and I get excited seeing kids learn new things,’’ he said, ‘‘I love being around enthusiastic children.’’ The National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) is the only awards program in Australia that gives families, schools, parent associations and community groups the opportunity to nominate an inspirational teacher or principal. And while his nominator is unknown, Mr Weir said: ‘‘I’m humbled and honoured by their nomination and it is appreciated’’. In our schools . . . . Currans Hill Public School teacher Shane Weir (pictured above) has been nominated for being an inspirational teacher — and he wants to thank his anonymous nominator. Mr Weir said he was ‘‘humbled’’ to receive the 2013 NEiTA Award for Inspirational Educators nomination recently. ‘‘You don’t do a job like this for that reason but it is lovely to get,’’ he said. ‘‘I’ve been at the school two-and-a-half years, so someone in that time has appreciated what I do and it’s nice that they have taken the time to say ‘we like how Mr Weir works with our child’.’’ Mr Weir started teaching 20 years ago after deciding he wanted to work with children. His career took him to Western Australia and England before he decided to return to NSW and he is now assistant principal. ‘‘Primary school teaching gives me variety and I get excited seeing kids learn new things,’’ he said, ‘‘I love being around enthusiastic children.’’ The National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) is the only awards program in Australia that gives families, schools, parent associations and community groups the opportunity to nominate an inspirational teacher or principal. And while his nominator is unknown, Mr Weir said: ‘‘I’m humbled and honoured by their nomination and it is appreciated’’. Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Camden Advertiser, Sydney 21 Aug 2013 General News, page 70 - 355.08 cm² Suburban - circulation 18,849 (-T-----) ID 209298468 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 2 Provided for client's internal research purposes only. May not be further copied, distributed, sold or published in any form without the prior consent of the copyright owner. Pegasus Post (CHCH), Christchurch 19 Aug 2013 General News, page 8 - 119.42 cm² Suburban - circulation 17,403 (M------) ID 209135578 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Top design bridges the gap By Sally Lee ATTENTION to detail was key for a team of year 8 Aquinas Catholic College students who took part in the Aurecon Bridge Building competition at the Art Gallery of NSW on August 6. The Menai students were among 1000 year 8 and 9 stu- dents from Australia and New Zealand this month who put their balsa wood, string, cardboard and glue-based bridge designs to the test. The design brief was to construct a bridge with a 650-millimetre span, no wider than 140 milli- metres. The team’s design held 81 kilo- grams, which placed them second in the competition. Each student won $100 and the school was awarded $1000. The day gave students like Daniel Ferraro, 13, an insight into a potential engineering career. ‘‘It was such a good experience and we learnt a lot on the day,’’ he said. ‘‘Our team chose the arc design because from our research we knew that it was one of the strongest designs,’’ Daniel said. ‘‘It was extremely nerve-racking when our bridge was being tested but we were ecstatic when we came second.’’ The bridges were assessed on workmanship, creativity and visual appeal. The winning bridge withstood 87 kilograms and was designed by Baulkham Hills High School students. Aurecon organised this event to coincide with Australian Engin- eering Week. Runners-up: Aquinas Catholic College year 8 students Lachlan Bowmer, Daniel Ferraro, Bradley Hunt, Blake Diamond and Jeremy Iskandar came second place in this year’s Aurecon Bridge Building competition on August 6. Picture: Jane Dyson Top design bridges the gap By Sally Lee ATTENTION to detail was key for a team of year 8 Aquinas Catholic College students who took part in the Aurecon Bridge Building competition at the Art Gallery of NSW on August 6. The Menai students were among 1000 year 8 and 9 stu- dents from Australia and New Zealand this month who put their balsa wood, string, cardboard and glue-based bridge designs to the test. The design brief was to construct a bridge with a 650-millimetre span, no wider than 140 milli- metres. The team’s design held 81 kilo- grams, which placed them second in the competition. Each student won $100 and the school was awarded $1000. The day gave students like Daniel Ferraro, 13, an insight into a potential engineering career. ‘‘It was such a good experience and we learnt a lot on the day,’’ he said. ‘‘Our team chose the arc design because from our research we knew that it was one of the strongest designs,’’ Daniel said. ‘‘It was extremely nerve-racking when our bridge was being tested but we were ecstatic when we came second.’’ The bridges were assessed on workmanship, creativity and visual appeal. The winning bridge withstood 87 kilograms and was designed by Baulkham Hills High School students. Aurecon organised this event to coincide with Australian Engin- eering Week. Runners-up: Aquinas Catholic College year 8 students Lachlan Bowmer, Daniel Ferraro, Bradley Hunt, Blake Diamond and Jeremy Iskandar came second place in this year’s Aurecon Bridge Building competition on August 6. Picture: Jane Dyson Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, Sydney 10 Sep 2013, by Sally Lee Edition Changes, page 24 - 226.32 cm² Suburban - circulation 305,274 (-T-T---) ID 212508029 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Contenders under pressure STUDENTS from central Queensland are building bridges, but they won’t be able to get over them. The bridges are small in size and made of balsa wood, string, glue and cardboard. They are being built in preparation for the judging of the 2013 Aurecon Bridge Building Competition in Gladstone. Year 8 and 9 students from Emerald Christian College and Capella State High School will join about 10 teams from across the state at the competition on August 2. As an engineering, management and specialist technical services consultancy, Aurecon runs the event every year to promote engineering as a career to students of all backgrounds. Contenders under pressure STUDENTS from central Queensland are building bridges, but they won’t be able to get over them. The bridges are small in size and made of balsa wood, string, glue and cardboard. They are being built in preparation for the judging of the 2013 Aurecon Bridge Building Competition in Gladstone. Year 8 and 9 students from Emerald Christian College and Capella State High School will join about 10 teams from across the state at the competition on August 2. As an engineering, management and specialist technical services consultancy, Aurecon runs the event every year to promote engineering as a career to students of all backgrounds. Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Central Queensland News (Emerald), Emerald QLD 17 Jul 2013 General News, page 13 - 41.14 cm² Regional - circulation 4,440 (--W-F--) ID 203776990 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Wimmera Mail Times, Horsham VIC 12 Aug 2013 General News, page 4 - 301.25 cm² Regional - circulation 8,897 (M-W-F--) ID 207915443 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Chronicle (Toowoomba), Toowoomba QLD 13 Aug 2013, by Gen Kennedy General News, page 4 - 475.98 cm² Regional - circulation 18,285 (MTWTFS-) ID 208055049 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Bridges put to the test PAIR ENTER STATE CONTEST TWO students from Strath- field’s Meriden School test- ed their technical skills at the Aurecon Bridge Build- ing Competition recently. Students Jannessa Yao and Emma Rivas rep- resented their school by designing and building bridges using balsa wood, string, glue and cardboard. Their bridge withstood 16kg when it was load tested at the Art Gallery of New Alexis Carey South Wales as part of the NSW/ACT leg. Emma said the day had been lots of fun. ‘‘I hadn’t ever imagined that I would be building a bridge one day but once I got started I realised how many important skills are used in the process such as mathematical skills, plan- ning, organising and accu- racy,’’ she said. ‘‘It was also a great chal- lenge because we had lim- ited time to work with.’’ THE COMPETITION ■ Aurecon runs an annual school bridge building competition involving Year 8 and 9 students in Australia and Year 9 and 10 students in New Zealand to raise awareness of the engineering profession among students ■ About 70 high school teams and 1000 students from NSW participated in the event ■ It was held during Australian Engineering Week to promote engineering as a career to students of all backgrounds ■ It was designed to provide a fun and challenging environment for students to put their skills in teamwork, creative thinking and innovation to the test ■ For details visit aurecongroup.com/ buildingbridges Jannessa Yauand EmmaRivas atthe AureconBridge Building Competition. Picture: Phil Blatch Bridges put to the test PAIR ENTER STATE CONTEST TWO students from Strath- field’s Meriden School test- ed their technical skills at the Aurecon Bridge Build- ing Competition recently. Students Jannessa Yao and Emma Rivas rep- resented their school by designing and building bridges using balsa wood, string, glue and cardboard. Their bridge withstood 16kg when it was load tested at the Art Gallery of New Alexis Carey South Wales as part of the NSW/ACT leg. Emma said the day had been lots of fun. ‘‘I hadn’t ever imagined that I would be building a bridge one day but once I got started I realised how many important skills are used in the process such as mathematical skills, plan- ning, organising and accu- racy,’’ she said. ‘‘It was also a great chal- lenge because we had lim- ited time to work with.’’ Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) licensed copy Inner West Courier, Sydney 03 Sep 2013, by Alexis Carey General News, page 31 - 242.03 cm² Suburban - circulation 86,421 (-T-T---) ID 211370093 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1 Provided for client's internal research purposes only. May not be further copied, distributed, sold or published in any form without the prior consent of the copyright owner. Northern Courier, Wellington 11 Sep 2013 General News, page 15 - 218.44 cm² Suburban - circulation 11,750 (Fortnightly) ID 212742566 BRIEF AURECON INDEX 1 PAGE 1 of 1
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