IESL NSW Chapter Newsletter June 2021
1. Welcome to Engineering Convention and Gala Night – 2021
It is with great pleasure that I would like to inform you all, much waited Engineering Convention 2021 and Gala Night 2021 are scheduled to be on Friday 20 August 2021 and Saturday 28 August 2021 at 6:00 pm at Epping RSL Club.
2. Young Engineers Day 2021 – Inspiring the Youth
The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, NSW Chapter is organising an exciting presentation session by young engineers. Five young engineers in academia and industry will share their experiences on interesting topics.
3. Effectiveness of subsurface drainage in enhancing the slope stability
Slope instability, triggered by excessive rainfall, is one of the common geo –hazards that geotechnical engineers are challenged with in tropical countries such as Sri Lanka.
4. NO₂ sequestered recycled concrete aggregates (NRCA)
Concrete is the most widely used building construction material, and it is the second most-consumed substance on the planet after water.
5. 5G – An Inevitable Revolution: Let’s capture the opportunity to Build Sri Lankan 5G Economy
Eng. Sunimal Ediriweera delivered a very current and captivating Public Lecture on 20th of March 2021. The online event was well attended and well received by the audience.
6. Managing Urban Stormwater for Disaster Risk Reduction – Professor. Srikantha Herath
Addressing third Public Lecture of the IESL NSW chapter 2020-2021 term, Professor. Srikantha Herath delivered a fascinating and educational lecture on 1st of May 2021. The online event has been well attended with a remarkable participation of engineers from Sri Lanka as well as from Australia.
7. Australian mining industry well positioned to reap from Electric Vehicles push
Eng. Mohan Seneviratne delivered an excellent presentation on Wednesday 2 June 2021. During his presentation he has mainly focussed on the push for renewable energy and how Australia is best positioned to benefit from it.
8. A look back to Warringah freeway early constructions
The Warringah freeway, originally the Warringah expressway, creates a main gateway from Northern suburbs of NSW to the Sydney City and to the Western suburbs. The expressway extents from the northern end of the Sydney harbor bridge and meets Gore Hill freeway at Naremburn.
9. Eng. Saverimuttu Sivarasa
I first met Siva in the early 1990’s when we were both part of what was RTA’s Central Division at Milsons Point. I believe at that time his role was Area Engineer looking after some of the many local Council across the Division.