Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland

IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre

Information Resources Department

Mark Lamont, Director Information Resources
Phone: (07) 36326806

Program Overview

The IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre is an essential resource for those involved in the public works sector. It combines traditional engineering research with contemporary technologies to provide collections of podcasts, articles, and images appropriate to a modern dedicated information repository.

Publishing Activities Began: 2016
Location: Australia
Organization: Non government organization that provides support and offers the opportunity for publishing activities on behalf of its members and affiliates.
Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 5
  • Paraprofessional staff: 2
  • Graduate students: 2
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Materials Budget: 30%
  • Library Operating Budget: 40%
  • Sales Revenue: 30%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; conference papers and proceedings, student; databases; journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, contracted by external groups; newsletters; technical/research reports.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal99
Campus-based Student-driven Journals
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings772
Journals for External Groups 16
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings
Technical/Research Reports4
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.


Top Publications:
  • Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (book)
  • standard drawings
  • Street Planning and Design Manual (book)
  • Engineering for Public Works Journal (journal)
  • Construction and Maintenance of Infrastructure Supervisor's Handbook (book)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • public works engineering
  • road and transport design and development
  • street planning and design
  • asset design and management
  • standard drawings for infrastructure design


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students

Openess to Partners: Open to working with any external partner

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • concept maps or other visualizations
  • data
  • images
  • modeling
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video

Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
  • In-house

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
The IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre has seen a sharp increase in usage over the last 12 months. While it's primary role is to be the first site of publishing for papers, articles and proceeding from various conferences, the intention going forward is to also act as an intermediary space, intersecting with academic engineering journals and advocating on behalf of our contributors for wider publication opportunities within those journals.
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