Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ)

IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland Resources Management

Mark Lamont, Information Resources Manager
Phone: (07) 3632 6806

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: 2017
Location: Australia
Organization: Services distributed across state regions through members and affiliated councils
Stage (1–5): 4 - Growing
Open Access Focus (1–5): 4 - Very Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 4
  • Paraprofessional staff: 2
  • Graduate students: 1
  • Undergraduates:
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Materials Budget: 30%
  • Library Operating Budget: 40%
  • Non-library Campus Budget: %
  • Endowment Income: %
  • Charitable Contributions: %
  • Grants: %
  • Sales Revenue: 30%
  • Licensing Revenue: %
  • Charge Backs: %
  • Other: %

Publishing Activities

All Library Publishing Activities:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 1
  • Journals Produced for External Groups: 1
  • Technical/Research Reports: 9
  • Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings: 7
  • Newsletters: 32

Open Access Publishing:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 9

Paid Publishing:
  • Journals Produced for External Groups: 6


Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Public Works Engineering
  • Road and Transport Design and Development
  • Street Planning and Design
  • Asset Design and Management
  • Standard Drawings for Infrastructure Design
Top Publications:
  • Queensland Urban Drainage Manual
  • Street Planning and Design Manual
  • Construction and Maintenance of Infrastructure Supervisor's Handbook
  • Standard Drawings
  • Engineering for Public Works Journal


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs

Best publications to refer to our program: Komatsu, A2K, Boral, Dial Before You Dig, Delnorth, Downer PipeTech, ej, Fulton Hogan, HIG, Humes, Ingal, Lion Systems, McBerns, McCullough Robertson, Orion Solar, Pavement Management Services, peak, Rocla, sagerroads, supersealing, Shepherd Services, SPA, Wagners.

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • concept maps or other visualizations
  • data
  • images
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • DSpace

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

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
The IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre is an information repository still in development, but growing by the day. It is primarily a storage space with plans to make it a shared platform for knowledge generation.
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