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The Chartered Professional Engineers Board was established this year – a subcommittee of the Governing Board with delegated responsibility for all Registration Authority functions. These include CPEng registration, complaints and discipline. To ensure there is no perception of conflict of interest, the CPEng Board has no common members with Engineering New Zealand’s Governing Board.
Engineering Practice Advisory Committee led the Black Room strategy work, which resulted in the strategic foresighting statement. A backcasting exercise and roadmap to 2050 are the next steps needed to realise our strategic foresighting statement.
The Competence Assessment Board processed approximately 800 reassessments – a doubling on the previous year. It also helped develop new guidance for Chartered Professional Engineer assessments and reassessments, and continued professional development.
The Standards Assessment Board (SAB) were busy with a lot of accreditation activity due to impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Much of this activity was either deferred from the previous year or required physical visits to validate prior virtual reviews. Our accreditation process relies on many people contributing, and we’re proud of the 63 volunteers (including international representatives) who participated during the year. Internationally, SAB continues to oversee our engagement with the International Engineering Alliance, and both SAB Chair Craig Price and Engineering New Zealand General Manager Brett Williams hold roles on the Alliance’s governing group.
The Heritage Board added the Dawson Falls Hydroelectric Power Scheme (Taranaki) and Makatote Viaduct (Manawatū-Whanganui) to the online heritage register. We captured oral histories from Bryan Leyland and John Duder, and launched a heritage walking tour of Christchurch. Sadly, we had to cancel the Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference due to Covid restrictions but made the presentations and papers available on our website.