Want to know the latest industry news now?
Need to find out when the next APIA seminar is on, and a map showing how to get there?
Want to quickly find a pipeline-related convention paper, research report or journal article without having to trawl through pages and pages of documents?
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Now you can, by logging on to APIA’s new and improved website at www.apia.net.au
Expanded news and events
The latest industry news and upcoming events are now featured on the site’s home page – www.apia.net.au – so you immediately know what’s happening, when, and where.
The events calendar is now linked to Google Maps, so you can find your way there with just a click of a button.
Also, keep an eye on the home page link to the social event of the year – the 2012 APIA Convention and Exhibition – for all the latest news about the business sessions, the exhibition, the social program and other details as they are confirmed.
Over the years, APIA has collected hundreds of journal articles, presentations from seminars, conventions and events, and research papers from Australia and overseas that may be of interest to members. The number of these documents continues to grow. But to find them in the past, you had to know exactly where to look.
With APIA’s online Knowledgebase, available on the ‘Members Only’ section of the new website, you can now search or browse APIA’s vast library by topic or using keywords. Relevant items remain security protected – for example, research papers remain accessible only to members of APIA’s Research and Standards Committee.
This virtual one-stop-shop of APIA documents has been created by APIA’s curator, Louise Burmester, and is sure to prove a significant timesaver for members.
In the recent APIA survey, members also expressed a desire to know more about the work of APIA’s committees.
Committee members play a critical role in helping the APIA secretariat to develop policies and provide relevant information on current and future issues affecting the industry.
The new website provides an overview of the role of each of the committees, as well as highlighting their achievements and current work priorities. It also includes some case studies demonstrating the practical application of committee work to pipeline people and businesses, and easier access to the many submissions provided by APIA on a range of policy issues.
And there’s more to come…
APIA is currently developing a new training section for the site which will link in with the Pipeline Engineer Training Project, enabling members to access online the Competency Standards Database and the Guide to AS2885.
This resource will help employers and engineers better align the skills needed by pipeline engineers with available training, mentors and other resources. Younger members will have ready access to career ideas.
The updated website provides a better service for APIA members and will continue to be updated and expanded.