Managing Risk, Understanding Professional Indemnity Insurance and How to deal with a dispute

Convenors: Michael Whelan, Steve York, Ian Marler

Michael Whelan is well known as a surveyor and I.S.A. Federal Councillor. He is also a barrister who specialises in resolving difficult disputes. Michael has qualifications as a graded arbitrator and is a member of the NSW Chapter of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators. He has a Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution (UTS) and has undertaken specialist study at Wuhan University (China), Harvard Law School (USA) and Trinity College (Ireland). Steve York is a Risk Management Expert.

Ian Marler is a Professional Indemnity Expert and is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Australian Consulting Surveyors Insurance Society a position he has held for the past 7 years.

Duration: 0.5 Days (Friday 28 September - AM)

Location: Plaza Meeting Room P1

Format: Lecture style presentation and discussion forum.

Description: Conflicts in our professional careers arise for a variety of reasons - often from misunderstandings or poor communication. How do you recognise the problem signs? What is the most effective way to resolve a dispute? How do you preserve ongoing relationships? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in the workshop.


3-D Virtual Cities and 3-D Geospatial Information Systems for Engineers and Technical Professionals

Convenor: Dr David Pullar, Department of Geographical Sciences and Planning, University of Queensland

Duration: 1.5 Days (Friday and Saturday AM)

Location: Plaza Meeting Room P2

Format: 1 day lecture style presentation and 0.5 day hands-on tutorial.

Description: Traditional geospatial information systems (GIS) use geographically referenced data to produce highly accurate digital maps. These maps do not provide the full value that comes from immersion within a 3-D environment. 3-D GIS and 3-D virtual cities address these shortcomings. 3-D cities are accurate virtual replicas of entire towns and individual buildings. The artificial urban world and its visualisation will directly enhance the urban planning process, landscape design and eShopping.

The 3-D GIS supplements the more traditional 2-D GIS with a 3-D interactive synthetic environment. Real world scenarios can be developed and translated into dynamic 3-D simulations enabling decision makers and executives to view the results of a planning proposal or an architectural proposal in 3-D rather than in 2-D or presenting a static cardboard model.

Workshop Objectives:
•To provide an understanding of the concepts of 3-D Virtual Cities and 3-D GIS, and their applications in a concise manner, with moderate use of computer and engineering expressions.
•To offer an in-depth survey of 3-D data capture and visualisation technologies, current technological developments and their application for Virtual Cities.
•To provide specific information on the design of Virtual Cities and 3-D GIS; operations, performance, user equipment, current issues, applications and potential.
•To provide an overview of the applications of Virtual Cities and 3-D GIS.

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