News

January 1, 2018

Rates and prices revised. Please review the relevant section for the updated prices and rates.

January 1, 2017

Rates and prices revised. Please review the relevant section for the updated prices and rates.

November 25, 2016

Ian A. White successfully passes an audit of Continuing Professional Development activities conducted by Engineers Australia. This confirms the the standing as a Chartered Professional Engineer.

October 7, 2016

Ian A. White attends the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards Held at the Sheraton on Darling Harbour, Sydney.

August 29, 2016

Ian A. White partnered with Shelley Public School, Prospect as part of the CSIRO Education Outreach Program.

August 26, 2016

Ian A. White attends the Sydney Division Fellows Luncheon held at Parliament House Sydney.

July 8, 2016

Ian A. White registers to participate in the CSIRO Education Outreach Program, Scientists and Mathematicians in Schoold to provide STEM professionals to assist schools in their STEM program.

June 6, 2016

Ian A. White appointed as the next chair of the Sydney Division Learned Society Advisory Committee (LSAC) for the next 2 years.

February 18, 2016

Ian A. White is to deliver a presentation on The Art of Presentation to the Sydney Mechanical Chapter of Engineers Australia.

 January 1, 2016

Annual rate review. The new basic hourly rate is set at $80 per hour (ex. GST). Clients should check the table to see how their hourly rate has changed.

October 1, 2015

Ian A. White is electedto the Mechanical College Board of Engieers Australia, and elected to the Sydney Division Committee of Engineers Australia

 July 1, 2015

Ian A. White is elected as a Fellow of Engineers Australia. This is a significant achievement and a recognition of the knowledge and experience gained over 40 years working as a Professional Engineer.

April 16, 2015

Ian A. White delivers a presentation on Prequalification at the Sydney Mechanical Chapter monthly series of technical presentations. This is now becoming an important aspect of getting work with many government departments and makor contracting companies..

February 19, 2015

Ian A. White delivers an updated presentation on Procurement Practice at the Sydney Mechanical Chapter monthly series of technical presentations. This has been updated to include the growing trent where the right to submit a bid requires the bidding company to pre-qualify.

 January 1, 2015

Ian A. White takes over as the Chair of the Sydney Mechanical Chapter of Engineers Australia. He also assists on the committee of the Western Sydney Regional Group of Engineers Australia.

Jananuary 1, 2015

Hourly rates reviewed and updated.

February 1, 2014

In response to clients who want increased flexibility when it comes to payment terms and submission of invoices, two tables have been prepared giving clients the choice as to the payment terms and the frequency of submission of invoices.

For clients who want this flexibility, select the row to match your payment terms, and then the column that matches the frequency of invoice submission and the intersecting cell will tell you what hourly rate you have chosen.

There is a different rate for PDF only deliverables, and for PDF and DWG/DXF deliverables. Simply pick the appropriate table to choose your hourly rate and deliverables. Remember proprietary and 3rd party library elements are protected in DWG files.

January 1, 2014

Hourly rates reviewed and updated.

May 22, 2013

If anyone use a contractor/consultant locating service to get an "Introduction" to WAI Engineering that then does not lead to WAI Engineering being given a minimum of 8 hours work, the person or organization using the service will be liable for the charge made by the location service on WAI Engineering.

By using of any such service, you are agreeing to being billed by WAI Engineering under the conditions set out above.

Unfortunately this measure has had to be undertaken as contractor/consultant locating services are exploiting their terms of service whereby "introductions" are being sent to dozens of contractors/consultants and then those contractors/consultants are each being invoiced for $150.00 or more. Only one contractor/consultant might get some work. The rest will get nothing other than an invoice from the location service.

If you use these services, be careful. You may think you are getting a free service when you will end up being charged for this introduction fee.

A using a simple search engine will bring up contact details for any organization and this does not cost anyone anything.

February 6, 2013

Ian A. White made a presentation to the Australian Institute of Steel Detailers (NSW) on Procurement Practice. There was a good turnout of members where the presentation was well received.

June 2, 2012

The WAI Engineering Contract Rate Calculator has been updated and is STILL freely available on this site.

After receiving feedback, there has been an addition to the calculator. Many who have used it asked for an allowance to be included for Non-Billable work. This covers those tasks that are essential for business but are not normally included in an invoice for work carried out for a client and include:

Preparation of a BAS;

Maintaining time records (updating time sheets, maintaining change records, etc);

Invoicing (preparing invoices, posting/e-mailing invoices, chasing up payments due, etc);

Banking (depositing cheques, managing petty cash, etc);

Records maintenance (backups, document register, QA Documentation, etc);

Product / System Development (developing libraries, software development, etc);

and the like.

The amount of time spent on such tasks varies from around 5% up to around 15% depending on the type of work being done. The calculator has an initial amount for this set at 10% but you can change it to suit your operation.

The other change to the calculator (again from feedback) is that it has been to split it into separate worksheets as some users made errors by updating the data in the wrong section. There are now 4 separate worksheets covering 32.5 hours /week, 37.5 hours per week, 38 hours per week, and 40 hours per week. These were the most common hours per week requested. So now just pick the appropriate sheet, enter a target annual salary in the "green" cell, and see what the calculated hourly rate is. As before, this gives you an idea as to what you should charge given the data in the worksheet. What you use is up to you.

Please contact WAI Engineering if you have any feedback on this app.

March 15, 2012

Ian A. White made a presentation to Engineers Australia Sydney Division Mechanical Chapter on Procurement Practice. There were around 55 people attend the presentation which was well received.

October 5, 2012

Ian A. White is re-elected as Chairman of the Australian Institute of Steel Detailers (NSW). It has been a difficult period for detailers and the AISD is focussed on doing as much as it can for members. 

March 30, 2011

Ian A. White is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). The Queensland register can be accessed via www.bpeq.qld.gov.au.

You can search the register by completing the search information via http://www.bpeq.qld.gov.au/source/Members/cMemberSearch.cfm?Section=Search_Register

Unfortunately Australia is not in the list of countries you search! Don't worry, completing all the fields is optional.

March 3, 2011

Ian A. White is registered on the National Professional Engineers Register (NPER). The NPER can be accessed via www.nerb.org.au.

You can search the register by completing the search information via https://fwas.engineersaustralia.org.au/rpsearch/home.jsp.

January 24, 2011

Ian A. White is placed on a suitability list to teach CAD Drafting with the South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE.

December 14, 2010

Ian A. White successfully passes a Continuing Professional Development and Professional Practice audit conducted by the Institution of Engineers, Australia. This confirms the status of Ian A. White as a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng).

August 12, 2010

Ian A. White training and assessment qualification upgraded to the latest qualification - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110).

June 23, 2010

Ian A. White is re-elected as Chairman of the Australian Institute of Steel Detailers (NSW).

April 21, 2010

Ian A. White is placed on a suitability list to teach CAD Drafting with the Western Sydney Institute of TAFE.

March 15, 2010

Ian A. White undertakes a project to prepare P&ID's of the manufacturing processes for DuPont (Australia) Limited, Girraween.

October 1, 2009

Ian A. White makes available 3D DWF models of cars for the F1 in Schools Challenge. See Samples page.

September 2, 2009

Ian A. White is one of the engineering judges for the Fairfield/Liverpool Hub Regional Finals for the F1 in Schools Challenge.

August 20, 2009

Ian A. White is one of the engineering judges for the Macarthur Hub Regional Finals for the F1 in Schools Challenge.

March 27, 2009

Ian A. White is now the holder of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104). This ensures that the training is now delivered by someone who is fully conversant and aware of the requirements of training in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

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