A HIGHLY detailed set of papers on implementation of Standards & Routes to Membership 97, and the Cawthra report recommendations on formation of civil engineers and classes of membership, were presented to Council by vice president Peter Guthrie.
They are the end result of many months of discussions, drafting and redrafting of descriptions and procedures which relate to the nub of definitions about what makes a civil engineer.
Guthrie said that under 'core objectives' the requirement for a second language 'had raised above the parapet and had its head shot off'. Graduate engineers will not have to have a qualification in a second language as part of their compulsory education requirements.
The new Professional Review process will start in spring 2000 and the papers noted that it is necessary to publish revised documents this year in order to retrain reviewers and supervising engineers in time.
While there was some discussion about details of the 'descriptions, definitions and designations, core objectives, and routes to membership' the view was strongly expressed by Scott Steadman: 'It would be unfortunate if we did not decide to go with the document drafts as presented to Council'. They were approved.