In parallel with the CPEng Geotechnical Engineering BOKS, we are preparing a Body of Knowledge and Skills for Professional Engineering Geologists (PEngGeol). The PEngGeol BOKS is a few months behind the CPEng (Geotech) BOKS to ensure that we make the best use of the outcomes of the CPEng (Geotech) BOKS development process.
We are following a very similar process for developing the PEngGeol BOKS to the one outlined by Kevin Anderson in this issue for the CPEng (Geotech) BOKS. We currently have a draft that is being reviewed by a working group representing a wide range of senior practitioners for all regions of New Zealand. We are also working with representatives from IPENZ to ensure that the BOKS is in line with the PEngGeol element descriptors. Once we have completed this phase, we will be ready for the consultation phase with the wider NZGS membership.
Please keep your eyes out for the PEngGeol BOKS consultation phase in a few months.
Chair of the PEngGeol BOKS development working group