QUIZ questions - How much do you know about IEC 61850?

How much do you REALLY know as an engineering professional? If you have heard of the IEC 61850 architecture for electric power systems, then you should be able to answer the following questions.

The Renewable Energy Industry - the sustainable place to be

Employment, for most of us, is not something that can be debated – it is a necessity. Past articles have pondered why career choices are made and often remade along the way. The more apparent influences are capability and interest, remuneration and opportunity.

A Loaded Office Roof and Celebrations Below

Just before the 2014 Christmas break we installed a 22.88kW solar panel PV system onto the roof of our head office in Perth, Australia. Carolina Asenjo, our marketing manager, drove the project.  She strong-armed our CEO and the project was given the go-ahead.  By all accounts little coercion was necessary – the pros easily outweighed the cons.

Low Voltage Design & Maintenance Conference - Brisbane, Australia

IDC Technologies recently hosted the Low Voltage Design & Maintenance Conference. The conference was held at the Adina Apartment Hotel in Brisbane on the 21st and 22nd of July 2015.

EIT's Diploma of Leadership and Management - Live Q&A Session!

Our sister company, Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) have just annouced a new program: Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915)

Want to find out more?

Do not miss our Question & Answer Session, delivered live online by EIT's Dean of Engineering, Dr Steve Mackay. There are limited places available.

Tech Savvy Inventors, their Prodigies and the Stings in their Tails

Will the robotic bricklayer be well received?

Automation, mechatronics and robotics. These are the engineering disciplines contributing to the growing horde of inventions and automated processes which are ostensibly making our lives a little easier.

What drives inventors to automate our personal and working lives?

IDC Technologies to run technical lab sessions at ACI Connect 2015

As part of the ACI Connect 2015 Conference and Exhibition, IDC Technologies will be running a series of MiniLab sessions for technical personnel over both days of the conference, 12-13 August, at Sydney Olympic Park.

Arc Flash & Isolation Safety Conference – Manchester, UK

IDC Technologies recently hosted the first Arc Flash & Isolation Conference in the UK.  The conference was held in Manchester at the Marriott Hotel on June 9th & 10th 2015.

Courses, Careers and Choices

Do we study to satisfy the needs of industry and employers?

In a recent article Forbes business magazine revealed data from a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The information was collected in the US, but is likely to be echoed around the world. The findings are good for engineers.

We should all take a Big Bite of Humble Pie

Are resource booms responsible for our immodest approach to business? Up until recently, and for at least a decade, the prices of commodities, such as oil, had been climbing steadily in many parts of the world. This phenomenon has had a strange effect on operators; they lost perspective. The result was...