On Friday, 15 July, Engineers Australia announced Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers for 2016 and Arup were well represented with seven of our staff amongst the list of 60.
This inaugural list showcases the heights of innovation being reached in the engineering profession and was determined by a respected panel of judges.
“It is with great pride I congratulate our engineers – recognised across five categories and from a diverse cross section of our offering, they all exemplify our philosophy of total design and innovation.”
– Peter Bailey, Chair and CEO of Arup in Australasia
Mike King – Building & Construction – Singapore Sports Hub
Mike King was the driving force behind the retractable roof of the Singapore Sports Hub. The world’s largest free span dome comprises a series of arch-shaped steel trusses varying in depth from 5m at the centre to 2.5m at the base, and a post-tensioned concrete ring beam support.
Dr Marianne Foley – Consulting – 50 Martin Place
Dr Marianne Foley devised a performance-based fire engineering design for 50 Martin Place, which enabled the preservation and revitalisation of the building’s original heritage aesthetic, the creation of new spaces and features, and ensured the highest levels of occupant safety.
Danya Mullins – Consulting – Perth’s Daily Population
Danya Mullins worked with the City of Perth to understand how many people are typically in the City to inform future planning and development. A key challenge to overcome was that no new data was to be collected to inform the calculations which required a tailored approach to utilise available datasets.
Ben Cooper-Woolley – Consulting – Digital Engineering
Ben Cooper-Woolley and his team led the development of a digital platform for the Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail project, creating a number of interfaces to a consolidated information layer across the project. Ben is working on understanding the information value chain through the full project lifecycle.
Dr Kym Burgemeister – Community – Wind Farm Auralisation
Arup’s acoustic specialists, led by Dr Kym Burgemeister, developed a mobile SoundLab for Hydro Tasmania to effectively communicate noise impacts of their proposed 200 turbine wind farm to the community on King Island.
Dr Tim Mote – ICT – Hazard Owl
A key component of natural hazard management, disaster risk reduction, and business continuity is understanding risk and the ability to react rapidly when an event occurs. Dr Tim Mote developed the Hazard Owl, which aggregates and assesses real-time multihazard data with asset-specific triggers in a risk context.
Daniel Lambert – Utilities – Future of Urban Water
Arup, Sydney Water and CSIRO developed a decision framework to compare and realise the benefits of potential water demand management activities. Daniel Lambert led the development of the tool with a cross-disciplinary team and used digital technology to identify areas of opportunity.
Learn more about Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers.