The circular economy and its relevance to bridge design

Start time: 6:00pm AEST. Learn how to effectively and efficiently embrace technological advancements in project delivery.
The circular economy and its relevance to bridge design

 

Complex projects account for over 4% of the world’s GDP, yet only 8% of them complete on budget and on time. Currently, humans are responsible for all of the tasks within a project, even the repetitive and complex ones they’re unsuited to, instead of the high-value, creative, lateral thinking activities for which people are uniquely qualified. By expanding our workforce to include machines, better decisions will be made and better projects delivered.

There are processes within the construction industry that are at risk of being disrupted. These disruptive technologies that continue to enter the market may be better and cheaper than their predecessors. Do they compete simultaneously on price, performance, and customization? Join us in this session to find out.

The world is accelerating its investment into linear infrastructure, much of it with a focus on sustainability and resilience. Time is the biggest lever available to ensure that trillions of dollars of projects planned or in delivery now starts delivering on benefits defined at the outset.

 

Speakers

Meg Cummins BEng(Hons) MIEAust

Water Engineer, Aurecon

Meg completed her Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Environmental) (Honours) (Scholar) at the University of Wollongong and is a Water Engineer with Aurecon. Meg has a passion for Humanitarian Engineering, aspiring to increase WASH services across the globe. Meg also works to inspire the next generation of change makers through her role as Scouts NSW Assistant Chief Commissioner (Youth Engagement).

Meg is co-leader of Aurecon’s Sustainable Development Goals team, actively raising awareness of and integrating the Global Goals within the industry.

 

John Hilton BEng(Hons) FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Group Capability Leader Bridges and Civil Structures and Design Director, Bridges, Aurecon

John is Aurecon’s Global Capability Leader for Bridges and civil structures. He is currently a member of the Engineers Australia Civil College Board and chair of the main committee for the Bridge Standard, AS5100.

John has a particular interest in the development and delivery of bridges which better address the sustainability challenges facing the planet. John will discuss work done around the concepts of “design to last”, “design out waste” and “design for adaption” with examples showing the influence of materials choice, the role of Bridge Standards and the influence of BIM and the digital twin.

 

Dara McDonnell MSc MBA FIEAust CPEng NER CEng MICE
Associate Principal, Arup


Dara is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and an Associate Principal at Arup. He is a bridge and civil structures engineer with experience in the design and assessment of bridges structures ranging from concept design to assurance of existing assets.

Dara has worked in several countries including Ireland, the Middle East and Japan prior to coming to Australia 12 years ago. He is a member of three FIB Task Groups, one of which focusses on the on the reliability and safety evaluation of existing structures.

Dara has a particular passion for sustainable design and is an advocate of sustainable design practices for bridges within Arup.

Event Date Time
28 / 06 / 2022 06:00 pm–07:30 pm
Registration Closes
28 / 06 / 2022 07:30 pm
Hybrid
Venue
Harricks Auditorium, Engineers Australia, Sydney CBD Office
44 Market St
Sydney
,
2000
Cost
Webinar
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0.00
Webinar
Technical Society Member Rate
30.00
27.27
Webinar
Student Member Rate
0.00
0.00
Webinar
Non-Member Rate
30.00
27.27
In Person Registration
Member Rate
0.00
0.00
In Person Registration
Technical Society Member Rate
30.00
27.27
In Person Registration
Student Member Rate
0.00
0.00
Event Contact
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    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
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Maximum CPD Hours
1.5