Structural College Western Australia

The Western Australia branch of the Structural College.

About the Structural College Western Australia

We seek to encourage people working in the field of structural engineering to become active participants in its affairs. The Panel promotes the special interests of structural engineers within the institution.

The activities of the Panel are managed by a committee drawn from various industry sectors, such as commercial and general construction and offshore engineering. The Panel includes senior and younger engineers and organises a range of activities throughout the year. These include talks, field visits, seminars, short courses and training workshops.

Structures Panel Office Bearers

Chairperson
Sean de Prazer

Vice Chairperson
William Drummy

Secretary
Jing Zhang

Committee members

Full Name

Committee Role

Company

Job Title

Attilio Marra

General Committee Member

Engineering Design Consultancy

 

Geoff Boughton

General Committee Member

TimberED Services Pty Ltd

 

Babu Thomas

General Committee Member & IStructE Rep

PGCS

Principal Engineer

Harry Backes

General Committee Member

Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA)   

State Director Western Australia

Dr Wensu Chen

General Committee Member

Curtin University

 

James England

General Committee Member & ASI Representative   

Australian Steel Institute

State Manager - Western Australia

Rob Rowbottam

General Committee Member

Robert Rowbottam

Structural Engineer

Sean de Prazer

Chairperson

Building & Energy (Govt building regulator)

Principal Building Engineer

Willie Drummy

Deputy Chairperson

 

Structural Technologist

Tom Crocker

General Committee Member - 2018

Pritchard Francis

Structural Project Leader - Transport

Jing Zhang

Secretary

Peritas Group

Structural Engineer

Bronwyn Smith

General Committee Member - 2018

Peritas Group

Structural Engineer

Iroshi Dasanayaka   

General Committee Member - 2018

QUOIN CONSULTING PVT LTD

Structural Engineer

 

Our previous chairperson was:

Nalean Lal

Aurecon

Technical Director, Buildings

nalean.lal@aurecongroup.com

Technical Program

 

20 March 2018

Glazed Façade Design (Key Standards and Criteria) - James Whitehouse, Specification Manager Building Systems WA - Capral Limited

15 May 2018    

Quality Equals Safety - How Welding Inspection Can Save You – Mary Louise Petrick, Technology Manger, Welding Technology Institute of Australia

18 September 2018

Design of post fixed anchors into concrete (new standard AS5216: 2018) – Dr Alireza Mohyeddin, Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Civil Engineering, Edith Cowan University.

16 October 2018

Northlink 2 Bridge – Achieving continuity for highly skewed multi-span bridges – Michael Kakulas (Principal Bridge Engineer) and Nicholas Keage (Senior Bridge Engineer) - AECOM

20 November 2018                                  

Practical detailing for Wind Driven Rain – Adjunct Associate Professor Geoff Boughton of (James Cook University/ TimberED Services)

Why you should be involved

Participation in the Panel's activities facilitates your professional development by:

  • expanding your network of professional contacts in the structures field
  • contributing to your skills and widening your knowledge.

The Panel welcomes ideas and contributions from anyone interested in structural engineering. Please feel free to contact a committee member at any time.

We encourage you to join the Engineers Australia LinkedIn Group and Structural Engineers LinkedIn Group.

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