Honouring the industry’s most innovative projects and individuals

The 2016 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) were held during the Australian Engineering Conference at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre on 23 November.
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Honouring the industry’s most innovative projects and individuals

This biennial award ceremony hosted by Engineers Australia celebrates and recognises the engineering industry’s most innovative and outstanding projects and individuals from all Australian states and territories. Attendees included stakeholders from industry and academia as well as the broader community who enjoyed an opportunity to network on the night.

"The awards were a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution engineers make to the community," said Engineers Australia’s CEO Stephen Durkin.

The major project prize, the Sir William Hudson Award, went to Brisbane’s Flood Recovery Ferry Terminals, designed by Aurecon and Cox Rayner Architects on behalf of Brisbane City Council. The Environmental Engineering Excellence Award was given to Tasmania's Meander Dam Integrated Water Management System, designed by Entura, while the Engineering Innovation Award went to UTS and Roads and Maritime Services for their autonomous Robotic Bridge Inspector.

Other project awards were given to the Newcastle Memorial Walk, the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Upgrade of the Pacific Highway, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at UTS, the Grid Utility Support System in Queensland, and the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal.

The top individual award, Professional Engineer of the Year, went to John Macintosh, managing director of Brisbane-based consultancy Water Solutions, while the Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal went to Cardno's Richard Kell. Other individual awards went to Darren Green, Shane Elson, David Lacey, Robert Ladd, Gerry Doyle and Geoff Sizer.

Congratulations to all nominees and award recipients at this prestigious event.