Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Double Wall – Innovative Building Solution created in Europe and gaining popularity around the world (QLD)

Join us as we hear from world renowned experts about Double Wall precast building systems, commercially used throughout Europe and gaining popularity around the globe.
Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Double Wall – Innovative Building Solution created in Europe and gaining popularity around the world (QLD)

Join us as we hear from world renowned experts about Double Wall precast building systems, commercially used throughout Europe and gaining popularity around the globe.

Widely used in commercial construction throughout Europe thanks to its many benefits in engineering, design and construction, Double Wall is a permanent formwork precast building system which enable the creation of monolithic structures.  This innovative solution enables better engineering design, increases efficiency on site, and reduces construction challenges.

Characterised by its reduced weight, Double Wall enables greater savings in installation costs and time while adding monolithic design advantages to the many other construction advantages the Austral Precast whole of structure offer brings. With the many installation advantages, shorter superstructure construction time and monolithic design advantages, Double Wall is a convincing argument.

Double Wall consists of a pair of precast reinforced concrete shells connected by a lattice girder (trusses) fabricated from reinforcement bar, forming a cavity.

Key themes covered:

  • Innovation in Double Wall construction
  • Key Features and Benefits
  • Local and International Case Studies

Preliminary Program

1745: Registration for a 6.00pm sharp: event start 
1800 - 1805: Welcome Address
1805 - 1915: Presentations and Panel discussion
1915 - 1930: Audience Q&A
1930 - 2015: Networking & Refreshments

Speakers

Angus McFarlane

Angus McFarlane
Structural Engineering Leader | Laing O'Rourke

Angus is Structural Engineering Leader in Laing O’Rourke’s Engineering Excellence Group. Laing O’Rourke is a multi-national contracting organisation with more than 12,000 staff worldwide. He was Chair of the Modular Construction Code Board in Australia from January 2014 to January 2017. He is a Fellow of the Institutions of Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers and Engineers Australia. Angus is a passionate practitioner of modular construction utilising DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly). He specialises in promoting the use of DfMA methodology in major construction projects, including buildings and large-scale civil engineering works. He was a member of the steering group for, and is a contributing author to, the Concrete Society’s Guide to Design of Concrete Structures in the Arabian Peninsula, which was published in October 2008. His paper on the design of high-strength concrete columns was published by the Institution of Structural Engineers in March 2007.

Simon Pikusa
Director | MPN Consulting Pty Ltd

Simon Pikusa is a chartered structural engineer and a Director of MPN Consulting in Brisbane. Simon has thirty years of specialist experience in the design of concrete, steel and composites for a wide range of building projects with a variety of delivery and construction methods. Precast concrete and the mix of on and off-site work is a critical consideration in the development of building solutions in the current commercial construction market. In addition, Simon is a visiting lecturer at the University of Queensland in prestressed concrete design.

Matthew Murray
Engineering and Estimating Manager | Austral Precast

Matthew Murray is the Engineering and Estimating Manager at Austral Precast and one of Australia’s leading experts on the Double Wall system.  Having worked with countless clients on various projects that range from tunnels like the M5 tunnel project in Sydney to high rise buildings, Matthew has developed an intimate understanding of the Double Wall product and how it can used to improve engineering design and construction timelines.

Canapes and refreshments will be provided

Who should attend
Facade Engineers, Fire Safety Engineers, Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, Risk Engineers

 

In association with

Brickworks BP

Date
12 / 09 / 2019 - 05:45 pm to 08:15 pm
(
AEST
)
Registration Closes
12 / 09 / 2019 05:00 pm
Venue
Brickworks Design Studios
27 James St
Fortitude Valley
,
Queensland
,
4006
Cost
Registration
  • Member: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Host(s)
Engineers Australia
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
2