Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Double Wall - Precast Evolution

Start time: 5:00pm AEDT. Hear about the latest evolution of Double Wall Precast building systems.
Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Double Wall - Precast Evolution

Join us on the 25th February as we hear from industry experts about the evolution of Composite Wall precast building systems.

Adoption of 'Design for Manufacture and Assembly' and offsite construction in Australia could be accelerated if the design and certification process better considered some of the specific factors relating to off-site manufacturing, transport, and erection. 

Laing O'Rourke, in collaboration with Standards Australia, have been exploring how better guidance could be provided by altering existing standards, producing additional standards, and/or introducing technical specifications for offsite construction. 

One of the proposed technical specifications will deal with the design of Composite Wall Elements such as Double Wall and this will be discussed in this webinar. 

Key topics:

•    Innovation in Double Wall precast construction
•    Key features and benefits of precast
•    Local and International case studies

Preliminary Program

5.00 pm - 5.05 pm Welcome Address
5.05 pm - 6.05 pm Presentations and Discussion
6.05 pm - 6.30 pm Online audience Q&A


 Angus McFarlane

Angus McFarlane
Structural Engineering Leader | Laing O'Rourke

Angus is the Structural Engineering Leader in Laing O’Rourke’s Engineering Excellence Group. Laing O’Rourke is a multi-national contracting organisation with more than 15,000 staff worldwide.

Angus 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 utilises all leading international codes of practice and he has comprehensive experience in high-strength concrete; steelwork; seismic design; structural dynamics; soil-structure interaction; water-retaining and water-excluding structures; marine structures; bridges; highways structures; precast concrete; and forensic engineering.

Angus has presented throughout Europe, the Middle East and Australia. 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.

Angus’s projects include: Burj Khalifa – the world's tallest tower, Emirates Towers, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Festival City and Dubai Marina in Dubai, UAE; and ADNOC HQ office tower in Abu Dhabi. Angus lives with his family in Sydney and is currently working on several projects, including: high-rise buildings; renewable energy developments; and large-scale infrastructure, oil, gas and mineral resource projects.


Matthew M

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 be used to improve engineering design and construction timelines.

Who should attend

Structural, Geomechanics Engineers, Soil Mechanics Engineers, Risk and hazards Management Engineers


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Please note: this session is available as a webinar only. Register to access webinar details.

25 / 02 / 2021 - 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm
Registration Closes
25 / 02 / 2021 06:30 pm
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Key Speaker(s)
Angus McFarlane
Engineers Australia
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