Thought Leaders Series: Designing with double wall precast panels (Sydney)

5.30pm — 7.30pm AEST, 28 July 2022
2 Barrack Street Sydney, New South Wales, 2000


About the event

Join us at the Brickworks Sydney Design Studio as we hear from industry experts about design and construction with Double Wall precast panels.
Our industry experts will discuss the product, from efficiencies that can be gained in the building design phase, through to product delivery and installation on site. Each speaker will use project case studies to illustrate the key points from their presentations and show the benefits the product can offer.
About Double Wall:
Double Wall is 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 enables the creation of monolithic structures. This innovative solution enables better engineering design, increases efficiency on site, and reduces construction challenges.

Key topics:

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

Who should attend

This event is relevant for all engineers, regardless of seniority and working in any discipline or field.

You do not need to be an Engineers Australia member to attend.



Angus McFarlane FIEAust CPEng, Structural Engineering Leader, Laing O'Rourke

Angus is Structural Engineering Leader in Laing O’Rourke, which is a multi-national contracting organisation that employs approximately 13,000 staff worldwide.

In addition to being a Fellow of Engineers Australis he is also a Fellow of both the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He specialises in the design of high-rise and ultra-tall buildings. Angus utilises all major international codes of practice and he has comprehensive experience in high-strength concrete; steelwork; seismic design; structural dynamics and soil-structure interaction as well as water-retaining and water-excluding structures; bridges; highways structures; marine 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. The Institution of Structural Engineers published his paper on the design of high-strength concrete columns in March 2007. Angus was chair of the Modular Construction Code Board in Australia, which published a code of practice for modular construction in July 2017. The title for the code is the Handbook for the Design of Modular Structures.

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; ADNOC HQ office tower in Abu Dhabi. Angus lives in Sydney, Australia, and is currently working on several projects, including high-rise buildings; bridges; renewable energy developments; large-scale infrastructure projects and mineral resource, oil and gas developments.

 Matt Murray

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.

In Partnership with

Austral Precast

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Registration close
28 July 2022
05.30pm AEST
Maximum CPD Hours