Australasian Structural Engineering Conference 2024

8.30 am — 5.00 pm AEDT, 30 — 31 October 2024
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Engineers Australia, Online

Building the future: structural engineering for a sustainable tomorrow

Fostering a vibrant exchange of ingenious ideas among colleagues from Australia and around the world ASEC 2024 serves as a nexus for structural engineering practitioners, professionals, academics and students alike.

This year's hybrid program promises inspiring plenary sessions, technical insights from your peers, thought-provoking panel discussions, and ample networking opportunities. ASEC 2024 will propel you to the forefront, delving into structural engineering for a sustainable future.

This dynamic field of engineering combined with this highly regarded conference, anticipates attracting exceptional papers and presenters.

Seize the opportunity to share your knowledge and play a vital role in the structural engineering community by stepping into a realm of brilliance, collaboration and progress at ASEC 2024.

We eagerly anticipate your presence.

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Peter Statton FIEAust CPEng NER, Organising Committee Co-Chair and 2023 Structural College Board Co-Chair 
Will Drummy TFIEAust CEngT EngExec NER, Organising Committee Co-Chair  


Structural engineering for a sustainable future

ASEC 2024 will lead crucial conversations within structural engineering, exploring key topics such as engineering resilience, technology and innovation and the circular economy. 

Abstract submissions have closed. Congratulations to all accepted authors. Those accepted will receive further instructions on the next steps via their nominated email address.


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Full registration includes:

  • In-person participation at Engineers Australia Melbourne.  
  • Access to conference sessions within the program.
  • Access to the networking functions.
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day.
  • Access to recordings of all conference sessions.

Day registration includes:

  • In-person participation at Engineers Australia Melbourne.  
  • Access to the conference session on the day you have registered to attend. 
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on the day you are attending.
  • Access to the networking function being held on the day you are attending.
  • Access to recordings of all conference sessions. 

Full registration – online includes:

  • Live access to all conference sessions within the program.  
  • Online participation via the conference portal.
  • Access to recordings of all conference sessions.  

Day registration – online  includes: 

  • Live access to all conference sessions on the day you have registered to attend.  
  • Online participation via the conference portal.
  • Access to recordings of all conference sessions.  

For questions about registration, contact [email protected]

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  • Sharing of registrations is not permitted, a separate registration is required for each individual.
  • A student is defined as a holder of a student identification card from an accredited engineering institution.
  • A copy of your student identification card must be supplied at the time of registration. Without this copy, the full registration fee will be charged.
Terms and conditions

Listed below are the terms and conditions for this event.

  1. The following refund terms will apply for cancellation of an event registration:
    • Cancellation more than 60 days before the event will incur a AU$50 cancellation fee.
    • Cancellation between 30 and 60 days before will incur a AU$100 cancellation fee.
    • Cancellation within 30 days of the event will not be refunded.
    • Transfer of event registration will be permitted if you notify us with at least five business days’ notice of the event. Any difference in fees will need to be paid if the substitute registrant is not entitled to the same event registration rate. No refunds will be provided for transfers to a lower event fee item.
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  3. Where a payment has been made, there will be no refund for those who do not attend.
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ASEC 2024 has an exciting line-up of experts from across the profession.

More to be announced soon. 

To explore plenary session details, click on the speaker biography dropdowns.

Plenary speakers

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Dr Joseph Correnza FIEAust CPEng
Principal and Australasian Regional Board Member, Arup

Joseph is a Principal and Australasian Regional Board Member at Arup. He leads Arup’s Excellence, Design and Innovation Executive and chairs Arup’s Australasia Ethics Committee. As a building engineer and design director with more than 25 years’ experience, Joseph has delivered a portfolio of significant city-shaping projects. Joseph has held numerous leadership roles managing the firm’s Victoria and South Australia offices and teams in London.

The industry recognises him as a collaborative and innovative designer and exemplar leader, acting ethically and with integrity. He understands and advocates across industry for quality projects that will elevate city’s the sustainability, resilience, and liveability.

He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, Engineers Australia Fellow, Board Member of the Committee for Melbourne and Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Plenary session: Building a sustainable future - a new paradigm for structural engineering

As sculptors of our built environment, we must consider an important question – what is the new paradigm for structural engineering to deliver a more sustainable future? Join Arup’s Dr Joseph Correnza, Principal and structural engineer, to reflect on this concept.

In his presentation, Dr Correnza will briefly touch on the history and celebration of structures; the changing focus of the structural engineering profession and its industry partnerships and the fundamental principles founding capability. He will also explore the importance of future learning in shaping an increased breadth of skills, partnerships and applications and address how structural engineers play a part in responding to the challenges facing our society.

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Tanya de Hoog FIStructE CEng MIEAust
President, The Institution of Structural Engineers

Tanya de Hoog, President of the Institution of Structural Engineers, is a structural engineer with 25 years of design experience working on a diverse range of award winning and landmark projects globally. In 2006, Tanya founded Thornton Tomasetti’s London office and is now a senior leader in their New York HQ.

She is passionate about the vital role of structural engineers in driving climate action, upholding public safety and positively impacting people. Tanya also celebrates projects and collaborations that deliver positive impact to communities by applying engineering expertise, innovative approaches and technology to create new solutions.

Plenary session: Structural engineering with purpose: addressing climate change globally through aligned action
Professor Ulrike Kuhlmann
Professor Ulrike Kuhlmann
Head of the Institute of Structural Design, University of Stuttgart

Ulrike Kuhlmann is Professor for Steel, Timber and Composite structures and Head of the Institute of Structural Design at University of Stuttgart (Germany), joining in 1995 after seven years of industrial experience. Professor Kuhlmann received her PhD from Ruhr University Bochum. Since 1998, she has been a partner at the consulting office Kuhlmann-Gerold-Zipperlen. 

As a member in numerous expert committees, Professor Kuhlmann is actively involved in European standardisation work and was the Chair of TC250/SC3 Steel Structures from 2009 to 2022. Her research includes investigations on subjects as stability, fatigue and on all kinds of joints and connections with a focus on bridge design. 

Plenary session: Design of high-strength and ultra high-strangth steels in the frame of Eurocode 3

Whenever even higher-strength steels were developed, there were doubts about their cost-effectiveness and usability. However, the development from S355 to S460 and finally to S700 has shown that this innovation paid off in a very short time. In terms of sustainability, the use of ultra-high strength steel up to S960 can save resources, make connections more efficient and extend the service life of bridges. This keynote presents results from various research projects carried out at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and shows where high and ultra-high strength steels can be used in the frame of the revised Eurocode 3.

Abstract: Design of high-strength and ultra-high strength steels in the frame of Eurocode 3 (PDF)
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ASEC 2024’s two-day hybrid program features engaging plenary sessions and panel discussions for structural engineering professionals, academics, students and more.

Stay ahead in this evolving field and sharpen your insights in:

  • Engineering resilience
  • Technology and innovation
  • Circular economy
  • Buildings: design and construction
  • Asset management and forensic engineering
  • Infrastructure: transport and heavy industrial

View the latest program (PDF)

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ASEC 2024 will be held at Engineers Australia, Melbourne.  

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About Melbourne and Victoria

Set on the shores of picturesque Port Phillip Bay is Melbourne; the city where creativity and innovation come together to deliver great events, exciting places to explore and cutting-edge advancements that are globally acclaimed. 

Melbourne is easy to navigate and perfect to explore on foot or via our extensive transport network. It invites delegates to discover its creative culture, expressed in its food, fashion, events, arts and music scene. 

For those wanting to explore further afield, the unique natural beauty of regional Victoria is just a short trip away. Inspiring day trips are waiting to be enjoyed just over an hour from the city centre. Discover some of Victoria’s rugged and dramatic coastlines, incredible food and boutique wineries, wellbeing experiences and charming regional villages that will really make for a memorable visit. Go to Visit Melbourne to learn more. 


Partner with purpose: align with the future of sustainable structural engineering

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All sponsorship and exhibition packages are designed especially for ASEC 2024. Choose one that best matches the marketing strategy of your company. 

For information about sponsorship opportunities or tailored packages, contact [email protected]  


The ASEC 2024 Committee is made up of expert volunteers, Engineers Australia volunteers and industry experts who support the successful delivery of the conference.  

The ASEC organising committee members are: