Published: 28 August 2015

Restoring Melbourne's Brewing History

Structural Awards, Structural Heritage, Timber

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: David Law, a structural engineer for 12 years, worked on “The Malt Store” project in Melbourne, Australia - an entry to our “Structural Heritage” awards category. Here he discusses his career, the project, and the challenges of engineering new life into old buildings.


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Published: 26 August 2015

Engineering the tallest wheel in the world

Leisure Structures, Structural Awards

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: John Lyle has been a structural engineer for 35 years. Here he talks about his work on “The Vegas High Roller”, the tallest observation wheel in the world.  Located in Las Vegas, USA, it has been shortlisted in both the “Arts or Entertainment Structures” and “Sports and Leisure Structures” award categories.

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Published: 25 August 2015

Restoring Australian Heritage

Australia, Bridges, Structural Awards, Structural Heritage

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: “Restoration, Repairs and Upgrade of the Sir William Goodman Bridge” is an entry to the “Structural Heritage” awards category, which recognises outstanding restoration and conservation efforts by structural engineers. Here John Woodside, a Fellow of the Institution and a member since 1974, discusses why and how the bridge was restored, and why our engineering heritage is so important.


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Published: 30 July 2015

Judging world-class engineering

Structural Awards

We hold The Structural Awards each year to recognise outstanding accomplishment by structural engineers around the world. David Nethercot, a Past President of the Institution and Gold Medal winner, is Chairman of the Awards Judging Panel. As we announce our Structural Awards shortlist, he discusses the judging process and what qualities he and his team look for in an entry.

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Published: 13 July 2015

Green Building in Sri Lanka

Education, Other Awards

Ian Hamilton, 30, has worked in engineering since 2007, and has been a member of the Institution since 2013. He was one of the joint winners of our Educational Trust’s Pai Lin Li Travel Award, which funds young structural engineers on research trips outside their home nations. Here he talks about his work, and what the prize meant for his career.

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