Structural engineers help create record-breaking structures, beautiful structures, useful structures and sometimes just cool structures – anything from bridges, rollercoasters and skyscrapers to hospitals, homes and public artworks. Structural engineering has a well-respected reputation thanks to thousands of years of innovative projects.
The Profession attribute considers if a project has enhanced the reputation of the structural engineering profession. The project or project team may have inspired others, or raised standards of design and execution. Disseminating knowledge gained on the project helps to advance the wider profession, and should be celebrated.
TallWood House at Brock Commons – Winner of the Award for Construction Innovation 2017
Not only the tallest mass timber building in the world at the time, but the first to utilise the two-way strength of cross-laminated timber (CLT), with the slabs supported solely by the columns, with no beams. Advanced analysis and testing was required to prove the solution, and the end result sets a new precedent for what can be achieved in mass timber.