We are very proud to announce that our Principal Engineer Shan Kumar has been included on Engineers Australia’s ‘Most Innovative Engineers’ list for 2017.
More than 200 engineers were nominated for inclusion on the list this year. A panel of judges examined the entries, and 30 engineers were selected for the list in ten different categories.
Shan was included in the Manufacturing and Automation category for his contribution to the design and development of Hickory Building Systems (HBS), an integrated, prefabricated construction method used to construct La Trobe Tower. This was the first high-rise project to use design for manufacture and assembly construction methods.
Managing the HBS structural concept design, stability analysis and engineering risk management, Shan’s expertise in the field of concrete and steel formwork systems was instrumental in the successful delivery of La Trobe Tower.
Congratulations to Shan for this prestigious honour.
Engineers Australia National President John McIntosh congratulated all the winners.
"Australian engineers are respected worldwide both for our ingenuity and persistence in making our solutions work," he said. "We are the home, after all, of world famous inventions such as WiFi and the black box flight recorder."
He was also pleased that a quarter of the finalists were female engineers. "Increasing the gender diversity of the engineering profession is crucial to our long-term sustainability," McIntosh said.
"I hope the women on this list inspire young women to be as creative and ingenious as them."
The judges were:
Bronwyn Evans, CEO, Standards Australia
John Immelman, former Managing Director, Endress+Hauser Australia
John Wilson, Executive Dean, Swinburne University of Technology
Alex Kingsbury, former Director of CSIRO’s additive manufacturing centre, Lab 22
Ian Opperman, NSW Chief Data Scientist
James Trevelyan, Professor, University of Western Australia
To see the full list of Innovative Engineers, click here