Association of Consulting Structural Engineers NSW

News and Publications

Here you’ll find the latest events, activities and highlights from ACSE and our members. We also distribute a regular e-newsletter which you can view here.

2016 Excellence in Engineering Awards

The annual ACSE Awards for Excellence in Engineering were presented at a cocktail party on Thursday 23 March 2017 at Harbour 220. There were 24 fantastic projects submitted projects and on display. Despite the rainy weather over 100 people attended the event and enjoyed a fun night that celebrat.. Read More »

Christmas Trivia Night 2016

This year the ACSE are offering a special Christmas celebration not to be missed! A cheerful and entertaining evening surrounded by great company, food and drinks - and a test of your collective brain power. You can register ( as a team .. Read More »

Golf Day 2016

The 2016 Annual Golf Day took place on Wednesday 28 October at Avondale Golf Course. The sun shone brightly on 48 golfers from 11 member firms (Arup, Partridge, Robert Bird, Mott MacDonald, Costin Roe, Bonnacci, Northrop, TTW, Sherrard & Assoc, Majcon, Teleo) and one sponsors team (Planned C.. Read More »

Seminar Down The Pub Series - October 2016

Mid-rise Timber buildings and the recent NCC 2016 code changes - What You Need to Know Engineered timber structural elements are starting to gain traction in multi-storey buildings as designers become more familiar with their structural performance, their contribution to reduced prelimi.. Read More »

Seminar Down the Pub Series - September 2016

Wind Related Issues and the Use of Supplementary Damping in Tall Buildings There was a fantastic turn out for this presentation which gave an overview of the wind related issues in the design of high rises and shaping optimisation strategies. It also outlined the importance of damping, both intr.. Read More »

2016 Wine Appreciation Night

The Winter Warmer Wine social This special event took place on Thursday 1 September, 6 - 9pm and was presented as a collaboration between Smartsoftware, Northrop Engineering and Cassegrain wines. The evening was be hosted by Craig Stephenson, sales manager at Cassegrain .. Read More »

Seminar Down the Pub Series - August 2016

Major Technical Projects - 180 Thomas Street This project is the winner in the Large Buildings category of the ACSE 2015 Excellence Awards. This project showcases successful engineering design in a number of aspects. The innovative design allowed for the extension and reuse of an e.. Read More »

Seminar Down The Pub Series - July 2016

Materials and Testing Mahaffey Associates are specialists in concrete and building materials technology. As the first independent organisation in Australia to provide professional expert advice in the highly specialised area of concrete and construction materials technology, the company has been.. Read More »

Seminar Down the Pub Series - June 2016

The Anzac Bridge, Newcastle The now established Memorial Walk in Newcastle provides a key link between Bar Beach and Strzelecki for pedestrian traffic whilst providing amazing views of the ocean to the East and the city to the West. Opened on Anzac Day 2015, the walk also pays homage to the Anza.. Read More »

Seminar Down The Pub Series - May 2016

Major Technical Projects - Australian Museum, Crystal Hall This project is the winner in the Small Buildings category of the ACSE 2015 Excellence Awards. The Australian Museum is the nation’s oldest and one of it’s most important scientific research, educational an.. Read More »

Seminar Down the Pub Series - April 2016

Major Technical Projects - Netball Central Courts Hall This project is the winner in the Medium Buildings category of the ACSE 2015 Excellence Awards. Netball Central is the first sports facility to be built at Sydney Olympic Park since the 2000 Olympic Games. It is an elite facility co.. Read More »

2015 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

On Tuesday 8 March, 2016 we held the presentation night for the 2015 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards at Harbour 220. The event was well attended by nearly 120 people representing 22 engineering firms and 25 submissions. The calibre of submissions was outstanding and the judging .. Read More »

Seminar Down The Pub Series - March 2016

A Taxonomy of Facade Systems with Neil McClelland, TTW Everything is not a curtain wall... An explanation of facade system types based upon their structural behaviour. From Concept to Construction, Taylor Thomson Whitting facade group provides innovative facade design for ne.. Read More »

Lawn Bowls 2016

The ACSE kicked off 2016 with an “All board member companies and sponsors” friendly game of barefoot bowling. It was hosted at The Greens, North Sydney which is a fantastic venue and has spectacular views over Sydney harbour. The weather was absolutely stunning for us. There wer.. Read More »

Seminar Down The Pub Series - February 2016

Structural Fire Engineering with Dr Linus Lim and Dr James O'Neill of Holmes Fire Holmes Fire ( is a specialised fire engineering consultancy, operating throughout Australia, New Zealand and the US, with an unrivalled talent for the integration of fire engineering thr.. Read More »

Seminar Down the Pub Series - December 2015

Partridge revealed the design philosophy they have developed for major projects for the entertainment and arts industry. They showcased projects of this nature and how this design philosophy has been influenced by their experience on a few key projects over 20 years of working on events, movie s.. Read More »

Golf Day 2015

The 2015 ACSE Golf Day took placeon Wednesday 4 November, once again at Avondale, and despite the awful weather, everyone had a great day. There were 51 golfers from various consultancies including Northrop, Meinhardt, TTW, Acor, Partridge, Bonacci, WSP, Arcadis, MPN, Mott Macdonald, Majcon, Tel.. Read More »

Seminar Down the Pub Series - October 2015

In October ACSE will hear from Enstruct's Tim Boulton about their current 30 storey serviced apartment development at 80 Arthur Street in North Sydney. Enstruct has developed an innovative steel framed structural system for the floor plate which will see the first use of a ste.. Read More »

Seminar Down The Pub Series - September 2015

In September ACSE enjoyed a fascinating presentation by Richard Barnes from Hyder about the Port Arthur Penitentiary Conservation Project. This project was the winner in the Small Buildings Category of the ACSE 2014 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards. ( Read More »

Seminar Down the Pub Series - August 2015

ASCE welcomed our biggest pub seminar turnout to date for Todd Halliday's presentation on Designing Our Buildings for Hail Loading. For detailed information about the Hail Event and the ACSE NSW response to it, look at our special projects page ( Read More »

Hail Response

ACSE Response to Structural Damage to Warehouses following a hail storm on 25 April 2015 On Saturday 25 April 2015 a catastrophic hail storm event in Huntingwood, Sydney lead to significant structural failures of a number of warehouse buildings in the area. The current lo.. Read More »

Seminar Down The Pub Series - July 2015

The July 'Seminar Down The Pub' presentation was well attended and highly informative. Thank you to Ryan Campbell! Brisbane Skytower presented by Ryan Campbell, Director at Bonacci image courtesy of Brisbane Developer Designed by Noel Robinson Archit.. Read More »

2015 Whisky Tasting Night

On Wednesday 24 June, the ACSE enjoyed a special night of fun, indulgence and entertainment with a fantastic whisky tasting showcasing the single malts of Scotland! We extend a huge thanks to our host and presenter, Andrew Derbidge, who is Cellarmaster of The Scotch Malt Whisky S.. Read More »

Seminar Down the Pub Series - June 2015

The ACSE June 'Seminar Down The Pub': Dr Chau Chak Wing Building. Presented by Steve Giblett, Building Structures, Aecom Designed by internationally-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the University of Technology, Sydney’s (UTS) new Business School, with its rippling fa&cc.. Read More »

Seminar Down the Pub Series - May 2015

On 5th May 2015, ACSE presented a Major Projects Seminar, down the pub at The Grand Hotel in Sydney CBD: One Central Park by Matt Harding, Robert Bird Group. One Central Park was the winner of ACSE Excellence Award 2014 for Large Projects.Matt Harding talked about the structural eng.. Read More »

ACSE 2014 Scholarship Adventure to Jakarta

Michael Chernyavsky, winner of the 2014 Student Scholarship recently returned from his three month adventure to the Taylor Thompson Whitting office in Jakarta. The ACSE Student Scholarship was established to promote Structural Engineering as a career path for engineering students, and to enc.. Read More »

2014 ACSE Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

Awards Judging Committee - Joe Agius (Director, Cox Richardson Architects), Brian Uy (Professor of Structural Engineering & Director, UNSW), also representing iStructE and Michael Jaroszewicz) representing the ACSE Board. On Tuesday 3rd March 2015 we held a presentation night for the AC.. Read More »

2013 AGM

At the ACSE Annual General Meeting for 2013, six new members were presented with their Membership Certificates and another 2 in absentia. Andrew Derbidge – Partridge John Romanous – John Romanous Associates Nic Kokolis – Acor Consultants.. Read More »

2013 Structural Engineering Awards

The inaugural ACSE Structural Engineering Awards recognise and celebrate the role of NSW based Structural Engineers and their contribution to the built environment in NSW, Australia and throughout the world. The Awards aim to highlight excellence within the NSW Structural Engineering professi.. Read More »

ACSE signs MOU with Consult Australia

ACSE President Tim Hoare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Consult Australia's Megan Motto on 20 December 2012. In recognition of the ongoing co-operation between Consult Australia and the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers (ACSE), this Memorandum of Understanding (MO.. Read More »

ACSE Meets with IStructE President

On 27th November 2012, Tim Hoare (2012-2013 President ACSE) and Michael Jaroszewicz (Immediate Past ACSE President) met with the current Institution of Structural Engineers President John Nolan and the IStructE Chief Executive, Istructe CEO Martin Powell and NSW IStructE Convenor Professor Brian.. Read More »