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Engineering in the Pub: June 2021

June 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


The 2020 Winners of the Award for Small Building Projects and the Award for Unusual Building Projects

Don’t miss the chance to attend seminars live at the fantastic new function space at Engineers Australia – Our events are now in person only!

Attendeesare invited to arrive at the Engineers Australia Venue at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start. We provide drinks and nibbles, so please take this great opportunity to mingle with your peers just like we used to at the pub!


Recipients of the Award for Small Building Projects – Balmain House

Presented by Peter Standen, Managing Director, Partridge

 The Balmain House project involved excavation depths of 10m; design of sandstone sea-walls; remediation of an 1880’s sandstone heritage cottage; expressed timber framing; a steel-framed tension tie roof and a steel helical stair; off-form cast insitu concrete structure; heated polished concrete floor toppings; brass balustrades and furniture items; bespoke large format steel framed windows with cast-in reveals; and a 5m cantilever floor plate hung from curved off-form concrete walls acting as deep beams with large voids in the back-span.


Recipient of the Award for Medium Building Projects – Pyrmont Bridge Restoration

Presented by Mitchell Starkey, Structural Engineer, Robert Bird Group

Pyrmont Bridge requires ongoing maintenance commensurate with a public timber bridge that is over 100 years old. A significant percentage of structural components like timber trusses and piers required replacement. Stage 1 of restoration involved replacing the Timber Pier Sets, and Stage 2 would see the replacement of the timber trusses. Robert Bird Group (RBG) was engaged to provide the construction engineering methodology for the now completed Stage 1.



Missed the last Engineering in the Pub presentation?

You can catch up at a time that suits you! We are recording each presentation to keep as a resource on our website.

View our past seminar videos HERE


June 8, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Engineers Australia
Mezzanine Level, 44 Market Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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