Alex is a highly skilled structural engineer with over 13 years’ experience working in both Australia and the UK. He is a timber engineering enthusiast and advocate and has a vast amount of experience in mass timber design including Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), and hybrid steel/timber structures, as well as innovative design in reinforced concrete, long span trusses and steel and composite structures. Alex has delivered over 10 mass timber buildings and provided design advice and concepts for many more, whilst developing his skills as a specialist timber frame engineer.
Why did you get into Engineering?
I spent most of my childhood playing around with Lego bricks and coming up with some interesting designs - moving into doing this on a much larger scale as an adult was almost inevitable. The idea that I am contributing to the built environment and designing buildings that will be used by thousands of people for many, many years, excites me.
What is great about working at TTW?
I get to work on some very interesting and technically challenging projects in both large scale and small. I’m surrounded and supported by a team of excellent engineers and technicians that allows us as a company to deliver some truly amazing projects. I am proud to be part of the TTW family.
What excites you about the future in this industry?
I’m a timber engineering enthusiast and advocate, and I worked on a large number of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and hybrid steel and timber structures whilst abroad in the UK. The Australian construction industry is turning its focus towards using more sustainable design methods and practices, and I am looking forward to seeing the number of mass timber structures increase, and hopefully, be designing a lot of them.