Dean has extensive experience in a variety of structure types and construction methodologies, he leverages this knowledge to provide unique engineering design solutions, challenging ideas and concepts.
Combining his engineering knowledge with focus on project delivery he achieves both client and construction requirements, while working collaboratively with the consulting team.
Best thing about being an engineer?
The variety; you are constantly being challenged, meeting new people, innovating and required to continually grow as an engineer and team member.
In your perspective, how do you think the industry is changing (i.e. what are the current trends)?
The trend that is exciting is the movement towards innovative modular/prefabricated solutions in large scale buildings that challenge industry preconceptions of these elements.
What three projects have shaped your career and why?
150 Collins Street Melbourne – One of my first jobs, I was thrown in the deep end from day one, and the job had everything – lateral stability, precast basement floors, 5 level retention, large transfer floor, composite steel tower levels, existing structure – I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to design all elements from the start and see through to completion.
Melbourne Convention Centre Expansion – This was a high-pressure job, with a large design team and tight deadlines. Learnt very quickly organisational skills and the importance of clear and concise communication.
Honiara Resort, Solomon Islands – This was a small casino/resort in Honiara Solomon Islands. Had to fly over for site meetings and inspections and enjoy the fresh crab caught off the front of the construction site!