Eirian Crabbe began his career in the UK and joined TTW in 2010. He has a leading role in the team, managing projects from fee proposal, through to construction and completion, and provides guidance and mentor-ship to younger professionals.
With a passion for the natural world, Eirian seeks opportunities to contribute his skills to projects that address issues such as population growth and global warming, while creating sustainable and resilient built environments. He is excited by the technological advancements in the industry, and ensuring that TTW's team remains at the forefront of new and innovative techniques.
Eirian has particular expertise in stormwater and flooding, and has worked on a range of projects in both the UK and Australia across all sectors, including Education, Health, Residential, and Industrial.
Why did you decide to become an engineer? What inspired you to become one?
At school, I always had a talent and appreciation for maths, physics and geography. These subjects provided a natural pathway to the study of Engineering at University, a discipline where the built and natural worlds are combined. Having grown up in the UK, I had easy access to the history and advancements of engineering going as far back as the Romans. Knowing that engineers had been shaping the built environment, civilization, and society 2000 years ago was part of my inspiration for becoming an Engineer.
In your perspective, how do you think the industry is changing?
Advancements in technology, collaboration and innovation allow greater efficiency and productivity.
The trend of moving away from the traditional ‘hard’ built environments towards a more sustainable and resilient built environment will continue, particularly with the combined impact of population growth and global warming.