Professor Steve Foster, Head of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW
Dr Mahdi Babaee is a Chartered Professional Engineer with more than 10 years of consulting experience which spans across a range of project sectors including residential, commercial, retail and hotel. He is well versed in the design of concrete, steel and composite structures and has hands-on experience in performance-based seismic design of structures. Mahdi is a client-focused professional who always promotes creative and sustainable solutions throughout various stages of projects by leveraging his strong technical knowledge and lateral thinking skill.
Mahdi is also an advocate of employing new sustainable materials in the construction industry. He is well-recognised internationally for his pioneering works on developing low-embodied-carbon concretes such as geopolymers. His published research is significantly influencing models and concrete standards in Australia and around the world.
Mahdi was the recent winner of the 2019 Concrete National Bursary Award. This is a national award for excellence in research on concrete and cement-based materials and structures.
What is great about working at TTW?
Being involved in unique and technically challenging projects is the highlight of working at TTW. Also, collaborating with talented engineers who are passionate and are conscious of the impacts of their design on the community and the environment is another great aspect of working at TTW.
What is the best thing about being an engineer?
Creativity and collaboration. It is fascinating how far you can go by a little bit of creativity and by collaborating with architects, services consultants, project managers and many other professionals of various backgrounds in fulfilling the vision shared by all parties. Seeing the building you designed come to life is an indescribable experience.