Associate Director, Michael, leads the Advanced Analysis Team at TTW, specialising in advanced modelling technology, sustainable design with a particular focus on the use of finite element analysis software.
Trained in Mechanical Engineering and a Chartered Professional Engineer, he has extensive experience in advanced modelling and analysis, including floor vibration, complex geometry, building frame and stability analysis and now extends to 3D modelling for wind and earthquake testing.
Michael cultivates a constant intrigue for technology and its application to streamline engineering design. His portfolio extends across a wide range of sectors including education, car parks, government, healthcare, industrial, public buildings, commercial, residential and retail.
One of his recent projects – Sussex Street Footbridge, Wynyard Walk required extensive analysis and testing as pre-cast concrete grinders were directly integrated into the permanently cantilevered concrete abutment to create a smooth and continuous free-form shape.
What does your role involve at TTW?
My team is tasked with tackling more of the tricky/left of field problems which often present themselves, using advanced computer modelling, analysis and simulation software. We act as internal consultants to the rest of TTW in terms of input into crucial areas of jobs, training, development, guiding, assisting and reviewing.
We have a firm understanding of both local and international design standards, and the theoretical and research basis behind them. Our team has particular niche roles/specialties, which creates some amazing synergy between us, the way we collaborate, and our combined depth of knowledge.
My own role is both “on the tools” in a hands-on/technical sense, as well as managing the section within the company.
What are you looking forward to at TTW?
Seeing the company go from strength to strength over the last 12 years, I look forward to how TTW will take on the challenges of competing in the building industry into the future, and the innovative ways in which we will achieve this.
What’s a key success that you adopt in your work?
Be the expert, and encourage others to do the same. Nurturing strong skills set, utilising it with determination and personal integrity will lead to good things.