Nicholas rejoined TTW after relocating to the UK where he had the opportunity to be a core member of the structural design team for the Battersea Power Station redevelopment - a £9 Billion refurbishment of one of London’s most iconic structures. He contributes strong structural engineering expertise in providing creative engineering solutions for a range of projects with a focus on education, residential and commercial projects.
Nicholas has a strong passion for humanitarian engineering and worked on a number of engineering projects in the developing world. His involvement included facilitating a humanitarian engineering design summit for Engineers Without Borders in Nepal, and undertaking design work for The Australian Himalayan Foundation through TTW’s Rebuild Garma project.
Best thing about being an engineer?
One of the major benefits of engineering is that maths is the universal language – this allows engineers to work overseas with much greater ease than many other professions. It is a fantastic feeling to see a building that you designed come to completion, and functioning well in the real world. The structural design process requires many layers of abstraction into mathematical models, but the end result is always a tangible, solid structure which everyone can appreciate.
What is it about the industry that motivates you?
There is a massive variety of work to be involved in, and the industry is constantly changing; from improved construction methodologies and different architectural ideas, to new material technologies and analytical techniques. I am motivated by the constant learning process and the opportunities for efficient and elegant design solutions.