Wystan Alexander is a dynamic leader at TTW. He joined the Sydney studio in 2005 as a Senior Engineer and has recently been appointed to lead his own project teams as Technical Director.
Wystan brings a pragmatic approach to his work, and is highly sought after by clients for his ability to balance client expectations and uncover sound engineering design solutions. He is well versed across a range of project sectors including commercial, industrial, healthcare, residential, retail, government and public, education and sports facilities.
With numerous award-winning projects in his folio, Wystan continually improves his technical ability through the application of new materials such as timber and new construction methodologies.
What inspired you to become an engineer?
When I was growing up I had a neighbour who worked in the industry. He showed me projects and drawings that fuelled my curiosity into how things were connected and worked together. This inspired my interest to become a engineer.
What are the current trends in the industry?
We are seeing the re-emergence of timber construction. It has been a building material for many centuries, but now we are seeing engineered timber (LGL, LVL, CLT), which can be produced for longer spans.
Also, advancements in computational modelling, integrating architectural and engineering visions and capabilities.