Winning in two of the main categories, TTW once again reaffirmed its excellence in structural engineering projects combined with outstanding professionalism.
In a virtual ceremony, the Phoenix Central Park was recognised yesterday as the best large project in NSW whilst our Associate, Emma Buis, received the recognition of the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers as Female Engineer of the Year.
A unique building
This multifaceted building, located in Chippendale (NSW), stood out for its intricating curves and the five storey concrete frame built with several inclined walls, and large voids that create complicated load paths through the structure.
Moreover, this unique facility ticked the creativity, sustainability and innovation boxes during the ceremony as it was created to satisfy further engineering demands such as the large atrium with one of the galleries hanging from the slab above, and an elegant timber dome constructed within the performance space.
The judges commenting, “One of the unique projects in Australia that can demonstrate the successful “yin and yang” integration of architectural design and structural engineering into the seamless outcome. The use of varied materials for different architectural features that required first principles engineering such as the 8m dimple window frame also deserves recognition. This building would have challenged the structural engineer’s skills and lateral thinking greatly and required outside the box innovation to solve! Kudos to the team!”
Not just an Engineer
For being a role model for other women in the industry, our team member and Associate, Emma Buis, was also recognised last night as the 2020 ACSE Female Engineer of the Year.
Due to her professionalism and natural leadership skills, Emma is continuously seen as a breath of fresh air in any project. Her skills and attitude to work closely with the entire supply chain in a diligent and tenacious manner, combined with her values and innovative ways of seeing her profession were some of the things highlighted by the judges too.
“As the structural lead on Pitt Street Metro Integrated Station Development, Emma’s collaborative approach to the design development
has been invaluable in a large project office environment. Emma inspires the engineers around her to continually improve including
through her advocation for professional engineering chartership.” Glen Fowlie, Director – TTW
The judges commenting “Emma has demonstrated a diverse set of leadership skills and experience in her career, including projects, TTW chartership program, engagement with university and industry mentoring.”
What a way to finish the year, congratulations to all for their wins.