John contributes technically across structural, civil, hydraulic & ESD disciplines. John’s tertiary education started at QUT’s school of Civil Engineering where he completed his Bachelor of Civil Engineering. Following this John spent several years abroad working for Maunsell (Aecom) in Indonesia, Waterman Partnership in London, and Michael Punch and Partners in Dublin.
Whilst in London John became one of the youngest Chartered Structural Engineers by passing the exclusive Institute of Structural Engineers Part 3 Exam. In 1999 this exam was 7.5 hours long with a 64% failure rate.
John’s interest in becoming a multi-discipline building professional saw him complete a year of architectural studies at the University of Westminster in London. He has also undertaken MBA studies through Latrobe University.
John’s first involvement with ESD in the built environment was whilst working on the Greenwich Millennium Village Project in 1998, with renowned architect, Ralph Erskine. His formidable time whilst in the UK also saw John also working on projects by Norman Foster (University of East London, Docklands Campus), and Richard Rogers (Montevetro high-rise at Battersea). John is one of the few structural/civil engineers to be accredited as a Green Star Professional.