Themes & Sub-Themes

An Industry in evolution brings together, industry, government, research and academia to explore innovation and drivers of change, such as:

  • Sustainability, in Built environment

  • requirements for resilient Transport infrastructure

  • requirements for resilient Energy infrastructure

  • Engineering 4.0 in the built environment

  • Forensic engineering in the built environment

Energy
Energy: how are structural engineers contributing to the decarbonisation of our society?

All forms of energy generation including wind, solar, geothermal, coal, nuclear, gas, oil and biomass.

Transport
Transportation Infrastructure: how can structural engineers contribute to better design?

Bridges, airports, train stations, rail infrastructure, tunnels, roads, freight logistics, ports and port facilities.

Building
Buildings: 
how can structural engineers contribute to better design outcomes?

Health, commercial, retail, civic, performance, stadia, education, sport, residential, public art, other built forms that provide social amenity.

Engineering 4.0
Engineering 4.0: how are digital workflows changing the way engineers work?

Drivers of change to the engineer in the professional environment, digital environments and disruption, the shape of the future workplace, design to fabrication, prefabrication and modular design, diversity in the workplace, drivers of change to the built environment.

Forensic and research
Forensic and Research: 
how are key lessons learnt from building projects enabling better structural engineering outcomes?

Earthquake, post disaster recovery and extreme event.

Topics associated with the themes include, but are not limited to, digital disruption and digital environments, innovation and technical excellence, diversity and inclusion, compliance and leadership, the changing climate and ecology and the significance of the public realm and public infrastructure.