Professor Kourosh Kayvani

Keynote Speaker

Professor Kourosh Kayvani, Managing Director – Design, Innovation & Eminence, Aurecon.

In his nearly 30 years in the industry, Kourosh has played key roles in the engineering of many
innovative, complex structures across the globe, including Wembley Stadium in the UK, West
Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong, Barito Suspension Bridge in Indonesia and in such projects
in Australia as ANSTO OPAL nuclear reactor, the Sydney Hockey Stadium, Brookfield Place in
Perth, Jindalee Aluminium Footbridge in Brisbane, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and
Civic Tower, 5 Martin Place and Liberty Place in Sydney. He specialises in long-span
structures, tall buildings, stadiums, seismic design and forensic engineering.

Kourosh is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Laureate of IABSE Prize
awarded by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering for his work
on long-span structures world-wide. He is the winner of the 2016 John Connell Gold Medal
from the Structural College of Institution of Engineers Australia. He was also listed amongst
Engineers Australia’s Top 100 most influential engineers in 2009. Kourosh has held
Professorial appointments at University of Sydney and UNSW for the last 10 years. He has also
served on Australian Standards code committees for Concrete Structures and Wind Loads for
over a decade.

Kourosh will talk about his experiences working on some of the iconic structures he has recently been involved in and the challenges he faced in the development of modern methods and materials and how he sees the future of structural engineering.