Helping to Shape the Next 100 Years

What if we can engineer a sustainable future that helps to ensure our communities thrive for the next 100 years and more?

This November, the sharpest engineering minds from around the world will congregate in Melbourne for this year’s World Engineers Convention (WEC).


With more than 1,300 participants expected, WSP will have a massive presence at the event with 28 speakers presenting on various topics spanning technical and industry related content in relation to this year’s theme, Engineering a Sustainable World: The Next 100 Years.


“We pride ourselves on our ability to help clients achieve amazing outcomes for communities”, says David Cruickshanks-Boyd, WSP Director of Sustainability.


“With the sustainability of our planet and communities a core topic of conversation across the three-day conference, we are excited to showcase our expertise across the Transport, Property & Buildings, Power and Water sectors. It is also an opportunity for some of our experts to share their knowledge and experience about Indigenous communities. Specifically, we have four presentations discussing Indigenous design principles and how we can better incorporate these into our communities so that the history of our first Australians is shared, and their culture is maintained for future generations to enjoy and benefit from.”


The conference itself presents a vital opportunity for industry to discuss how it will future ready our cities in accordance to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


David adds, “The benefit of hosting experts across so many industries here in Australia cannot be understated for the future of engineering here and abroad. It is a chance for us to align and integrate a full multi-disciplinary strategy to help ensure the prosperity of society for the next 100 years.”


Hosted by Engineers Australia and the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, this is the first time the conference has been held in Australia. It marks the 100-year anniversary of Engineers Australia (EA).


David adds, “WSP has had a long and proud association with EA. Many of our people are members of the association and many of them have also gone through the chartership process right up to becoming Technical Fellows and even Honorary Fellows in the case of our CEO & President, Guy Templeton.


“EA has played a key role locally in ensuring best-practice is met and innovation is top of mind across Australia and will remain so long into the future.”


To find out how WSP is helping to future proof our cities for the next 100 years, please click here.


View the full list of WSP presentations and speakers here:

Presentation Title Speaker Title
Assessment of gap actuated push button signal by using traffic simulation model Mohsin Sarker Senior Traffic Engineer, TPT Transport Advisory & Planning
Aboriginal Design in Transport Infrastructure: Empowering communities through the inclusion of cultural design knowledge into project solutions Michael Hromek Technical Executive, Indigenous (Architecture), Design and Knowledge, TPT, Roads & Aviation, Civil Management
Enabling Aboriginal participation in engineering education and employment
David Cruickshanks-Boyd
National Director, Sustainability
Why our major projects will be a driving force to achieving SDGs
Charlie Jewkes
Director of Transport, Australia
Flinders Street Station Precinct Modelling: Integrated multi-modal simulation modelling to identify strategic infrastructure responses
Edwin Chan
Associate Traffic Engineer, TPT Transport Advisory & Planning
Aboriginal Design in Transport Infrastructure: empowering communities by including cultural design knowledge into project solutions
Allan Murray
Principal Consultant, Aboriginal Affairs, Advisory
Industry and education collaboration is empowering the careers of Indigenous students
Gerard Ryan
Regional Director, Queensland
Residual life assessment for wind turbine structures
Rob Kilgour
Principle Engineer, Materials Technology
Acoustic assessment for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal project
Arvind Deivasigamani Senior Acoustic Engineer
Using data-driven accessibility metrics to reshape the planning of new public transport lines
Rafid Morshedi
Data Analytics and Automation Engineer, Rail
Cultural awareness and curriculum development
Brad Bown
Civil Engineer, Water, TPT Roads, Aviation and Civil
Sustainable pavement management practices in the Green Triangle
Paul Robinson
Asset Management Specialist, TPT Asset Services
Three key elements to diversify the future workforce
Annabella Dao
Civil Engineer, TPT Roads, Aviation and Civil
Improving resilience of wastewater systems to earthquakes – Case Study: Wellington Region
Bruce Balaei
Engineer, Water Asset Management
Infrastructure planning for current and future automated vehicles
Julien Marr
Intelligent Transport Lead
Environmental effects and sustainability of concrete pavements compared to asphalt pavements for highways
Sarvin Baghdadi
Graduate Engineer, TPT Roads, Aviation & Civil
Testing of existing fibre reinforced polymer strengthened bridges – Are we yhere yet?
Steven Heffernan
Senior Engineer, Materials Technology, TPT Asset Services
Metro Tunnel Project – transforming the face of Melbourne
Tim Gosbell
Client Director, Victoria and South Australia, Transport and Regional Director for Victoria
Creating sustainable public transport for a growing city with a rail-over solution
Jamie Green
 Major Projects Director, Rail
Enhancing liveability through community-centric approaches to asset management and affordable digital tools
Vivienne Ivory
Technical Principal, Social Science, Resilience and Public Health
Bridging the gap between policy and deployment: Liveable cities through connected mobility and innovation
Scott Benjamin
Technical Director, Intelligent Transport Systems
Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation – WSP’s role as a global engineering professional services firm in promoting and protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples
Julia Carpenter
Director of Indigenous Participation
New mobility and the door-to-door aviation experience
Mark Boone
 Aviation Lead, TPT Roads, Aviation & Civil
There is no such thing as an infrastructure project: focusing on people and places
Graham Pointer
Key Account Manager, Transport
Streets of the future – The movement and place approach to new mobility
Mary Haverland
Technical Executive, Transport Advisory and Planning
Protection of source waters and re-engineering the moral hazard of drinking water treatment
Scott Rostron
Senior Public Health Scientist


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