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

Aboriginal Design in Transport Infrastructure: empowering communities by including cultural design knowledge into project solutions

Allan Murray

Principal Consultant, Aboriginal Affairs, Advisory

Three key elements to diversify the future workforce

Annabella Dao

Civil Engineer, TPT Roads, Aviation & Civil

Acoustic Assessment for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project

Arvind Deivasigamani

Senior Acoustic Engineer

Why our Major Projects will be a driving force to achieving SDGs

Charlie Jewkes

Director of Transport, Australia

Enabling Aboriginal participation in engineering education and employment

David Cruickshanks-Boyd

National Director, Sustainability

Industry and Education Collaboration Is Empowering the Careers of Indigenous Students

Gerard Ryan & Casey Dwyer

Regional Director, Queensland

There is no such thing as an infrastructure project: focusing on people and places

Graham Pointer

Key Account Manager, Transport

Creating sustainable public transport for a growing city with a rail-over solution

Jamie Green

Major Projects Director, Rail

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

Infrastructure planning for current and future automated vehicles

Julien Marr

Intelligent Transport Lead

New mobility and the door-to-door aviation experience

Mark Boone

Aviation Lead, TPT Roads, Aviation & Civil

Streets of the future – the Movement and Place approach to New Mobility

Mary Haverland

Technical Executive, 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)

Assessment Of Gap Actuated Push Button Signal By Using Traffic Simulation Model

Mohsin Sarker

Senior Traffic Engineer, TPT Transport Advisory & Planning

Sustainable Pavement Management Practices in the Green Triangle

Paul Robinson

Asset Management Specialist, TPT Asset Services

Improving Resilience of Wastewater Systems to Earthquakes – Case Study: Wellington Region

Philip McFarlane

Market Leader Water & Water Waste

Using data-driven accessibility metrics to reshape the planning of new public transport lines

Rafid Morshedi

Senior Data Scientist, TPT Rail

Residual Life Assessment for Wind Turbine Structures

Robert Kilgour

Principal Engineer -Materials Technology

Environmental Effects and Sustainability of Concrete Pavements Compared to Asphalt Pavements for Highways

Sarvin Baghdadi

Graduate Civil Engineer, TPT Roads Aviation & Civil

Bridging the gap between policy & deployment: Liveable cities through connected mobility and innovation

Scott Benjamin

Technical Dierctor, Intelligent Transport Systems

Testing of Existing Fibre Reinforced Polymer Strengthened Bridges – Are We There Yet?

Steven Heffernan & Udaya Sathiamurthy

Senior Engineer, Materials Technology, TPT Asset Services

Metro Tunnel Project – transforming the face of Melbourne

Tim Gosbell

Client Director, Victoria and South Australia, Transport & Regional Director for Victoria

Enhancing Liveability Through Community-Centric Approaches To Asset Management And Affordable Digital Tools

Vivienne Ivory

Technical Principal, Social Science, Resilience and Public Health


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