Welcome to Season 4 Episode 13
Jessica Qiu spoke to us about Holistic Engineering.
holistic engineering is when you combine all necessary disciplines together, working together in a collaborative manner
She discusses the risk that is taking place right now when we move away from holistic engineering due to the higher level of size and complexity of projects. This is a collaboration challenge on a grand scale. We must create a common source for data and improve trust by managing risk in a different way.
Jessica had a strong passion and curiosity of physics. She had a teacher that inspired her to push this curiosity further and she spent a lot of time exploring various ideas, always looking into and research new ideas.
During year 11 she attended various university open days where she made a very important connection.
Extra discussions during the episode
Future: Automation will impact engineers
the engineer’s role will become more profound in actually focusing on the solution and defining that solution.
Advice: Stay curious about everything, especially those ideas beyond engineering
remain curious and keep exploring ideas no matter how crazy
Pyramid of Giza
Its construction and the sheer logistics..
Leonardo da Vinci
the reason he impressed me so much… he’s not just an engineer
About Jessica Qiu
Jessica is an internationally Chartered engineer and highly skilled project manager with extensive experiences in the full life cycle of infrastructure project delivery. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the projects with her specialist skills in project/program management, technical and design delivery, commercial and quality management, and specialist engineering knowledge and experiences in the field of geotechnical and environmental engineering.
She adopts holistic approaches with her work, and always finds a way to find and adopt business focused strategy that will drive better outcomes in the long term.
Jessica is the current President for the Sydney Chapter of Engineers Australia
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