Welcome to Season 4 Episode 28
Innovation in Construction
James Glastonbury is 3rd generation engineer. And he believes that, in construction
as an industry, we’re underperforming.
James believes that engineers have a very important role to play in meeting the challenges being presented, but also unlocking the opportunities of innovation within the construction industry.
Engineering was deeply programmed into James’ DNA! Hi grandfather was the Chief Engineer for Wollongong. His dad was Dean of Engineering at Sydney University and even his oldest brother is an engineer.
Is it really any wonder that James attached himself to engineering….
there was something very deeply familiar and comfortable about the world of engineering
Extra discussions during the episode
Future: Be aware of how technology is going to change engineering
the creative element of engineering is going to become increasingly important
Advice: Engineers must step towards the challenges presented by society
it’s really important that engineer’s rise that challenge and the responsibility that goes with the qualification.
Snowy 2.0 scheme
with every one of those incremental grand improvements, we make the world a slightly better place
The mentors that have helped him grow and develop in his career.
some of those mentors from my really early career … were genuine artists in the profession.
About James Glastonbury
James was appointed as Technical Director for Laing O’Rourke’s Australia Hub in March 2017 having held a number of senior leadership roles prior to this, including Engineering Director for Laing O’Rourke’s in-house innovation team, the Engineering Excellence Group.
James has over 25 years of engineering experience working across transport infrastructure, tunnelling, mining and oil & gas sectors. He has worked in consulting, research and delivery in the US, UK and Australia.
He holds specialist qualifications and experience in civil/geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics. He attained a Doctor of Philosophy (Geotechnical Eng) at the University of New South Wales and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Eng, Hons) and Bachelor of Science (Geology), both of which were attained through the University of Sydney.
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