Engineering in REFOCUS
REFOCUS is a short episode where we revisit some of the key ideas from some of our previous guests on the podcast.
Engineering Heroes with Dan Taylor
This week we refocus on the message presented to us by Dan Taylor
be a Kevin McCloud of engineering
Being reserved at the start of your career is expected, but there comes a time in every engineer’s career when they must recognise that it’s time to actively and loudly promote the work they are doing and the expertise they have gained.
About Dan Taylor
Dan has been a part of the COWI Transportation team since September 2019, Prior to that he has had extensive experience working in New South Wales and Australian Road, Rail and Infrastructure projects.
Dan is a Structural Engineer with 15 years’ experience specialising in bridge and structures design with experience in all aspects of bridge concept, detailed design and analysis through to construction across a range of business lines and international geographies.
He has been associated with the detailed design and delivery of major projects across a variety of disciplines including complex bridges, road, heavy rail, light rail, water, maritime, and dam infrastructure. He has successfully delivered projects to approval with TFNSW on a range of technically challenging projects.
Dan has site experience and managed relations with major contractors and stakeholders during the construction of major infrastructure, bridge and earth work projects. He has successfully delivered complex design packages from concept to construction stage whilst integrating the inputs of other disciplines and various major stakeholders.
Dan’s detailed design projects include precast segmental balanced cantilever bridges, composite steel concrete signature pedestrian bridges, prestressed and post tensioned girders with in-situ concrete decks and steel truss designs. Analyses techniques include grillage with moving and dynamic loads and 3D nonlinear analysis, Dynamic Analysis and FEA verification.
Dan has successfully managed teams of engineers, and technicians to meet tight deadlines of project delivery in a variety of methods including Design and Build, Alliances, and MCC contracts.
Dan has a strong philosophy of getting the basics right from the very start and agreed with both the contractor and client best interest. – this ensures a solid foundation for the project and a delivery on time outcome.
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