Todd Halliday is elected President of the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers (ACSE)

by
Nicola Coyle

Congratulations to our Sydney Structural Section Manager and Principal, Todd Halliday on his election to President of the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers (ACSE).  The ACSE works hard to promote the profession of structural engineering and its impact in our community.  Todd has been an active member of the ACSE Board for the past four years and has helped to modernise the association to ensure it is engaged with the Structural Engineering community in NSW.  

ACSE members have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with industry leaders and other engineering professionals as part of their personal career development.  As President, Todd hopes to strengthen member engagement through networking events, active promotion and feedback.

Todd has 20 years’ experience in the engineering industry and has spent the past 12 of these with Northrop. He is motivated by exciting and challenging building projects that require a splash of creative thinking.  He takes an active lead in encouraging our structural team to think innovatively in its delivery of client-focused outcomes. “It’s predominately about good engineering, which requires superior pragmatic solutions, simplifying complex problems and thinking outside the square,” Todd explains.

Innovation played a key role in a recent project involving the redevelopment of Patrick’s Port Botany shipping and logistics facility. Northrop was contracted to design several structures, including a new control tower, office building and four new structural steel workshops. Most of the components were pre-cast on the ground and then lifted into place by crane. This clever use of pre-fabrication expedited the construction phase, minimised safety risks and reduced costs for our client.

Todd currently plays a leading role in enabling projects to be viable through providing engineering solutions that allow buildings to be built in an efficient manner.  These projects include industrial warehouse developments, the NSW prison expansion program, waste and recycling centers, health care buildings.  With the cost of buildings on the rise due to the current high demand, it has become more important than ever to provide considered economical structural designs.

In the long-term future, Todd would like to travel and engineer in third world countries, helping to improve the lives of people through engineering support and education. Closer to home, he is a supporter of charities providing humanitarian aid, like the Salvation Army, Property Industry Foundation (PIF) and RedR Australia. 

Principal, Structural Engineer

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