Congratulations to our newest Beca Technical Fellows, recognised at our annual Delivery Conference last Friday. Leaders in their respective fields both within Beca and the wider industry, the five recipients were honoured for their outstanding technical skills, leadership and their ability to bring innovative solutions to our clients' projects.
According to David Carter, Chief Technical Officer, the title of Technical Fellow is about recognising the profound contribution that our technical experts make, both to Beca's ongoing success and to the wider technical community. "Unsurprisingly, they are incredibly valuable people, and it's always important to stop and take the time to celebrate the achievements of our technical leaders and their ongoing commitment to excellence."
Our newly inducted Technical Fellows are listed in order of appearance between our Independent Board Director, Catherine Drayton, and Chief Technical Officer, David Carter.
Tim Swain - Area of specialisation: Project management
Tim has managed projects in water, defence, buildings, retail, ports, and a range of industrial markets. He has worked in Thailand, Australia and the Philippines, including work for the Asian Development Bank and developed key experience in the areas of risk management, operational interfaces and planning, stakeholder consultation and public safety, all of which are critical to a project's success.
Stuart Smith - Area of specialisation: Healthcare and laboratory facilities
Stuart joined Beca in 1992, and he has since lent his considerable expertise to a wide variety of buildings, including casinos and hospitals and several in Jakarta. His award-winning work on laboratories and special purpose medical facilities continues to set Beca apart in this market.
Vince Scolaro - Area of specialisation: Civil structures
With over 30 years' experience in his field, across 18 different markets, you can see Vince's handiwork in structures across Australia, Vietnam and New Zealand. His technical expertise is recognised nationally, and he is sought out for his comprehensive skills by contractors and clients alike.
Stephen Hewett - Area of specialisation: Intelligent transport systems
Stephen has delivered projects across the UK, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand, and is a recognised national expert in New Zealand. Over the past five years Stephen has presented several papers and chaired sessions at the ITS World Congress on Technology.
John Youdale (absentee) - Area of specialisation: Port construction and project management
John has worked for consultants and contractors and delivered projects across New Zealand, Australia, Tasmania, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga, Arabian Gulf, Canada, Cambodia, the United States and Indonesia – among others! He has authored nine technical papers, overseen massive infrastructure projects including the installation of 9,000 stone columns on one project alone, and is a trusted advisor to several aid agencies and governments.