Steel-Concrete Composite Structures in Australia: Past, Present and Future

Professor Brian Uy
Head of School, School of Engineering & Director Civionics Research Centre
Foundation Director-elect, Institute for Infrastructure Engineering
University of Western Sydney, Australia

Brian Uy is the Head of School of Engineering and the Director of the Civionics Research Centre and Foundation Director-elect of the Institute of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Western Sydney. He is also a member of the Australian Council of Engineering Deans and Australian Deans of Built Environment & Design and one of three Australian Members of the Global Engineering Deanís Council. He was also a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts for Engineering and Environmental Sciences from 2007-2009, which provides advice on research funding and excellence to the Australian Government. Brian was Professor of Structural Engineering and Head of the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wollongong from 2004-2007. He has also held academic and consulting positions at the University of New SouthWales, Sydney; Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London; National University of Singapore; Ove Arup and Partners (now ARUP); Wholohan Grill and Partners (now WorleyParsons) and Wargon Chapman and Partners (now Hyder).

Brian has been involved in research in steel-concrete composite structures for over 20 years and has coauthored over 400 articles including over 125 journal articles. Much of this research has been underpinned by competitive grant funding from the ARC and industry totalling over $13 million. Brian serves on the editorial boards of seven international journals for structural engineering and is currently a member of the Standards Australia Committees BD01 on steel structures, BD02 on concrete structures, BD32 on composite structures and BD90 on bridge structures. He is also the Chairman of the Australia Division of the Institution of Structural Engineers, United Kingdom. He is a chartered engineer in Australia, the UK and USA and regularly provides higher level consulting advice for certification and forensic purposes. He also currently serves on the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Task Committee 5 on Composite Construction and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), Working Commission 2 on steel, timber and composite structures and is a member on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), Technical Committee on Composite Construction.