Joseph is a Senior Structural Engineer in the Arup Brisbane Buildings team. He has experience across Australasia in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Singapore. He graduated in 2011 from the Queensland University of Technology and completed his degree with first class honours through the Dean’s Scholars Program. In his professional career, he has design experience in stadia, universities, multi-storey concrete buildings, mass-timber design and bespoke steel structures. Joseph is passionate in using his technical skills to develop sustainable and innovative engineering solutions for the benefit of others.
Joseph’s involvement on the Optus Stadium project involved steel member and connection design, roof design, Architectural and Construction coordination. He worked collaboratively with the shop detailer in Tekla and helped lead the innovative 3D shop drawing review process.
The newly built Optus stadium in Perth Australia, a world-class 60,000 seat multi-purpose modern day coliseum, set new industry benchmarks in the application of open BIM and digital engineering collaboration. Pivotal to the successful integration of design disciplines in the fast track programme, was the project team’s innovative approach to digital collaboration – an open BIM strategy around IFC model exchange that allowed for equal benefit and collaboration to all involved, independent of design discipline or trade. This provided significant benefit to the project and client, resulting in increased design coordination and collaboration but at the same time lessening the burden of the increased deliverable requirements on the Contractor. The open format approach to BIM also enabled the Structural Engineering team to align their modelling processes with the downstream needs of the Contractor and facilitate handover of LOD300 structural steelwork models to the steel fabricator in their native software platform, Tekla Structures, for direct progression to the next level of detail. This provided the Contractor with the agility to advance procurement, shop detailing, and construction in programme critical work fronts whilst design and modelling could co-develop between consultants and steelwork shop detailers. Optus stadium opened to the public, three weeks ahead of construction schedule, in January 2018. The stadium was recently awarded 2018 winner of the Australia and New Zealand Tekla BIM Award in the Sports and Recreation category for the modelling collaboration work undertaken in Tekla Structures.
- Gain an insight into the pre-planning and strategic formulation of BIM implementation to LOD500.
- Understand how openBIM implementation can provide greater value for ALL project collaborators.
- Learn how the integration of Parametrics & Digital design tools with TS can enhance BIM delivery.