Aurecon launches future-focused podcast 'Engineering Reimagined'
Source: Aurecon , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Thu January 31, 2019 2:45 pm

INTERNATIONAL. Global infrastructure advisory and engineering company Aurecon has launched a new podcast series that explores how, like engineers, people from all walks of life are reimagining the future and their roles in it.

Aurecon Chief Executive Officer, William Cox, commented: “Humanity depends on engineering to help solve the wicked problems our world faces. We want our audience, and ourselves, to learn from our guests’ compelling and inspiring stories to help us shape and design a better future and reimagine engineering. We are matching our future-focused employees with movers and shakers who are helping us think differently about the challenges the world faces.”

The interviewers of Engineering Reimagined are Aurecon employees who are passionate about a specific topic. Guests on the show are individuals who can impart insights, knowledge, experience and a personal connection with a topic that is changing our world.

Guests in the first series include a French chef, award-winning inventor, earthquake expert and the first woman of colour in South Africa to receive a mathematics PhD.

Podcasts are continuing to grow exponentially in popularity and we have identified the channel as a meaningful way to connect with audiences ranging from our employees, clients, graduate students or anyone who is keen to learn about some of humanity’s most pressing issues,” said William.

Aurecon will drop a new episode every month featuring a compelling guest. We hope that we all can learn from their inspiring stories to help us lead the world to a better future.”

Engineering Reimagined can be found on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts (including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify), or you can listen via the Aurecon website.

Subscribe here so you never miss an episode.

Guests on the show
The first episode features Australia’s top French Chef, Guillaume Brahimi. He discusses how lessons learned in the kitchen can be applied to leadership in business with Giam Swiegers, outgoing Aurecon CEO.

In the second episode, Aurecon’s Managing Director for Design, Innovation and Eminence Kourosh Kayvani chats with materials engineer and inventor Veena Sahajwalla about revolutionising recycling to help industries repurpose waste as a low-cost alternative to raw materials and fossil fuels.

Other upcoming guests on the show include:
• John O’Hagan, the General Manager – Development at Otakaro Ltd who led the rebuild projects following the February 2011 Canterbury earthquakes that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand
• Law Professor Camilla Andersen from the University of Western Australia, who will be discussing the future of visual contracts
• Tasneem Chopra, a cross-cultural consultant, author and activist who was recently appointed an ‘Anti-Racism Champion’ by the Australian Human Rights Commission
• Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, who will impart her wisdom on how education can be redesigned to bring more diversity and inclusion to STEM.

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About Aurecon
Aurecon is an engineering and infrastructure advisory company, but not as you know it. We’ve reimagined engineering.

Our clients’ ideas and aspirations drive all that we do. We work alongside them like no other firm to co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges, adding value across the project lifecycle through deep technical and advisory expertise. We serve our clients across a range of markets, in locations worldwide. Hardwired in our DNA are engineering, design and the deep need to leave a legacy. We are as diverse as we are dynamic. As curious as we are clever.

Drawing on our deep pool of knowledge, we bring vital engineering experience, technical capability and design expertise to the table. Then we listen deeply and intently. We see the opportunities, possibilities and potential that others don’t. Through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we collaborate with our clients to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.

We believe humanity depends on engineering; and we recognise we have a broader stewardship role to play. A deep responsibility to hold. As we continually strive for a life in balance, Aurecon clients will be both future ready and engineered for life.

Think engineering. Think again.
Aurecon: Engineering, re-imagined.

To find out more about what we have been up to visit our newsroom, or take a glimpse into the future on our Just Imagine blog.

 

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