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Aurecon engineers to present at NAWIC career talks

Michelle Wong

Michelle Wong14 May 2012 - Aurecon buildings engineers Michelle Wong and Deborah Bates will be presenting at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) career talks to be held at Sydney’s major universities on 15, 22 and 30 May 2012.

Sponsored by Aurecon, the event is targeted at final year undergraduate and master’s students.

Michelle and Deborah will provide an insight into their experiences with Aurecon as engineers involved on major international projects at one of the world’s top engineering and specialist technical consultancies,” said Tony Lavorato, Technical Director for Buildings at Aurecon.

Michelle Wong is a structural engineer specialising in advanced structural analysis using non-linear finite elements. She has worked on Wembley Stadium’s iconic arch and roof structure in London and the Jindalee Aluminium Bikeway Bridge in Brisbane, the longest single span aluminium bridge in Australia. Michelle is currently providing erection engineering assessment of the proposed steel roof of the West Kowloon Express Rail Terminus in Hong Kong.

Deborah BatesA mechanical engineer, Deborah Bates arrived in Australia from Scotland in 2008 under gainful employment and sponsorship with Aurecon. With a focus on delivering energy efficient solutions, Deborah has designed designing mechanical services for schools, as well as commercial and residential property in Scotland and Australia. Deborah has recently moved to a project management role for the Australian federal government’s school stimulus package, Building the Education Revolution (BER).

Michelle Wong will be presenting at:

  • University of New South Wales
    Tuesday May 22, 12.30 pm

Deborah Bates will be presenting at:

  • Sydney University
    Tuesday May 15, 5.30 pm
  • University of Technology
    Wednesday May 30, 5.30 pm

Students can register online to attend this free event at

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