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Aurecon engineer wins Women in Construction award

Mairead Hogan

Mairead’s invaluable contribution to the success of the Sydney Data Centre saw her named Project Leader for the client’s Melbourne Data Centre.

27 August 2013 – Aurecon’s Mairead Hogan was last week announced a winner at the 2013 National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) NSW Chapter Awards for Excellence.

Mairead, a mechanical engineer in Aurecon’s Sydney Buildings team, won the Brookfield Multiplex Award for Contribution to a Project’s Development, recognising her work on two Tier 1 Data Centre client projects in Sydney and Melbourne.

The NAWIC Awards for Excellence recognise the achievements of various women in the construction industry, from rising stars to established leaders. The winners were announced on Thursday 22 August at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Mairead said it was an incredible experience to be recognised with such a prestigious award, particularly when shortlisted against strong competition.

“I was both shocked and honoured to receive this award from NAWIC. I was absolutely delighted,” Mairead said.

“Both the projects – one in Sydney and the other in Melbourne - were fantastic to work on and highlight the high standard and quality of projects available to work on for Aurecon staff members.

“I was working in a multidisciplinary team, with all engineering services being delivered by Aurecon, which exposed me to a lot of hardworking, dedicated people who were a great pleasure to work with. I am so grateful for the teams’ support.”   

Mairead graduated as a mechanical engineer in 2005 from National Univesrity of Ireland in Galway, Ireland and moved to Australia in 2008 to join Aurecon.

Mairead first became involved in the Sydney data centre project in 2010, working as a mechanical engineer for the construction phase.  The project was an enormous success, delivering Australia’s first LEED Gold rated Data Centre on time and within cost.  It is now the benchmark reference site for all of the client’s Asia Pacific data centres.

Mairead’s invaluable contribution to the success of the Sydney Data Centre saw her named Project Leader for the client’s Melbourne Data Centre. The design phase has now been completed and the project is moving into construction.  This has been a truly global effort, with aspects of the design being delivered in Canada, Vietnam, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, and with Mairead managing client stakeholder input from the USA, Singapore and Sydney.

Aurecon is widely recognised as a market leader in the Australian data centre market, having work on the region’s most iconic and complex data centres.

Established in 1995, NAWIC is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to raise the profile of women in the construction industry. To advance opportunities for women, the organisation hosts networking events and education seminars, funds scholarships, as well as run an annual awards program.

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