Anthony Bayadi, Digital Design Leader
Anthony Bayadi has a simple but powerful philosophy – if you don't learn something new every day, you've lost the day.
It’s this mindset that has kept the Aurecon veteran motivated to embrace new challenges 26 years after he first joined the company.
Originally trained as a survey drafter, Anthony has seen the trade transform from the days of hand-drawn models on paper to three-dimensional digital files. He currently heads up the Aurecon digital design team for the Sydenham Station Junction project.
“I've always tried to understand how to use the latest bit of technology to be able to benefit what we do. And in the past year I've been thrown into the deep end given all our documentation is now derived from 3D models.”
Anthony says the new approach has been a game changer, allowing for earlier interrogation of how the different parts of a build work together, or don’t.
“In 3D, you can see all aspects of the item – where it clashes, where it doesn't clash, how it fits in, how it blends in to each other. That makes it so much easier to pick up early design hiccups to help us get our products out the door faster,” he says.
Anthony has worked on many memorable projects including the Cross City Tunnel, and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Village build, which flew the flag early for sustainable design.
A favourite part of his job is mentoring the next generation of design professionals. A number of apprentices under Anthony’s watch have transitioned from drafting to engineering roles, with some becoming project managers.
“That brings a joy to me knowing that they've taken their passion and achieved something that I saw they were capable of.”
Currently watching: The Sinner on Netflix
Favourite travel destination: New York, and Anaheim in California (to visit Disneyland)
Get in touch: 02 9465 5606, Anthony.Bayadi@aurecongroup.com