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Xavier Cure and Dermot Nolan - Costin Roe Consulting

Costin Roe Consulting announced the appointment of Xavier Cure, Civil Senior Design Engineer, as Associate Director. Xavier joins another recently-appointed Associate Director, Dermot Nolan, as a role-model and example for junior engineers who join the firm with the intention of refining their skills, gaining experience, and progressing toward positions of leadership within the firm and the field.

Xavier Cure and Dermot Nolan - Costin Roe Consulting

Xavier Cure [left] and Dermot Nolan, newest Associate Directors of Costin Roe Consulting.

Xavier Cure has been working with Costin Roe Consulting for eight years. Xavier has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Specialising in civil engineering, Xavier has excelled as an engineer and representative of the firm in recent major commercial, industrial, and residential projects involving subdivisions, earthworks, roads, drainage, and WSUD (water-sensitive urban design) using Civil 3D, 12D, MUSIC, and HEC-RAS.

The director-in-charge of civil engineering at Costin Roe Consulting, Mark Wilson, B Eng (Civil) B Surv ME CPEng, said of Xavier’s achievements, “Xavier is always on-task with a project from beginning to end – no question. He is a role model to our junior civil engineers and respected by his peers in the office. Personally, I would have to say that it is a pleasure to work with Xavier. Over the years, the firm’s management team has enjoyed watching Xavier steadily develop from a promising graduate to the accomplished senior engineer he has now become.”

Both Mark Wilson, Director, and CRC’s Managing Director, Grant Roe, originally joined the firm as junior engineers and rose through the ranks to their eventual positions as senior executive decision-makers. It is this longstanding culture of mentorship, professional development, and internal career advancement at Costin Roe Consulting that attracts the brightest engineering graduates and post-graduate students to join the firm, enjoy the dynamic environment and team spirit, and take full advantage of the professional opportunities available.

Dermot Nolan, who holds a Bachelor degree in Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin, became an Associate Director of Costin Roe Consulting in August 2017. “Dermot has demonstrated outstanding technical and skills in structural engineering and remediation projects in his eight years with our firm,” said Grant Roe, BE(Hons) MEngSc MBA MIEAust CPEng NER. “Dermot is acknowledged by colleagues and clients for his practical approach to engineering solutions and personable, communicative manner in working relationships. It augers well for the future of the firm to see talented engineers like Xavier and Dermot in well-deserved leadership ascendency.”

 

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Tanaz Dhondy wins international award

Costin Roe Consulting design engineer and PhD candidate, Tanaz Dhondy, received an award for ‘Best Oral Presentation’ following the delivery of her preliminary research findings at the inaugural International Workshop on Coastal Reservoirs held in January 2018, at the University of Wollongong.

Tanaz Dhondy wins international award

Tanaz Dhondy received the oral presentation (research) award at the IACRR Workshop 2018.

Titled: Investigation of the chemical and physical properties of sea sand for the possible use in concrete for coastal infrastructure, Tanaz’s award-winning presentation summarised the preliminary findings of Stage 1 of her PhD research.

Tanaz described the invitation to speak at the International Workshop on Coastal Reservoirs as “an amazing opportunity”, and receiving the award for ‘Best Oral Presentation’ at the event “an honour”.

“Around the world, cities appear to be running out of water. But is it the water that is running out of the cities?” – IACRR

Tanaz Dhondy speaks at the IACRR Workshop 2018.

Tanaz Dhondy speaks at the IACRR Workshop 2018.

Hosted by the Centre for Coastal Reservoir Research (CCRR) at the University of Wollongong, the world’s first international workshop on coastal reservoirs (CR) was held in collaboration with the International Association for Coastal Reservoir Research (IACRR).

“Major cities around the world are actively pursuing coastal reservoirs as a sustainable solution to their water problems. CR is an innovative technology that can recover floodwater entering the sea without desalination,” said the IACRR in promoting the workshop, which invited water resources planners, researchers, engineers, and scientists to review and assess the feasibility of coastal reservoirs in securing universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water.

Sydney Airport Runway Run 2017

Tanaz Dhondy and Erica Thornton, Costin Roe Consulting engineers, got into the seasonal spirit of giving to participate in the 2017 Sydney Airport Runway Run to raise funds for Cure Cancer Australia.

Tanaz Dhondy

Tanaz Dhondy, Design Engineer, Costin Roe Consulting, achieving vertical take-off at the Sydney Airport Runway Run 2017.

This one-of-a-kind event provides a rare opportunity for athletes and fun-runners to sprint 500 metres down one of Sydney Airport’s operational runways and support a great cause at the same time.

Costin Roe Consulting covered the entry fees for the two enthusiastic runners in their Costin Roe Consulting race-livery to take part in the event, which was limited to 100 total participants.

Sydney Airport Runway Run

Tanaz Dhondy and Erica Thornton representing Costin Roe Consulting.

Sydney Airport Runway Run

Sydney Airport staff were on-hand to assist runners with on-ground navigation.

The more familiar sight on runways at Sydney Airport.

The more familiar sight on runways at Sydney Airport.

Sydney Observatory was the magnificent setting for numerous industry executives to gather and celebrate the career of Wayne E. Costin who retired in July 2017 after 28 years as managing director of Costin Roe Consulting and Strata Engineering Solutions.

The invitation-only cocktail party was attended by CRC/SES staff, colleagues and associates, and representatives from various companies and non-profit organisations that Wayne has been closely associated with over the years.

Wayne Costin’s farewell was held on 10 November 2017 at Sydney Observatory.

During a brief journey through some of the highlights of Wayne’s long career, and amusing anecdotes told by and about Wayne, special mention was made of Wayne’s long-standing support for the Strata Community Australia (SCA NSW) and Wheelchair Sports NSW.

Moving forward with Grant Roe and Mark Wilson

The new managing director of Costin Roe Consulting, Grant Roe, showcased some of the firm’s most recent achievements including the 2017 Award win for Excellence in Structural Engineering (completed 2016, Veolia Woodlawn MBT Facility); acknowledged the firm’s young achievers; and praised the strong sense of team spirit which continues to flourish as the firm expands in size and capability. Newly-appointed director, Mark Wilson, detailed a civil project (Horsley Drive Business Park) for which the firm received an honourable mention in 2017 awards for sustainable stormwater design. Altogether, while everyone was wishing Wayne well for the future, the firm demonstrated its strengths in civil and structural engineering, building and land remediation, and engineering technology.

Engineers from Costin Roe Consulting participated in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Australia’s largest and most prestigious half-marathon event, to finish in a victory for personal achievement and the team’s chosen charity, the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Team CRC at SMH Half Marathon

Conditions were perfect for Team CRC runners as more than 12,000 competitors powered through central Sydney

The mild autumn weather in Sydney on Sunday 21 May 2017 delivered perfect conditions for more than 12,000 competitors to set out from 6:45am on the 21.1km course starting in Hyde Park and going through Walsh Bay, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, and Pyrmont, before reversing to return via Circular Quay and the Royal Botanic Gardens for completion in Hyde Park.

From elite athletes to enthusiastic fun-runners

Rio Olympian Liam Adams won the men’s race in a time of 1:05:08, the third time he has taken out the race which this year was held for the 26th time. Two-time winner Cassie Fien took out the women’s race in 1:15:32.

Seven of the Costin Roe Consulting team members completed the entire 21.1km course. These athletic ‘die-hards’ in the team’s designer-style Costin Roe Consulting racewear were Angus McDougall, Paul McKay, Eden Bartolo, Tanaz Dhondy, Lachlan Walters, Josh Cadman, and also Grace Campbell (guest team member as the partner of Paul McKay).

Breaking the total distance into more manageable relay segments, Rockie Cabida completed 14km with relay partner Chris Valoudis covering 7km; John Holme ran 14km with relay partner Angus Hartney doing 7km, and Erica Thornton completed 7km with her dad running as her relay partner.

Sporting-related endeavours part of firm’s tradition and culture

Angus McDougall, Costin Roe Consulting

Angus McDougall, Costin Roe Consulting engineer, was “en pointe” during the SMH Half Marathon 2017

Costin Roe Consulting’s Annual Charity Golf Day became popular with many of the firm’s construction and property industry contacts over the last seven years, raising funds and awareness for Wheelchair Sports NSW. Today, the firm’s involvement in sporting-related charitable events is more diverse, reflecting the diversity of interests and abilities within its ranks.

“It was great to see such strong participation by our people in the SMH Half Marathon this year,” said Mark Wilson, director of Costin Roe Consulting. “Engineering is a demanding occupation and we support our people to reach for their personal best – not only in professional development and project performance but their all-round wellbeing and physical fitness.”

Costin Roe Consulting engineers at SMH Half Marathon 2017

Costin Roe Consulting engineers at SMH Half Marathon 2017

 

 

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