Costin Roe Consulting design engineer and University of Wollongong PhD candidate, Tanaz Dhondy, has been named as an Ambassador for the ‘Women in Construction Summit’ held as part of the Sydney Build Expo, 19-20 March 2020 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.

Women In Construction Ambassador 2020

Sydney Build is Australia’s most well-recognised construction, architecture, and infrastructure expo. Now in its fifth year, Sydney Build has established itself as the best-attended B2B construction tradeshow in the whole of Australia.

As part of Sydney Build 2020, on the ‘Future of Construction’ stage within the ICC, five summits are held over two days: Reconciliation in Construction; Women in Construction Summit; Sustainable Construction Summit; Construction Outlook: Forecasts & Tenders; and the Modular & Prefab Summit.

Women are increasingly choosing careers in the construction industry. The ‘Women in Construction Summit’ at Sydney Build 2020 aims to address topics including:

  • – Empowering Women in Construction
  • – Building WOMEN, not just HOUSES
  • – Breaking through the glass ceiling – how can women reach senior and board positions within the construction industry?
  • – Celebrating the success of women in construction
  • – How can we encourage young girls to consider a career in construction?
  • – Creating a Built Environment which reflects a diverse Australia

As an Ambassador for ‘Women in Construction’, Tanaz Dhondy, representing both Costin Roe Consulting and University of Wollongong, serves as a superb role model for women in the construction industry. With PhD research focused on innovative and sustainable construction methods, Ms Dhondy has spoken on resilient infrastructure for climate change at the World Engineers Convention in 2019, and on the potential for using sea-sand in concrete for coastal infrastructure at the inaugural International Workshop on Coastal Reservoirs in 2018.