Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Powerhouse Museum Celebrates Engineering Excellence


Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Monday, January 11, 2016


10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Closed Christmas Day)

Location: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney
Admission: Free with general admission: $15 adult, $8 child/concession, $38 family
Organizer: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences



World class innovation in the field of engineering will be on show in this annual exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum from February 12, 2015.

Engineering Excellence will exhibit the very best engineering projects, including the winners in the annual Sydney Engineering Excellence Awards of 2014. Presented in collaboration with Engineers Australia, Sydney Division, the exhibition will showcase five projects which demonstrate cutting edge thinking in the profession, drawn from knowledge in mathematics, science, art, technology and design.

“As a museum of applied arts and science, it’s our role to celebrate home-grown innovation in a field such as engineering.” says Rose Hiscock, Director of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

“The engineering profession enriches society through contributing to economic, environmental and social wellbeing and we’re proud to be able to partner with Engineers Australia’s Sydney Division on this exhibition for the 16th year.”

Some of the innovative projects on display include:

The highly acclaimed One Central Park building project, located just around the corner from Powerhouse Museum, will feature. Renowned for its architectural heliostat, world’s tallest vertical garden, thermal plant and water treatment plant, the building has added Engineers Australia’s Building and Structures Award to its long list of accolades. One Central Park was named the Best Tall Building Worldwide by CTBUH at the 2014 Annual Awards Dinner.

Project Caramello, a tracking device that incorporates ‘koala-centred’ design to accurately live track the endangered animals. Illawarra Flame House, which transforms a typical energy-guzzling Australian fibro house into a retro-fitted ultra-sustainable home. Green Materials, a project which has the possibility of redirecting materials from dead cars wasting in landfill to new components suitable for use in high end electronic and other industrial manufacturing.

A cross-state collaboration between CSIRO, Flinders University (SA), Flinders Medical Centre (SA), and Griffith University (QLD) has also seen the creation of Fibre Optic Manometry, described by clinical experts as “the Hubble telescope of gastroenterology”  allowing the guess work to be taken out of the investigation, diagnosis and potentially, treatment, of gastrointestinal- disorders.

Stephen Finlay, General Manager of Engineers Australia, Sydney Division, says
 “The Excellence Awards is a true celebration of what our industry can do. It highlights those who are willing to push boundaries in order to have a real impact on the community. This group of talented engineers have delivered exceptional projects, all of which are set to have long term positive impacts for local, national and international communities”