Engineering focus on China, Brisbane

21 November, 2016 | 17:30 - 21:00

A deeper look into China
A deeper look into China's engineering.

About this event

China has, during the last three decades, emerged as the global powerhouse that many thought it would become. Much of this has been driven by infrastructure spending, with the result that China now leads in many areas of transport and construction, involving the engineering skills of local professionals and to a large extent, the investment and management skills of international players - expats.

Untypically, there has been real and recent innovation in some of the Chinese construction companies, and a willingness by the Government to embrace such innovations in some of these infrastructure projects.

What does this mean to you, the young Australian civil engineer? We will hear from the Icarus project students of UQ on the 'Tianjin project' and then China-experienced ICE expat, Trevor Sculthorpe-Pike will present a brief overview of current engineering in China and how to take advantage of the many opportunities to work in China in the engineering field, together with the good - and some bad - things about working in the 'Middle Kingdom'.

This is a free event courtesy of your QLD ICE Local Association. Please register your intention to attend by emailing: so we know approximate numbers for the food and glass hire.

RSVP: by 17 November 2016.

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


  • 5:30pm – Guests arrive – drinks and finger buffet
  • 6:00pm – Jose Torero's welcome (Head of Civil Engineering at UQ)
  • 6:05pm – Garry Graham's introduction to ICE (Queensland ICE Chairman)
  • 6:10pm – Kevin and Nathaniel Icarus Introduction (Chairman and Vice Chairman Icarus)
  • 6:15pm – University of Tianjin, Icarus student presentation
  • 6:30pm – Engineering Business in China with Trevor Sculthorpe-Pike
  • 7:15pm – Drinks and finger buffet and networking with ICE members and civil engineering students