The Engineering Reimagined podcast explores how, like engineers, people from all walks of life are reimagining the future and their roles in it. Each month you'll hear inspiring stories from a range of guests as we reimagine how engineering can lead the world to a better future.
Do we take good design for granted?
Design has a powerful impact on our lives, from the smartphone we use to stay connected with friends and family to the bicycles that enables us to get from A to B. What lessons can we learn from this creativity to reimagine the manufacturing sector and drive economic growth? There is mounting evidence that organisations that excel at design significantly outperform their industry peers financially. So should organisations embed design as a strategic tool within their business to improve performance or has the term design thinking done more harm than good? In this episode, Aurecon’s Chief Design Officer John McGuire catches up with Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia, to discuss the remarkable world of design as we celebrate Good Design Week.
How do you run a train network during a pandemic?
With more people working remotely along with growing fears of catching the COVID-19 infection, passenger numbers have dwindled for metro systems all over the world. How will the surge in active transport integrate with broader public transport networks and what can we learn from other cities to improve the public transport passenger experience? Join Aurecon’s Managing Director for Transportation in Australia & New Zealand Becky Wood and Metro Trains Melbourne’s General Manager for Passenger Experience Tilly Loughborough as they discuss how public transport operators can rebuild customer confidence in their services amidst and after the COVID-19 crisis. Find us online at aurecongroup.com/podcast or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will engineers be the rock stars of the future?
So many sectors around the world, including aviation, tourism, hospitality and retail have been hit extremely hard by COVID-19, leaving millions of people jobless. Fortunately, many engineers have quickly adapted to digital ways of working despite delayed or cancelled projects. Given their skills in finding solutions to complex problems, will engineers be the new rock stars of our post pandemic world? Aurecon’s Chief Executive for Australia and New Zealand, Louise Adams, speaks with Trish White, Board Director of Engineers Australia, about the role they will play in global economic recovery and how they can pivot to different industries where their skills are required right now.
How can renewable energy boost economies?
As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease in many parts of the world, economic recovery plans are taking shape to stimulate jobs and growth. A recent Clean Energy Council report demonstrated how renewable energy could create an estimated 50,000 new jobs and inject approximately AUD 50 billion worth of investment in Australia, particularly in regional areas where projects would be located. Whether it’s the Australian Outback or rural Southeast Asia, people in remote areas all over the world deserve affordable and reliable connectivity to survive and thrive, and it’s important that remote places aren’t left behind in the renewable energy transition. Aurecon’s Harriet Floyd speaks to Clean Energy Council’s Director of Energy Transformation Lillian Patterson about the potential for economic recovery through investment in renewable energy, while Ekistica’s Lachlan McLeod shares the opportunities and challenges of delivering renewable energy projects to regional areas. Find us online at aurecongroup.com/podcast or email us at email@example.com.
Caring for your mental health in a pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic peaked in Australia, Beyond Blue, an independent non-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety and other related mental disorders, witnessed their online forum activity reach an all-time high in its "coping during the coronavirus outbreak" chatroom. In this episode of Engineering Reimagined, Aurecon’s Scott Powell talks to Beyond Blue Chief Executive Officer Georgie Harman about how we can support our own and each other’s mental health and wellbeing in the coming months.
Engineering during and beyond COVID-19 – lessons from Asia and Middle East
In this special episode of Engineering Reimagined, Maria Rampa talks to Stephane Asselin, Aurecon’s Chief Executive for Asia, about his insights on the COVID-19 pandemic and what lies ahead for the region, and Mark Mauerberger, Aurecon’s Electrical Team Leader in Dubai, who shares his experience on what it’s like working on a live construction project during a period of lockdown. Find us online at aurecongroup.com/podcast or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Empathize or be empathised
The future of engineering lies with the humanization of our services. Being able to deliver to our clients client.
Engineers (here, I speak for myself) can get carried away by the newest tech and trendiest tools that the market has to offer. We feel obliged to make use of it, just because. We get so consumed by what we(it) can do, how fast we can do it, where all that matters is turn around time.
Because of this so many developments and engineered solutions have gone sour in recent.
We need to bring back the end users into our designs, empathize with them, and deliver based on their needs, not on our ours.
Aurecons initiative to create human centered design through innovation and design thinking has been a step in the right direction. Proud to be apart of such a progressive, mindful family