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Engineering Excellence

Finished 31 July 2016
Powerhouse Museum

Curiosity and creativity are at the heart of engineering. This exhibition showcases Australian engineering successes that are among the best in the world.

Presented by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in collaboration with Engineers Australia, Sydney Division, this exhibition acknowledge the very best in the field with five award-winning projects from the annual Sydney Engineering Excellence Awards.

All awards have been peer reviewed by a panel of judges established by Engineers Australia, Sydney Division. The panel comprises practitioners and academics from the engineering community.

The projects demonstrate state-of-the-art thinking in the profession, drawn from knowledge in mathematics, science, art, technology and design.

Fibre Optic Manometry catheter

Described by clinical experts as “the Hubble telescope of gastroenterology” this device is transforming our understanding of gastroenterology and will take the guesswork out of the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of disorders such as constipation and incontinence.

Principal entrant: CSIRO
Joint entrants: Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre and Griffith University
Bradfield Award
Welfare, Health and Safety Excellence Award
Innovations and Inventions Excellence Award
Sir William Hudson Award (highest award at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards)


Project Caramello

A tracking device that incorporates ‘koala-centred’ design to accurately and safely track the animals in the wild.

LX Design House
Software and Embedded Systems Excellence Award


Illawarra Flame House

Modern design features and technology that transform a typical energy-guzzling Australian fibro house into a retro-fitted ultra-sustainable home.

Principal entrant: University of Wollongong
Joint entrants: TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute
President’s Award


Green Materials

Extraction techniques that transform car waste products into reusable, valuable materials.

Principal entrant: Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology (SMaRT Centre), University of New South Wales
Joint entrants: Arrium and Brickworks Building Products
President’s Award
Research and Development Excellence Award


One Central Park building project

Renowned for its architectural heliostat, world’s tallest vertical garden, thermal plant and water treatment plant, the building has added Engineers Australia’s Buildings and Structures Award to its long list of accolades.

At night part of the heliostat transforms into a stunning light installation by leading light artist Yann Kersalé.

Principal entrant: Robert Bird Group
Joint entrants: Arup, WSP & Kennovations
Buildings and Structures Excellence Award