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Alan Grant

Projects in Australia

Road and tunnel

"Clem 7" road tunnels, (precast segmental lining and tunnel drainage system) Brisbane, Norwich A47 Bypass UK (documented in Sydney) and more with Maunsell and Partners, from 1980 to 1989.

Rail

Sandgate Newcastle Dive Tunnel, Parramatta to Westmead Quadruplication (dive tunnel and retaining walls) East Hills to Campletown Rail Link (incrementally launched bridge).

Marine

CTAL Container Terminal Port Botany, South Dock American Samoa (concrete wharf and services) Sydney Maritime Museum finger wharves Darling Harbour, Seawall repairs Dawes Point, Pilot Station Newcastle Harbour, Pontoon, ramp, jetty and mooring pen at Longview Street Balmain, Public access at Mort Bay Balmain East, Skid at Pacific Street Wastons Bay, Slipway at Punch Street Balmain, Vessel berths at Wunulla Road Point Piper, Wharf at Elizabeth Macarthur Bay Pyrmont and more.

Commercial and residential

High-rise refurbishment/conversion, office building North Sydney, Commercial alteration and additions at Crown Street Surry Hills, Alterations and additions at Nelson Road Lindfield, Breakfast Point 3C1 - Town Centre, Breakfast Point 3C3 - Celeste, Breakfast Point 3C4 - Carolina, Mixed-use development at Lindfield Ave Lindfield, Residential development at Regent Street Chippendale, Waterside apartments Rhodes, Minkara Retirement Village (waffle slab) Melbourne Tennis Centre and more.

Employment in Australia

March 1981 - February 1990 (9 years)
Maunsell and Partners Pty Ltd (AECOM) Sydney (full-time)
Structural/Civil engineering draughtsman. (GDS-CAD System, AutoCAD and drawing board)

March 1990 - December 1990 (9 months)
Strategic Technology Group, Sydney (contract)
CAD drafter (GDS-CAD System)

September 1994 - May 1997 (2 years, 9 months)
CAD Systems (NSW) + Western Sydney ITeC, Sydney (contracts)
Software Trainer. (AutoCAD and MS-Office)

January 1995 - February 1999 (4 years, 2 months)
University of Wollongong (Summer Session)
Lecturer for the course "Computer Aided Design for Creative Arts". (AutoCAD)
04 January 1995 – 15 February 1995
11 December 1995 – 07 February 1996
09 December 1996 – 05 February 1997
08 December 1997 – 04 February 1998
09 December 1998 – 03 February 1999

November 1998 - October 1999 (1 year)
Southern Sydney Institute of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) NSW, Sydney (part-time)
TAFE Teacher for the subject "Drafting and 2D CAD Introduction"

March 2000 - October 2002 (2 years, 8 months)
University of New South Wales, Sydney (part-time) Faculty of the Built Environment
Tutor, teaching university students. (AutoCAD, 3D Studio VIZ/MAX, Photoshop, HTML and Macromedia Director)

April 2004 - September 2005 (1 year, 6 months)
Taylor Lauder Bersten Pty Ltd, Sydney (contract)
CAD drafter, used AutoCAD on marine projects (wharf, pontoons and jetties) and commercial and residential developments. (AutoCAD)

October 2005 - December 2005 (3 months)
Arup Sydney (contract)
CAD drafter, used Microstation on a railway dive-tunnel in Newcastle, NSW, and a high-rise commercial-to-residential conversion in North Sydney, NSW. (Microstation)

December 2006 - November 2007 (1 year)
Leighton Bilfinger Berger - Joint Venture, Brisbane (contract)
CAD drafter, used AutoCAD external reference implementation with Bentley ProjectWise on "Clem 7" road tunnels under the Brisbane River. (AutoCAD with Bentley ProjectWise)

Employment in Germany

November 2007 - May 2011 (3 years, 7 months)
Bilfinger Berger, Munich Germany (full-time)
CAD drafter used AutoCAD + SOFiCAD and SketchUp on road tunnel, civil and building projects.

August 2011 - March 2013 (1 year, 7 months)
Arup, Dusseldorf Germany (full-time)
CAD drafter used AutoCAD, Revit Structure 2012 and SketchUp on building projects.

August 2013 - September 2013 (2 months)
Obermeyer, Cologne Germany (contract)
CAD drafter used AutoCAD and SOFiCAD on civil projects.

Projects in Germany

Road and tunnel

“Clem 7” road tunnels (reinforced concrete cross-passages) Brisbane.
Road tunnel (immersed tube precast concrete) Trondheim, Sweden.

Rail

North-South light rail (station reinforcement details) Cologne.

Civil

Ship-lift (insitu-concrete reinforcement details) Niederfinow. Stormwater drainage pits (general arrangements and details) "Zunderbaum" Homberg/Kirkel. Waste-water cavern, (general arrangements and details) Olpener Street Merheim. Stormwater drainage pits (general arrangements) State Road 404 Schleswig-Holstein. Main Canal stormwater drainage pits (quantity calculations; concrete, reinforcement, fittings) Wanne.

Commercial and residential (experience with Revit Structure)

Maria-Josepha-Strasse (underpinning three level heritage-listed building) Munich. Additions (secant-pile wall) German Science and Technology Museum, Munich. New ice rink (insitu-concrete grandstands/steel roof) Bietigheim-Bissingen. Alterations to "Wehrhahn Center", (underpinning and additional RC pad footings) Dusseldorf.

A first is a first.

In 2011, I was chosen to be the first Bauzeichner to complete a project using Revit for Arup Germany. Difficulties were found in modelling the 'parapet', which sits atop of the sloping retaining walls and the situation was finally resolved using a combination of Revit and SketchUp. The project was my first Revit project and taught me the importance of using Revit with other software when necessary.

Here is a panoramic view of the finished ICT Cubes Project.

Renovations to the German Embassy (existing multi-level steel frame building for updated earthquake and fire safety codes) Washington DC, USA. New greenhouse for botanic research (12 bays, steel portal frame) Bonn University. New greenhouse for botanic research (6 bays, steel portal frame) Aachen University. New facilities building (seven-level, reinforced concrete) Faculty of Biochemistry, Muenster University.

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