Delivering engineering projects at the Sydney Opera House

31 May 2012
Alumnus Greg McTaggart (ME, 1986), Director of Building Development and Maintenance at the Sydney Opera House was guest presenter for a special alumni event at the Sydney Opera House. Greg spoke about the challenges of delivering engineering projects at one of the world’s best known performing arts and tourism venues.

More than 50 alumni and their guests attended the lecture in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House. Many of the attendees played and continue to have a leading role in the engineering of this iconic building including Dr John Nutt AM (former chairman and CEO of Ove Arup & Partners Consulting Engineers) , Mr Robert Leece AM, RFD (member of Sydney Opera House Trust) and Mr Malcolm Patterson, Consulting Project Director for the current construction project.

Greg McTaggart joined the Sydney Opera House in 2003, and prior to his current role was project director of the building development group responsible for planning and delivering all major building projects at the Opera House including the Utzon Room, the Western Colonnade, the Western Foyers and the Opera Theatre Renewal Concept Design Study. In his current role he responsible for environmental sustainability, security, maintenance and conservation of the building as well as for continuing to plan and deliver major building projects.

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