Steven Conrad Harrison – Resume

  • Preferred Name
    • Conrad
  • Occupation and Job Title
    • Don’t have one, don’t want one, don’t need one. When solutions are sought I get referred to by name not by occupation nor by profession. I apply a technical education to understand the issues I may encounter, and seek design-solutions to satisfy human needs from the available but otherwise limited resources. I research that I need to learn and which can build upon that which I already know. I seek to understand and set myself lots of questions to answer.
  • Key Skills
    • Problem Recognition, Definition & Solution | Design |  Technical Drawing & Engineering Graphics | Systems Analysis | Work & Method Study | Computer Programming | Qualitative and Quantitative assessment of fitness-for-function (building and non-building structures). With the quantitative assessment biased towards the application of mechanics and the strength and stability of materials.
  • Professional Affiliations
    • [Resigned]Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers. (MIIE)
    • [Resigned]Graduate Technologist, Institution of Engineers, Australia. (gradTIEAust)
    • [Resigned] Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia. (classified as professional scientist)
    • [Resigned] Manufacturing Society of Australia (ManSA) [Organisation in Limbo]
    • [Resigned]Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA)
    • [Resigned] REDR Society
  • Achievements & Awards
    • Bachelor of Technology
    • Certificate of Achievement
      • for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Assoc.Dip.Bus(Ind.Eng), University of South Australia, 1993.
    • Associate Diploma of Business
      •  (Industrial Engineering) – University of South Australia, 1992.
    • Associate Diploma of Mechanical Engineering
      •   – South Australian Institute of Technology, 1988.
    • Bachelor of Engineering (NOT Completed – First 2 years only – failed 2nd year mathematics: easy to apply, but a headache to agree with circular proofs of theory.)
      • Mechanical Engineering – South Australian Institute of Technology
    • Matriculated(1982 : Flinders & Adelaide universities)
    • Red Cross Elementary First Aid Certificate.(1977)
  • Short Courses and Seminars completed
    • Induction course for Working at heights & response to media  enquiries – AAPT/NDC and Egis project
    • Workcenter, Autosys – In-house training at Egis
    • Seminar: AS4600 – Cold Formed Structures Code, 1999.
    • DRCARCH 13 Introductory Course at DRCAUTO.
    • AutoCAD (release 10) Training  – In-house Course at Kinhill Engineers.
    • Manual Handling Seminar – Boral John Perry Engineering.
  • Journals &/or Newsletter Subscriptions
    • REDR Society | Structural Engineers Association International (SEAint) List server | SCOSS: Standing committee on Structural Safety | Australian Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering | Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering | Australian Journal of Structural Engineering | Structural Engineer (IStructE) | Engineering World | New Engineer | Engineering Heritage Australia | National Geographic | Australian Geographic
  • Familiarity with Codes & Regulations
    • AS/NZS1170.1 , AS/NZS1170.2 : Design Actions {wind loading 1983, 1989, 2002, 2011}
    • AS4055 simplified wind loading for houses
    • AS1250/AS4100 steel structures code
    • AS1538/AS/NZS4600 cold-formed steel structures
    • AS1664.2 Aluminium structures code
    • AS1720 Timber structures code
    • AS1684.1 structural model for residential timber framing code
    • AS1684.2 residential timber framing code
    • AS2867 Farm Structures
    • AS1657 Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders
    • AS4084 Steel Storage Racking
    • AS1418.1 Cranes, hoists and winches Part 1: General Requirements
    • AS/NZS 3500.5:200 National Plumbing and Drainage Part 5: Domestic Installations
    • South Australian Development Act & Regulations
    • SA Occupational Health Safety & Welfare Act & Regulations
    • NCC/BCA volumes 1 & 2
    • Occasional use of a multitude of other codes relevant to design, risk, quality, buildings and structures, with brief knowledge of UK, Euro and US codes.
  • Structural / Mechanical Design
    • Engineering Mechanics (Statics & Dynamics)
    • Mechanics of the Strength & Stability of Materials
    • Machine Elements
    • Tooling: Jigs & Fixtures
    • Beams and Columns (determinate & indeterminate)
    • Rigid Moment Frames (Kleinlogel formulae or MSA software)
    • Trusses
    • Sail Shades (cable and Tension Membrane)
    • Sports Nets (Cable-net)
    • Cold-formed Steel, Steel, Timber, Aluminium
    • Platforms, stairs and barriers
    • Mezzanine floors
    • Industrial Racking
    • Crane runways
    • Support Towers
    • Canopies: carports, verandahs
    • Agricultural Shelters
  • Drafting
    • Building Design (architectural) Plans, Elevations & Details
    • Building Electrical Layout (Lights, GPO’s, Phone, TV)
    • Building Plumbing Layout
    • Stormwater Drainage
    • Coastal Defence (seawalls, gabions)
    • Residential Slabs & Footings
    • Transportable Buildings
    • Brick Veneer
    • Precast Concrete and Tilt-up
    • Earth Covered Concrete Buildings
    • Aircraft Hangars
    • Fire Stations
    • Smoke/Fire Training Buildings
    • Fuel Stations
    • Chemical Stores
    • Car parking layouts
    • Railway Transition Curves
    • Bridge/Road Superelevation
    • Road, Sewer, Storm drain long sections
    • Road Cross Sections
    • Sheet Metal Developments
    • Pipe Profiling at Branches
    • Structural Steelwork (Development Approval and Workshop details)
    • Structural Concrete
    • Structural Timber
    • Structural Masonry
    • Industrial Platforms, stairs and barriers
    • Warehouse and Industrial Racking Layouts
  • Computer Skills
    • Operating Systems
      • CPM80, DOS (3.3,5,6.2,7), Sun OS, Unix, Linux, Apple, Windows (3.1, 3.11 Workgroups, 95, NT, XP,7,10)
    • Programming Languages
      • Fortran, BASIC, Pascal, C, Delphi, C++ Builder, VBA, VB.net, AutoLISP, windows scripting host (wsh) [VBscript, JScript] , Java, C#
    • Editors
      • Qedit, Ludwig, UltraEdit, Notepad++
    • WordProcessors
      • Wordstar, Expressionist, WordPerfect, Word (97,XP,2003,2016)
    • Spreadsheets
      • Multiplan, Lotus 123, As easy as, Quattro Pro (DOS & Windows), Excel (97,XP, 2003,2016)
    • DBMS
      •  Dbase II, Dbase III plus, FoxBase, Paradox (DOS & Windows), MS Access (97,XP, 2003,2016)
    • CADD
      • Acad (versions 2.6, 10,12,13,14, 2000I), McDraw II, Generic CAD, Drafters Choice, AutoSketch, DRCARCH 13, AcadLT (V2,95,2000), IntelliCAD 2000/2001, TurboCAD 10, DesignCAD Max, Microsoft Visio 2002. ProgeCAD 2016
    • CAE
      • Microstran (DOS & windows), SpaceGass, Strand 6 (DOS), Multiframe, Lights, GID
    • Project Management
      • Microsoft Project(DOS), Microsoft Project 2003, Open Workbench
    • Other
      • LINDO, DYNACODE
  • CPD
    • Participation in discussions, and providing assistance on the structural engineer’s international (SEAint) email listserver, mostly with respect to wind loading (ASCE7-05 vs AS1170.2), steel design  (AISC/AS4100 AISI/AS4600), and design principles in general, and building codes and regulation (IBC/BCA). | Participation in LinkedIn Groups on structural engineering, manufacturing and construction | Discussions at the ExcelCalcs forums | Reading multitude of books and journals on engineering, design, technology, history and management | Internet research | writing unpublished essays on design, technology and management.

Revisions:

  1. [01/02/2019] : Original Online
  2. [17/03/2019] : Added more specifics about structural design and drafting.

Praxis: Chronological Work History