Colin engineers a career spanning decades

The career achievements of Carinity Brookfield Green resident Colin O’Connor have been recognised with a special honour.

A meeting room at the Brisbane headquarters of Engineers Australia has been named after him.

Colin O'Connor at the meeting room at Engineers Australia's Brisbane headquarters which has been named after him.
Colin O’Connor outside the meeting room at Engineers Australia named after him.

The honour recognises Colin’s decades-long contributions to the field of civil engineering.

Colin, 93, was an engineer with the Queensland Public Service for five years then served as a long-term lecturer in Civil Engineering at The University of Queensland, where he also studied.

He later became the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Queensland in the 1970s.

Colin, who is supported by Carinity Home Care while living at the Carinity Brookfield Green seniors’ community, has also undertaken detailed studies and surveys of Australian bridges.

He has published several books such as Design of Bridge Superstructures (1971), Register of Australian Historic Bridges (1983) and Spanning Two Centuries: Historic Bridges of Australia (1985).

In 2003, Colin was awarded the John Monash Medal for Engineering Heritage by Engineers Australia.

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