Celebrating engineering excellence

With curiosity and creativity being at the heart of engineering, Powerhouse Museum is proud to present an exhibition filled with Australian engineering successes that are among the best in the world. World-class innovation in the field of engineering will be on show in this exhibition to be held from 12 February 2015.

Engineering Excellence will exhibit the very best engineering projects, winners in the annual Sydney Engineering Excellence Awards of 2014. Presented in collaboration with Engineers Australia, Sydney Division, the exhibition will showcase five projects which demonstrate cutting edge thinking in the profession, drawn from knowledge in mathematics, science, art, technology and design.

Engineers shape the world in which we live. They develop solutions to seemingly impossible problems and improve our economic, environmental and social wellbeing.

Rose Hiscock, Director of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences said that the engineering profession enriches society through contributing to economic, environmental and social wellbeing.

“We’re proud to be able to partner with Engineers Australia’s Sydney Division on this exhibition for the 16th year,” she added.

Projects on display include:

  • Fibre Optic Manometry: a cross-state collaboration between CSIRO, Flinders University (SA), Flinders Medical Centre (SA), and Griffith University (QLD), described by clinical experts as “the Hubble telescope of gastroenterology” allows the guess work to be taken out of the investigation, diagnosis and potentially, treatment, of gastrointestinal-disorders.
  • Project Caramello: a tracking device that incorporates ‘koala-centred’ design to accurately live track the endangered animals.
  • Illawarra Flame House: transforms a typical energy-guzzling Australian fibro house into a retro-fitted ultra-sustainable home.
  • Green Materials: a project which has the possibility of redirecting materials from dead cars wasting in landfill to new components suitable for use in high end electronic and other industrial manufacturing.
  • One Central Park: the highly acclaimed building project, located just around the corner from Powerhouse Museum, is renowned for its architectural heliostat, the 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.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 12 February 2015 and is on show until Monday 11 January 2016. It is free with Museum general admission: $15 adult, $8 child/concession, $38 family.

Find out more on the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences website: maas.museum/event/engineering-excellence/

Written by Tilly Boleyn