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Biographical entry Antill, James Macquarie (1912 - 1994)

Born
10 June 1912
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
28 November 1994
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Construction engineer

Summary

James Antill was a construction engineer who was particularly interested in pre-stressed concrete. Initially he worked for the Sydney Water Board as a shire engineer on various county councils and also carried out defence works in eastern Australia. Later he worked for McDonald Constructions (ca 1947-1955) and then ran his own company (Stresscrete) for a brief period. Antill then worked as a consulting construction engineer from 1958 until his retirement in 1985. He also lectured part time at the universities of Sydney and New South Wales for many years and was involved in many organisations. He served as a chairman for the Civil Engineering Branch of the Institute of Engineers (Sydney branch); Standards Association of Australia's first Technical Committee on Prestressed Concrete, Construction Committee of the Metric Conversion Board (early 1960s); and the Institution of Engineers' Arbitration Committee. His best known book, written with Paul Ryan, is Civil Engineering Construction, which was first published in 1957 and has had many additional print runs.

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1931
Education - Bachelor of Engineering (BE) completed at the University of Sydney
c. 1946 - c. 1955
Career position - Construction Engineer for McDonald Constructions
1947
Career position - Chairman of the Civil Engineering Branch of the Sydney Division of the Institute of Engineers
1951
Award - Warren Prize received
1952 - 1985
Career position - Lecturer and Examiner of Civil Engineering Construction (part time) at the University of New South Wales
1955
Career position - Stresscrete established
1958
Career position - Sold Stresscrete to Farley and Lewers
1958 - 1985
Career position - Consulting Construction Engineer in New South Wales
1962 - 1985
Career position - Lecturer and Examiner of Civil Engineering Construction (part time) at the University of Sydney
1975
Award - Foundation Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators

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