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Biographical entry Sharpe, Ron

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Civil engineer

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Ron Sharpe, a civil engineer who worked within the CSIRO's building research divisions from 1969 to 2000, was largely responsible for the development of multi-awarding winning computer program BCAider in 1992. The program was developed to help architects, engineers, building surveyors and educators to understand and apply the Australian Building Code. BCAider was in use from 1992 to 2005. Sharpe was Chief Research Scientist and Program Manager of Construction Systems from 1992 to 2000.

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1964
Education - Bachelor of Engineering (Beng, Civil, Hons I), University of Melbourne
1966
Education - Master of Engineering Science (MEngSc), University of Melbourne
1968
Education - PhD in Civil Engineering, Southampton University, England
1969
Career event - Joined CSIRO Division of Building Research, Melbourne
1992
Award - Software Product of the Year Award for BCAider (AITA)
1992
Award - Australian Design Award for BCAider
1992
Career position - Program Manager of Construction Systems, CSIRO
1992
Career position - Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Building Research
1993
Award - Powerhouse Museum Selection Award for BCAider, NSW
1994
Award - CSIRO Medal for BCAider
1994
Award - Institution of Engineers - Professional Excellence Award (Vic) for BCAider
1994
Award - Australian Institute of Building - Professional Excellence in Building Awards (both Vic and National) for BCAider
2000
Career event - Retired from the CSIRO

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