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Biographical entry Spratt, Peter Elliott


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Peter Spratt is a civil engineer specialising in restoration and conservation of heritage structures. He has been in private practice since 1992 and worked with municipal and state authorities throughout Australia. Among his most high-profile projects have been the buildings at the Port Arthur penal settlement and the Richmond Bridge, both in Tasmania. Spratt is noted for the innovative engineering techniques he uses in his work. In 2017 he was awarded the John Monash Medal by Institution of Engineers, Australia.



1968 - 1996
Career position - Member, Institution of Engineers, Australia
1974 - 1997
Career position - Consultant Engineer, Port Arthur Historic Site Authority
1980 - 1992
Career position - Director, England, Newton, Spratt and Murphy Pty Ltd
1984 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Building
1992 - 1994
Career position - President, Tasmanian Chapter, Australian Institute of Building
1992 - 2005
Career position - Principal, Peter Spratt and Associates
Career position - Consultant Engineer, Queensland Environmental Protection Agency
Award - Award of Excellence for the conservation of the Raine Island Beacon, Association of Consulting Engineers of Australia
1996 -
Award - Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia
Award - Chapter Honour Award for distinguished services to the practice and science of building, Australian Institute of Building
1997 - 2006
Career position - Foundation Councillor, Tasmanian Heritage Council
2005 -
Career position - Principal, Peter Spratt Consulting Engineer
Award - Award of Merit, Engineering Heritage Australia
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to engineering through the conservation of historic buildings, the establishment of an on-line Building Degree course, and through contributions to industry associations
Award - Colin Crisp Award, Institution of Engineers, Australia
2016 -
Award - Life Fellowship, Australian Institute of Building
Award - John Monash Medal, Institution of Engineers, Australia

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  • Anon, 'Peter Elliott Spratt, AM, FAIB, FIEAust, CPEng awarded the 2017 Engineers Australia John Monash Medal', Engineering Heritage Australia Magazine, 2 (8) (2018), 6. Details

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Helen Cohn