Dr James Aldred

James AldredDr James Aldred

Technical Director - Concrete Future/AECOM and Adj Assoc Professor - School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UNSW

James has over 30 years’ experience in the concrete industry in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. His background includes Technical Director of an international admixtures company, Manager of the High-Performance Concrete Research Group at the National University of Singapore, Technical Manager of Taywood Engineering and Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College. He is a specialist in concrete technology including mix design, durability, investigations and advice, with a proven record of helping change industry mindset and practices. He was the Independent Verifier for the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which is the world’s tallest tower.

James obtained his PhD from Curtin University. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, the American Concrete Institute and the Institute of Concrete Technology. James has received the Award of Excellence from Concrete Institute of Australia and the Award for Outstanding and Sustained Contributions to Concrete Technology by ACI International Conferences, as well as the prestigious George Stephenson Medal from Institute of Civil Engineers.