Jim Forbes

Jim Forbes, Chairman of Australian Standard committee 

  • Diploma of Civil Engineering (Swinburne) 1965
  • Post Diploma of Civil Engineering, Structures (Swinburne) 1967
  • Certificate of Management (University of ColoradoUSA) 1971
  • Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, 2005 to 2009

With over 50 years in the construction industry, Jim has been involved with the planning, design, coordination and supervision of a wide variety of civil engineering and building projects.

His expertise covers Concrete Structures, Tall Buildings, Mining, Aerospace and Transport Infrastructure

 Having developed considerable experience in transport projects, he applies a unique blend of building and transport skills to public and private transport projects across Australia

His broad experience in civil engineering has seen him involved in projects which require holistic solutions to complex engineering, transportation and planning challenges. These have typically involved major infrastructure development projects, from initial master-planning to completion.

Jim has extensive experience in running multi-disciplinary teams and has an enviable reputation for identifying the winning elements of Design and Construct projects.

His acknowledged expertise in concrete and concrete structures led him towards a strong involvement with the Concrete Institute of Australia and the Federation Internationale du Beton and he has served as President of each of these organisations. 

In recognition of his involvement and his position in the profession, Jim was appointed Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering by the University of Sydney and has taught Civil Engineering Design at Fourth Year Undergraduate level.

Jim has kept up to date with engineering developments worldwide through numerous visits to Arcadis and associated offices in Europe, Asia and the United States, attendance at conferences, presentation of papers and study tours worldwide.

Jim is Chairman of Australian Standard committee BD-002, responsible for AS 3600, the Australian Concrete Structures Code, and represents Australia on the International Standards Organisation TC71 committee.