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Antill, James Macquarie (1912 - 1994)

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Construction engineer
Born: 10 June 1912  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 28 November 1994  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
James Macquarie 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 1947-55) 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.

Career Highlights

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


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 15 January 1998
Modified: 24 May 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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