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Contributors

GUEST EDITOR – LYNDON HAYWARD, FAIA

Lyndon is a Principal and cofounder of NH Architecture and has over 35 years of experience in architectural practice directing major projects. Since its establishment in 2004, NH has grown to create significant architecture in Victoria, Australia and abroad.

NH regularly competes with the best national and international practices and is built on a strong ethic of design, honesty, and commitment to participating in the architectural debate. A particular focus is placed on supporting emerging practices and being an architectural collaborator of choice.

Lyndon’s role has been to procure and lead major projects and build a team and culture that will prosper and continue to create outstanding architecture. QV, Melbourne Convention Centre and the Margaret Court arena are examples of such contribution. Prior to forming NH Architecture Lyndon directed the architectural services of projects including: 120 Collins Street, Crown Casino and Docklands Stadium.

 

DAMIAN ABRAHAMS

Damian is a specialist legal consultant to small and medium enterprises requiring part time corporate counsel services. He has provided advice and representation for a broad range of companies, organisations and individuals including leading architecture and design industry firms. A keystone of Damian’s practice in recent years has been in assisting senior professional consultants to negotiate and document their contractual relationships for major projects.

 

ALAN FINDLATER

Alan is Managing Director – Victorian Project Management and Board Member DCWC Group. Alan has over 25 years’ experience in major complex multi-stakeholder projects in Australia and overseas. He is highly skilled in the procurement of complex projects and has a balance of skills and experience to ensure effective overall leadership of these projects.

 

BRYAN MILLER, LFRAIA

Bryan Miller is the principal of a small firm specialising in the provision of contract administration and dispute resolution services to clients and other architects. Bryan is a former National Councillor of the Australian Institute of Architects having served on both state and national practice committees, the ARBV and many other building industry organisations. He is currently a member of the Institute’s Senior Counsellor Service providing free telephone advice to members in relation to building issues.

 

STEVE RICHARDSON

Steve has over 35 years’ experience leading construction and delivery with Grollo family construction entities that include Grocon and Equiset. He has operated in a range of procurement vehicles including Design & Construct, Design Novate Construct, and Public Private Partnerships. He is highly respected in the construction industry and in more recent years finds himself consulting to government agencies and private clients. Steve is also taking on educational obligations at Melbourne University.

 

RISKY BUSINESS

Robyn Williams of the ABC’s Science Show kindly permitted the use of the transcript from the ‘Risky Business’ broadcast on the May 2 2015. The transcript has been heavily edited to highlight the discussion around risk and fear so in that regard we note that the text published in this article maybe be out of context of the total broadcast.