Antills of Achievement
Antill, James Macquarie (1912 - 1994)
Born: Australia (Sydney, New South Wales)
Construction engineer and Educator
Antill worked as a construction engineer for McDonald Constructions ca 1947-55.
After a brief period running his own company he worked as a consulting construction engineer from 1958 until his retirement in 1985.
He was particularly interested in pre-stressed concrete. His best known book, written with Paul Ryan, is Civil Engineering Construction,
first published in 1957 and running to many editions.
Born Sydney, 10 June 1912. Died Sydney, 28 November 1994. Educated University of Sydney (BEng 1931). Sydney Water Board, shire engineer on various county councils, various defence works in eastern Australia, construction engineer, McDonald Constructions ca 1946-55, set up Stresscrete 1955, sold Stresscrete to Farley and Lewers 1958, consulting construction engineer 1958-85, part time lecturer and examiner in civil engineering construction, University of New South Wales 1952-85 and at University of Sydney 1962-85. Warren Prize 1951. Chairman, Civil Engineering Branch, Sydney Division, Institute of Engineers 1947, chairman, Standards Association of Australia's first Technical Committee on Prestressed Concrete, chairman, construction committee of the Metric Conversion Board early 1960s, sometime chairman, Institution of Engineers' Arbitration Committee, foundation Fellow, Institute of Arbitrators 1975.
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