Jing Cao

Former Senior Structural Engineer, Structural Systems (2015 – 2019)

I’m a structural engineer with a PhD from the University of Southampton, UK – which was fully supported via EPSRC research funding.

At HERA I was strongly focused on steel structure related research projects such as steel/concrete composite structures, lightweight steel frame multi-storey buildings, structural reliability analysis and composite structure fire design.

With a track record in design and assessment in the UK, China, Australia and New Zealand, I’ve worked on a wide spectrum of technical challenges in seismic design, post-tension, pre-stressed concrete structures, retaining structures, bridges, residential & industrial infrastructure, water tanks and foundations – delivering bespoke solutions that HERA’s members and clients could rely on.

I also completed research works on the NZTA research report TAR 14/07 on the evaluation of sheer connectors in composite bridges – tapping into my international experience in global design standards, particularly in Australia, Europe and Britain to keep HERA’s members one step ahead of industry advances.  

I also monitored BRANZ NASH research for a lightweight steel framing multistorey building project – working with Professor Charles Clifton to help solve the Auckland housing crisis through a new sustainable building option in response to the Auckland Unitary Plan.

I felt honoured to work at HERA and be part of an organisation with a strong reputation and opportunity to access worldwide expertise in structural engineering.

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