Established 1894

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Biographical entry Grundy, Paul (1935 - 2013)


12 May 1935
6 January 2013
Victoria, Australia
civil engineer


Emeritus Professor Paul Grundy Joined the Wallaby Club in 2011 and retained his membership until his death in 2013. Paul was born on 12 May 1935 at Camberwell, was educated at Xavier College and during his civil engineering undergraduate degree, which he completed in 1956, he was resident in Newman College. He graduated BCE (1956) and MEngSc (1959) from the University of Melbourne and PhD (1961) from Cambridge University. He worked for Civil and Civic Pty Ltd (1961-1963) and Hardcastle and Richards 1963-1965). He served at Monash University 1966-2000 succeeding Prof N W Murray in the Chair of Structural Engineering, and serving as Head of Department. His expertise is the lifetime performance of structures in hostile environments, extended since retirement to disaster risk reduction, working with UN and UNESCO. His expertise is sought frequently on the structural integrity of ageing bridges. Paul is a life fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and Honorary Associate of the Structural College, Engineers Australia, and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. For some years Paul was a member of the National Trust (Victoria) Bridges Committee, a steering committee set up to oversee the assessment and documentation of the heritage significance of Victoria's bridges. Fellow Wallabies Brian Harper, Max Lay and Bruce Sandie were also members. The Committee substantially finished its work in 2011.



2011 - 2013
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The Wallaby Club is a Melbourne-based walking club established in 1894 with a strong bias towards good fellowship, talking and an appreciation of both the natural and built environments. Membership is strictly limited and is by invitation only.

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