Concrete NZ Welcomes James Mackechnie
Sunday, 3 June 2018
At the beginning of 2018 Concrete NZ welcomed to the team Dr James Mackechnie as Education, Training and Research Manager.
James started in construction working on a tunnel, being involved in the concrete batching and pumping. This was followed by five years working as a structural engineer in Zimbabwe and South Africa before specialising in concrete technology with a PhD from the University of Cape Town.
As a post-doctoral researcher, James was involved in condition surveys of infrastructure as well as research on durability and repair of concrete structures.
He moved to New Zealand in 2001 and spent seven years at the University of Canterbury as CCANZ Fellow/Senior Lecturer involved in a wide range of teaching and research.
James moved to Allied Concrete where he was South Island plant engineer for close to ten years before joining Concrete NZ.
James is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the University of Canterbury where his office is based. James has a passion for teaching, and is keen to help inspire others to achieve a deeper understanding of concrete’s potential.