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Meet The Team – Emily Boone

With over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, Emily is new to Inertia, joining the team in August.

Since starting out as a cadet structural draftsperson, Emily is currently in the 2nd year of a civil engineering degree at QUT and is involved in our residential and commercial projects, working with the team across every aspect of the design process.

Emily doesn’t think that we need to know that she likes motorbikes, old buildings with character and wine…but we do.

So, we caught up with Emily to find out a bit more about her.

Why do you want to become an engineer?

Since starting out in the industry as a cadet, I have been bitten by the engineering bug, so much so I’m currently working towards my civil engineering degree at QUT.

Problem solving is a passion of mine whether it is the herb garden at work or figuring out how to build a 4-storey concrete mansion in Hamilton.

I like the creativity, design, problem solving aspects of the job – engineers get to work on fantastic projects that make a difference.

What are you working on at the moment?

My favourite project at the moment is doing structural inspections of each stage of a Queensland Government residential project in the middle of Lutwyche. It has everything from basement car parks to post tension slabs up to 5 levels.

What has been your greatest professional achievement to date?

Having clients and colleagues who still want to work with me regardless of where I am located, because of the great relationships I’ve been able to build working on some fantastic projects.

What’s the best project you have worked on?

A stunning home in Yeronga that will also double as an art gallery.

I hope to be invited to its opening soon. Every part of the design had its challenges to make it work with the aesthetics – it was a real test of the team’s skill to make sure that we could engineer solutions that didn’t compromise the design.

What’s the most useful thing you’ve learned throughout your career?

Pick up the phone, ask, and don’t waste time assuming.

What would your last meal be?

Mash potato with way too much butter and salt and a bottle of Margaret River Leeuwin Estate Art series Chardonnay from one of their better years – if it is my last meal I may as well go all out with the salt and butter.

How much is a 2-litre bottle of milk?

I don’t do the grocery shopping often in my household.

I assume it’s around $3.00

What’s the last movie you watched?

Justice League

Who’s the greatest engineer of all time and why?

Thomas Edison.

The Wizard of Menlo Park


His story gives me hope due to his perseverance. Win or lose, fail or succeed he kept going. Besides his many inventions (i.e. The light bulb, motion pictures), his life is a testament of never giving up and letting failure get the better of you.

I even named my cat after him.


The Wizard of Emily’s Backyard

Side note: He (Edison – non-feline) also worked with Nikola Tesla who is also on my list of favourites