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Josh Falco Leads Inertia’s Industrial Projects

Inertia’s Josh Falco has been hitting some major milestones lately, having recently been awarded his Chartership, his RPEQ, and being promoted to Senior Engineer. As a pivotal part of our structural team, we are proud to see Josh achieve these significant milestones and we are looking forward to seeing Josh’s career grow from here!

Since the merger of Inertia and Hilton Reid Consulting in late 2020, which has allowed us to increase our capabilities in the industrial sector, Josh has been presented with another exciting opportunity as the new Industrial Sector Lead.

Along with Industrial Principal Hilton Reid and Senior Architectural Technician Geoff Barney, Josh is responsible for the continued development of the Industrial and Resources sectors for the organisation. “Having established himself as a leading member of the team, Josh has a proven track record of delivering exceptional outcomes for Inertia’s clients. He was the natural fit to lead the ongoing development of a vital sector,” said Scott.

Josh shows commitment and passion on each and every project, but his work as one of the driving forces on the iconic Midtown Centre development has been a standout.

We caught up with Josh to ask a few questions about his approach to engineering and about his new position at Inertia.

Tell us about your new role as Senior Engineer – Industrial Sector Lead.

I am delighted to be working alongside Hilton to support projects in the Industrial and Resources sectors. With major projects like Inland Rail creating new opportunities for industrial development, logistics hubs and opening up access to resources, it is an exciting time to be planning and delivering the critical infrastructure required to generate a return on the investment made in a once in a generation investment in rail transport.

Why did you become an engineer?

I love witnessing the assembly of things.  This makes the construction of structures enjoyable as I get to see all facets of the process – efficient concept, economic design, RFI’s in construction and then, the final product.

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

Time management.  I pride myself on my ability to manage my time for work, family and play.

Where do you think the most value can be added in industrial projects?

After working closely alongside Hilton and Geoff who have dealt with many D&C builders over the past 20+ years, there are two main points that I’d recommend for the Industrial sector:

  1. Engaging an experienced Structural, Civil and Hydraulic engineer early is critical to ensure that the design is feasible and you aren’t faced with further unnecessary costs during the build.
  2. Considering the timing and lodgements of applications to council and utilities is also very important to ensuring industrial projects are completed as fast and efficiently as possible.

What sort of things interest you outside of work?

I enjoy playing and watching sport, in particular, soccer.  I recently retired from playing to make more time for my family.   Although, I still find some time to take my son to watch games.