After 40 years’ of dedicated service to the public works industry in Tasmania, IPWEA Emeritus Member Bevin Eberhardt recently embarked on a well-earned retirement. However, he hopes to maintain close ties to the Institute and the sector.
What inspired you to become a civil engineer?
I always had an interest in construction, and in designing and implementing infrastructure services such as water, sewerage and roads. It’s also a bit of a family tradition – my father was a contractor and my brother had been involved with working for councils and consultants as well. My three sons are also all involved in engineering in some way.