The career achievements of Carinity Brookfield Green resident Colin O'Connor have been recognised with a special honour.

A meeting room at the Brisbane headquarters of Engineers Australia has been named after him. Family members were in attendance at an event last month to help Colin celebrate his achievements.

Colin, 93, was an engineer with the Queensland Public Service for five years then served as a long-term lecturer in Civil Engineering at The University of Queensland, where he also studied.

He later became the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Queensland in the 1970s.

Colin, who is supported by Carinity Home Care, also undertook detailed studies and surveys of Australian bridges.

It lead to him publishing several books such as Design of Bridge Superstructures (1971), Register of Australian Historic Bridges (1983) and Spanning Two Centuries: Historic Bridges of Australia (1985).

He also co-wrote Bridge Loads: An International Perspective (2000).

In 2003, Colin was awarded the John Monash Medal for Engineering Heritage by Engineers Australia.

Photo by Engineers Australia.

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