Brydon Timothy Wang

Sessional Academic and PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology

Brydon Wang is a technology and construction lawyer who is passionate about smart city technology, infrastructure delivery and new ways people can come together to live, work and play. He researches in the intersection of the law and technologies of automation deployed in the urban environment.

Brydon has a previous career in architecture and co-edited a book on Large Floating Structures, exploring environmentally-sustainable technologies that allow cities to expand onto adjacent water bodies. His new book is on the technologies of automation and their impact on the design, construction, operation and law around smart cities. He has taught in the UQ Architecture School, UQ Data Science Programme, and the QUT Law School.

Prior to coming to the law, Brydon was a Project Manager with the Public Transport Authority (WA) where he was the recipient of the CEO Scholarship. He's worked as a Contracts Administrator in a number of leading commercial construction firms, before joining top-tier law firm Allens.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Sessional Academic & PhD Candidate (Law), Queensland University of Technology
  • 2005–present
    Construction professional (Architecture, Contract Admin & Law), Public & Private sectors
  • 2018–2019
    Lecturer (Architecture & Data Science), University of Queensland
  • 2014–2018
    Technology and Construction Lawyer (Associate), Allens
  • 2016–2016
    Corporate Counsel (Secondee), Transurban
  • 2007–2009
    Project Manager, Public Transport Authority (WA)

Education

  • 2014 
    Australian National University, Grad Dip Legal Practice
  • 2013 
    Monash University, Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)
  • 2007 
    Monash University, Master of Public Policy and Management
  • 2005 
    The University of Melbourne, BPD (Architecture) and BArch (Hon)

Publications

  • 2016
    Blockchain and the Law, Internet Law Bulletin
  • 2015
    The right not to say who you are - DPP v Kaba (co-written with Tracy Lu), Privacy Law Bulletin
  • 2014
    The case of Essendon v Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority, Sports Law Administration & Practice
  • 2014
    Large Floating Structures (co-editor), Springer
  • 2014
    Great Ideas Float to the Top (co-written with CM Wang), Large Floating Structures (Springer)
  • 2007
    Colonisation of the ocean and VLFS technology (co-written with CM Wang), Very Large Floating Structures (Routledge)