Dr. Brydon Wang is an interdisciplinary Lecturer in both the UQ School of Architecture and TC Beirne School of Law. He 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. 'Automating Cities: Design, Construction, Operation and Future Impact' highlights the latest advancements in the use of automation systems for building construction and urban environments. He has also taught in the QUT Bachelor of Law and UQ Master of Data Science courses.
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 worked as a Contracts Administrator in a number of leading commercial construction firms, before joining top-tier law firm Allens Linklaters. He was a national finalist in the 2014 Australian Law Awards.
Construction professional (Architecture, Contract Admin & Law), Public & Private sectors
Sessional Academic & PhD Candidate (Law), Queensland University of Technology
Lecturer (Architecture & Data Science), University of Queensland
Technology and Construction Lawyer (Associate), Allens
Corporate Counsel (Secondee), Transurban
Project Manager, Public Transport Authority (WA)
Australian National University, Grad Dip Legal Practice
Monash University, Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)
Monash University, Master of Public Policy and Management
The University of Melbourne, BPD (Architecture) and BArch (Hon)
Blockchain and the Law, Internet Law Bulletin
The right not to say who you are - DPP v Kaba (co-written with Tracy Lu), Privacy Law Bulletin
Great Ideas Float to the Top (co-written with CM Wang), Large Floating Structures (Springer)
Large Floating Structures (co-editor), Springer
The case of Essendon v Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority, Sports Law Administration & Practice
Colonisation of the ocean and VLFS technology (co-written with CM Wang), Very Large Floating Structures (Routledge)