Michael Lester has over 40 years professional engineering experience, specialising in tensile membrane structures which began with his work on a 1000 sqm fabric canopy for World Expo 88 in Brisbane.
His experience, innovation and engineering knowledge have ensured that the domestic and international project portfolio he has subsequently built, including Metricon Stadium, Queensland State Velodrome, Brasilia Stadium, Cape Town Stadium, Dubai Cricket Stadium and The Brisbane Gabba are recognised as iconic tensile membrane projects.
Other Australian significant tensile membrane projects include Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Pat Rafter Arena (Qld), Optus Stadium (Perth), Swan River Pedestrian Bridge, Marrara Tennis Centre (NT) and the Adelaide Tennis Centre.
Current projects include the tensile membrane roofing and associated work for the Sydney Football Stadium.
Mike is a Civil Engineer, a member of the Institute of Engineers Australia since 1985, a registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ) and Chartered Professional Engineer(CPE) with registration in all Australian jurisdictions.