Brian Downie

Membership Number: SAF02529

Contact Details

Cell Phone:0828927082

Profession Details

Media:Consumer Magazines
Speciality:General, Profiles, Science & Technology, Property, Technical writer


I am a civil engineer. For most of my career, in addition to technical work, I have also undertaken company marketing and media communications.  I also worked with the SA Institution of Civil Engineering (chairman of Public and Internal Relations - 1990's) and Consulting Engineers South Africa (chairman of the Communications Committee - 2000's). 

I wrote the content and published a bi-annual newsletter for the company, as well as writing for professional and general interest magazines. After merging with an international company, I still assist with marketing initiatives.

Commercially I write for business and community magazines, as well as acting as media enthusiast for The MakerSpace, a collective of amateurs promoting the use of 3D printers and other 21st century technologies.

i am collaborating on the publishing of several books on the history of engineering in South Africa. 

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