Sustainable Thinking

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Sustainable Experience

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Mining & Civil Projects
Land Development Projects
Construction & OH&S Projects


About us

Manuel Ortega F.
Civil Construction Engineer
Land Development, Senior Project Manager
Chile, Australia - 1967 - 2020

Manuel worked in Chile on numerous unique and big projects at an underground and open-pit mine, where records and achievements in production, development, OH&S and loss control, were rewarded by important national and international organizations.

Old concrete Buildings implosions at the Andes mountains 2500m osl | Succesfull works of Opening an Open Pit at the top of an underground mine at 4,000m osl. Experience of works moving ice and icy soil at 4,000m over sea level with civil explosives. Underpining a 21m metal structure building. Constructing a 20m wide gravel road in a 50 degrees slope. Construction of a Coils Dam at 2500m osl. |

He also implemented in a Ski Resort a unique, innovative and safe Snow Avalanche Control System, with visiting Lectures at the two best Universities in Chile.

Participated in IT own business implementing IT software/hardware at an Institute and recently established University.

Several Warehouses' construction projects. | Construction of Warehouses to store hazardous chemicals and materials.

Construction of the first two-level house built with sustainable systems and materials in Chile (1996), plus other sustainable projects. Our guidelines motivated the sustainable planning, design and, construction at Universities, professionals and trade, from South/Central to North of Chile and other countries.

In Australia, he worked in multiple projects of Land Development, which include semi-residential and residential, more than 5,000 blocks of land and high quality and modern buildings and houses.

Improving efficiency applying an IT system to do cataloguing to more than 60,000 supply items in an important Coal mine in Australia.

Brisbane City several engineering main Access Roads works.

Now retired working since 2017, in a research project about sustainable Planning, Design and Construction of buildings, capable of remaining Habitable and Structurally Sound after being affected by an unforeseeable risk, bush fires. - Feasibility study - Australia.

Sports and Social

Athletism 400m - 54sec | Push ball City record 11.28m 7kg | Snow Skiing father & son championship | Cycling Airlie Beach-Shute Harbour race 1st 19min | Golf handicap 19 |
Voluntary work Red Cross | Handicaped Association of Brisbane
Construction of small 9 holes Golf Club - Director
Director Snow Ski Club - Chile - Manuel Ortega F.
Sustainable Thinking - Australia/Chile

Conventions and Publications:
  • Second Latin American Congress of OH&S – 1979, Chile.
    Attended as Chilean representative, with a research project.
    “Epidemiological and environmental aspects of Silicosis 1970-1978, in an underground mine”
  • International Hydrological Symposium “Snow and Ice Hydrology in Latin America” - 1984,
    with a Research project “Ice blasting and opening of the “South-South mine” in Codelco-Chile.
  • National Symposium of Blasting Specialist
    Attended as representative with a research project “Avalanche Control in a Ski resort” 1986.
  • Design and Construction of Sustainable buildings with sustainable systems and materials.1996-2020. Chile - Australia.
    Web Site with information to motivate the use of sustainable systems and materials.


updating... - Manuel Ortega F.
Sustainable Thinking - Australia/Chile