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Ron Ward

Ron Ward

Ron Ward is a Sydney resident, he and wife Brenda live in a bushland suburb, in a house they built many years ago. Their son, an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, also lives in Sydney.
He has worked as an apprentice, tradesman, draftsman, project engineer, maintenance engineer, factory manager, consulting engineer, academic, and accident investigator on the way to his present position as a company director. Many of those positions have overlapped in time, and all have contributed to what's in both A Project in Ammonia, his first novel, and this sequel to that.
On the path through that work-life he worked through a Trades Certificate, an ASTC Diploma, a BE from the University of New South Wales, an MBA from Macquarie University, and a PhD from the University of New South Wales. He maintains his academic connection by appointment as a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and has published well over 140 papers on engineering, management, industrial safety and education, and three non-fiction books:

  • The Engineering of Communication
  • The Engineering of Management
  • Engineering Extras 101

Books by Ron Ward

A Conflict in Ammonia

A Conflict in Ammonia

Setting up the factory at Muddy River Bay was exciting for the project team. But as time passes the excitement fades, and now, some five years later, the factory management team's job has stabilised, days follow days, and weeks and months follow ... Read more about A Conflict in Ammonia

A Project in Ammonia

A Project in Ammonia

An adventure in physical, management and social engineering and contradicts turgeon's Law (ninety percent of everything is crud) by what happens when an unlikely group of four people. Read more about A Project in Ammonia

A Commisioning in Ammonia

A Commisioning in Ammonia

Continues the adventure… Which began as getting a project approved And then building an ammonia-based fertilizer factory. Read more about A Commisioning in Ammonia

Beginning in Ammonia

Beginning in Ammonia

So the Ammonia Factory at Muddy River Bay is now operating. Of course, now the hard slog of building it, and the excitement of commissioning it, are over, everyone expects life will be quieter. Read more about Beginning in Ammonia

A Shutdown in Ammonia

A Shutdown in Ammonia

The best laid plans of mice and men, and indeed of engineers and managers, do often go askew, thus, as the story of the Muddy River Bay Ammonia Factory continues we find the engineer wants to concentrate on preparing for the total shutdown for the... Read more about A Shutdown in Ammonia