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Mike Fordyce (Director, CROSS-AUS Ltd)

Email: administrator@cross-aus.org.au

BSc MEng FIStructE FIEAust

Mike is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 50 years’ experience in the fields of conceptual planning, project management, design and superintendence for building and engineering infrastructure projects; asset condition reports; feasibility studies; materials investigations; and development of building systems. He has worked in consulting engineering in the UK, USA and Australia, latterly with Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) where he was a Principal Engineer, Project Director and Resource Group Leader for the Civil Structures group in Queensland. Following his retirement from KBR he has maintained an active involvement in Structural Engineering through the IStructE Australia Regional Group.

Mike Fordyce

 

Alastair Soane (Director, Structural-Safety UK)

Email: alastair.soane@structural-safety.org

BSc PhD CEng FICE FIStructE

Alastair is the Director of Structural-Safety. Former CEO of Bingham Cotterell consulting engineers with extensive experience on UK and International projects. Former member of Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England and Chair of the Structures Working Party, member of the Advisory Group on Temporary Structures. Lewis Kent award winner from IStructE in 2012, author of numerous publications and visiting professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Liverpool. Past president of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers. Alastair was awarded the 2018 IStructE President's Award.

Alastair Soane

 

Paul Mc Nulty (Senior Engineer, Structural-Safety UK) 

Email: paul.mcnulty@structural-safety.org

MEng PhD CEng MICE

Paul is a Senior Engineer with Structural-Safety UK. He has design and assessment experience in civil and structural engineering, including completing a PhD on an innovative arch bridge design, working in consultancy as a structural engineer in both the offshore oil and gas industry and the onshore buildings industry. He has a particular interest in safety and enjoys promoting the best practices from his experience of working in both industries.

Paul Mc Nulty

 

CROSS-AUS Ltd Directors

 

Colin Caprani (Director, CROSS-AUS Ltd)

PhD BSc(Eng) DipEng CEng CPEng MIEAust MIEI MIABSE MASCE MIStructE

Colin is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Chartered Structural Engineer with considerable industrial and academic experience. He has worked as a design structural engineer on a wide range of projects, including integral bridges, new-concept bridge beam development, large-scale commercial mixed-use developments, and renovation and refurbishment of listed structures. His research specializations involve highway bridge traffic loading for short- and long-span bridges; vibration serviceability of footbridges; structural reliability and statistics of extremes; and Intelligent Transportation System - infrastructure interaction.

Colin Caprani

 

Mike Fordyce (Director, CROSS-AUS Ltd)

See profile above.

 

Peter Ho AM (Director, CROSS-AUS Ltd)

BSc PhD CPEng FIStructE FIEAust MICE MHKIE RPEQ

Peter has 40+ years experience in Civil & Structural Engineering in Australia and throughout Asia Pacific region. His last post before retiring in May 2017 was the Manager Forensic and Integrity in a mining consultancy practice. He continues his lecturing at Queensland University of Technology from first year to final year undergraduate construction and engineering subjects, besides fostering structural engineering knowledge to young engineers.

Peter Ho

 

Phil Latham (Director, CROSS-AUS Ltd)

BEng (Hons) BEngSc MSt(IDBE) (Cantab) MIStructE MIEAust CEng CPEng RPEQ

Phil is a Chartered Structural Engineer who has delivered projects across Australia, UK, UAE and Europe having worked in offices across Australia, Middle East and Europe. Phil brings experience across a wide range of building and infrastructure typologies including commercial buildings, public assembly buildings, rail stations, defence, judicial facilities, theme parks, offshore wind and public art. Phil has held positions on the Structural College Board of Engineer Australia and is an active member of the Institution of Structural Engineers Australia Regional Group. 

Phil Latham

 

David Lilley (Director, CROSS-AUS Ltd)

EurIng BSc PhD CEng FIStructE FICE FIMechE FIEAust CPEng

David was Professor of Structural Engineering at Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, from August 2009 until his retirement from full-time academic life in December 2018. During this time he was also a Specialist Consultant to NT Government Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, helping to solve challenging problems presented by design and construction in tropical climates, extreme heat, and remote locations. Prior to moving to Australia, he was Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Newcastle (UK) for more than 27 years. His research and consultancy interests at Newcastle and Darwin have always been in areas directly related to practical engineering problems.

He was a member of the IStructE Australia Regional Group committee 2010-18, and a member of the Institution of Engineers Australia Structural College Board 2012-15. Before moving to Australia, David was an active member of the IStructE, including serving as a member of Council from 2002 until 2011, and was recognised with a Lewis Kent Award in 2012. He continues as a corresponding member of the Institution’s Academic Qualifications Panel and the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Panel.

David is currently working part-time as a Consultant for Clancy Consulting Ltd at their office in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

David Lilley

 

Martin Powell (Director, CROSS-AUS Ltd)

An honours graduate in Earth Sciences, Martin developed his career in the quarrying extractive industry, initially with Australian corporation Pioneer Concrete where he worked in a number of roles over a 10 year period. On joining Redland, one of the UK’s leading building materials producers, his subsequent roles were involved with business acquisitions, mergers and restructuring until Redland itself was acquired by Lafarge, a French multinational heavy materials group. There he joined a world-wide business performance team supporting knowledge transfer and best practice across Lafarge’s international concrete businesses. After a seven year period as Chief Executive of the UK’s Concrete Society, he joined The Institution of Structural Engineers as Chief Executive in 2009.

Martin Powell

 

CROSS-AUS Panel Members

 

Stephen Burton (Managing Director, Ferm Engineering)

BEng (Mech) FIEAust CPEng RPEQ

Stephen is a fire safety and mechanical engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the provision of building services, mechanical and fire design. Since establishing Ferm Engineering in 2001, Stephen has specialized in all aspects of fire and life safety aspects of building services design including product development in the Passive Fire Industry, BCA Safety Audits and High Hazard Fire Protection and Detection Systems, Fire Investigation, Egress and Smoke control.

Stephen is national deputy chair of Engineers Australia’s Society of Fire Safety (SFS), and the Queensland SFS Secretary and sits on the QBCC Fire Protection Licensing Group and the Passive Fire Committee that develops industry reforms, and standards. He is currently involved in development of Australian Standards for Sprinkler Systems, Passive Fire, having sat on the residential bushfire sprinkler standards committee and actively involved in the NFPA.

Stephen Burton

 

John Gaskin AM (Principal, Gaskin Construction Services)

John is widely considered one of Queensland’s building industry leaders. Since starting his career in 1965, John has been privileged to work with a number of clients and partners, delivering billions of dollars of major private infrastructure and public assets.

Over the course of his career, John has held senior executive positions with major contractors, and has provided leadership for a number of peak industry organisations including Queensland Master Builders, Australian Institute of Building (Qld Chapter), Queensland Building Services Authority, and Construction Training Centre.

John has been engaged by both the Queensland and Australian Governments to provide professional advice and services. He also chaired three reconstruction/recovery taskforces on behalf of the Queensland Government, working to deliver new infrastructure to areas devastated by natural disaster.

In January 2015, John was appointed a member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to the building and construction industry in Queensland, to professional organisations, and to the community.

John Gaskin

 

Richard Morgan (Director Aspec Engineering Pty Ltd)

BE MEngSc FIStructE FIEAust CPEng RPEQ

Richard is a structural engineer and Director of Aspec Engineering Pty Ltd which provides engineering services to mining companies, heavy industries and ports in the areas of materials handling and infrastructure.  He is a Past Chairman of the Structural College of Engineers Australia and is currently Chairman of Australian Standards Committee ME43 which is responsible for Australian Standard AS4324 for Materials Handling Machines. He is also Chairman of PIANC Working Group 184 - Design principles for dry bulk marine terminals.

Richard Morgan

 

John Stella (Director Constructioneering)

BE FIEAust MIStructE

John is the founder of specialist temporary works consultancy Constructioneering and has over 30 years’ experience in building and civil construction temporary works. John is currently Chair of the IStructE Australia Regional Group (Victoria) and has been a member of Standards Australia Code Committees for tower cranes and concrete placing equipment.

John Stella

 

Geoff Taplin (Consultant)

PhD MEngSc BE FIEAust MIStructE MICE

Geoff’s career has spanned both consulting engineering and academic experience in structural engineering.  Now semi-retired, he is a part-time Technical Director at AECOM and he is a casual lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, teaching Bridge Design and Advanced Concrete Design.  He has experience in design, construction, assessment, repair and strengthening of building and bridge structures.  He has strong experience in the independent review of major transport projects.  He has been the Engineers Australia Eminent Speaker, and recipient of the Chapman Medal and John Connell Gold Medal awarded by Engineers Australia.

Geoff Taplin

 

Brian Uy (Professor of Structural Engineering and Head of the School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney)

BE, PhD, CPEng, CEng, PE, IntPE (Aus), NER (Civil & Structural), FIEAust, FICE, FIStructE, FASCE, FIABSE, MAICD

Brian has been involved in research and teaching in steel and composite structures for over 25 years and he has co-authored over 200 journal articles and has delivered over 80 keynote/invited papers in 20 countries. He has had significant experience working in the structural design of multi-storey buildings in reinforced concrete, structural steel and composite structural systems having previously worked for Ove Arup and Partners (now Arup) and Wargon Chapman and Partners (now Arcadis). He also has significant experience in the design of offshore structures having worked for Wholohan Grill and Partners (now Worley).

Brian is the Chairman of the Standards Australia Committee BD32 on Composite Structures; which prepared the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS2327 on composite structures for buildings. He also serves on BD01, BD02, BD90 and ME043 which develop standards for steel, concrete, bridge and bulk material structures respectively. Brian regularly provides higher level consulting advice and certification for major national manufacturing and infrastructure companies and for forensic/expert witness purposes for many of Australia's leading legal practices. He has been the Chairman of the Australia Regional Group of the IStructE since 2012 and the Chairman of the Australia Group of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) since 2015. He is the Chief Editor (Asia-Pacific) for Steel and Composite Structures and serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Constructional Steel Research and Advanced Steel Construction.  He is the recipient of the Lewis Kent Award from the IStructE in 2017.

Brian Uy

 

George Walker (Retired)

ME PhD CEng(Ret) FIEAust FIPENZ FAIB

George is a retired structural engineering academic and specialist in catastrophe reinsurance risk with over 50 years’ experience in the fields of earthquake and wind engineering.  He has been involved in many damage investigations in both Australia and globally, including leading the investigation of the damage from Cyclone Tracy in 1974 and playing a major role in the implementation of its recommendations.  He is a past Chairman of the National Committee on Structural Engineering, the predecessor of the present Engineers Australia College of Structural Engineering, and in 2013 he was inducted into the Queensland Engineering Hall of Fame.

George Walker

 

Glen Warwick (Partner, Clyde & Co)

Glen is a Partner at Clyde & Co and acts a Legal Advisor to CROSS-AUS. Glen specialises in construction and engineering law with a focus on infrastructure, energy, and resources, and acts for some of the leading participants in those sectors.

Glen Warwick

 

John Woodside (Consultant)

BE, MEngSc NER FIEAust FASCE FICE FIStructE

John has over 50 years’ experience in the building industry including 25 years with Connell Wagner before commencing his own practice in 2001. He has specialised in the structural design of buildings and concrete buildings, including prefabricated concrete, and is widely experienced and respected in that field. In recent years he has taken a keen interest in heritage engineering.

He was a member of the concrete standard committee for AS 3600 from 1986 until 1998 and is still associated with the standard. He was also chairman of the earthquake loading standard AS 1170.4 and is currently chairman of AS 2850, the ceiling standard.

John is an Honorary Member of the Concrete Institute of Australia and was awarded the Lewis Kent Award in 2011 by the Institution of Structural Engineers for his outstanding contribution to structural engineering in Australia. In 2006, he was awarded the John Connell Gold Medal by Engineers Australia for his outstanding contribution to structural engineering and eminence in consulting engineering in Australia and overseas.

John Woodside

 

Adam Matteson (National Portfolio Manager, Commercial Property, Suncorp)

ANZIFF (Fellow) CIP MAICD

Adam is the National Portfolio Manager for Suncorp’s Commercial Property Insurance Portfolio. The Portfolio is one of Australia’s largest and covers the Suncorp, Vero & GIO brands. He has 30 years’ experience in the Australian Insurance Market in Insurance and Reinsurance (inwards and outwards), including various short overseas postings within companies he worked for.

Adam has focused on Commercial Property and Construction Portfolio’s, underwriting and managing some of the country’s largest portfolios of risk.

As a market and thought leader in all 3 products, the role covers the strategic and operational direction of these portfolios in all aspects (revenue generation, underwriting management, cost management, business environment management and financial capital management). The Portfolio role works collaboratively with numerous internal and external stakeholders.

An active industry involvement sees Adam currently participate in a number of industry forums, including ANZIIF and the ICA where he advises on matters relating to property.

Adam is considered a thought leader in issues surrounding commercial property in Australian Insurance and he has provided expert witness evidence on a number of cases relating to property underwriting matters in courts around the country.

Adam Matteson

 

Charles Rickard (Principal Rickard Engineering)

MSc CEng FIStructE FIEAust MIPENZ

Charles has over 40 years’ experience in civil and structural engineering with particular expertise in façade and building diagnostic consultancy services. After graduating from Surrey University, UK with a Master of Science (Distinction) in Structural Engineering in 1975, Charles undertook his initial engineering training with Taylor Woodrow, followed by Alan Baxter and Associates and White Young Consulting Group (now White Young Green) in London.

In 1984, Charles moved to Australia to set up Rickard and Partners Pty Ltd, subsequently known as Bonacci Rickard and then Rickard Hails Moretti Pty Ltd. In 2008, Charles relaunched his own engineering team as Rickard Engineering, in Neutral Bay, Sydney where he has a highly experienced and capable team providing civil, structural, façade and building diagnostic consultancy services to the public and private sector.

Charles Rickard

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