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Rickard Engineering for NSW Schools

Rickard Engineering involvement with Public Works/DET On June 30th 2016, responsibility for the structural maintenance of NSW Schools became the responsibility of DET only, with the demise of the Public Works organisation. Charles Rickard has been working in this area since 1984. On average he is asked to visit around 30 schools a year. His […]

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USE OF REGULAR AGED TESTING OF MODERN MIXES OF GRC TO JUSTIFY A HIGHER ACCEPTABLE DESIGN STRESS IS LONG OVERDUE

GRC was first developed in the 1950’s by the Building Research Establishment UK. Pilkington Bros developed its commercial application in the 1960’s. Since that time engineers have always given appropriate consideration to long-term loss of strength due to fibre creep. 60 years later, designers still use the same rules originally developed. However, mix design has […]

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Charles Rickard AKA Mr Big

Charles Rickard is responsible for many Australian and overseas landmark structures and has been involved in an array of incredible projects throughout his 40 year career. Some of these highlight projects include; Barangaroo, the new SCG West Stand, an Emir’s palace in Qatar, Basildon town centre redevelopment UK, Pacific Square shopping centre Maroubra, the Ceremonial […]

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Building a Façade with Glass Reinforced Concrete

Sydney’s historic building housing the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) marks the landing place of the first fleet in 1788. In 2011, the building undertook redevelopment and extensions of the exterior envelope. Rickard Engineering (formally known as RH Consulting Engineers) were the façade-consulting engineers who assisted Watpac in the development process. Company, Precast Concrete manufactured […]

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