Archives: Members

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Philip Vernon

Regional Manager North America

Philip is the founder of Digital Environment Construction and has extensive experience in composites and digital fabrication. An architect by training, he studied at Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute, and has worked with designers and factories to build complex projects around the world.

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Natalie Matsentidou

Regional Manager UK/EU

Natalie Matsentidou is the founder and director of Reinforced Design Services, a leading company in the GRC (glassfibre reinforced concrete) industry. She has worked on a wide range of sectors, including residential, education, and commercial buildings, delivering innovative and bespoke design solutions for GRC projects.

She is passionate about creating stunning and sustainable GRC structures that enhance the architectural vision and the environmental performance of the projects..

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Yanfei Che

Regional Manager China/SEA

Yanfei is an expert in UHPC (Ultra High-Performance Concrete), a material similar to GRC but with different applications. After finishing his PhD at Sheffield University, he worked in the GRC industry in the UK, before moving to China as the Vice Chairman of China GRC Association and China UHPC Association.

Yanfei has decades of experience in the theory and applicability of both of these materials and their use in the design and engineering of major projects.

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Amir Naderi

Principal

Amir Naderi is a senior Structural/Façade Engineer and a highly professional member of the Rickard Engineering team. With an impressive portfolio in a variety of projects ranging from commercial to residential, Amir is highly regarded within the engineering industry. He holds a Master of Structural Engineering from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology also from University of New South Wales.

Amir is a Chartered Engineer (NER) and also registered in Queensland (RPEQ) and Victoria (VBA). Amir has been with Rickard Engineering since 2014 and within this time has contributed to a range of major projects both domestically and internationally including Australia 108 (VIC), 380 Lonsdale (VIC), Wynyard Walk (Sydney), The Ribbon (Sydney), Australian Parliament House (ACT), Oman Convention Centre (Muscat, Oman) and Singapore Zoo (Singapore).

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Szymon Fujak

Director

Szymon was born in Poland and attended Wroclaw University of Technology, BSc earning the Prize for the Bachelor Thesis (Analysis of Long-Span Steel Roofing Solutions). He studied in both Belgium (Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université Libre de Bruxelles) as an exchange student in Germany (Universität der Bundeswehr München), also studying in Japan for his PhD in Structural Dynamics (Tōhoku University).

His Masters thesis (completed in Poland) was awarded the ‘Best Graduate of the Department’ and second place in the Best Graduate of the University. Szymon worked for K2 Engineering starting from the last year of his Masters, with major projects being Gliwice Arena (sports hall with PT roof, 14,000 seats), Fabryczna Station (one of major Polish railway stations) and Wroclaw Station (one of major Polish railway stations).

He travelled to Australia after graduation, starting work at Demlakian Engineers – Lane Cove Pedestrian Bridge, but soon changed to Rickard Engineering (from 2015). Szymon worked on many significant projects: Wynyard Station, Australia 108, Al Rayyan Stadium, Rosewood Doha, Singapore Zoo and new models of GRP swimming pools.

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Noman Ali

Noman Ali

Director

Noman joined the Rickard Engineering team in 2017, having gained significant experience in Abu Dhabi and Pakistan. After attending university in Pakistan and completing a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and masters in Structural Engineering, Noman extended his education at the University of Rome in Italy with a masters in Seismic Risk.

Noman’s extensive portfolio includes civil and structural projects in both Abu Dhabi and Pakistan including the construction of the Sea Palace Highway and 50 MW Wind Power Plant project. For Rickard Engineering, his portfolio includes engineering for major projects such as 380 Lonsdale St Melbourne (Vic), Al Rayyan Stadium (Qatar), IICC – Exhibition Centre (India), Infinity by Crown (Sydney), Destination Gold Coast (QLD) and many others.

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Charles Rickard

Managing Director

Charles graduated from Surrey University, UK with a Master of Science (Distinction) in Structural Engineering in 1975. He undertook his initial 3 years of engineering training with Taylor Woodrow, the international engineering group. In 1984, he moved to Australia to set up Rickard and Partners Pty Ltd and subsequently Rickard Engineering. Over a period of 40 years, Charles has offered civil, structural and façade engineering with a particular emphasis on glass curtain walls, glass reinforced concrete and glass reinforced plastic.

Charles has worked in the GRC and façade Engineering industry in the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, UK, the Middle East and Australia. He was Technical Secretary to the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCAA), in the 90s when he wrote the Australian Code of Practice for GRC.

Charles is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and Structural Engineers UK, is a member of Institution of Engineers New Zealand and a Registered Engineer in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Europe.

To view Charles full CV click HERE.