Selective Aquatic Projects

Selective Aquatic Projects


Surrey University, Guildford, UK: BSc (Hons 2/1)

Civil Engineering and MSc (with Distinction) in Structural Engineering


  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia
  • Member of Institution of Civil Engineers UK
  • Fellow of Institution of Structural Engineers UK
  • Past Chairman NSW Branch of Institution of Structural Engineers UK
  • Registered Engineer (Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Europe)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineers New Zealand

In 1984, Charles moved to Australia to set up Rickard & Partners Pty Ltd, subsequently known as Bonacci Rickard and then Rickard Hails Moretti Pty Ltd. Over a period of 22 years, the company offered civil, structural, façade and building diagnostic consultancy services, specializing in swimming pools.

In 2007, as a sole practitioner, Charles set up RH Consulting Engineers. He is considered an expert in the design of swimming pools, with his expertise uniquely covering both fibreglass and concrete structures. He has designed a significant number of Aquatic centres in Australia and Asia and was technical secretary to AS1838 and AS1839 in 1987.

For 30 years now he has been providing support to the Compass Pools Dealer Network. Other key clients are SPASA, Crystal Pools and Stevenson & Associates.


  • Colmslie Aquatic Centre, Brisbane
  • New Commonwealth Pool, Brisbane (Design Audit)
  • Bexley Pool (Design Audit)
  • Trinity School (Design Audit)
  • Next Generation Club, Canberra
  • Blackheath Aquatic Centre, NSW
  • The Hill Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool, NSW
  • West Pymble Pool Refurbishment, NSW
  • Forbes Pool, NSW
  • Tamworth Pool, NSW
  • Port Stephens Pool, NSW
  • Fingal Bay Caravan Park Tingha Pool, NSW
  • Bradbury Swimming Pool, NSW
  • Catholic School, Forbes, NSW
  • Enfield Council, Enfield, NSW
  • Dubbo RSL Club, Dubbo, NSW
  • Mt Annan, NSW
  • Macquarie Fields, NSW
  • Eaglevale, NSW
  • Tingha Pool, NSW
  • Steve’s Swimming Centre, Campbelltown, NSW
  • Rhodes Corporate Park, NSW
  • Sydney Park, Sydney, NSW
  • Swimming Pool and Health Club, Melbourne
  • Healthlands Centre Training Facility, NSW
  • Bomaderry Council, Nowra, NSW
  • Repair of Drummoyne Pool
  • Repair of University of Sydney
  • Hilton Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
  • Werri Beach, NSW
  • Byron Bay Hotel Resort, NSW
  • Castle Hill RSL Aquatic Centre, NSW
  • Fitness First, George St Sydney and Chatswood
  • Wagga Wagga Aquatic Centre, NSW
  • Picton Aquatic Centre, NSW
  • Twofold Bay Resort, Eden
  • In Swim – Penrith Indoor, NSW
  • The Rex Hotel
  • Dunlop Aquatic Centre, Brisbane Council
  • The Valley Aquatic Centre, Brisbane Council
  • Merlot Health Club 25m Pool
  • Carlingford Fitness Centre 25m Pool
  • Darling Harbour Authority
  • Micheal Wenden Centre Liverpool City Council
  • Killarney Swim Centre
  • Kooinda Waters Aquatic Centre
  • Mt Pritchard RSL Aquatic Centre
  • The Manhattan Apartments
  • The Cove Sydney 25m Pool

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