Rickard Engineering provides Civil, Structural and Façade Engineering services in Australia and worldwide. The aim of the company is to provide top quality engineering services in terms of durability, stability, economy and constructability with our highly professional team with over 40 years’ experience in business. Rickard Engineering is experienced in providing effective project communications with other project stakeholders. Our expert team is highly efficient in understanding project requirements and in collaborating with other stakeholders to deliver the design to meet architectural requirements. Below are the key personnel that drive our success and we are proud to introduce them to you.
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. By 1982, after an 18 month stay with Alan Baxter and Associates, he had progressed to the position of London Associate with White Young Consulting Group [now called White Young Green]. His major responsibility with that company was the engineering design and management of construction for the $100 million (1980 prices) town centre development in Basildon, UK as well as a 3 month stint in Qatar designing a new palace for the Emir.
In 1984, he moved to Australia to set up Rickard and 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 in two different divisions with an annual turnover in excess of $3.0 million. Their clients covered the public and private sector, project values ranging up to $200 million in value.
In 1999, he was contracted by the GRC Industry Group of the National Precast Concrete Association Australia to produce the document ‘Design Manufacture and Installation of GRC’. 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.
In June 2004, Rickard Hails Moretti Pty Ltd split Engineering and Diagnostics work in to two separate businesses. Charles progressively reduced his involvement in both to occasional consultancy and reference up to December 2006.
After 2 years as a sole practitioner, Charles relaunched his own engineering team as Rickard Engineering, based at 121 Military Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales.
In August 2012, Charles agreed to be Chairman of the Multi-disciplinary Committee of the Institution of Engineers Australia, providing recommendations to the NSW Government on the Standards of Certification in the Building Industry today.
In 2021, we are proud to say that the company has grown to a team of over 20 persons with a turnover of around $3.0 million.
The company carries out design in structural engineering, civil engineering, swimming pools, diagnostics with an increasing workload in façade engineering, particularly glass reinforced plastics and glass reinforced concrete. This has resulted in an expansion of company clientele to include America, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, India, and Singapore. For more comprehensive details, refer to our company website.
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.
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Aleksandar Vuceski is an experienced Structural / Façade Engineer. Educated in Macedonia at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Aleksandar holds a BEng (Civil / Structural) and has over 9 years’ experience as a Structural Engineer across an extensive portfolio internationally and domestically. His first job in Australia was with world renowned consulting engineer Aurecon. Following some time in Gladstone QLD, his major involvement was the NCIG coal loader project in Newcastle.
Aleksandar joined Rickard Engineering in 2013 and has broadened his expertise to include all areas of structural analysis, gaining experience in the design of commercial, residential and industrial structures. Aleksandar is now one of the most proficient façade engineers in Australia. Major projects that Aleksander has contributed to include: Barangaroo R8 and R9 Buildings (Sydney, NSW), Rosewood Towers (Lusail, Qatar), Wynyard Walk (Sussex Street Bridge, Sydney), Sydney Airport International Terminal T3 (Sydney) and Hillsong Church Epicentre (Sydney).
Arash Hemmati is a Senior Civil and Structural Engineer. He has over 15 years’ experience in a diverse portfolio of projects including heavy industrial, oil and gas, power, multi-storey commercial and residential projects. Arash received both his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He received a Master’s degree in project management from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
He is a professional member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and with his extensive engineering knowledge and project management experience, he is capable of leading engineering projects to the maximum benefit of clients and other stakeholders. Arash has a substantial portfolio of major projects including Australia 108 (Melbourne,), Al Rayyan Stadium (Doha, Qatar), Infinity by Crown (Sydney) and 380 Lonsdale (Melbourne).
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).
Jason is a Structural Engineer and a highly regarded member of the Rickard Engineering team. Having attended Sydney University, Jason had various industry roles before joining Rickard Engineering in 2018.
Having already built a significant portfolio in a variety of projects including both commercial and residential sites, Jason continues to prove himself in larger, more complex projects. His portfolio now includes engineering for: Sydney Metro Dam (NSW), IMEX Freight Terminal (NSW), The Star – Destination Gold Coast (QLD), Sydney Domestic and International Terminals (NSW), Westconnex Tunnel (NSW) and product development and installation engineering for Compass Pools (NSW).
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.