As MSc/MArch, Dipl.-Ing. (Diplom Ingenieur)
I'm currently chartered as an architect in NRW, Germany.
I have a DFT waterproofing license 298282C in NSW and a certificate in corrosion protection.
In the past, I had a builders license here which I gave up when I stopped my own building renovations.
I started my career more than 30 years ago as construction engineer managing waterproofing, corrosion protection and
general construction maintenance projects.
Qualified Dipl.Ing. (Diplom-Ingenieur),
currently chartered as an Architect #103407 AKNW.
Because I am providing expertise and advice for waterproofing,
I decided to underpin the currency of my conslultancy's expertise
with a current NSW waterproofing licence #298282C,
in addition to formal qualifications.
I'm a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management #46651,
the Tile and Tiling Industry Association,
the ASAA Australian Stone Advisory Association #18281
and I was licensed as a builder in NSW.
(Please check my NSW Licence history)
For more than eight years, I worked for Lendlease
in a team of specialist project engineers
where was responsible for waterproofing
and other specialist areas of construction in Australia.
In my role I provided technical advice
for most commercial projects including Barangaroo,
a globally unique situation for a major multi-billion
urban coastal development project
almost10m below the water table of Sydney Harbour.
From start to finish I provided waterproofing and architectural
engineering expertise when I prepared waterproofing specifications
for the commercial international towers T1, T2 and T3, the residential
harbour side development of R9, R10 and the 34,000m2 basement of
the commercial development below the water table of Sydney harbour.
I was part of a team of specialistsand one of the major resources
for providing expertise in technical waterproofing,
architectural engineering, timber construction and
design peer reviews, tailored training sessions,
general defect cause finding and prevention.
I provided design advice for defect prevention
and remedial advice in my fields of expertise
in Australia and projects overseas.
Before my time as Specialist Project Engineer
I was Project Manager for the City of Sydney
and managed major inner city refurbishment
and heritage restoration projects.
Earlier in my career, I lead
an Architectural Firm with 15 staff
and two offices in Berlin and in Angermuende,
were I specialised in heritage restoration,
and construction of new buildings
As chartered Dipl. Ing. Architect and principal
of the business I was responsible for all architectural
and many structural designs for approval by authorities.
It was part of my role as charted architect,
to provide QS services from preliminary estimates
to final cost calculations for competitive tenders
and during construction.
(clients included Hochtief, Dykerhoff, Strabag, Walter Bau and Bilfinger)
As construction manager
and deputy department manager for the general maintenance department
of Thyssen Krupp, Duisburg Germany.
In this role, I managed the departments
of roof maintenance, waterproofing,
industrial corrosion protection,
road construction and general industrial refurbishment
works with 80 staff.