Maurice Farrugia & Associates Pty Ltd is a Melbourne-based specialist consultancy advising on structural and civil engineering for commercial, institutional, industrial and residential type projects.
One of the strong points of our company is our ability to work with the project team to provide a cost effective structure which is buildable and fulfils the Architect’s vision. On many of our residential projects round table meetings are held with the Architect and the chosen contractor to meet the interest of all parties.
We are currently working for a number of builders and developers directly on residential, commercial and multi-storey unit developments. This is proving valuable in providing both cost and construction effective structural solutions for the building design.
We have also been engaged by developers to review designs and provide professional advice on possible areas of savings. The design service makes extensive use of computers for structural analysis and design and documentation.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Structural building design
- Civil site works
- Stormwater drainage design
- Retention system design
- Project Site supervision
Our client list comprises:
- Local and State Government authorities
Maurice Farrugia and Associates have experience in many sectors.
- Two storey concrete and steel framed office and warehouse for Kumar Knitting Mills, Currajong Street, Footscray.
- Three storey concrete framed office and showroom development at 40 Beach Street, Port Melbourne.
- Two storey office and warehouse for Club Knit, St Kilda.
- Factory and office complex at Lot 27, Regent Avenue, Springvale.
- Hawthorn Grandstand, Princes Park, Carlton.
- Carisbrook Abattoir extensions. Two storey steel and concrete framed construction.
- Factory and office complex at Bridge Road, Dandenong ($6M cool store).
- Factory and office complex at Dreamhaven Court, Epping.
- Cool store and packaging plant at Malanda Dairy, Queensland.
- Two storey office and factory development at Lot 5 Akuna Drive, Williamstown.
- Twelve factory/office development- Akuna Dve., Williamstown
- New building and production plant for foam manufacture using hazardous chemicals, storage, mixing procedures, product handling, fire protection, warehousing etc.
- Maka Industries. Modular hazardous goods store system precast panel prefabricated fire store systems Australia wide.
- Chewton Gold Mine operation Consolidated Gold Mines NL. Crushing plant and process line upgrade, plant certification etc.
- PRA Altona – Laboratories, design of fire rated transportable test laboratories for oil refinery.
- Rising Sun Hotel Residential Development, Seddon – 44 units
- Lynchs Bridge Project Housing Development – 18 × 2 storey units, concrete and timber framed.
- Capri Waters, Mulwala. Fifty-one (51) two storey holiday units and recreation building.
- 6 level commercial/residential development – Swan Street, Richmond.
- 6 level commercial/residential development – 806 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.
- 6 level commercial/residential development – Victoria Street, North Melbourne.
- Twenty-five two storey unit development – Coate Avenue, Fairfield.
- New residence – 52 Beach Road, Hampton.
- Sub floor addition – 158 Rosanna Road, Rosanna.
- New residence – 110 Rachelle Road, Keilor
- Four storey apartment building- Munster Tce Nth. Melbourne
- New residence incorporating stone cladding and timber pole construction – Acheron Street, Tootgarook.
- New two storey residence – 15 Gordon Street, Black Rock.
- Five storey unit development – 44 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Concrete framed and concrete panels with load bearing blockwork.
- Four storey unit development – 29 Little Palmerston Street, Carlton. Concrete framed, concrete panel development.
- Three storey townhouse development – 170 The Esplanade, Brighton. Concrete framed, concrete panel with load bearing blockwork.
- Development of seven two-storey townhouses – 769 Hampton Street, Brighton.
- Development of eight two-storey townhouses – 42 Wright Street, McKinnon.
- Beach House Sunderland Bay Estate Phillip Island.
- Seven storey apartment building Sandridge Bay Estate, Port Melbourne
- Ten storey apartment building Brougham Street, Geelong
- Four storey apartment building Strabane Avenue, Mont Albert
- Four storey residence (with basement) – Studley Ave, Kew
- Two four storey residences (with basement) – Bolton Street, Beaumaris
- Twenty five two storey units – Hassett Street, Shepparton
- Six level residential apartment building with basement carpark – Lord Street, Richmond
- Fifty-one unit development San Remo Golf Resort – three level complex
- Four storey residence with basement carpark – Cowes
- Three storey residence with basement carpark – Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
- Two storey residence with basement carprk – Monaro Road, Kooyong
- Four storey apartment building – King Street, Templestowe
- Echuca Technical School – Stages 3 and 4
- Sunbury Post Primary School – Stages 2, 3 and 4
- Selby Primary School, Selby
- Cambridge Primary School, Hoppers Crossing
- Flemington Library development – Stage 2
- Preston College of TAFE – 3 storey concrete framed building
- Three storey commercial /residential development- Nixon St. Shepparton
- Extensive additions and alterations to supermarket complex, Seaford Road, Seaford
- KFC Stores throughout Victoria, single storey steel and concrete framed
- Ferntree Gully Holden- Alterations & additions to existing Car Showroom & Service Centre
- World Trade Centre, Melbourne. Daily site supervision of construction of five multi-story buildings (ranging up to 22 levels)
- Factory and two-storey office complex at Carson Road, Deer Park ($6M)
- Warehouse and two-storey office complex at Edgerton Road, Mitcham ($5M)
- Werribee Mazda New Showroom, Offices & Workshop ($2M)
- Werribee Ford New Showroom, Offices & Workshop ($2M)
- Werribee Nissan New Showroom, Offices & Workshop ($1.5M)
- Barry Bourke Holden – Warragul New Showroom Workshop ($2M)
- Salvation Army Citadel – Waverly Alterations & Additions ($1M)
- New Office/Showroom Complex Jeff Wignall Ford Frankston ($4M)
- New Office/Showroom Complex Frankston Toyota Frankston ($3.5M)
- New Office/Showroom and Workshop Complex Knox Ford Ferntree Gully ($4M)
- New Office/Showroom Complex Cranbourne Toyota ($4.5M)
- New Office/Showroom Complex Frankston VW ($5.0M)
- New Office/Showroom Complex Summit Holden Elsternwick ($4.5M)
- Pakenham Lifestyle Centre (Incorporating Masters Hardware ($35M)
- Elderly persons housing Projects – Lalor (9 units), Seaford (21 units)
- Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, Sunbury
- Salford Park Retirement Village – Nursing Home, Office Extensions, Units
- Private Nursing Hospital – Cnr. Brown and Black Street, Bendigo
- Special Accommodation Home – Lots 2716 -2718, Radford Road Reservoir
- Special Accommodation building – Cnr Brown and Black Street, Bendigo
- Two storey medical consulting rooms – 295 Clayton Road, Clayton
- Special Accommodation Home – Lots 1 and 2 Killara Street, Sunshine.
- Carey Baptist Grammar School – new senior school library.
- Carey Baptist Grammar School – new junior school library.
- Carey Baptist Grammar School – new junior school classroom buildings.
- Alterations and additions to Our Lady of Good Counsel, Deepdene
- Alterations and additions to St Joseph’s Primary School – Hawthorn
- Oxley College- Chirnside Park $2m development each of three stages.
- Oxley College- Chirnside Park Performing Arts Centre ($4M)
- Gillin Park Retirement Village, Warrnambool ($3M)
- Private Nursing Home, Aberdeen Street, Reservoir ($5M)
- Private Nursing Home, 47 Blake Street, Reservoir ($3M)
- Private Retirement Village Mooroopna – 3 Storey Complex ($6M)
- Oxley College, Chirnside Park – 6 Court Sports Complex ($4M)
- Overnewton Anglican Community College New Sports and Arts Complex ($2M)
- Aged Care 120 bed facility, Healesville ($20M)
Director – Engineering: Maurice Farrugia B.E. (Civil) M.I.E. (Aust) CP (Eng)
Maurice has thirty-six years experience in the field of structural and civil engineering including fifteen years of structural and civil design and site supervision for consulting engineers including John Connell and Associates and Ainley Nixon Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd. Design engineer as part of project team on large projects including:
- Melbourne World Trade Centre
- National Bank Headquarters – Elizabeth Street
- Victorian Arts Centre
- Walter and Eliza Hall Medical Institute
- Darwin Arts Centre
- Collins Place Twin Towers Project
- Cobram Water Treatment Plant
- Portland Pump Station
- Redevelopment of Humes Westall Plant
- Melbourne World Trade Centre (5 Towers)
- Capri Waters Mulwala Resort and Jetty
Maurice also has five years of design and construction supervision as project engineer with Public Works Department, Victoria on several small to medium-sized projects including schools, TAFE Colleges, police stations and police residences.
Senior Consulting Engineer: Angelo Zaia B.E. Hons. M.I.E (Aust) CP (Eng)
Angelo has thirty-five years experience in the structural and civil design and site supervision of commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and bridge structures.
Angelo’s experience incorporates the structural design and documentation of concrete and steel silos for coal storage, warehouse buildings, washplants, conveyor and gantry structures for the Capcoal German Creek Coal project in Queensland. Another project involved the structural design and documentation of the offshore structures for the Mt Elura Lead/Zinc project in Newcastle, NSW.
This included a stores handling jetty with an access bridge, concrete decking and steel tubular piling, design for a ships berthing impact of 70,000 tonnes and a ship loading wharf for the loading of lead and zinc concentrates with a steel superstructure and end bearing steel tubular piling. In the designing of the structures for the above projects, both manual and computer aided design techniques were utilised for efficiency.
Angelo also spent a six month assignment as a Field Engineer at the Newlands mine site in Queensland for the Newlands-Collinsville Abbot Pt. Project for MIM Holdings Ltd.
One of Angelo’s projects involved the structural modifications to offshore platforms, namely Mackerel, Tuna and Halibut for Esso Australia Pty Ltd in Bass Strait. This included the structural design of new steel structures as well as modification to existing steelwork to accommodate the new structures. Occasional site trips to the platforms were required to take data relating structural details of existing steelwork which had to be modified.
Senior Consulting Engineer: Andrew Chia, B.E (Civil) Hons, Registered Building Practitioner
Andrew has more than 10 years of experience in the field of structural/civil engineering & site supervision of residential, light commercial and industrial structures. He has been involved extensively in projects ranging from extensions to medium rise buildings and developments. Working closely on a wide variety of projects has given Andrew key local experience to effectively design each project along with their challenges. Andrew is proficient at computer-aided drafting as well as his engineering expertise.
Structural/Civil Design Engineer: John Ngo
John has gained experience working on various small to medium scale residential and commercial projects since joining our Company. He is capable in the design of reinforced concrete, structural steel, masonry and timber and proficient with current industry-standard design and drafting software.
Senior Draftsperson: Daniel Ash
Daniel has a Diploma of Drafting and twenty years experience in structural and civil engineering documentation. He has extensive computer expertise, and is responsible for small to medium sized projects, and drafting management within the office.
Senior Draftsperson: Rodney Huitema
Rod has thirty years structural and civil design drafting experience in the residential, commercial and industrial fields working on a variety of projects varying from large multi-storey buildings to residential developments.
Working across four states of Australia has provided Andrew with a sound and wide ranging construction knowledge with a good understanding of cost efficient design and documentation He is most proficient with computer aided drafting, and has worked for both large and small structural consulting engineering offices.
Senior Draftsperson: Andrew Grasby
Andrew has thirty years structural and civil design drafting experience in the residential, commercial and industrial fields working on a variety of projects varying from large medium sized buildings to large and small residential developments.
Andrew has a sound and wide ranging construction knowledge with a good understanding of cost efficient design and documentation and is most proficient with computer aided drafting and detailing. He has also worked for both large and small structural consulting engineering offices.
Administration Officer: Michele Benjamin
Michele has experience working in a secretarial capacity for organisations including architects, town planners, consulting engineers and schools. Her duties comprise bookkeeping, client liaison, word processing and office administration, and is the personal assistant to Maurice.
Administration Officer: Lynne Bourchier
Lynne has been working as an office administrator for 20+ years and has extensive experience in word processing and general administration. She has worked for several legal companies throughout her career and has been responsible for office management in small and medium sized corporations and at a local primary school.
Maurice Farrugia & Associates Pty Ltd
112 Bank Street, South Melbourne 3205
ACN: 057284 223
Tel: 9696 9073
Fax: 9690 4131