Our Team

Vision

To be recognised for our world-leading expertise in durability design, structure inspection, and repair consulting, creating exceptional value for our customers and society while developing our people.

Mission

Our mission is to provide world-leading services in durability design, structure inspection, and repair consulting through our core values, creating excellent outcomes built to last for our staff and society.

Core Values

  • Client Focused We establish great partnerships, work on incredible projects, and create excellence in outcomes for clients.
  • Staff Focused We seek talented people to work with us, and we work with them to develop their full potential.
  • Visionary We seek out the world’s best practices and technology, strive to innovate, offer exceptional service, and create unique value.
  • Sustainability We ensure that our client’s assets achieve their service life efficiently while meeting the client’s environmental impact requirements.
  • Client Focused We establish great partnerships, work on incredible projects, and create excellence in outcomes for clients.
  • Renowned Our research, expertise and successes attract the best clients and projects, which leads to exceptional staff working for our team.

Core Values

  • Integrity Ethical values drive us; we always give our clients our honest opinion and work with them to achieve the required outcomes, we support our people’s personal growth and work with them to help them achieve their potential.
  • Collaboration We work seamlessly with our industry partners to ensure optimal outcomes for our clients.
  • Smart Our staff’s skill, knowledge, and ability to leverage technology produce best-in-class technical advice with excellent efficiency.
  • Ambitious In our understanding of deterioration mechanisms, assessment methods and modelling of materials, we pursue new material development and construction method advances to remain at the leading edge of our industry globally.

Experience has shown that the lowest cost method of solving problems is to consult someone who is an expert in the problem area. Whilst each member of BCRC’s team gives general advice on construction materials, they can bring to bear the highest level of experience when required. Judicious use of specialists results in rapid development and implementation of economic solutions.

BCRC has an impressive array of international consultants, each a leader in their field. They are supported by local experts and materials engineers.

Directors

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Professor Marton Marosszeky

Chairperson

Former Multiplex Professor for Construction Innovation and director of the BRC and ACCI research centres at the University of NSW. He is an experienced structural, materials and repair engineer.

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Professor Robert Munn

Construction Materials

Bob was Chief Engineer at Boral Construction Materials and Adjunct Professor at the University of NSW. He is the chair of Australian Standards Committees BD/42 & BD/49 relating to concrete specification and testing.

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Mr Frank Papworth

Durability Consultancy

In Frank’s 35 years’ experience in concrete durability, inspection and repair he has: Chaired CIA’s durability committee Chaired fib COM8 on durability Won the Malhotra durability prize.

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Dr Inam Khan

Technology Director

Dr Khan has over 12 years of research and industry experience. His areas of expertise are steel corrosion in concrete, concrete durability in severe environments, service life modelling of concrete in severe environments, and crack modelling in concrete.

NSW Team

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Rebecca Newby

NSW State Manager

Rebecca has over 15 years’ experience in the fields of construction & material behaviour. Focused on in-situ condition of assets – steel & concrete & is experienced in assessing the condition of reinforced concrete for both new & existing structures by using the latest techniques to monitor corrosion in reinforced concrete structures & material testing.

Saeed Ali

Saeed Ali

Steel Corrosion & CP
Senior Engineer
NSW

Saeed has over 15 years of experience in infrastructure sector, mining, power plants, and oil/gas industries. With a BEng (Hons) in Materials Science, a MSc in Corrosion Engineering, and a MEng in materials from UNSW, his areas of expertise are failure investigation destructive and non-destructive testing, corrosion & CP.

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Simone Bernardini

Senior Durability Engineer Technician
NSW

Simone has 15 years of experience in design & project management for major projects worldwide, who is a chartered professional in Italy.
His primary expertise is in construction materials such as concrete & soil & concrete durability. Core skills are Design & selection of earthwork materials, Design of deep and shallow foundations, retaining structures, and slope stability analysis.

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Mihaly Rutkai

Graduate Engineer
NSW

Mihaly is a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) graduate, who is eager to excel and apply his knowledge in all facets of engineering.
Mihaly has a keen eye for detail, and eagerly tackles any challenges that face him, bringing modern solutions to the fore.

Undergraduate Team

Saeed Ali

Johnlouis Landskron

Undergraduate Engineer
Saeed Ali

Ruben Johnson

Undergraduate Engineer

At BCRC, we are committed to nurturing the future of engineering talent. We take pride in providing opportunities for young undergraduate engineers to embark on a transformative journey within the field of durability engineering. Our dedication goes beyond textbooks, as we believe in hands-on learning. We offer these aspiring engineers a chance to immerse themselves in real-world projects, allowing them to learn the ropes, gain invaluable practical experience, and become well-versed in the nuances of our industry. We take pride in mentoring and exposing the next generation to the exciting challenges and opportunities that await in the world of engineering. Join us as we empower young minds to shape a sustainable and innovative future.

WA Team

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Herman Jong

Durability Planning
Senior Engineer
WA

Dr Jong has 30 years experience in construction materials technology. He is expert in preparing Durability Plans. His interests are in mathematical modelling of microstructure development during hydration of cement-based materials and concrete deterioration.

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Adam Papworth

Testing and Inspection
WA

Adam Papworth has worked as a concrete testing technician throughout Australia for the past 20 years. He has extensive experience in Ground Impact Echo, Ultrasonic Pulse Echo and destructive sampling of reinforced concrete structures.
Adam is well rounded with a variety of leading edge technologies for inspections and conditions assessments in steel and concrete structures.

VIC Team

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Jessie Ratcliiffe

Durability Engineer
PhD in Materials Engineering
VIC

Jessica has a background in condition assessment for a wide range of structures, inclusive of potable water tanks, sewerage infrastructure, dams, wharfs, building facades, and bridges. Condition rating and risk assessment within frameworks such as WSAA and VicRoads. Methodology development with consideration safe work approaches.

BCRC Specialised Consultants

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Chris Zervos

Senior Building Consultant Specialising in Waterproofing

Chris worked previously as a Senior Building consultant for Crawford and Company. In this role his main function was to Inspect and report on complex building related matters, undertake and/or co-ordinate forensic investigations, provide detailed defect reports, scope of works and cost estimates as well as, obtaining review tenders, and managing of various projects.  Chris has also trained and mentor junior staff, and technical revision of colleague reports prior to submission to Clientele.

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Brendan Colgrave

Senior Civil, Structural & Façade

Brendan’s career spans over 29 years in the construction industry, encompassing both Structural and Civil Engineering disciplines, amongst a broad range of project scales and types to $200M construction value (circa 2008) in senior capacity roles within both specialist construction and engineering companies. He has a strong engineering background in building structures of all types – Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional, from small to large scale in both private and public sectors.

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Ted Stubbersfield

Senior Engineer in Wood

Ted joined the family business, Gatton Sawmilling Company in 1975 becoming a partner and later a director. As Ted gained more experience, he eventually became responsible for the day-to-day operations of all aspects of the diversified business which included a sawmill, treatment plant, planning mill, crane hire, transport and a hardware store.

BCRC Specialised Consultants

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Alan Todhunter

Material Scientist & Durability Technologist

Alan is a highly skilled materials scientist and durability technologist with extensive experience in the building and infrastructure industries covering a diverse range of materials and material failure diagnostics. Experience with coatings, concrete, metals, ceramics, glass, stone, bricks, timber, composites, polymers, adhesives and advanced materials.

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Rob McKinnon

Senior Waterproof Specialist

Robin McKinnon has nearly two decades professional experience as a waterproofing designer, supervisor and waterproofing consultant.
For almost 18 years he owned and operated Duraseal WA Pty Ltd: Western Australia’s leading commercial waterproofing contractor.

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Ion Dumitru

Technical & Product Specialist

For over 25 years Ion has been Technical and Product Development Manager at Boral Construction Materials. This has given him vast experience in production and testing of a wide range of construction materials including aggregates, concrete and asphalt. His input to Australian Standards has been extensive and he is now a sought-after consultant.