Sydney Australia

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20 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Our Experts

With offices in Melbourne and Sydney, our multidisciplinary Australian team incorporates a huge range of specialist engineering and sustainability expertise across a diverse range of industry sectors.Our national reach has allowed us to be trusted to assist our client’s in delivering some of Australia’s most prestigious developments throughout many industry sectors including Health, Commercial, Residential, Justice, Telecommunications, Sports and Recreation, Education, Retail, Aged Care, Defence, Leisure and Tourism, Industrial and Advisory.

Brian Mason

Brian Mason
Joint Managing

Brian joined AHW in 2002 after graduating as a Mechanical Engineer,

and began his career in the design and documentation of commercial and industrial buildings. He became an Associate in 2006 and in 2008 he became an Associate Director.

In November 2006 the business of AHW Consulting Engineers (Vic) Pty Ltd was sold to Waterman AHW (Vic) Pty Ltd. Brian continued to hold the position of Associate Director until October 2009 when Brian was appointed the position of Director .

Brian has experience in the design, documentation and administration of mechanical services across various sectors including retail, industrial, residential, commercial, sports & recreation, aged care and education. Brian has been heavily involved in on-site co-ordination and commissioning activities for a number of large projects including Federation Square.

Brian is responsible for the mechanical services discipline and is also responsible for the leadership of the ESD group. He has experience in the design of low energy building services systems and Environmentally Sustainable Developments. Experience in this area includes CFD, daylight, energy and thermal modelling. Brian has been involved in the successful delivery of Green
Star and Nabers rated developments.

In 2021 Brian became the Joint Managing Director of the Waterman Group (AUS) Pty Ltd. Brian is registered in the area of Mechanical Services and is a Green Star Accredited Professional.

Qualifications & Affiliations

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical and Computing (Hons)
Registered Prosessional Engineer (Vic, NT and Tas)
Green Star Accredited Professional

Phillip Barnes

Philip Barnes
Joint Managing

Philip began his career in the Melbourne office of Gutteridge Haskins & Davey.

He then joined Bates Smart McCutcheon, gaining wide exposure to many different facets of building services design and contract administration.

Between 1988 and 1991, Philip travelled overseas and worked with the London based company of Building Design Partnership and was involved in the design and contract administration for major institutional projects.

On his return to Australia, he joined Lincolne Scott, further increasing his knowledge in the hospital area before joining AHW at the beginning of 1993.

Philip became an Associate in 1995, an Associate Director in 1997 and Director in 2000. In November 2006 the business of AHW Consulting Engineers (Vic) Pty Ltd was sold to Waterman AHW (Vic) Pty Ltd. In 2021 the merger of both Australian entities formed Waterman Group (AUS) Pty Ltd, Philip continues to hold the position of a Joint Managing Director today.

Philip has developed particular expertise in health, laboratory, and educational projects and has recently been involved in many large health projects including the New Royal Children’s Hospital, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Warrnambool Hospital and the Master Planning of the New Eye & Ear Hospital. Philip places a high priority on the integration and co-ordination of engineering services which derives from his extensive involvement in design and documentation within multidisciplinary companies.

Qualifications & Affiliations
COT Mechanical Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma Air
Conditioning and Refrigeration
Postgraduate Diploma Building
Registered Professional Engineer

Richard Nicoliello

Richard Nicoliello

Richard has been responsible for design, documentation and

management for all types of projects.

He has over 22 years’ experience in Electrical, Communications and Security Engineering fields, both from a technical and management point of view. He has wide experience in commercial, aged care, educational, residential and fitout/rollout projects.

Richard is able to represent the company at contractor, consultant and client level. Richard is also accustomed to working closely with clients to prepare design briefs tailored to their specific requirements. He also has experience in Expert Witness cases in variation claims.

Since becoming a Director in 2010 Richard has been responsible of projects and in design management. He maintains overall responsibility of the operations of the Sydney office, including project deliveries, company and project resourcing, office administration and staffing. In 2021 the merger of both Australian entities formed Waterman Group (AUS) Pty Ltd, Richard
continues to hold the position of Board Director.

Qualifications & Affiliations
Bachelor of Technology
Associate Diploma of Engineering (Electrical)
Certificate IV Security & Risk Management
Security Consultant Licence
Member, Institute of Engineers Australia (MIE Aust)

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