JEFFREY KNOX

Director 

Struct Eng Cert | RISI | OHS Construct Cert

Jeff has extensive experience in structural and civil engineering drafting, design and management. He works with small to multi-national companies including the Sydney Institute of TAFE – Civil Engineering Facility. Further experience in disciplines such as commercial, institutional, industrial, residential, aged care, hospitals, bridges, roads, stormwater management, earthworks, remedial, project management and traffic management. 

Qualifications

Structural Engineering Certificate
Rail Industry Safety Induction
OHS Construction Induction Certificate

Employment History 

Triaxial Consulting, Sydney NSW

Appleyard Forrest Consulting Engineers, Bowral NSW 

Costin Roe Consulting, Sydney NSW 

Wargon Chapman and Associates, North Sydney NSW 

 

Notable Projects

Building Z Sydney Markets, Sydney NSW 

Designer & Senior Drafter/Engineer 

Design of new refrigerated warehouse over a basement carpark and 2 story offices over the warehouse space and upgrade of council road network servicing the facility:

  • Structural and civil engineering design & drafting.

  • Construction methodology design. 

  • Traffic management report. 

 

The design was based on delivering specific client needs such as large clear spans in the warehouse area with 2 offices levels over, and utilising the whole building up to the site boundaries. This required designing a construction platform 10m high without propping over the warehouse space and shoring systems along the boundaries. 

5 Year Capital Works Program, Rookwood Cemetery NSW 

Senior Civil Engineer, Drafter & Project Management 

Upgrade of infrastructure network, roads, stormwater

and utilities:

  • Civil engineering. 

  • Project management. 

  • Traffic management. 

  • Construction staging. 

  • Project superintendent. 

 

Reconstruction works replacing or upgrading the aging infrastructure at the oldest Victorian Cemetery in the world, within Rockwood impacted on state heritage listen monuments and infrastructure. Redesign of roads, kerb, gutters and stormwater assets utilizing heritage materials and construction procedures to satisfy NSW State Heritage Council. Project management archaeological investigations, diggings and induction of contractors in accordance with the Burra Charter

 

Sydney Opera House Tile Replacement, Bennelong Point NSW 

Designer & Senior Drafter/Engineer

Replacement of sail shell edge tiles:

  • Design of custom-made mounting bracket for snorkel attachment to top of Opera House. 

 

Extremely difficult access to edge tiles required a snorkel lift boom to be able to reach extremities of the Opera House sails. Constructability issues drove the design of a specialized bracket to attach to the base of the snorkel lift which had been removed from its wheelbase. Site measurements and fabrication of templates to match existing holes in the precast concrete sails of the Opera House to ensure a perfect fit of the bracket which was placed using a water crane. This bracket had to allow for the slope of the Opera House sails and fit perfectly first time. 

Technical Skills

INDUSTRY SECTOR 

Cemeteries 

Civil 

Infrastructure 

Commercial & Retail 

Community, Sport & Recreation 

Food & Hospitality 

Health, Aged Care & Education 

Insurance, Strata & Remedial 

Materials Handling & Winery Design 

Mining & Resources 

Residential 

 

CIVIL DESIGN / DRAFTING

Finished surface profiles 

Disabled access compliance 

On-site detention / retention 

Roads and pavements 

Earthworks 

Stormwater 

Traffic management 

 

CONFINED SPACE / ROPE ACCESS

Structural & Confined spaces (including mines) 

 

STRUCTURAL DRAFTING / DESIGN  

Anchor systems 

Reinforced concrete 

Façades 

Foundations 

Masonry – clay & concrete 

Retaining structures 

Retaining walls 

Shop detailing – Precast concrete and steelwork 

Structural steelwork 

Temporary structures 

Timber framing 

 

CERTIFICATES 

Associated Professional Certificate – Safety in Design 

Confined Space 

Rail Industry Safety Induction - RISI 

RMS Red Card 

WHS – White Card 

AutoCAD Training Certificate 

 

GENERAL 

Contracts – contractor & client side 

Negotiations 

Project management 

Tendering 

 

PROGRAMS

AutoCAD 

AutoTurn Pro