The O’Neill Group has two directors, Brian O’Neill and Andrew Charalambous, and currently employs over 38 full-time staff, including 24 fully qualified and experienced senior engineers. It is a policy of the firm that a Director be assigned to each project, who takes a “hands-on approach”, from early concept stage through to detailed design and construction.
BE(Hons), MIEAust, CPEng, Registered Building Practitioner, Director of The O’Neill Group Pty Ltd. Andrew’s engineering experience includes a three-year period with the Road Construction Authority working on the design and construction of road and civil engineering structures. He was involved in the design of numerous bridge projects and the hydraulic design of floodways and culvert systems during this period.
In 1985 Andrew joined The O’Neill Group and has worked on a diverse range of projects gaining considerable experience as a design engineer with particular expertise in prestressed concrete. In 1992 he became a director and was responsible for the design and management of a wide range of commercial, industrial and civil engineering projects up to $150M in value.
Andrew has also been involved as a specialist design consultant in the field of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) both here and overseas and has completed an AAC technical design manual for CSR Hebel to be used throughout Australia and more recently in New Zealand, incorporating earthquake design. He has been involved in the design and co-ordination of projects that the group has undertaken in Thailand and Malaysia and has been a joint Author of a paper “State of the Art Design in Post-Tensioned Concrete” given in Hong Kong.
Andrew is currently a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Architecture and Building in Prestressed Concrete, Reinforced Concrete and Structural Steel.
FIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ, Registered Building Practitioner, Director of The O’Neill Group has over thirty-five years’ experience leading design and project management teams on projects throughout Australia and overseas. Brian’s early experience included a period developing the structural engineering design of the Ministry of Housing, precast concrete, high-rise projects and an eighteen month period as the site engineer on a prestressed concrete bridge project in Queensland.
In 1968 Brian established B. J. O’Neill & Partners and has been responsible, as team leader, for the project management, design and construction stage aspects of several significant bridge and civil engineering projects in addition to numerous multi-storey building projects up to thirty stories in height. He has represented the Institution of Engineers, Australia on the Committee responsible for AS 3700-SAA Masonry Code and has been a guest lecturer at the Department of Architecture & Building, The University of Melbourne.
Brian has served as a Special Referee to the Supreme Court of Victoria (building disputes), and has considerable experience as a technical expert advising and reporting on such matters as concrete technology, waterproofing and defects in existing structures.