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1963 Bachelor of Engineering Degree, Civil Engineering, University of New South Wales.

1966 Master of Technology, part-time Postgraduate Degree Course, University of New South Wales, passes in the following subjects: Reinforced Concrete, Pre-stressed Concrete, Concrete Shells, Structures, Concrete Technology.

1959-1962 Undergraduate training in design and construction with Metropolitan Water Sewerage & Drainage Board, Sydney.

1963-1965 Design Engineer with M.W.S. & D.B. Sewerage Structures Section. Design of reinforced concrete structures associated with Sewage Treatment Works.

1966-1970 Assistant Chief Design Engineer in Design Office of A.R.C. Engineering Pty Ltd, major suppliers of reinforcing steel products to the building industry. Design of variety of reinforced concrete and structural steel structures of domestic, commercial and industrial application, including multi-storey construction. Training of Graduate Engineers and Design Draftsmen. Site inspection of structural elements during construction.

1971-1976 Assistant Chief Civil Engineer with A.R.C. Engineering Pty Ltd. Limited Design functions similar to above. Control of Mechanical Testing Laboratory and signatory to N.A.T.A. certificates. Technical adviser to customer, to management and to Contracts Officers.

1976- Senior Structural Engineer with Kneebone & Beretta Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd, Parramatta, having principal oversight of a number in excess of 6000 separate engineering projects. Experience has been gained on a large variety of consulting practice involving design, site supervision and/or investigation of building work with structural component values of some in excess of $3,000,000. Areas of competence embrace members of structural steel, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, timber, aluminium and fibre glass construction, together with a sound and practical knowledge of a wide range of foundation engineering techniques. Responsibility taken for supervision of work performed by junior engineers as well as for their training. Experience includes giving expert evidence on structural engineering matters on behalf of clients before tribunals and civil courts of jurisdiction.

Responsibilities also include checking of structural drawings on behalf of a number of Councils including Parramatta, Holroyd, Hornsby, Bankstown, Blacktown and Baulkham Hills.


  • Nov. 1990 Attended Sydney Seminar on On-Site-Stormwater Detention by Swinburne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.
  • Feb. 1992 Commenced as Principal of Kneebone & Beretta Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd, Parramatta.
  • June 1992 Attended University of Melbourne Graduate School of Management seven day Consulting Engineering Practice and Management Programme.
  • Oct. 1992 Attended Quality Assurance for Consulting Engineers Seminar at Auburn.
  • April 1993 Attended Butterworths Seminar on Building Code of Australia at Epping.
  • April 1993 Attended Gosford City Council Seminar on Erosion and Sediment Control.
  • Sep. 1993 Attended Timtech Seminar at St Marys.
  • Dec. 1993 & Upper Parramatta River Catchment Trust O.S.D. Designers
  • July 1994 Committee Meeting.
  • July 1995 Attended three day EASEC-5 conference in Queensland.
  • Feb. 1996 Elected member of the College of Civil Engineers by Institution of Engineers Australia.
  • March 1996 Registered NPER-3 in category Civil Engineering Reg No. 375195.
  • April 1996 Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland in Civil Division RPEQ 4989.
  • June 1996 Timber Development Workshop - Multi-storey Buildings.
  • July 1996 Standards Australia Seminar "Slabs and Footings Code 1996".
  • Sep. 1996 Water Engineering Panel Meeting "Warragamba Development".
  • Sep. 1996 ACEA "Risk Management" Seminar.
  • April 1997 Standards Australia Seminar "Composite Beams".
  • June 1997 ACEA Seminar - North Sydney "Professional Liability Legislation".
  • Aug. 1997 Registered NPER-3 in category Structural Engineering Reg No. 375195.
  • Oct.1997 Standards Australia Workshop Parramatta "Slabs and Footings".
  • Nov. 1997 BSFA Tour Olympic Sites Homebush.
  • March 1998 IEAUST two day Conference, Canberra - "Structural Engineering Innovation".
  • May 1998 ACEA Seminar North Sydney "Piling".
  • May 1998 BSFA Seminar Sydney "Stadium Australia".
  • Oct 1998 University NSW Seminar "Tilt-up Construction A New Direction for Hi-rise".
  • Nov 1998 IEAust Western Sydney Water Engineering "OSD Systems".
  • Mar 1999 Standards Australia "Risk Management Workshop"