The MPN Team

The MPN Team - Structural Design & Engineering

THE MPN TEAM

Our executive and senior project team leaders are some of the most respected engineers in the industry.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

George Perl – Director
BSc BE(Hons) MEngSc MIEAust CPEng NER

A co-director of MPN, George has over 36 years of experience in the design and construction industry and has worked on iconic projects throughout Australia, and internationally including New Zealand, USA, UK, North Africa, the Middle East and Europe. George is a 'hands-on' director and actively participates on team projects from design concept through to construction documentation, including construction planning and site works.

Viktor Mateffy – Director
BE(Hons) MEngSc MIEAust CPEng NER

Responsible for the co-management of MPN, Viktor has over 33 years of industry experience. Focussing on structural designs for both new and old structures, Viktor specialises on renovation, renewal and re-purposing existing and heritage buildings for new uses and/or loading conditions, including related repairs and strengthening works for such re-cycling of valuable infrastructure.

ENGINEERING TEAM

Michael Sara – Senior Associate
BE(Hons) MIEAust CPEng NER

A Senior Associate at MPN, Michael has over 31 years of industry experience. His responsibilities include management of major projects and preparing concept and detail design documentation for a diverse project portfolio. Though he has a broad project experience Michael’s primary area of expertise is in prestress concrete design and structural steel design.

Paul Bezkorovainy – Senior Associate
BE(Hons) MIEAust CPEng NER

Paul has over 20 years of design and construction industry experience, managing a diverse portfolio of projects and preparing detail design documentation. Proactive and client focussed, Paul specialises in design and detailing of structures utilising reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, structural steel, composite steel, load-bearing masonry and timber.

Catherine Taylor – Senior Associate
BE(Hons) MIEAust CPEng NER

Catherine has over 30 years of professional experience in Australia, UK and New Zealand. A structural engineer with extensive on-site experience, Catherine's expertise includes prestressed concrete, steel and timber, assessment of increased loading of existing structures, carbon fibre strengthening and computer modelling/design for earthquake requirements of large buildings.

Philip Jones – Senior Engineer
BE MIEAust CPEng NER

Philip has over 10 years industry experience at MPN, both managing projects and liaising with clients. Philip specialises in the design and detailing of projects that require reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, structural steel, composite steel, load-bearing masonry, and timber structures.

Adrian Brunker – Structural Engineer
BE MIEAust CPEng NER

With over 7 years of design, construction and on-site experience at MPN, Adrian delivers detailed design documentation and site inspections for retail, commercial, industrial and residential projects. Adrian has a solid understanding of the issues encountered by architects, builders and contractor, enabling him to optimise buildability, project efficiency and outcomes.

Andrew Murray – Structural Engineer
BE(Hons) MIEAust

Andrew is a structural engineer over 5 years experience at MPN. He has worked on a range of complex developments including retail, residential and industrial, and is proficient in structural dynamic analysis and the design of reinforced and post-tensioned concrete. He consistently finds efficient solutions to complex architectural and engineering challenges.

Abbas Vahedian – Structural Engineer
BE(Hons) MEngSc PhD

Abbas is a highly experienced structural engineer specialising in the design of steel, reinforced concrete, and timber structures. With extensive local and international experience, predominately in the design of latticed steel structures (overhead power transmission towers), telecommunication towers and substation structures, Abbas obtained a PhD for his research into the 'Strengthening of Timber Structures using Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Materials'.

Mark Sara – Graduate Engineer
BE(Hons) GradIEAust

Mark is a graduate engineer who joined the MPN Structural Engineering team in 2021. Mark is quickly developing his skillset in structural analysis, design and site services, and is building experience in designing reinforced and pre-stressed concrete and structural steel structures. Mark continues to assist our senior engineers on projects ranging from alterations of existing buildings to new major projects.

DRAFTING TEAM

Troy Young – Drafting Lead & BIM Manager
ADip StructEng

Troy has extensive local and international, design and construction industry experience working on diverse range of projects and locations. Troy leads our MPN Drafting Team and is developing our Building Information Technology (BIM) processes. Troy has pioneered and successfully implemented innovative technologies and kept MPN up to date with industry trends and benchmarks.

Jack Sharpe – Senior Draftsperson
ADip StructEng

With nearly 40 years of industry experience Jack brings a vast wealth of knowledge to MPN. Working closely with the design team, Jack offers pragmatic solutions for the documentation for a wide range of constructions for larger clients, including major shopping centres, high rise and residential precincts. His projects range from feasibility studies, through to implementation and commissioning.

Michael Beaver – Senior Draftsperson
Drafting Trades, Struct Eng CertIV

With extensive local and international experience and a career spanning 20 years, Michael has worked on numerous high profile projects both in Australia and the UK. Michael has a solid Revit foundation skill set, in conjunction with advanced CAD systems management knowledge. He actively utilises the latest in BIM practises in conjunction with his interoperability skills.

Phil York – Senior Draftsperson
ADip StructEng ADip Bus(Mgt)

Phil has over 30 years of industry experience working on projects across Australia, UK, Ireland and Canada. He enjoys complex detailing and problem solving and with his extensive project experience, has proven proficiency in all forms of structural design, including structures requiring reinforced and post tensioned concrete, steel framed buildings, shoring and footing systems.

Johnathan McCubben – Structural Draftsperson
ADip StructEng Dip CivConstDes Drafting Trades CertIV

With over 12 year experience within the design and construction industry, Johnathan is an integral part of our project team and focusses on the development of structural designs with pre-construction documentation. Johnathon is responsible for preparing detailed drawings and documentation for a wide range of projects, and has advanced Revit training and BIM knowledge.

Karolina Lisiecka – Structural Draftsperson
AdvDip EngDes DipProjMgt

Karolina has over 5 years of experience in the design and construction industry. An integral member of the MPN drafting team, her responsibilities include preparing detailed drawings and documentations of various buildings with both CAD and Revit. Karolina is also actively engaged in helping to improve and maintain drafting processes in BIM modelling and computational design. She continues to build her experience with varying building design concepts and material including reinforced and prestressed concrete, steel, precast and timber.

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