Greg Schofield

Greg Schofield is the founding director of Greg Schofield & Associates Pty Ltd, a consulting civil and structural engineering practice based at Glen Iris, Melbourne and his company currently consists of himself as the design engineer and a design draftsperson.

Greg Schofield & Associates Pty Ltd undertakes at least one hundred separate design contacts per year.  Greg Schofield’s prime role is detailer and checker of designs.  The office is automated and is a licensed user of Autocad 2016 with Struct Plus, CADECOMP, MLP Steel and Concrete for design of structural elements and SPACEGASS frame analysis.

Significant Projects

1991 to 1999 Greg Schofield & Associates Pty Ltd was the prime consultant for many capital works at the Williamstown dockyard, for Tenix Defence Systems Pty Ltd, including the design of a 900 space carpark, refurbishment of a Navy training school, design of heavy duty pavements for transporting ship modules and documenting structures used for the manufacture of the ANZAC frigates.
1998 to 1999 Design of four significant tied back retaining walls for City Link, using HDPE geogrids and Keystone facings, up to 10.5 metres high. Tullamarine Fwy & Bell Street and Mount Alexander Road interchanges and Graham Street & Bolte Bridge abutments, Port Melbourne.
2000 Railway bridge abutment using Keystone block facings and HDPE tie backs, Bacchus Marsh escarpment, Bacchus Marsh for John Holland Constructions.
2001 Structural consultant for the Police Memorial at Toms Block, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne
2001 Elevated walkways, retaining walls and spillway design for landscaping works at Torquay Sands Golf Course.
2002 Bridge abutment Hallam Bypass using steel ladder tie backs and Keystone facings.
2002 Re-development of Camberwell Market building for Boroondara CC.
2002 Rectification works to Camberwell Town Hall Clock Tower, Camberwell Road, Camberwell for Boroondara CC.
2002 Re-development of Royal Melbourne Golf Club clubhouse.
2003 Design documentation of cold formed steel framing for domestic structures. Our office has approximately ten years experience for the design for this type of structure.  The office has structurally certified a group of light gage steel classrooms constructed in Bhutan for the Bhutan Education Department, funded by the World Bank.
2005 Rectification measures for subfloor ventilation to Mueller Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne for Royal Botanic Gardens.
1995 to present Boroondara City Council, building infrastructure department on call advice and for design of council buildings.
2007 to present. Expert witness reports for legal proceedings for building disputes.  Failed retaining walls, scaffolding, etc.
2002 to present Design of multi level town house developments up to four levels, with basement and ground floor transfer slabs supporting two storeys over, Brighton, South Yarra and Toorak.
2010 Pedestrian bridge between science and main building at second floor level at University High School Parkville.
2011 Steel Arch pedestrian bridge 30 metre span: Sneydes Road Point Cook for Peet.
2012-2014 Fixing of ballast boxes to Tait carriage IEV100 for Metro Trains and design of tram Design and testing of towing hitch connection for Yarra Trams in accordance with EN12663-1:2010 Railway applications – Structural requirements of railway vehicle bodies Part 1.
2013 Report on fatigue risk for tram bogies and hitching tie for Yarra Trams.
2014 Structural design of pedestrian bridges at Harpley wetlands, McGrath Road Werribee.
2014 Boroondara City Council transfer station suspended slab strengthening using carbon fibre.  Design, tendering and supervision of works for Boroondara CC.
2015 to present Proof engineering of nineteen road bridges to AS5100 Bridge Code for Civil Bridge and Wharf Pty Ltd Willaura Road Bridge, Ghin Ghin Bridge Yea, 72 metres overall, Gobarralong Bridge Gundagai 100 metres, 70 metre bridge at Torryburn NSW and wharf deck at Munganno Point, Two Fold Bay NSW.

Greg Schofield’s aim is to provide a high standard of professional service to its clients and to maintain a high standard of fees within a competitive environment. The office is operating with a certified Quality System to ISO 9001-2015, audited by MSCG, Managements Systems Certification Global.

Greg Schofield has been chair of national Structural College Board for Engineers Australia and chair of Engineers Australia Victoria Division structural branch and chaired the organising committee for Engineers Australia ASEC 2008 National Conference in Melbourne (Australasian Structural Engineering Conference) and is past Chair of Engineers Australia Professional Standards Scheme management committee.

Greg Schofield is actively involved with the Institution of Structural Engineers, Melbourne branch, particularly tutoring young structural engineers who are preparing for the IStructE exam.

Greg Schofield believes the responsibilities carried by engineers are not understood by the broader community and that engineers must develop stricter protocols to enhance their professional standing.

Outside of work, Greg Schofield has three adult children, likes kelpies, Bach, cross country running with St Stephens Harriers, and leads second violins in the Surrey Hills Orchestra.

Professional experiences:

Date Activity
1978 Monash University  Graduated B Eng (Hons)
1978-1980 Graduate engineer WP Brown & Ptns Pty Ltd  Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers, Hawthorn.  Structural design and computer programming.
1981-1982 Design engineer Richard Eckhaus & Partners Pty Ltd  Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers, Hawthorn.  Structural design.
1982 Part time study MBA, University of Melbourne.  Passed first year.
1983 –1985 Research assistant.  Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) Vermont SouthPresented two papers at ARRB conferences. Member of ARRB Rostrum Club, public speaking and meeting procedure training.
1983-1985 Master of engineering thesis titled The Design and maintenance of residential street pavements, jointly with RMIT and ARRB.  Masters conferred RMIT, 1986
1983-1985 Demonstrator (part time) for laboratory practicals for building and engineering students RMIT, Melbourne
1984-1985 Contract structural engineer Stephen Dunn & Partners Pty Ltd, Hawthorn
1985-1986 Contract structural engineer Richard Eckhaus & Partners Pty Ltd, Hawthorn
1985-1987 Part time lecturer Swinburne University teaching first year structural mechanics classes.  Design supervisor for third and fourth year civil engineering students
1984-1986 Design engineer for private clients, based at home
1987 Established Greg Schofield and Associates Pty Ltd.  Employed two draftspersons and two engineers, completed 400 projects in a year
1992-1997 Committee member Association of Consulting Engineers, Victoria ACSEV
1997-1999 Committee member EA (Engineers Australia) Vic Division Structural Branch
2000-2001 Chairman EA Vic Division Structural Branch
2002-2009 Annual presentation to fourth year geomatics students, University of Melbourne:  The role of associations in professional life.
2002-2003 Victoria EA Structural College representative
2002-2004 Victoria Division Committee member
2004-2005 National Chair EA Structural College Board
2005 Chaired EA Structural College Board.  Assisted with ASEC 2005 at Newcastle, Sept 11 to 14 2005 (Australasian Structural Engineering Conference).
2006-2008 Chair of EA organising committee of ASEC 2008 Melbourne.
Over 300 attendees at conference including international delegates.
2008-2009 Presented a committee for an alternative transport plan for Melbourne
2011 Sat exam for UK based Institution of Structural Engineers. Admitted MIStructE.
2012-2015 Tutor for IStructE course at University of Melbourne, training of exam applicants.
2013-2015 National Chair of EA Professional Standards Society.  Including involvement with NER recognition process.
2016 – present Member of Engineers Australia Professional Standards Committee representing private sector small to medium firms.  Oversight committee to review professional competencies and recognitions for engineers.