Graduating With Flying Colours
Congratulations goes out to our longest serving employee David Ellis who recently completed his University Studies in Engineering achieving a whopping 90+ average mark including four 99/100 marks and numerous academic awards including:
-The Deakin University Excellence in Structural Analysis Award
-The Fred Green Memorial Award for Highest Marks of his Cohort for all 3rd Year Subjects
-First Class Honours
Dave has been with Westlake Punnett and Associates Pty Ltd since the early days, originally studying a Certificate IV in Civil Construction at TAFE before beginning his University studies in 2011 as a part-time student.
After all the hard work and study Dave has put in over the years while still working full time he graduated from Deakin University with first class honours on the 4th October 2018. We are extremely proud to have an Engineer of David’s intellect on board with us heading into the future.
David currently manages many projects out of our Nowra office including many Civil, Hydraulic and Structural Engineering projects. You can contact Dave with enquiries in our office on 4423 5533.
Westlake Punnett and Associates Pty Ltd is pleased to announce Mr. Patrick Little as our newest Company Director.
Patrick began his Engineering career with Westlake Punnett and Associates and has gained a wide range of experience in Structural Engineering Design. Patrick has been the lead designer on among other things, large architectural projects (both residential and commercial), specialist structural engineering design work including lifting beam rectifications, structural reports and stormwater management plans.
Patrick became the manager of our new Wollongong office in late 2017 which services the Illawarra and Highlands after working under Greg Westlake and Simon Punnett for many years in our Nowra office.
Patrick holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil and Mining Engineering from the University of Wollongong and is always improving his knowledge through industrial training courses and continuous professional development tasks. Most recently, Patrick presented at a seminar on the design of residential slabs and footings for the Housing Engineering Design and Research Association (HEDRA).
We are excited to have Patrick on board as a director and look forward to the future of the company in the competent hands of Gregory Westlake, Simon Punnett and Patrick Little.
Any work enquiries for Patrick should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 4211 0393.
Westlake Punnett Welcomes New Recruits
With increasing demand comes an increased responsibility to cater to the needs of our customers both small and large. With this in mind, Westlake Punnett have expanded their team to include student engineers Jesse Taylor and Jonathan Hynes.
Both recruits study a double degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University in their final year. The boys bring with them great technical knowledge and theoretical background and have transitioned quickly into developing their knowledge into the practical aspects of Civil and Structural design.
In their short time with the company Jesse and Jon have been involved in projects including the Civil design of a large residential subdivision in Mollymook, Structural and Civil Engineering for the Master Plan at Woodburn on NSW’s far north coast and many residential and commercial projects.
These men are quickly becoming invaluable members of our growing company and are excited to develop their engineering careers while still living in the beautiful Shoalhaven and Wollongong areas.
Wollongong Office Kicks Off For 2018
After another huge year in 2017 servicing the Shoalhaven and Illawarra area, Westlake Punnett has expanded to incorporate a new Wollongong office with the aim of being more accessible to our existing client base in and around the Illawarra whilst also seeking new opportunities and projects.
“After experiencing a growing demand for the company’s services and operations from Shellharbour to Stanwell Park, it was a natural progression to open the new office in Wollongong.” Said Director Greg Westlake. “The ability to be flexible and responsive in our line of work is often crucial and to function in that regard, proximity to our projects and clients alike is also critical.”
Director Simon Punnett recognises the geographical flexibility the new office will give the firm – “With offices in Ulladulla, Nowra and now Wollongong, our range of valuable service has been extended to include the Illawarra as well as the Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla regions which we have serviced for years”
14/41 Market Street, in the heart of Wollongong CBD will be the hub of Westlake Punnett’s Wollongong operations moving forward for 2018. Existing and prospective clientele are encouraged to stop by and discuss our new operation and how we can best service your Engineering needs be it residential, commercial, industrial or in the public sector.
We look forward to the year ahead and wish everyone the best for 2018.
Our new office can be contacted on (02) 4211 0393
12 Currambene Street, Huskisson Forges Ahead
The four storey retail/residential mixed use development at 12 Currambene Street, Huskisson is now well underway.
This project utilises tilt-up concrete panel, Logicwall and Bondek systems to achieve economy and fast construction.
The 10.6m high tilt-up panels were recently erected and the transfer slab and Logicwalls are under construction.
Dave Ellis Reaches 10 Year Landmark
Dave Ellis is one of Westlake Punnett & Associates Pty Ltd’s longest serving employees and recently reached the 10 year milestone.
Dave has been constantly developing his skills during his time with Westlake Punnett & Associates Pty Ltd and will shortly complete his Bachelor of Civil Engineering through Deakin University.
Dave currently manages the GJ Gardner Homes Shoalhaven portfolio and has excellent skills and knowledge in civil, structural and hydraulic design.
You can contact Dave directly on 0427 114 479 for assistance with your projects.
All Ages All Inclusive Playspace at Mollymook Beach
Westlake Punnett prepared the civil and structural engineering design documentation for the All Ages All Inclusive Playspace at Mollymook Beach. The Mollymook Inclusive Playspace will be the first of its kind in the Shoalhaven and will showcase the region as an inclusive community, aiming to create a space where all ages and abilities play and socialise, side by side.
Construction of the Playspace is underway and Westlake Punnett have now been engaged by the building contractor, Tereno Pty Ltd, to provide inspection and certification services for the project.
The development of the Inclusive Playspace will incorporate shared pathways, inclusive play equipment for all ages (including seniors play), shade, seating, tables and a Changing Places amenities building, all within a fully fenced area. The space will incorporate all access play design principles and an all access pathway network throughout the park, connecting car parks with a disabled toilet, beach access, café and adjoining accommodation.
The Playspace will be of universal design, meaning products and buildings will be accessible and usable by everyone, including people with disabilities. Universal design provides one solution that can accommodate people with disabilities as well as the rest of the population. It also gives attention to the needs of older as well as younger people, women as well as men and left handed as well as right handed persons.
Council has incorporated a bespoke ‘Pigeon House Mountain’ as the centre piece of the Playspace in recognition of this significant landmark in the Southern Shoalhaven.
Westlake Punnett Completed a Record 500 Jobs in 2016
2016 marked a milestone for Westlake Punnett. After coming very close to the 500 job target in 2015, the company managed to break through, amassing a portfolio of 530 jobs for the 2016 calendar year.
Westlake Punnett is a rapidly growing company and 2017 is already off to a cracker start with the team under the pump since day 1. The scope of works and the new experiences and challenges overcome in 2016 have set us up to perform at an higher level than ever before in 2017.
Construction on Long-Awaited Culburra Skate Park Gets Green Light
The Culburra Beach Progress Association and Human Matters have been working in close partnership with Westlake Punnett to bring the long awaited Culburra Beach Recreation and Skate Park to reality.
The skate park is located on Curleys Bay Reserve in the heart of Culburra Beach and will provide full amenities, basketball court, play equipment, BBQ area and skate park to the local community.
The Shoalhaven City Council has recently granted construction approval for stage one of the park which consists of the amenities block and skate park. Site fences have been erected and the surveyors began setting out the park for construction on the 14th March, 2017.
Westlake Punnett has been engaged by Human Matters to undertake the Civil and Structural design of all aspects of the park as well as establishing concept designs for the overall park layout in coordination with United Skate Parks.
You can follow the progress of the project through the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CulburraBeachSkateParkProject/
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