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ABOUT APEX

Our leaders are some of the most experienced facade engineers in Australia. We have worked with the world's best architects, locally and globally.

Between us, our leaders have more than 90 years proven capability in delivering major projects.

Our team combines every specialist area of facade engineering and diagnostics. This enables us to take a holistic approach to all our projects.

OUR FACADE SOLUTIONS

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Minimised costs with solutions that are sensible and considered

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Ensured smooth navigation through complex refurbishment processes

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Translate complex facade requirements into rational buildable solutions

OUR CULTURE

Apex was founded in 2014 to provide integrated, whole-of-life expertise in facade design and diagnostics.

Our leaders are all shareholders in our business, so we’re deeply invested in your success and ours.

We’re professional and easy to deal with and we deliver every project as a seamless, integrated team.

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OUR PEOPLE

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Tim Womack

Director

Tim founded Apex after 16 years working in leading roles at a major international consultancy. He specialises in diagnostic engineering and is a sought-after expert witness. Beyond technical project delivery, Tim focuses on team dynamics, building highly motivated, high performing teams that achieve results.

Specialties:

Diagnostic Engineering and Building Rehabilitation
Litigation and expert evidence
Contract documentation
Building refurbishments and performance upgrades
Building facade access

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Pete Hartigan

Director

Pete has 27 years experience working on major projects in Europe, Asia and Australia. He has helped deliver some of Sydney’s most iconic buildings including the Frank Gehry-designed ‘Dr Chau Chak Wing’ building at UTS. Pete’s passion is the resolution and refinement of architectural concepts into buildable, cost effective, elegant solutions.

Specialties:

Holistic integrated facade design
Whole building performance and technical specification
Structural facade design
Procurement strategies
Advanced geometry and rationalisation

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Chris Salz

Director

Chris has developed a strong relationship working with developers and building owners through his deep understanding of commercial procurement risks in diagnostic engineering and new build facades. He is currently working closely with owners to develop outcome-focused design solutions for building rehabilitation. His key projects include many iconic buildings including the Commercial towers at Barangaroo. Chris has also worked with some of the world’s leading architects, delivering bold architectural visions in challenging commercial environments.

Specialties:

Diagnostic Engineering and Building Rehabilitation
Facade design and procurement
Materials consulting
Litigation and expert evidence

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Jie Wen

Director

Jie developed his core facade engineering skills at one of the world’s best-known curtain wall fabricators. He went on to be a senior engineer at a leading international multi-disciplinary consultancy. Jie has a leading reputation for rationalising complex engineering problems to produce cost effective, robust and achievable solutions.

Specialties:

Strategic and detailed design skills
Certification and facade testing
Glass design
Advanced structural analysis
Tension structures

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Tom Hatton

SENIOR ENGINEER

Tom specialises in diagnostic engineering and rope-based inspections of existing structures. His expertise in diagnostic engineering and building rehabilitation has been proven on several iconic buildings, including the Sydney Opera House. Tom is a Level 2, Industrial Rope Access Trade Association Technician (IRATA L2).

Specialties:

Diagnostic Engineering and Building Rehabilitation
Facade condition audits
Rope access
Confined space access

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Jonathan McCray

SENIOR ENGINEER

Jonathan has honed his specialist materials engineering skills working with the global discipline leaders for a multi-national consultancy. Thriving on complex problems, he advises diverse clients on design-for-durability and maintenance of building façades and other structures. Jonathan has been ‘on the ropes’ for five years.

Specialties:

Diagnostic Engineering and Building Rehabilitation
Corrosion control in natural environments
Materials engineering
Durability of steel and concrete structures

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Vera Tchikina

Facade Engineer

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Mitch Colak

FACADE ENGINEER

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Ian Mui

UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEER