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Michael Bale - Director / Structural Principal

Michael is a chartered engineer who possesses vast experience in structural engineering having worked on a wide variety of construction projects. Michael is experienced in the design, construction management and project delivery of engineering projects throughout Australia, South East Asia and the United Arab Emirates. 

Michael possesses an intimate understanding of the construction process, creating design solutions which promote practical and cost effective construction with constructability as a front of mind consideration.

Michael has worked between Brisbane and the Gold Coast over the past 15 years and is adept in the design of a wide variety of construction methods and materials, he is proficient in the design of concrete, masonry, steelwork and timber structures providing innovative engineering design solutions. Michael has designed and worked on a large spectrum of building projects ranging from single storey projects to towers up to 80 storeys, as well as deep basements (up to 6 levels), infrastructure and industrial projects.

Michael’s pronounced communication skills and a proactive ‘best for project’ attitude ensure a positive personal approach.  Michael’s effective co-ordination ensures a seamless delivery from project inception to completion of construction.

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Joel Brown - WA Manager  

Joel is a senior structural engineer with ten years’ experience in design, construction, and management of engineering projects throughout Australia.

Joel has gained extensive design experience through working on a wide variety of projects from concept, right through to the site construction management phases.

His vast exposure to site construction phases including site inspections and construction management ensures that constructability is front of mind when developing design solutions, ensuring a well thought out, practical and cost effective approach to engineering design. 

Joel is our West Australian Manager and based in our Perth Office, leading our team of engineers the deliver all Western Australian projects. 

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Alexander Rowlands - Senior Civil Engineer

Alex is a Senior Civil Engineer with experience in civil engineering design and reporting. Alex has co-authored a number of published engineering technical papers on theoretical assessment of detention and flooding concepts. Alex has presented theoretical topics at the Queensland Water Symposium amongst a large number of experts in engineering.

Alex is becoming a go to in the infill and greenfield development application stage, with a concentration on development assessment and is known for thinking differently to standard practise when it comes to residential and commercial developments in the Gold Coast, Logan and Brisbane areas.

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Josh Cross - General Business Manager

Josh is the General Business Manager at Michael Bale & Associates and has 10 years’ experience across the Financial Services and Engineering industries. Josh is responsible for the overall operations of the business. His role on a project level involves overseeing Quality Assurance, Contractor & Client Contracts, Accounting, and Business Management. Josh also manages the Finance & Administration team which provides and ultimately seeks to improve the business’ financial processes and project reporting. Creating greater efficiencies and enhancing project outcomes is Josh’s passion.


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Andrew Bott

Andrew is a Principal Structural Engineer with fifteen years’ experience in the design, construction, and management of engineering projects in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Andrew has developed a range of design skills and a solid base of engineering fundamentals through this experience.

Andrew has skills and knowledge in both new build and refurbishment projects and has experience in the design and preparation of structural plans for a number of building structures

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Dion Damon

Dion Damon is a Senior Structural Engineer with 6 years’ experience in mixed-use building structures ranging from 10 to 90+ stories. Dion has gained significant experience in the modelling, analysis and design of major elements found within building structures. Dion has been Project Team Leader as well as Design Engineer on various projects across SEQ, with extensive experience on reinforced concrete structures. Dion has been involved in both large and small scale projects, ranging from 5 story retirement homes, child care centres, as well as multi-story residential and commercial projects. Through working on a variety of projects, Dion has developed thorough technical abilities and a strong understanding of local construction codes, as well as project management skills, managing both project resources and budgets, as well as coordinating with clients and architects, builders and other sub-contractors.

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Andrew Parker

Andrew is a Senior Structural Engineer with a decade of experience in the design, construction and management of concrete and steel framed buildings, in addition to extensive experience with amusement device inspection and heritage building structures. Andrew has been the Project Team Leader and Design Engineer on multi-disciplinary projects both in Australia and the UK, including portal framed structures, concrete and steel framed structures and low-rise residential concrete framed buildings.
Other smaller scale projects that Andrew has been involved with include industrial warehouses, schools/child care centres, community centres and residential dwellings throughout the south east Queensland region. Through working on many large and small-scale multi-disciplinary projects Andrew has gained skills in project management and understands the needs to adhere to time constraints and budgets, with a driven focus towards hitting project milestones.