Principal Director - WSP
Phil has over 40 years’ experience in the provision of engineering consultancy for all types of buildings and engineering structures and 20 years’ experience as Managing Director of Irwinconsult. His broad experience includes low, medium and high-rise commercial and residential buildings, large clear span and high bay industrial developments, educational, sporting and healthcare facilities, as well as maritime and other civil engineering structures.
In recent years Phil has continued to support emerging architectural practices and has also found himself sought after for major heritage structures in Melbourne and for a developing tall building industry in Darwin in the far north of Australia.
A major contributor to both structural and multidisciplinary design teams, Phil is known for his innovative and lateral design solutions and his support of significant and challenging architecture.
Phil’s project base includes structural consultancy in Hong Kong, Malaysia and the United States as well as all Australian mainland States. He is a leader both technically and managerially and is invited to present at seminars and to tertiary institutions on a regular basis. Phil is also a keen contributor to the industry and sits currently as a committee member for the Victorian Property Council and the Australian Board of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Phil continues to act as Project Director and provides design input and leadership on many projects.