1 Aug 2018

Graham Coles is the new Civil Manager for Northrop in Brisbane. His technical and management expertise covers all manner of urban development, but his passion lies in land subdivisions. He understands the client’s vision and delivers cost-efficient outcomes while working with industry stakeholders to ensure project risks remain low.

Northrop’s Neil Petherbridge says Newcastle’s burgeoning market is strong, with construction of residential apartments and commercial offices, along with private hospitals, aged care and retail investing heavily in the area, together with the recovering mining sector.

12 Jul 2018

Our Charity Golf Days have become somewhat legendary. And this year’s event held at Waratah Golf Club on Friday 25th May, was no exception. With threatening skies and potential rain, the weather held out as 140 golfers took part in this annual event, now in its 21st year. 

5 Jul 2018

Roberta Brosco, a mechanical engineer from Northrop’s Canberra office, is volunteering on a construction project in Peru. Run by local organisation Maximo Nivel, volunteers help to build or repair homes, add classrooms to schools, or to make structural improvements to orphanages.


28 Jun 2018

Northrop has achieved the status of an Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) by the Asset Standards Authority (ASA) of Transport for NSW (TfNSW).


18 Jun 2018

Structural engineers Lilian Lee and Karlie Collis believe women bring a wide range of skills to the field of engineering. And they should know; they are principals and owners at Northrop.

8 Jun 2018

On the 24th May, the Northrop Netters Netball Team, as well as Northrop staff and their families, had the opportunity to train with Kim. She ran them through a typical Giants training session.

2 May 2018

The ‘Smart Cities Guide for Built Environment Consultants’ is the result of a collaboration between Consult Australia, the Smart Cities Council (ANZ) and their respective members. It defines and sets out the functions of a smart city and includes a checklist for collaboration across the sector.
Our Sydney Sustainability Manager, Amir Girgis, has been instrumental in the development of this document and is acknowledged as a contributor.   

5 Mar 2018

Annie Sim

Our newest Senior Sustainability Consultant, Annie Sim, has written an article on examples that showcase the importance of site microclimate and computer-aided optimisation towards Sustainability in the Built Environment.

22 Jan 2018

On the 26th May last year, Northrop hosted its 20th Annual Charity Golf Day in partnership with Ronald McDonald House, Newcastle. We are incredibly proud to be a gold sponsor having raised more than $200K over the past 14 years to support the families of sick or injured children who are staying at Ronald McDonald House.

18 Dec 2017

As part of our Giving Back initiative, we sent two teams out to OzHarvest for a hands-on cooking class transforming rescued food into restaurant-quality meals that are then delivered directly to people who need them the most.

13 Dec 2017

Meet Chris. He grew up in a small country town called Dunedoo. He relishes his sport and he's one of our latest principals. Congratulations Chris.

6 Dec 2017

There are a few things in life that Annie's wildly passionate about: that every person should have the utmost respect for themselves, women’s rights and global sustainability. 

28 Nov 2017

With over 190,000 people attending the first Coates Hire Newcastle 500 in November 2017, it is appropriate to reflect on how this amazing event was delivered.

8 Nov 2017

In 2018, Northrop Newcastle turns 25. Neil Petherbridge reflects on some of the key milestones that got us to where we are today. 

4 Oct 2017

“Building quality relationships” was the theme of our Beer and Cheese night on 21st September.  And it isn’t just the unusual relationship between boutique beers and artisan cheeses that we celebrated, but the wonderful and enduring relationships we have with our clients.

Northrop has over 25 years’ experience working in live environments – a scenario common in projects involving upgrades to such facilities as Clubs, Pubs, Retail, and Hospitals.

27 Sep 2017

Meet Aaron. A dedicated sportsman with a passion for client service. Congratulations on becoming a principal in 2017. 

21 Sep 2017

Ian Van Eerden

Improving efficiency in healthcare without reducing patient care has presented challenges for sustainability professionals and is why we’re thrilled to share our recent achievement. Illawarra International Health Precinct is the first healthcare facility in NSW to achieve a 5 Star Design Rating. 

13 Sep 2017

Meet Ian. He's from the west of London, loves the outdoors and is a creative thinker. He's another one of our latest Principals. Congratulations Ian. 

6 Sep 2017

Kieran Steele

Smart Cities, Communities and Buildings are the talk of the town at the moment, but the biggest challenge to proper implementation is the lack of a global standard for what these terms mean. 

Born and raised in Canberra, Dave grew up with two older brothers and spent much of his time camping, on family 4WD outings and motorbike riding. 

30 Aug 2017

It was a brisk morning on Friday August 25 as our riders stretched their muscles about to embark on a 60km ride around the scenic Samford area, QLD. 

Australia’s population is much older today than it has been in the past, and both the number and proportion of older people is growing steadily. The Australian Bureau of Statistics predicts that by 2064 there will be 9.6 million people aged 65 and over, with life expectancy in Australia the highest in the world (www.aihw.gov.au/ageing/about/). 

23 Aug 2017

Meet Mal. He's humble yet somewhat competitive. He's ambitious and has a keen drive to watch others succeed. He's one of our latest principals, congratulations Mal. 

14 Aug 2017

Meet Mike. A self starter, garage potterer and one of our latest Prinicpals. Congratulations Mike.

9 Aug 2017

Applications for our undergraduate vacation program are closing on August 31st. Don't miss out, apply today!

2 Aug 2017

Karlie is the structural college board chair and an assoicate at Northrop. She is a regular contributor to Built Offsite. Here she looks at the specific contribution of structural engineers to the innovation space.

26 Jul 2017

The Property Council of Australia hosted their annual diversity lunch on Tuesday July 25th. The event featured frank discussions with industry leaders on progress to date and priorities including tackling pay equality and growing a diverse talent pool. 

20 Jul 2017

Mark Dorling

Urbanest Darling Square is a two stage multi-unit student accommodation development. It comprises of two 22 story towers, a link bridge, and large communal spaces. A project of this scale requires a high level of coordination to avoid cost and time overruns. Northrop implemted BIM 360 Glue, a collaborative tool which allowed the team to build the project digitally to fully coordinate the design and avoid potential clashes in the future. 

6 Jul 2017

Peter is a senior mechanical engineer, a dad to four children, a camping enthusiast and one of our latest associates. Congratulations Peter. 

28 Jun 2017

Northrop’s Karlie Collis knows that understanding diversity issues begins with understanding your people.

22 Jun 2017

Ian Van Eerden, Brian Fung

Changes to the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program now requires owners of commercial offices of more than 1000 square metres to provide a valid Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) to potential buyers or lessors. 

Ian Van Eerden, Brian Fung

From 1 July 2017, changes to the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program will see a lowering of the mandatory disclosure threshold from 2000 to 1000 square metres. It means owners of commercial offices of 1000 square metres or more will now require a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) before leasing, subleasing or selling.

15 Jun 2017

25 May 2017

Karlie Collis outlines the role of engineers in supporting the economic viability of off-site construction. 

24 May 2017

Northrop was proud to be part of the inaugural Melrose Park Community Golf Day to align ourselves with the long-term commitment of Payce and Sekisui House to the area and promote activities and developments that engage the interests of the local community.

Congratulations to structural engineer Jonathon Low, who has been appointed to Associate after nine years with Northrop.

18 May 2017

Looking for a civil consultant? Here’s Northrop’s top seven traits of exceptional civil engineers.

Northrop Consulting Engineers is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Shelton, previously the Sydney Regional Manager, as its new CEO, effective April, 2017. 

27 Apr 2017

Northrop are thrilled to announce our latest principals. A group of our most talented engineers who add immeasurable value to our clients, their projects and our business.

19 Apr 2017

Meet Newcastle's latest associate, Brad. Born and bred in Canberra in 1976 - like Northrop funnily enough. He's relaxed, a keen fisherman and all about opening doors for his people to succeed. 

12 Apr 2017

The Inglis family are approaching an end of an era as they close the doors to their Newmarket Thoroughbred Auction Complex

10 Apr 2017

Northrop’s Sydney Civil Section provided an intensive full weekend workshop to train our junior staff in subdivision design this past weekend.

This training will further boost the capabilities and available resources within our subdivision team and provide opportunities for our staff.

6 Apr 2017

Did you know that Parramatta is accessible to 2.3 million people within 45 minutes? That means on average 50% of our clients and staff will be able to access Parramatta with ease. 

5 Apr 2017

The motivations behind the shrinking office space requirements of companies are the increasing trend in workplace strategies and space efficiency initiatives, requiring owners to prepare their buildings to cope with greater workspace density, new technologies and the latest in energy management. Is your office building fit and ready for the modern workforce?

Newly appointed associate, Chris Webb had almost finished an Engineering degree when he realised it was drafting that he enjoyed most. 

29 Mar 2017

Ian Van Eerden

With the unprecedented volume of new A grade space in the Sydney market, many large tenants have relocated. This has provided both an opportunity and a need for landlords of older stock to upgrade in order to secure quality tenants and lift yields.

22 Mar 2017

BUILT offsite recently published an article with Northrop's Structural Engineer and Structural College Board Chair, Karlie Collis. Karlie makes the case for new thinking focused on collaboration and outside-the-box solutions to harness DfMA's efficiences.

21 Mar 2017

Nada joined Northrop in 2015, becoming our Sydney Office Manager and Regional Business Support Manager. Growing up in Brisbane along with her five brothers, Nada’s fondest memories involve being with family eating delicious Lebanese food at her parent’s restaurant.  Having been surrounded by so many men, it’s no wonder it taught Nada to stand up for herself 


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