PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Charles has enjoyed a long association designing products for Compass Pools Australia and Mascot Engineering. His width of general experience allows him to bring new ideas to traditional concepts. A new product recently developed with GRC Environments in Melbourne is a fire resistant GRC deck to be used in country bush areas.

His association with Compass Pools Australia commenced in 1984. Compass build a fibreglass pool. Over the last 30 years their range has extended to over 20 models, a design manual of over 100 pages covering pools which can be in the ground, partly out of the ground, and totally out of the ground. In 1993, Compass and Charles won an Australian design award for the first above ground fibreglass pool now known as ‘Maxi Pool’. Compass have over 90 dealers in Australia and 6 in New Zealand.

His association with Mascot Engineering also commenced in 1984 and continues today. Mascot build a glass reinforced concrete pits of all sizes and use. Now established with impressive new facilities in Smithfield after many years in Regents Park, they supply their product all over Australia for the government and private sectors. Charles assists them with ongoing research and development work as well as certifying their product.

In 2015, confidential development is taking place with an Australian company importing kit designs for steel buildings. Design development is undertaken by RH Consulting Engineers.

Charles is experienced in Facade engineering. This connection has seen him assist a number of contractors develop their own aluminium proprietary products.