testimonials

 

“Working with Demlakian Consulting Engineers is a positive experience where thoughtful and cost effective solutions are the outcome of an engaged, creative process.”

Professor Alec Tzannes
Principal Architect,
Tzannes Associates, Architects & Urban Planners


 

“Our company, Heymann-Cohen, Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors, have had the pleasure of being part of the same consulting team as Demlakian Consulting Engineers over the past 10 years on numerous projects ranging from small renovation works to large scale retail and residential developments.

During this time, we have had a consistently high standard of input from Demlakian Engineers, who have shown themselves to be innovative in their thinking, proactive in getting required results and very precise in terms of their drawing quality output, which encompasses dimensional accuracy and top quality coordination of services.

Over the time we have had dealings with Demlakian Consulting Engineers, it has become apparent that one of their hallmark and standout qualities is their ability to design cost effectively, and particularly in situations where developments were marginally viable.

In this scenario, which we have encountered on a number of occasions, Demlakian Consulting Engineers have always innovated and come up with clever, cost effective and practical designs that has ultimately enabled the developments that were once marginal, to proceed.”

Richard Cohen
Heymann Cohen,
Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers


 

“One of Abergeldie’s’ commercial advantages is that we can work with Demlakian to develop smarter tenders and to find more efficient ways to complete our projects during the construction phase. I have found Demlakian very approachable and always looking to add value to our projects. It is a pleasure working with the Demlakian team.”

Michael Fitzgerald
NSW Construction Manager,
Abergeldie Contractors


 

"Demlakian Consulting Engineers have assisted 4d Architecture & Design for more than 5 years across a vast spectrum of projects. We are proud to have them as our associates & we enjoy the benefits of their input throughout the entire design & construction process.

Demlakian provide conceptual thinking that informs the evolution of our architecture & they are then able to resolve project issues with an informed understanding of the targeted outcomes.

Demlakian Engineering translate an appreciation for our brief into tangible solutions & they do so through a consistent professional mode of practice. When set specific requirements & timeframes, Demlakian deliver. "

Christian Farrell
Principal Architect,
4d Architecture


 

“Demlakian Consulting Engineers provided solid advice and solutions to our project and ultimately have saved our client a significant amount of money by breaking down the original design and putting it back together in a more cost effective way”

Steve Williams
Director,
Page Kirkland Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers


 

“Demlakian are hands on project engineers, personable and easy to work with”

Craig Jones
Senior Consultant,
McLachlan Lister, Project Managers


 

“The Reed Group has in the past engaged Demlakian Consulting Engineers to great success. The Demlakian team offer innovative solutions that incorporate an insightive buildability approach to all engineering problems. Their solutions generally provided value for money outcomes that benefits clients, builders and subcontractors. Their approach to design is refreshing and represents why The Reed Group maintain a strong link with Demlakian.”

Tony Hayes
Chief Estimator,
The Reed Group


 

“We use Demlakian Consulting Engineers when we are looking for innovative and thorough engineering solutions”

Geoff Bonus
Principal,
Bonus Architects


 

“Demlakian Consulting have always been good people to deal with, helpful and accommodating. Ken, David and Marek set the standard here.

Having experienced and focused individuals at the top end of the company structure continually provides consistent performance and results.”

Peter Baumgart
Project Manager,
St Hilliers Contracting


 

“I have found Demlakian to be one of the most responsive engineering groups that I have worked with in many years. Ken and his team seek value adding results that are cost effective, and positive to the overall objectives of the project. The team works collaboratively with the key players in the development industry to get great results. There’s no time wasting, they look at alternatives, and can make great savings in a way that allows the money to be well spent on good functional design.”

Nigel Dickson
Managing Director,
Dickson Rothschild, Architects & Urban Planners


 

“Through out the whole project I found the Demlakian team of senior engineers, senior and support staff to be extremely responsive and professional. They responded to all the issues raised by my architecture team, builder and project manager in a very supportive and timely manner.

However, in addition to above, what I found most valuable to me personally was Ken’s initial input into the project as part of his “Valued Engineering” commitment. I found Ken’s personal input into the project extremely valuable and I strongly believe this to be one of the main reasons the project has been a success.”

Merdad Shetab
Managing Director,
Woodside Avenue Pty Ltd


 

“I have been working with Ken since 2002 when his company Demlakian Engineering was engaged to supply all engineering drawings for a new upmarket duplex we were developing. The engineering was executed to a level of excellence but what impressed me about Ken was that he was always available to negotiate with the neighbours, the builder, and the council to resolve disputes in an imaginative way and to achieve an optimal outcome for us in many aspects of building other than engineering”.

Gizelle A Kaunitz


 

“I have always found Demlakian innovative in their design and they are also aware of other building elements in their design.

Demlakian seem to have more senior engineers involved from start to finish. This generally provides a better quality of service.”

Mark Arduoin
Project Manager,
Reed Group


 

“My Coogee clients and I have cause to thank Demlakian Consulting Engineers for their careful work on a difficult site. Their expertise and their kindly concern for an aging client reassured her, and their early intervention work, done urgently and at short notice, prevented a bad site situation from worsening.”

Mary-Lynne Taylor
Solicitor,
Bartier Perry


 

“We have engaged Demlakian Engineers for numerous consultant services including structural re-design / cost savings investigation as well as the other side of their business being defects & rectification reporting. In both instances, we found their services to be highly professional.

In relation to structural re-design, the result of the investigation was the elimination of the lowest basement level without any other significant changes. This was achieved in an effort to minimise the environmental impact, reduce the extent of excavation and risk to adjoining properties by simplifying the shoring methods available as well as reduce the overall duration of excavation.

Ken Demlakian personally attended the negotiations with Warringah Council which resulted in a favourable outcome. We were impressed at the personal services and the outcome which resulted in a feasible development.”

Claudio Minns
Development Manager,
Life Property Group


 

"Demlakian Consulting Engineers is a highly productive and extremely experienced company. We have worked with various members of the DCE group and found all to be highly professional in their approach to all clients and all projects. In a project team environment we have found the DCE personnel to be extremely co-operative and effective. Their work is carried out with efficiency - I especially note that they always deliver documentation on time.

A most striking aspect of their work is their innovation in engineering. In particular Demlakian Consulting Engineers are very strong at reviewing existing designs and developing alternative schemes.

A particular example of such innovative design is the Multipurpose Hall at St Catherine’s School, Waverley, where DCE proposed an inclined precast concrete column solution to resolve the long spans of the concrete roof over."

Trevor McNally
Managing Director,
McNally Management Pty Ltd


 

"Working with the team at Demlakian consulting Engineers has always been both enjoyable and rewarding. Their innovative approach to design has continually simplified and added value to what might have become more complex and costly issues"

Curtis Mann
Managing Director,
Whitehall Property Group


 

"When I am faced with complex design problems or seeking clever design solutions, I have always been able to meet with Ken and Marek and come up with unique solutions in a kind of intensive design workshop that enable us to design the critical elements of a building within a few hours. They are efficient, intelligent and highly experienced.”

“Ken has always understood our needs and the needs of our clients very clearly and I have always had a unique relationship with him compared to other engineers"

Jim Koopman
Senior Architect,
Allen Jack + Cottier, Architects


 

"I found Demlakian Consulting Engineers to be very proactive in identifying and highlighting alternative design options on projects we have worked on with them. The potential to rationalize structural costs can have a major impact on the feasibility of a project and I therefore recommend highly Demlakian’s approach."

Ed Lippmann
Principal Architect,
Lippmann Partnership


 
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