Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Masters in Building Surveying (Fire Engineering)
Richard Stoddart is an accomplished electrical and fire engineering expert with 25 years’ experience in Australia and South East Asia, where he has worked for the Australian Defence Department, public-private partnerships and the commercial sector.
Richard advises clients on building services compliance in design, on-site construction and interfacing of systems with reference to performance brief functionality, building Acts and regulations, the National Construction Code and relevant Australian Standards. He has produced numerous specialist reports and provided expert advice in relation to building services claims relating to damage, compliance, and works disputes.
In recent years Richard has been involved with the completion of the Hopkins Correctional Centre (Ararat) public-private partnership (PPP) with the Victorian State Government. His focus for this distressed project was on electrical, mechanical and fire services, which required a large amount of rectification. His work included a review and implementation of the project specifications to ensure design and technical compliance of electrical, communications, security and fire detection systems, and building automation.
Richard’s valuable experience with correctional facilities has also been applied to other PPP correctional projects, including the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison in Kalgoorlie and the Darwin Correctional Precinct.
Richard regularly submits fire engineering data to help keep the International Fire Engineering Guidelines up to date, and has published and presented several papers on the subject.