The consulting engineering practice of Kneebone and Beretta originated over 50 years ago in 1963. It specialises in the fields of structural and civil engineering, particularly related to building works, and maintains offices at Castle Hill and Penrith in NSW. A staff of 10 professional engineers and 8 draftspersons together with back-up clerical personnel ensures adequate flexibility to handle projects of all sizes. In-house computers and computer aided design and drafting facilities are extensively used.
The firm is a member of the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers of NSW and of Consult Australia, and acts as a consultant to a number of Sydney metropolitan Councils including Parramatta, Holroyd, Hornsby, Bankstown, Blacktown, Penrith, Liverpool and The Hills. Principals are Enrico L Beretta BE(ETH) FIEAust CPEng(Reg), Angelo J Vardouniotis BE MIEAust CPEng(Reg), Trevor B Hall BSc(Eng) FIEAust CPEng(Reg) and Peter Andresen BE MIEAust CPEng(Reg). Bruce N Jamieson BE MIEAust CPEng(Reg) has since retired and is now a Consultant for the firm.
A quality management system in accordance with AS/NZ ISO 9001 is implemented by the group having been independently accredited for substantial implementation. It is the policy of the firm that a Director is involved and responsible for each project.
Since its inception the practice has successfully completed over 80,000 separate commissions. In addition the firm has developed extensive experience in specialised forms of building construction such as portable buildings, sandwich panel structures, prefabricated steel housing, bulk loading cranes and environmental protection exhaust facilities.
All engineers are experienced in the preparation of expert reports in relation to building and structural problems and the principals have assisted in a number of legal cases as expert witnesses, being NPER-3 registered engineers.