Ashley Monson
Ashley has extensive experience working in the building services and construction industry, primarily in Hydraulic services. Starting as an apprentice plumber and advancing to a position as a senior hydraulic consultant, Ashley has been involved in projects across various sectors including, Aged Care, Public Health, Private Health, Education, Correctional and Retail. These projects have enabled him to interact with both local and international design teams and clients. Ashley’s interest and hands-on experience enables him to look for more sustainable, balanced and effective engineering solutions, particularly where sustainability and alternative technologies are required. Ashley believes in working collaboratively to achieve a reasonable outcome that is best for all parties involved. Being a member of the AHSCA since commencing as a hydraulic consultant he looks forward to assisting the committee where possible.
David Mitmannsgruber
Vice President
David Mitmannsgruber is a Senior Associate at Interior Engineering with over 17 years experience in the plumbing. David has extensive experience stemming from a largely trade based background. This experience combined with ongoing studies in the Hydraulic and Fire Engineering fields allows an excellent insight into Hydraulic and Fire Services. He has been a long serving member on the AHSCA QLD chapter committee and iIn 2012 and 2017, he was a finalist for the Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards for the AHSCA Qld Hydraulic Consultant of the Year Award.
Dean Carter
QBCC Licensed hydraulic designer and plumber with more than 17 years of hydraulics experience, which includes industrial, civil, commercial and maintenance. Dean has a passion for technical design and research, improving the quality of the hydraulic services sector, whether it being technical input, code compliance issues or working alongside contractors to ensure designs are practical and cost-effective.
Adrian Zirps
Adrian has over 20 years’ experience in many facets of hydraulic design engineering and 18 years’ in the plumbing construction industry, providing him with a broad and practical depth of knowledge. Focused on multidisciplinary management and leadership on major buildings projects, Adrian works closely with project stakeholders to develop practical and commercially sensible strategies in Hydraulic Services Design including on-site sewerage and water treatment, LPG and NG services, fire hydrants, fire hose reels and sprinkler protection. Adrian’s knowledge and hands on experience has enabled him to receive Companion (CompiEA) membership with Engineers Australia, with representation within the National Construction Code and Australian Standards; in particular the Plumbing Code of Australia. As a Mental Health First Aid Officer(MHFA), Adrian is also involved in offering initial help with mental health crisis and guidance toward appropriate treatments and other supportive help.
Sean Bell
Committee Member
Sean is an experienced Senior Hydraulic Services Design Consultant with close to two decades of experience in consulting and contracting in the plumbing industry. He is the Founder and Director of Bell Hydraulic Consulting predominately servicing North Queensland and the Townsville area and operates in all market sectors. His long exposure in Tier 1 firms leading Hydraulic Teams allows him to provide both highly technical and practical designs to local projects, offering smaller regions that big consultancy experience.
Ken Crase
Committee Member
Ken Crase joined Aqualogical as a Senior Hydraulic Services Designer in 2010. Ken’s professional career commenced from a junior draughtsman traineeship, and progressed through draughtsman, Hydraulic Designer to his current position as a Senior Hydraulic Services Designer. With over forty year’s experience in the plumbing construction industry, Ken has gained a widespread knowledge working in multi-story residential, commercial, retail, and industrial buildings. His project experience is truly extensive and embraces every market sector for the full range of hydraulic services. Some highlight projects include Suncorp Metway Plaza, 167 Eagle Street (Brisbane), Marsden and Ascot Shopping Centres and The Brisbane Markets. Ken has been a long serving member on the AHSCA QLD Executive Management as 1st Vice President (Technical). Ken brings a wealth of hands-on site experience to Aqualogical, which translates into his cost-effective design solutions for a client’s project design team.
Bruce Dan
Committee Member
Bruce holds a Masters of Science majoring in Fire & Risk Engineering and a Diploma in Engineering majoring in Construction Hydraulics. For 25 years he has practiced as a consulting engineer, seven years as a hydraulic services designer and 19 years as a fire and risk engineer Prior to his engineering career Bruce was a licensed plumber, gasfitter and fire sprinkler fitter. The majority of his trade work was mechanical services plumbing installing water, fuel gas systems, chilled and condenser HVAC systems and as a fire sprinkler fitter. In 2000 Bruce established Australian Fire Services Testing (AFST) because he saw problems in the fire industry where designers could not source appropriate water supply main network modelling for the engineering of wet fire systems. A natural progression for AFST was to commission and certify fire systems installed by plumbing / fire contractors. AFST was the first fire system certification practice offer plumbing contractor’s fire hydrant system boosting with a brigade pump appliance which then enabled AFST to fully certify the fire system installed by the contractor. Bruce is currently the managing director of AFST. Bruce has been a member of the AHSCA since 1996 and held management committee positions since 1999.
Lorelei Broadbent
Lorelei Broadbent is a specialist provider of Association Management services and has spent her entire career working with over 100 Associations to improve all aspects of their administration, management and events. She has an Associate Diploma of Business (Management) and a Certificate in Association Management. She is the co-founder and Director of Agenda Management.