Phil Gardiner

Australia Chapter Member

WSP, Director; Director | Melbourne, Australia


Phil Gardiner has over 40 years of experience in structural engineering. As managing director of Irwinconsult Australia, now a WSP company, he has led teams and provided design input to many of Melbourne's and Darwin's major and iconic buildings.

Phil's work includes high rise, modular, heritage and significant architectural buildings. in recent times the practice has also developed significant expertise in timber structures. one of these is the subject of this paper.

Phil has successfully provided services for projects ranging from award winning architectural buildings through to mass-produced precast structures design and construct and leaseback developments.

A major contributor to both structural and multidisciplinary design teams, Phil is known for his innovative and lateral design solutions and his support of significant and challenging architecture.

Phil’s project base includes…

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Australia Chapter, Board Member (2016 – Present)

City Committee, Melbourne, Board Member (2016 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (New York 2015; Australia 2017; Chicago 2019)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (China 2016)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Australia 2017)

Regional Representative, Melbourne (2012 – 2016)


01 October 2020

Timber Rising | Philip Gardiner

Engineering a 12-Story Mass Timber Building Over an Existing Retail Center: 500 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne, Australia


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03 November 2017

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Melbourne Session 4B: New Challenges & Opportunities for Engineers Q&A

Phil Gardiner, Managing Director, Irwinconsult, chairs the question and answer session with Goman Wai-Ming Ho, Director, Arup; Barry Roben, Director, Irwinconsult Pty; and Rob DiBlasi,...


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26 October 2015

The Construction of a High-Rise Development Using Volumetric Modular Methodology

Phillip Gardiner, Irwinconsult

The SOHO Tower is a 29-level modular building in Darwin, in the far north of Australia, a cyclonic region. The building was designed to incorporate...


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