Ashley Monson

Ashley Monson

Senior Hydraulic Designer
Year joined DMA: 2017

In 2013 I decided to take the skills I had developed and further my career by following the natural professional progression to become a hydraulic consultant.  I have since completed my Diploma of Hydraulic Services and worked with some of the most respected people in the industry.

My professional background

After completing my plumbing apprenticeship in 2000, I worked on the tools for the best part of 15 years.  During this period as a fully qualified plumber, I gained invaluable hands-on experience including running my own business for four years. In 2013 I decided to take the skills I had developed and further my career by following the natural professional progression to become a hydraulic consultant.  I have since completed my Diploma of Hydraulic Services and worked with some of the most respected people in the industry.

The combination of practical experience, formal training and study allows me to provide my clients with effective hydraulic design recommendations that will benefit their projects for the long-term. I thoroughly enjoy working with clients and tradespeople through the design and construction processes to deliver projects that provide fit-for-purpose solutions.

My specialisations

  • Shopping centre developments, retail, apartments, large townhouse developments, health, aged care, education.
  • Design software: Revit MEP, Navisworks, AutoCAD experience
  • Discipline lead designer
  • Hydraulic services design, documentation and quality control of the following:
  • Inground, elevated and multi-story sanitary drainage
  • Trade waste drainage
  • Stormwater drainage and detention systems
  • Pumped waste water design
  • Roof, gutters and downpipes
  • Cold water supply
  • Domestic, potable and non-potable water
  • Hot water supply including flow and return systems
  • Fire hydrant and fire hose reel systems
  • LP/Natural gas reticulation including bulk storage.

My key project experience

  • Brisbane Markets, Building C1 – Lead Hydraulic Designer for the design of a new building for the storage and processing of food products. This project included sanitary and trade waste drainage, siphonic stormwater drainage and localised hot water supply. Consistently meeting deliverables on-time across the project led to a strong relationship with the client and subsequently DMA was awarded another building in the complex.
  • Dan Murphy’s – DMA enjoys a strong working relationship with the architects and client on these projects. We provide a service that is efficient and reliable throughout the redesign of their existing buildings.
  • Queens Plaza – Led the hydraulic design while working with the client, architect, structural engineer, quantity surveyor and other interest groups to deliver a high-quality redesign of the existing centre with the need to scrutinize the existing building services and find solutions that met the clients requirements.
  • The Avenue Retirement Village – Design of a 117-bed aged care development on the Sunshine Coast. It was a large site spilt into two stages with flooding considerations that needed to be included in the design.  This project was completed entirely in 3D Revit with full coordination with all other services.

My qualifications

  • QBCC Hydraulic Services Design Licence (Lic No: 1073110)
  • Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design (Completed 2018)
  • Certificate IV in Hydraulic Services Design (Completed 2000)
  • Certificate III in Construction Services (General Plumbing Trade)
  • Licensed Plumber (Lic No: 19076), Drainer (Lic No: 19076) & Gasfitter (Lic No: L30320).

Professional Memberships, including any committee positions

  • Associate Member, Association of Hydraulic Services Consultants of Australia (AHSCA QLD. Inc.).

What creating inner beauty means to me

In building engineering, there is inner beauty in the services we design acting as the arteries, lungs and brains for the buildings we work on.