Daniel Bond Hydraulic Design Consultant DMA Engineers

Daniel Bond

Hydraulic Design Consultant & Hydraulic BIM Manager
Year joined DMA: 2021

I work with clients across a range of industry sectors, from small tenancy fit outs to large scale senior living developments.

My professional background

Prior to becoming a Hydraulic Design Consultant, I spent 13 years in the plumbing and gas fitting industry. This experience has given me the hands-on knowledge to truly understand the challenges my client’s face, and to tailor their hydraulic designs and documentation to meet their needs. Having more accurate system design frequently saves my clients from costly variations.

I have a particular area of interest in helping clients to achieve their energy efficiency goals on their projects. I recently completed a technically challenging project for TAFE Queensland for a five-level cooking school where I was able to help the client hit their NABERS and Greenstar ratings by specifying and coordinating a complex selection of cooking fixtures and equipment.

I take pride in knowing that I can produce accurate and detailed designs that benefit both the client and the contractor.

In addition to my qualifications in Hydraulics and Project Management, I have also undertaken specialised training in legionella bacteria management in reticulated hot water systems….and am a licensed Real Estate Agent!

My specialisations

  • Revit MEP
  • Hydraulic services installation and design
  • Trade waste drainage
  • Storm water drainage and detention systems
  • Rainwater reticulation
  • Roof, gutters and downpipes
  • Cold water supply
  • Domestic, potable and non-potable water
  • Hot water supply including solar water heating systems
  • Fire hydrant and fire hose reel systems including onsite water storage
  • LP/Natural gas reticulation including bulk storage
  • Legionella management
  • Project types: shopping centre developments, retail, apartments, large townhouse developments, health care, aged care

My key project experience

  • Reside Robertson: Aged care multi-story development in Robertson. I was responsible for full hydraulic design documentation including fire sprinklers and dry fire design.
  • VetWell Mitchelton: full hydraulic documentation of all reticulated services including medical gas and scavenge system.
  • Storage King Stafford: full hydraulic, wet fire & dry fire design including onsite storage tanks.
  • 416 Logan Road, Stones Corner: Project Manager and lead for hydraulics/fire. This involved the full refurbishment of the building to create new tenancies.
  • TAFE Queensland: cooking school development.

Note: these are projects Daniel worked on prior to joining DMA Engineers.

My qualifications

  • Dip. Project Management
  • Cert 4 Hydraulic Service Design
  • QBCC Open Plumbers License

Professional Memberships

  • AHSCA Student Member

What creating inner beauty means to me

The beauty of hydraulics design is when no one even notices it’s there, it’s just part of helping day-to-day life run more smoothly. So for me creating inner beauty if when we are able to achieve this for both our clients and the end users.