Mathew Lacey

Mechanical Engineer
Year joined DMA: 2017

Years in the army teamed with my formal education and now practical engineering experience has instilled in me a strong drive to problem solve.

My professional background

I joined DMA Engineers in February 2017. Previously I worked at Johnstaff Projects as a project engineer (project management), where I was involved in managing projects in the health and commercial sectors. Prior to this I was a combat engineer in the Australian Army. I separated from the Australian Army in order to attend university. I currently work for the army part-time as an instructor in my free time.

Years in the army teamed with my formal education and now practical engineering experience has instilled in me a strong drive to problem solve. I work to understand client needs and endeavour to provide innovative solutions in a timely manner.  I believe that a full understanding of a client’s intent is critical to a successful project for all involved. I work with a motivated team of multi-discipline engineers to provide co-ordinated and workable solutions, in a flexible delivery format to meet any client’s needs.

My specialisations

  • Multi-disciplinary design management
  • Air conditioning and ventilation design
  • Section J assessments and reports
  • Retail solutions

My key project experience

  • Responsible for the mechanical design component of numerous projects for McDonald’s Restaurants, including the integration of air conditioning, ventilation and kitchen exhaust.
  • Responsible for the mechanical design on numerous projects for ALDI supermarkets, including air conditioning systems, ventilation and smoke exhaust.
  • Responsible for the mechanical design on the Riverland Brisbane project, including air conditioning, ventilation and kitchen exhaust.
  • Developed the mechanical design for the Logan Hospital Ward 2F refurbishmentwhich included the air-conditioning and ventilation components on the project.

My qualifications

  • Bachelors of Engineering (HONS)

Professional Memberships, including any committee positions:

  • AIRAH
  • Engineers Australia

What creating inner beauty means to me

In building engineering, there is inner beauty in elegant solutions that enhance everyday comfort and function.