When we think about Creating Inner Beauty for buildings, nothing comes to mind more than designing the mechanical engineering services. More than any other building service design, the true testament of good mechanical engineering design is that users don’t even notice it exists.

Despite its perceived simplicity, there are a range of challenges that clients face when undertaking the design of their mechanical services. These can include:

  • Minimising the extent of lost floor space to house their mechanical services.
  • Having flexibility in what is documented vs what is built.
  • Managing the vagaries/differences of the different buildings services.
  • Managing approvals from supply authorities/local governments, including:
    1. long approval times and poor visibility/communication throughout the process.
    2. flexibility of what gets approved.
  • Poor consultancy advice that has big implications during construction – such as under sized plant and equipment rooms/enclosures.
  • Difficulty in sourcing funding/capital for projects to proceed.
  • Balance between capital and operation costs (life cycle cost balance).
  • Minimising energy usage costs for electricity and gas.
Our Mechanical Design Services

At DMA, we deliver a range of mechanical design services for projects in Queensland and throughout Australia for both new buildings and refurbishment projects with the ultimate goal of enhancing user comfort and maximising occupant satisfaction.

Complex projects, including the management of large stakeholder groups, are our speciality but our experience encompasses all project sizes, from commercial office fit outs to hospital redevelopments.

The range of mechanical design services we deliver includes:

  • Air conditioning and environmental control systems
  • Hot water heating systems
  • Ventilation systems
  • Smoke hazard management systems
  • Air-cooled and water-cooled chilled water cooling systems
  • Medical gas and suction system
  • Steam services for humidification, heating or sterilization
  • Evaporative cooling
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Our services also extend to:

  • Energy modelling
  • Feasibility studies
  • NCC Section J building efficiency modelling, assessment and certification
  • Whole of life analysis
  • Witness testing for commissioning works
At DMA Engineers, we work with our clients to address their challenges before, during and after the project to ensure the design and build is as seamless as possible.
Our Mechanical Design Team
Principal Mechanical Engineer
Managing Director
Dale Tilley Senor Mechanical Engineer DMA Engineers Brisbane
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer / VDC Manager
Associate, Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Alan Chang DMA Engineers
Mechanical Engineer
Nicholas Floyd DMA Engineers
Graduate Mechanical Engineer
The industries we specialise in
We have extensive experience working on projects in a variety of sectors, but some of the particular industries we specialise in for mechanical design include health care and hospitals, aged care, retail and shopping centres, commercial, education, high rise developments, residential including apartment and townhouse projects, animal health and vet clinics.


If you would like to discuss how to address some of the challenges in mechanical design on your next project, or discuss ideas for your design, please contact Shawn Sellick on or call 0427 038 243.