Mark Acworth

Project Engineer

Mark joined the firm in April 2012 and has become involved in many major projects as well as providing a wealth of experience to the operation in the areas of the design, risk management, project management and site supervision/auditing. Mark Acworth has been involved in the building industry as a fire services specialist for over 30 years after completing an engineering cadetship and graduating from the Queensland Institute of Technology.


Throughout his career, Mark has gained substantial experience in a wide variety of areas, working as a Systems Designer, Installation Supervisor and as a Consultant, and has seen service in Australia, Africa, Saudi Arabia and South East Asia.During Mark’s service in various countries he has gained a detailed understanding of fire system requirements and become fully conversant with the Building Code of Australia and the use of performance fire system design criteria to improve system efficiencies and reduce installation costs.

Mark has been employed as a designer, estimator, supervisor and project manager / engineer and has worked his way through these various fire system criteria’s to become an overall fire system specialist. Mark currently holds the position of Project Engineer with Fire & Safety Systems. This position requires him to travel the globe to use his fire system knowledge for our various Global Clients.

Certifications:

– Associate Diploma Mechanical Engineering
– Project Management Course
– Positive Blue Card
– Construction Industry Safety QLD & NSW
– Senior First Aid
– Environment Health and Safety
– Justice of the Peace (Qld Qualified)
– RIIOHS204A – Work Safely at Heights
– Elevated Work Platform – Type: VL SL BL (up to 11M)

Areas of Expertise: 

– Fire systems planning and design
– Fire sprinklers & Deluge systems
– Hydrants and hose reels
– Gaseous suppression systems
– Detection and warning systems
– Portable extinguishers
– Installation supervision and co-ordination
– Project management
– Conceptual systems design / BCA consulting / engineered solutions
– Risk analysis and design review
– Systems commissioning
– Fire systems servicing and maintenance

 

Total Years of Experience: 7