Nigel Bullen

POSITION
Design Draftsman
Project Manager


AREAS OF EXPERTISE
3D documentation of large warehouse structures and industrial buildings
BIM
Microstation
AECOsim
Design management

Nigel is senior design draftsperson, specialising in the 3D modelling of industrial and commercial structures. Nigel is a highly experienced drafter and project manager. He takes time to read, understand Client specifications and along with his extensive experience provide working solutions to ensure that all their requirements are met and delivered promptly.

Career highlights

Kotara Homemakers centre – Kotara
– MBA award winner 2011, retail building upto 30 million
Griffiths Engineers as the prinicipal Structural Engineer for the Taylor design and construct team assisted in minimising costs by proposing a redesign of the structure and the utilisation of a hybrid system of composite precast panels, as well as tilt up construction. The layout of the 30,000 square metre building area suited the use of varying systems at the front and rear. The use of offsite precast panels reduced time off the program.

The Kotara Homemaker Centre facility was completed three months ahead of schedule, enabling retailers to trade prior to Christmas

FDC – NextDC Data centre S1 – Eden Park
– MBA award winner 2014, Best Communication building 25 million +

Griffiths Engineers provided structural solutions to maintain the building programme for this complex, service driven data centre; as a result the centre was opened on time and within budget. This data centre and has recently achieved Uptime Institute Tier III certification, an assurance that the facility will support extremely high levels of service availability.

Career history

1993 – present
Griffiths Engineers—Design Draftsman / Project Manager

1990 to 1992
Ashdzine Pty Ltd – Junior draftsman

Projects Summary

1993—Present
Design Draftsman—Griffiths Engineers Est. 1973

Client: FDC Construction & Fitout
Pelican Artline Warehouse, Erskine Park (AUD 11 million)—Sydney, NSW
Project Design Draftsman

The “West Nest” project, to design and construct a new 15,000m2 warehouse, production and distribution facility for Pelikan Artline was signed up by FDC Construction & Fitout. With a tight 6 month design and build to deliver timeframe, FDC engaged Griffiths Engineers to deliver an economical, practical, buildable portal frame building with offices. The project featured 110m span portals at 11.3m centres, with FFFL 50/30 super flat finished jointless fibre reinforced floor slab.

Nigel was responsible for preparing documents on time and managing site queries for this project.

Client: NSW Public Works
Water Treatment Plant – Filtration Building (AUD 2 million)—Wagga Wagga, NSW
Project Design Draftsman

NSW Public Works engaged Griffiths Engineers to provide structural design and documentation of a new filter building.

Nigel was responsible for preparing 3D modelled panel and steel structural plans and details.

Client: NSW Public Works
Water Treatment Plant – Chemical Building (AUD 2 million)—Wagga Wagga, NSW
Project Design Draftsman

NSW Public Works engaged Griffiths Engineers to provide structural design and documentation of a new filter building.

Nigel was responsible for preparing 3D modelled panel and steel structural plans and details.

Client: Prime Constructions
Rand Freezer & Distribution Facility (AUD 25 million)—Sydney, NSW
Project Design Draftsman

– MBA award merit 2007, Industrial building 25 million +
The project was specifically designed and constructed to suit the needs of Macquarie Goodman’s tenant Rand Refrigerated Transport and included the construction of a large single freezer complex. The 24,000 pallet facility includes both chiller and freezer capability with over 2500m2 of staging area.

Nigel was responsible for preparing documents on time and managing site queries for this project.

Client: Prime Constructions
Dana Automotive Systems Group Australia, Yennora
Project Design Draftsman

– MBA award winner 2004 Industrial Building $10.0m and over
A design and construct project consisting of 22,500m2 manufacturing facility for Dana Automotive and a 7000m2 warehouse facility for Gibson’s Shopfitting. The site required significant remediation and re- engineering prior to construction for which Our team was instrumental. Dana also included a 4,000m2 concrete mezzanine over the manufacturing and testing labarotories.

Nigel was responsible for preparing documents on time and managing site queries for this project.

Client: Prime Constructions
Swire Cold Storage, Lurnea
Project Design Draftsman

A design and construct contract, the Lurnea stages 3 to 4 project provides a 9,500m2 extension to Swire’s existing cold storage facility in south west Sydney. The job consists of 6,500m2 of frozen storage space (-27o), 3,000m2 of refrigerated annexe area, 400m2 of office space, 300m2 of battery charge room, 5,000m2 of external hardstand area and a further 700m2 of new car parking for the complex. The building is constructed of a steel frame (14m springing height), PIR insulation panels and a concrete flooring system laid over a passive floor ventilation system. The project is built with 50% of the freezer on a suspended slab structure over a flood storage area to meet Council requirements. The project is intergrated with and connected to the existing facility and the refrigeration operation was maintained throughout construction. Griffiths Engineers working solutions enabled this to happen.

Nigel was responsible for preparing documents on time and managing site queries for this project.

Client: Prime Constructions
Linfox Healthcare Logistics, Erskine Park
Project Design Draftsman

– MBA award winner 2014, Industrial building 25 million +
This state of the art 27,000m2 temperature controlled pharmaceutical storage and distribution facility with 1,500m2 of associated offices was completed over a 46 week period. The facility also includes an industrial freezer, an 800m2 cool room, two security vaults and a dangerous goods area. The use of thermo mass precast panels ensures a high level of insulation and security.

Nigel was responsible for preparing 3D modelling and for preparing documents on time and managing site queries for this project.

Client: FDC Construction & Fitout
Asics Warehouse, Erskine Park (AUD 11 million)—Sydney, NSW
Project Design Draftsman

– MBA award winner 2011, Industrial building 10 million +
This project consists of a 13,000 sqm warehouse which is utilized as their distribution centre for all of NSW. There is also a 2,500 sqm office.

Another example of Griffiths Engineers outstanding performance.

Client: Baulderstone
UPS Building C – Campus Business Park, Homebush
Project Design Draftsman

A design and construct project consisting of 11,500m2 distribution facility for UPS.

Our team was the Structural Engineer for the entire site, buildings A, A1, B, C, D,E, F & G

for Macquarie Goodman with Prime Constructionsand Baulderstone as the principal Builders.

Nigel was responsible for preparing documents on time and managing site queries for this project.