Bassam Matty

Xavier Knight | Technical Director


Bassam is a technical expert in structures and their behaviour. He is an accomplished engineer, with a passion for innovation, value-engineering and sustainability. With over 30 years of engineering experience in the construction industry, spread across 3 continents, Bassam has successfully delivered elegant and economical solutions for complicated architectural forms and challenging site constraints.

Bassam’s dedication and diligence have seen both him and his projects the recipient of prestigious awards throughout his career, including:

  • Australian MBA-National Building Award (2017) for the Church House project
  • Award for Excellence in Engineering (2014): Top-Down Construction design for Cockburn Gateway City – Stage III Development by Concrete Institute of Australia, WA Branch
  • Australian Engineering Excellence Award (2011) for the structural design of the State Theatre Centre of WA
  • High Commendation from the Concrete Institute of Australia for Excellence in Concrete: Building Projects Category (2011) for the design of St. Quentin’s Mixed-Use Development


Qualifications & Affiliations


  • BSc. Structural Engineering – University of Technology, Baghdad, 1989
  • MSc. Building and Construction Engineering – University of Technology, Baghdad, 1986
  • Fellow of The Institute of Engineers Australia (FIEAust)
  • Member of The American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Member of The Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA)


Areas of Expertise



  • Theatres, Institutional, Commercial, Residential & Public Buildings
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Special Structures (Water Tanks, Tensile Structures, Space Frames etc.)
  • Special Foundations (Piled and Raft Foundations, Mass Concrete Rafts & Machine Foundations)
  • Architectural Steel
  • Long Span Structures

Rehabilitation & Structural Augmentation

  • Bridges (Composite Steel & Pre-Stressed Concrete)
  • Concrete Buildings
  • Water Retaining Structures
  • Heritage Listed Buildings
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Corrosion prevention and repair specification

Forensic Engineering

  • Silos, Cranes, Stackers & Haulage Trucks
  • Excessive Vibration of Machinery & Floor Slabs
  • Reinforced Soil Structures
  • Damaged and ill-performing Building Structures


  • Post Tensioned, Ordinary Reinforced Concrete, composite Structures
  • Pre-cast & Steel Industrial Buildings
  • Reinforced Concrete Buildings
  • Water Supply and Sewerage Networks
  • Construction Planning
  • Project Management – Execution of ‘Turnkey’ projects

International Exposure

  • Practiced as a Design Engineer in Iraq, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates & Australia