Imparta Services

Services

Looking into the cause and effect of damage that follows storm, accident, fire or earthquake requires an expert, forensic but pragmatic approach, backed by real experience.

Imparta Engineers (formerly Mountford Prider & Associates) have more respected industry experts right across Australia, delivering a timely and detailed approach to the cause and effect around insurance related issues. We are all about uncovering facts and the evidence necessary to bring clarity to your claim investigations.

  • Storm Damage
  • Vehicle Impact
  • Retaining Walls
  • Fire Repairs
  • Water Damage
  • Flood
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Earthquake
  • Pipe Leakage
  • Repair Scopes and Plans
Imparta Services

Locations

Team

Phil Prider Director

P: +61 8 8150 5501
M: 0419 161 133
E:

Phil Prider
Director

Phil has significant insurance reporting experience, having provided engineering advice to the insurance industry since 1992. He brings the significant advantage and understandings of his legal training to the company.

Phil has undertaken residential and commercial building damage investigations throughout Australia, in both urban and regional/rural areas. He has also provided expert witness reports on many insurance matters.

A founder and director of the company since its inception in 1999, Phil has overseen the company’s expansion from humble beginnings in Adelaide to the present operation spanning five States.

Warwick Graham Senior Diagnostic Structural Engineer

P: +61 8 8150 5503
M: 0412 823 815
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Warwick Graham
Senior Diagnostic Structural Engineer

Warwick graduated from Monash University in 1975 with an honours degree in Civil Engineering. His skills encompass many disciplines that are required to successfully formulate and document pragmatic solutions to building related problems including civil, structural and geotechnical engineering.

Since joining the company in 2004, Warwick has used his unique expertise to assist a wide variety of clients in the insurance and legal industries with innumerable construction and building related disputes ranging from domestic dwellings to complex industrial or commercial buildings. He has also used his vast industry experience to assist clients with project management, planning and third-party consultant coordination.

With over 42 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, Warwick is an eminent industry leader in the Diagnostic Engineering field.

Sibbe Lodenstein Senior Technical Officer

P: +61 8 8150 5504
M: 0407 032 330
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Sibbe Lodenstein
Senior Technical Officer

Sibbe joined the company in 2004 having previously worked in management within the building industry. Sibbe has extensive knowledge of building regulation and construction requirements, having designed and documented many new buildings and additions/alterations. He has experience in varying construction methods, including heritage related reinstatements, straw-bale and mud brick construction, and more traditional building methods.

Since joining the company he has provided advice to the insurance industry on building damage causation and/or failure of building elements. He has undertaken hundreds of projects detailing and preparing repair documentation for fire, storm, flood, impact and water damaged buildings in both urban and country settings, across SA, Victoria, NSW and ACT.

Sibbe brings an understanding of the insurance industry and compassion when dealing with building owners coping with their loss.

James Cibich Diagnostic Structural Engineer

P: +61 8 8150 5513
M: 0401 231 535
E:

James Cibich
Diagnostic Structural Engineer

James has a first class honours degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Adelaide (2010). Since graduation, James has worked closely with senior structural and diagnostic engineers to gain experience in a wide variety of construction and engineering practices. He has been involved in a number of complex structural investigations and prepared detailed reports to provide clients with expert advice to assist in decisions regarding asset management, damage causation and remediation.

Whilst developing his experience in the engineering and construction industry, James also completed a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide (2014). This legal training has provided James with a unique understanding of complex legal issues that can arise during engineering and construction projects as well as during the life of an asset. James has utilised this unique juxtaposition of skills to provide expert reports to assist clients both in a litigious and non-litigious context.

Ian Barnett Senior Diagnostic Structural Engineer

P: +61 8 8150 5506
M: 0422 960 506
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Ian Barnett
Senior Diagnostic Structural Engineer

Having graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1981, Ian has over 35 years of structural engineering experience in mining, multistory, industrial and commercial projects, having worked overseas and throughout Australia.

Ian joined the company in 2009, bringing 16 years’ experience as a timber engineering specialist. An extensive knowledge of timber framed structures has been invaluable in a field where damage to residential construction is commonplace.

Ian has project-managed both commercial and residential builds, where his attention to detail and extensive building product knowledge is invaluable.

Simon Hoffman Diagnostic Structural Engineer

P: +61 8 8150 5510
M: 0431 085 428
E:

Simon Hoffman
Diagnostic Structural Engineer

Simon joined the company in 2012 after completing his honours degree in Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He has undertaken numerous site investigations throughout Australia.

Simon has gained a wealth of knowledge during his time at the company regarding building and engineering practices. He specialises in diagnostic work for residential and commercial buildings, especially building movement and cracking damage.

Adrian Pethick Diagnostic Structural Engineer

P: +61 8 8150 5514
M: 0419 782 555
E:

Adrian Pethick
Diagnostic Structural Engineer

Adrian joined the company in 2015, with 17 years of structural design experience in the commercial and mining sectors. With his background in consulting, he brings a wealth of design and construction knowledge to the company.

Since joining the company, he has been involved in many challenging investigations including retaining wall failures, farm building collapses and residential building movement.

Russell Paynter Engineering Technician

P: +61 8 8150 5507
M: 0413 969 352
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Russell Paynter
Engineering Technician

Russell joined the company in 2009 after completing studies in Building Design & Technology and Residential Drafting. Having previously served with the Australian Army for 21 years, he was looking to combine his methodical and analytical thinking skills with his background in construction.

Since joining the company, Russell has developed a firm knowledge of a wide range of building techniques, both commercial and residential, as well as the National Construction Code, Timber Framing Code and other referenced Australian Standards. He has also undertaken training with the ‘FirstRate’ energy rating software.

Russell has significant experience in producing documentation and reports for the insurance industry relating to building damage caused by fire, impact, storm and water throughout SA, VIC, NSW and ACT.

Duane Baugh Engineering Technician

P: +61 8 8150 5512
M: 0400 730 458
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Duane Baugh
Engineering Technician

Duane has gained a wide variety of valuable experience in the construction industry after completing his studies in Building Design and Drafting in 1998.

After 9 years as a design drafter in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors, Duane worked for 5 years with a building design and construction company involved in all aspects of design, drafting, estimating, project and construction management of multi-million dollar contract works. Duane also gained experience in the insurance industry working as a Loss Adjuster for 2 years before returning to the construction industry.

Since joining Imparta in 2014, Duane has enjoyed the privilege of combining all his skills into the one role and expanding his knowledge of buildings and building repair methodology.

Jarrad McCawley Administrator

P: +61 8 8150 5500
M: jarrad@impartaengineers.com.au

Jarrad McCawley
Administrator

Jarrad joined the company in 2011 as Administration Officer bringing his office management and customer relations experience from a wide range of businesses. His knowledge in administration allows him to help maintain Imparta Engineers valued customer and client relations.

Jarrad is responsible for liaison with customers and clients and is the primary administration contact for Imparta Engineers.

Terri Mitchell Finance Manager

P: +61 8 8150 5505
E:

Terri Mitchell
Finance Manager

Terri joined the company as Finance Manager in May 2015 bringing a wealth of financial management experience gained over more than 20 years in various industries.

Terri’s previous experience includes establishing and overseeing the operations and growth of her own successful business in Adelaide for over 10 years. She has built an impressive knowledge of financial and accounting systems as well as a thorough understanding of legal and reporting requirements to ensure compliance with internal and external obligations.

Terri is responsible for the financial and accounting functions of the business, and is based in the Adelaide office. Terri is the company’s primary contact for accounts payable and receivable.

Chana Jayasinghe Diagnostic Structural Engineer

P: +61 3 9036 3079
M: 0403 419 506
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Chana Jayasinghe
Diagnostic Structural Engineer

Chana joined the company in 2012 having completed his doctoral research degree, part of which included building damage investigation following severe wind events, and full scale structural testing. He has substantial knowledge on structural failure mechanisms of buildings subject to windstorms and cyclones.

Chana has been involved in the investigation of many damaged structures subjected to various insurance related hazards throughout Australia, and provided investigation reports and repair scopes on matters investigated.

Following the completion of his Civil/Structural Engineering degree with a first class honours (2005), he has conducted structural analysis, design & detailing, project management construction and research on low to multi-storied residential and commercial building structures. This diverse experience assists him to solve/diagnose complex civil/structural engineering issues in the Insurance Industry.

Phil Prider Director

P: +61 8 8150 5501
M: 0419 161 133
E:

Phil Prider
Director

Phil has significant insurance reporting experience, having provided engineering advice to the insurance industry since 1992. He brings the significant advantage and understandings of his legal training to the company.

Phil has undertaken residential and commercial building damage investigations throughout Australia, in both urban and regional/rural areas. He has also provided expert witness reports on many insurance matters.

A founder and director of the company since its inception in 1999, Phil has overseen the company’s expansion from humble beginnings in Adelaide to the present operation spanning five States.

Josh Miller Director

P: +61 2 9509 0702
M: 0419 161 499
E:

Josh Miller
Director

Josh has worked in the insurance industry advising on structural engineering failures since graduation in 2001. He began working for the company in Adelaide soon after its inception and later specialised in water damage claims on reactive foundation soils.

Josh moved to Sydney in 2012 to help with a significant increase in demand for expertise and ultimately to manage interstate operations. He has advised on hundreds of structural claims throughout NSW, ACT, QLD, SA and Victoria.

Josh Miller Director

P: +61 2 9509 0702
M: 0419 161 499
E:

Josh Miller
Director

Josh has worked in the insurance industry advising on structural engineering failures since graduation in 2001. He began working for the company in Adelaide soon after its inception and later specialised in water damage claims on reactive foundation soils.

Josh moved to Sydney in 2012 to help with a significant increase in demand for expertise and ultimately to manage interstate operations. He has advised on hundreds of structural claims throughout NSW, ACT, QLD, SA and Victoria.

Hugh Mountford Senior Engineering Associate

P: +61 2 9509 0701
M: 0419 161 122
E:

Hugh Mountford
Senior Engineering Associate

Hugh Mountford, one of the two founding directors of what is now Imparta Engineers, began work in technical reporting for insurers in South Australia in the mid-1970's, before the Insurance Contracts Act and the Insurance Code of Practice were introduced. Mountford Prider was established in 1999 with Phil Prider. Hugh brought the company’s operations to NSW in 2004. He has undertaken work for many Loss Adjusting groups and insurers over the intervening years, with work in both urban and country areas extending into Queensland, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

He has extensive experience in diagnosing the causes of adverse building behaviour, whether the damage has resulted from reactive clay or other soil types subjected to flooding or water pipe leakage, from earthquakes, or resulting from storm, fire or impact.

Failures of various types of swimming pools, timber flooring cracking and buckling, and tracking the origins of water entry into buildings are also aspects of building behaviour with which he is familiar.

Daniel Hugo Senior Diagnostic Structural Engineer

P: +61 2 9509 0706
M: 0408 509 314
E:

Daniel Hugo
Senior Diagnostic Structural Engineer

Daniel’s career has spanned more than 30 years and includes structural design, diagnostic engineering and extensive international experience on major projects. He has worked in South Africa, Germany, Canada and Australia and has been a guest lecturer in structural engineering at several universities both in Australia and abroad.

Daniel joined IMPARTA early in 2014, bringing an array of interpersonal, analytical and forensic skills with a focus on the causation of complex failures. Investigative reporting and diagnostic engineering is his passion.

Beau Williams Senior Technical Officer

P: +61 2 9509 0703
M: 0401 206 514
E:

Beau Williams
Senior Technical Officer

Beau has worked for the company since 2007, both in the South Australian and New South Wales offices.

Beau has extensive experience in preparing, and detailing methods for repair of fire-damaged, impact-damaged, and storm-damaged structures. He has significant experience using, and knowledge of, the Building Code of Australia, with in-depth knowledge of the Australian Standards for ‘Residential timber-framed construction’ and ‘Construction in bushfire-prone areas’.

Beau brings experience and understanding of our insurance client’s specific requirements, and compassion and sensitivity when dealing with the owners of the affected properties.

Mun Kan Senior Diagnostic Structural Engineer

P: +61 2 9509 0705
M: 0438 753 685
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Mun Kan
Senior Diagnostic Structural Engineer

Since graduation in 2000, Mun (Kan) has worked in the engineering design and construction industry across several countries. He has worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

Kan has over 16 years of structural design, condition assessment and dilapidation survey experience in residential, commercial, water and mining industries. He brings a range of design, analytical and forensic skills.

Since joining the company in 2013, Kan has worked on plenty of complex insurance claims, which involve significant investigation, design and remediation. He focusses on providing expert advice to assist in decisions regarding causation of complex structural failures and remediation.

Kan has multiple language skills. He can communicate fluently in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Bahasa.

Gareth Hampson Engineering Technician

P: +61 2 9509 0712
M: 0412 263 243
E:

Gareth Hampson
Engineering Technician

Gareth began his building career in 1999 renovating domestic properties throughout the UK.

He has been with the company since 2015. In this time he has performed many site inspections relating to fire, inundation & impact-damage claims around NSW & ACT.

His knowledge in a wide range of building practices, and methods of construction, together with his Advanced Diploma in Engineering Design, have afforded him a great understanding of residential construction & the building industry.

Renee Brown Administrator

P: +61 2 9509 0708
M: 0419 161 488
E:

Renee Brown
Administrator

Renee joined the company in 2012 as an Administration Officer bringing her management style and extensive customer service experience gained in 20 years in the hospitality and retail industry.

Renee previously managed Ricca Coffee Company and Café in Adelaide for 7 years, where she expanded her skills in all facets of running a small business, including customer, staff and supplier relations, to quality of product and service.

With her significant experience this allows her to help maintain Imparta Engineers valued customer and client relations.

Spenser Kenkel Diagnostic Structural Engineer

P: +61 7 3844 8440
M: 0426 682 955
E:

Spenser Kenkel
Diagnostic Structural Engineer

Having received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Spenser has a wide range of international experience across the construction, engineering and insurance industries.

Since joining the company in March 2016, Spenser has assisted with expanding the reporting capabilities of Imparta Engineers in Queensland and has undertaken a range of diagnostic investigations for residential and commercial buildings.

Phil Prider Director

P: +61 8 8150 5501
M: 0419 161 133
E:

Phil Prider
Director

Phil has significant insurance reporting experience, having provided engineering advice to the insurance industry since 1992. He brings the significant advantage and understandings of his legal training to the company.

Phil has undertaken residential and commercial building damage investigations throughout Australia, in both urban and regional/rural areas. He has also provided expert witness reports on many insurance matters.

A founder and director of the company since its inception in 1999, Phil has overseen the company’s expansion from humble beginnings in Adelaide to the present operation spanning five States.

Josh Miller Director

P: +61 2 9509 0702
M: 0419 161 499
E:

Josh Miller
Director

Josh has worked in the insurance industry advising on structural engineering failures since graduation in 2001. He began working for the company in Adelaide soon after its inception and later specialised in water damage claims on reactive foundation soils.

Josh moved to Sydney in 2012 to help with a significant increase in demand for expertise and ultimately to manage interstate operations. He has advised on hundreds of structural claims throughout NSW, ACT, QLD, SA and Victoria.

Daniel Hugo Senior Diagnostic Structural Engineer

P: +61 2 9509 0706
M: 0408 509 314
E:

Daniel Hugo
Senior Diagnostic Structural Engineer

Daniel’s career has spanned more than 30 years and includes structural design, diagnostic engineering and extensive international experience on major projects. He has worked in South Africa, Germany, Canada and Australia and has been a guest lecturer in structural engineering at several universities both in Australia and abroad.

Daniel joined IMPARTA early in 2014, bringing an array of interpersonal, analytical and forensic skills with a focus on the causation of complex failures. Investigative reporting and diagnostic engineering is his passion.

Hugh Mountford Senior Engineering Associate

P: +61 2 9509 0701
M: 0419 161 122
E:

Hugh Mountford
Senior Engineering Associate

Hugh Mountford, one of the two founding directors of what is now Imparta Engineers, began work in technical reporting for insurers in South Australia in the mid-1970's, before the Insurance Contracts Act and the Insurance Code of Practice were introduced. Mountford Prider was established in 1999 with Phil Prider. Hugh brought the Company’s operations to NSW in 2004. He has undertaken work for many Loss Adjusting groups and insurers over the intervening years with work in both urban and country areas extending into Queensland, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

He has extensive experience in diagnosing the causes of adverse building behaviour, whether the damage has resulted from reactive clay or other soil types subjected to flooding or water pipe leakage, from earthquakes, or resulting from storm, fire or impact.

Failures of various types of swimming pools, timber flooring cracking and buckling, and tracking the origins of water entry into buildings are also aspects of building behaviour with which he is familiar.

Imparta Engineers
Adelaide

PO Box 594
Henley Beach SA 5022
P: +61 8 8150 5500

Brisbane

PO Box 3192
West End QLD 4104
P: +61 7 3844 8440

Hobart

PO Box 3022
West Hobart TAS 7000
P: +61 3 9036 3079

Melbourne

PO Box 303
Essendon VIC 3040
P: +61 3 9036 3079

Sydney

PO Box 43
Leichhardt NSW 2040
P: +61 2 9509 0700