Who We Are

Who We Are

We are an established and highly successful structural and civil engineering consulting business based in Melbourne with a long track record of delivering successful projects for our many clients, both large and small.

In over 30 years of continuous operation we’ve delivered over 15,000 projects and are recognised in the industry for the quality of our design work and documentation.

We’re also well-known and highly regarded for our ability to reduce project costs and save clients significant sums of money through our project and design expertise. So much so that we are often engaged to redesign competitors’ projects!

If you’re interested in learning a little more about our history, where we are today and the Klopfer Dobos Team then simply read on.

Klopfer Dobos – History

Klopfer Dobos was founded in Melbourne back in 1980 with a commitment to providing highly tuned structural engineering solutions and services to its clients.

With a focus on commercial and industrial projects, the company quickly expanded due to its success, delivering multi-million dollar projects around Australia and also overseas in countries including Thailand, China and Indonesia.

Our growth has been driven by the high standard of our work combined with our meticulous attention to detail which results in economic design and cost savings, not to mention fewer delays and headaches when it comes to construction.

It is also evidenced by the large number of projects we’ve been asked to undertake, now in excess of 15,000.

We have won numerous prestigious awards for our work. In 1997, we were awarded the Institute of Engineering Excellence in Engineering Award for our $100 million paper recycling project in Brisbane for Visy Paper. In 2004 the 15000 square metre Bluescope Lysaght building we designed won the Metal Building Design Award.

In the last 30 years we’ve worked with a diverse range of clients of all sizes. Today our regular client base includes well known developers, builders, major national companies, schools and Government bodies, many of whom have been long-standing clients with us from the start.

If you are interested in seeing whether you too are the kind of client we can assist, then find out more about Who We Work With.

Klopfer Dobos – Today

In the course of delivering all these projects we’ve developed extensive experience and expertise in all areas of structural design, documentation and project delivery. Today our business is focused on the following key areas:

1) Major industrial projects
Such as warehouses and production facilities for large clients including Visy, Amcor, Allans Sweets/Nestle, Bunnings and the Department of Transport

2) Commercial projects
Such as office developments and shopping centres for clients including Coles, Woolworths and Stockland

3) Educational projects
Such as school extensions and sports halls

4) Residential projects
Such as dual occupancy developments and multi-storey apartment complexes

5) Sporting projects
Such as multi-purpose stadiums

6) Medical centres and hospitals
For more detailed information on the range of services we offer, please visit What We Do.

Today we are respected throughout the industry not only for the quality of our design work and documentation but also for our extensive project expertise in many areas including:

  • Paper production mills
  • Industrial and retail warehousing, factory developments and distribution centres
  • Commercial developments
  • Supermarkets and shopping centres
  • Multi-storey car parks
  • Residential developments

To learn more about the broad range of projects we undertake for our clients, please visit Projects.

The Klopfer Dobos Team

With growth and success, the Klopfer Dobos team has expanded to meet the challenge and is today led by a vibrant, driven group of directors who combine a unique mix of experience, expertise, youth and talent.

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[/one-half] [one-half last=yes] Peter Dobos
Peter is Managing Director of Klopfer Dobos with over 35 years’ experience in the engineering industry. A founder of the business, Peter ensures that Klopfer Dobos continues to deliver the best possible results for all clients and is directly involved in the delivery of many of the company’s projects.

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[/one-half] [one-half last=yes] Tristo
[/one-half] [one-half last=yes] Tristan Halls
As a Director and Design Manager, Tristan provides invaluable design input to a wide range of projects with a focus on reducing costs and saving clients money through intelligent and expert design. He also personally oversees numerous design projects from start to finish.

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[/one-half] [one-half last=yes] Chris Dimsey
[/one-half] [one-half last=yes] Chris Dimsey
Chris has been a key member of the Klopfer Dobos team for over 22 years. As Senior Draftsperson and CAD/BIM Manager, Chris ensures that all clients receive high quality, accurate and timely structural and civil documentation.

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Every single project we undertake is personally managed by a senior partner, backed up by a technically experienced team dedicated to its success.

An Experienced And Well Resourced Team.

The wider Klopfer Dobos team has a formidable depth of experience across a broad range of projects gained over many decades. With access to the most up-to-date Computer-Aided Drafting and engineering design facilities the team is able to handle the most complex structural and civil projects.

We are well resourced with 16 staff possessing a wide variety of skills and experience, many of whom are Members and Fellows of The Institution of Engineers, Certified Practising Engineers and Registered Building Practitioners with NPER accreditation.

Our staff also maintains affiliations with professional bodies such as Cement and Concrete Association, Steel Institute of Australia, Engineering Departments at Universities and C.S.I.R.O. and industry experts, fabricators, builders and product suppliers. All of which ensures our clients have access to the very latest knowledge and expertise.

The Klopfer Dobos team is focused and professional yet down to earth and approachable. Another reason many clients repeatedly choose to work with us on their key projects.

If you’d like to know more about the types of client we work with then visit Who We Work With.

Or if you are interested in discussing with us a current or future project you have then please Contact Us.