About BK Consultant
We Are A Team Of Passionate Civil And Structural Engineers

At BK Consultant, we are a team of Passionate civil and structural engineers, providing a range of specialist engineering services, including consulting and design services for residential and commercial projects. Established in 2012, our highly qualified engineering team have extensive experience in delivering leading engineering services for our clients.

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Our Team

We Have Highly Qualified Engineering Team.

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    Thanh Son Tran
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    Pho Lapyi
    Senior Structural Engineer
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    Lay Win
    Structural Drafter
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    Pho Chantha
    Senior Drafter and Detailer
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    Andy Le
    Graduate Structural Engineer

Thanh Son Tran

Thanh Son Tran


Project Undertaken: Provide Independent Certificate for couple projects such as HoaNghiem Temple in Springvale; Bayswater Early Years Hub; Wantirna South Early Years Hub; Apartments at 34 Elm Grove, Hawthorn East and 690 Barkly St, West Footscray; Office in Chapel Street, Richmond…

Design Apartment in Gillies Street, Fairfield (2 levels concrete slab with full basement car park); Apartment in Frederick Street, Doncaster (1 level concrete slab, 1 level timber floor with full basement car park)…

Site Visit Report for Shop Fitout in Domestic Melbourne Airport; structural design for multi-warehouses in Cromer Avenue, Sunshine North; alterations and additions to existing pharmacy in Geelong Road, Kingsville; alterations and extension for basement stairs and mechanical room in Spencer Street, Melbourne; shop alterations in Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre; Bon Thomas Reserve Sports Change Rooms.

Responsibilities: Preparation of quotations, contract administration, structural report, checking structural team works, supervising and training a team of engineers and draftspersons.

Previous Employer
Employer: Vert Engineering Pty Ltd, August 2012
Melbourne Australia
Contact: Lindsay Patone
Phone: 0411 647 730
Employment Period: August 2012
Employment Status: Full Time
Position: Senior Structural Engineer

Project Undertaken: 3 Buildings Development in High Street Kew (6 levels concrete with 4 level basements car park, 3 levels concrete over existing building and 4 levels concrete with basement car stackers); 4 level concrete apartments in Chesterville, Cheltenham…

Responsibilities: Detailed preparation of the detailed design and documentation of the company’s
major structural engineering projects as well as supervising a team of engineers and draftspersons.

Previous Employer
Employer: Dome Consulting (Aust) Pty Ltd, March 2008 – July 2012
Melbourne Australia
Contact: Robert Cilia
Phone: 0412 222 200
Employment Period: March 2008 – July 2012
Employment Status: Full Time
Position: Structural Engineer

Project Undertaken: BP station Mt Waverley; 3 Warehouses Derrimut; 35 Apartments flinders road Frankston; 3 level concrete residence Pasco Vale; 4×4 level townhouses Port Melbourne….

Responsibilities: Preparation of technical specifications, contract administration and supervising and training a team of engineers and draftspersons.

Previous Employer
Employer: Maurice Farrugia & Associates Pty Ltd , June 2007 – March 2008
Melbourne Australia
Contact: Maurice Farrugia
Phone: 0396 969 073
Employment Period: June 2007 – March 2008
Employment Status: Full Time
Position: Design Engineer

Project Undertaken: Age Care Centre, St. Kilda Baptist Church alterations and additions.

Responsibilities: Structural analysis of wide range of building structures and floor systems as well as coordination other engineering disciplines and providing contract administration services.

Previous Employer
Employer: FRH Group Pty Ltd, January 2007 – June 2007
Contact: FRH Group – Melbourne
Phone: 0396 969 073
Employment Period: January 2007 – June 2007
Employment Status: Full Time Contractor
Position: Quality Control Manager

Project Undertaken: Bendigo – Goulburn-Campaspe Link Project (value $30Mil)

Responsibilities: Documentation preparation, monitoring quality, inspections and liaising both internal and external quality representatives.

Previous Employer
Employer: Thiess John Holland , May 2006 – January 2007
Contact: QA Manager in Morwell
Phone: 0396 969 073
Employment Period: May 2006 – January 2007
Employment Status: Full Time Contractor
Position: Field & Quality Assurance Engineer

Project Undertaken: Precast in Morwell – East Link Project (value $2.5Bil)

Responsibilities: Inspection of precast concrete in bridge and road elements as well as being responsible for the review and implementation of day to day priority actions.

Pho Lapyi

Pho Lapyi

Senior Structural Engineer

With 5 years of experience as a structural engineer and 2 years of drafting and detailing, Pho can design structures efficiently and accurately. With drafting and detailing background, he presents structural plans clearly with upmost attention to detail.

He is an industrious and hardworking individual backed by his impeccable work ethic. He is experienced in residential and unit developments, warehouses and apartments, not to mention extension, renovation and shop fit-outs.

He is client focused, communicates well with all stake holders and very responsive in clients’ inquiries as evidenced by their positive feedbacks.

Lay Win

Lay Win

Structural Drafter

With 3 years of experience in the civil engineering industry as a drafter, Lay is experienced in-

  • Interpreting architectural drawings and preparing engineering drawings
  • Providing structural engineering drafting as engineers instructed
  • Preparing documents for engineers to run their consultation process smoothly

Pho Chantha

Pho Chantha

Senior Drafter and Detailer Bk Consultant P/L

“With over 5 years of experience and expending I can provide technical expertise and structural engineering drafting to the building industry”. Attention to detail and professionalism has always been a priority throughout my career at BK consultant P/L. Clients are very pleased and have given us 5 starts for our services.

Andy Le

Andy Le

Graduate Structural Engineer


A recent civil and infrastructure engineer graduate that is passionate about the engineering industry and positively impacting people’s lives through effective civil solutions. I aim to fulfill my ambition of becoming a professional civil engineer by gaining valuable experience, whilst developing and improving my current knowledge and skillset.

University Projects

Engineers Without Borders Project – Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice

  • With the partnership of the Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT), our team was provided the opportunity to improve basic quality of life for a small village in the Kratie Province, Cambodia.
  • As a group of six, we had to create a solution that considered the economic, environmental, and social factors that could potentially impact the villagers.
  • Ultimately, the team collaborated to create a water filtering tool that utilised cheap materials and was easily accessible to the local population.

Hydraulic Analysis and Bulk Water Pipeline Design – Water Engineering

  • This assignment required groups of four to design a pipeline connecting the Goulburn River to Sugarloaf Reservoir in north-east Melbourne. This infrastructure sought to secure Victoria’s water supplies in the face of droughts because of climate change
  • The pipeline will be able to transfer up to 75 GL of water annually to Melbourne, and required us to calculated head losses, flow rate, pump power and velocity between numerous points on the pipeline. This task gave me a broader insight on the water infrastructure and allowed me to display my critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Road Design Group Project – Transport Engineering 1

  • As a group of 5 we proposed and drafted a two-way road on a topographical map located in Whittlesea. These designs took into consideration land use, topography, traffic volume, flora and fauna.
  • Initially three different routes were drawn and analysed on the topographical map. One was ultimately chosen, and calculations were then made on horizontal and vertical designs of the road.
  • AutoCAD drawings were drawn for 3 cross-sections of the road.

House Design – Sustainable Infrastructure Design

  • This individual project was conducted in 2 stages. During stage 1 AutoCAD framing layouts of the front, side and top view of the double storey house was required.
  • The house design balanced multiple factors of sustainability desired in Australia such as passive designs for wind, temperature, and light. Additionally, efficiency of water and energy consumption were considered.
  • Stage 2 included professional drawings of the structure and calculations for lintels, slabs, columns, joists, beams, and roof trusses that followed AS1170.0, AS1170.1, AS1720.1 and AS2870.

Car Park Redevelopment Project – Steel Structures 2

  • Working as a pair, our task was to design the redevelopment of RMIT building 91 into a 4-storey carpark which accommodates a new sports facility.
  • Our challenge was to create a design that maximised possible parking spaces, and took into consideration of internal traffic flow, vehicle volume, and overall accessibility.
  • Calculations were made for structural parts of the building, these included critical columns, beams, slabs and the roof structure. These designs exercised skills within AutoCAD and touched on AS2327, AS4100, AS1170.1 and AS2890.

Structural Health Monitoring of a Steel Tram Bridge – Engineering Capstone Project

  • As a group of 6 our capstone project consisted of using both a structural assessment and a higher tier structural health monitoring method to validate and perform a more accurate assessment of the condition of structures.
  • Working on the infamous Montague Street Bridge – known to being collided by trucks. Our team ultimately completed a model on SPACEGASS to determine the load effects and load factors and validated these against the factors calculated with data collected from the SHM methodology.
  • Our report showcased the overall benefits of using new wireless sensory devices to conduct higher tier SHM assessments that may be applied to multiple other steel structures.
Work Experience
Airbnb Host 2017 – 2019
  • Managing and scheduling several guests at a time.
  • Maintained a happy to help attitude and ensured guest satisfaction.
  • Proper hygiene and professionalism were maintained consistently online and in person.
Café Assistant 2019 – 2020
  • Managed and fulfilled customers requests in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Operated on cash registers taking customers’ orders and payments.
  • Consistently performed above expected standard.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills developed through comprehensive essay writing, exposure to variety of speaking situations, and oral presentations throughout the course of secondary and tertiary education.
  • Highly motivated and disciplined that thrives in a fast pace working environment.
  • Exceptional time management and organisation skills that allowed me to thrive in both professional and academic environments.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Office).
  • Proficient in AutoCAD through constant utilisation and application throughout university.
  • Ability to comfortable use programs such as SPACEgass, Revit and RORBwin.
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Infrastructure) (Honours) RMIT University 2018 – 2021

RMIT University

  • Graduated end of 2021 with first class honours while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.3
Victorian Certificate of Education 2012 – 2017

Maribyrnong College and Sports Academy

  • Member of the school’s student acceleration program
Professional Memberships and Associations
  • Engineers Australia (Graduate membership)

Available on request

BK Consultant Pty Ltd

Specialising in the design and structural specification of residential structures, our services are second to none. We service clients both locally and nationally, working to ensure your project is of the highest standard.

We work with other consultants, including town planners, surveyors, hydraulic designers, geotechnical consultants, architects, and building designers, resulting in a well-planned and well-executed project.

From start to finish, we work with you to get the job done. For all your civil and structural engineering needs, contact us today or visit our Preston office during office hours.

From start to finish, we work with you to get the job done. For all your civil and structural engineering needs, contact us today
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