About KBG Consulting

The consulting engineering practice of Kneebone and Beretta originated over 50 years ago in 1963.  It specialises in the fields of structural and civil engineering, particularly related to building works, and maintains offices at Castle Hill and Penrith in NSW.  A staff of 10 professional engineers and 8 draftspersons together with back-up clerical personnel ensures adequate flexibility to handle projects of all sizes.  In-house computers and computer aided design and drafting facilities are extensively used.

The firm is a member of the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers of NSW and of Consult Australia, and acts as a consultant to a number of Sydney metropolitan Councils including Parramatta, Holroyd, Hornsby, Bankstown, Blacktown, Penrith, Liverpool and The Hills.  Principals are Enrico L Beretta BE(ETH) FIEAust CPEng(Reg), Angelo J Vardouniotis BE MIEAust CPEng(Reg), Trevor B Hall BSc(Eng) FIEAust CPEng(Reg) and Peter Andresen BE MIEAust CPEng(Reg). Bruce N Jamieson BE MIEAust CPEng(Reg) has since retired and is now a Consultant for the firm.

A quality management system in accordance with AS/NZ ISO 9001 is implemented by the group having been independently accredited for substantial implementation. It is the policy of the firm that a Director is involved and responsible for each project.

Since its inception the practice has successfully completed over 80,000 separate commissions. In addition the firm has developed extensive experience in specialised forms of building construction such as portable buildings, sandwich panel structures, prefabricated steel housing, bulk loading cranes and environmental protection exhaust facilities.

All engineers are experienced in the preparation of expert reports in relation to building and structural problems and the principals have assisted in a number of legal cases as expert witnesses, being NPER-3 registered engineers.

Commissions for

  • Bridges
    Bridge over Blaxland Creek - Orchard Hills
    Bridges at The Ponds - Kellyville
    $150K
    Bridge over Bonds Creek - Austral
    $200K
    Footbridge at Lakes of Cherrybrook
    $30K
  • Industrial Developments
    Factories - Liverpool - Cable Makers Australia
    2.9M
    Factory - Blacktown - Apollo Engineering
    1.0M
    Industrial Reconstruction - Penrith - ACI Glass
    1.5M
    Industrial Development - Penrith - Olsson Industries
    3.0M
    BHP - Port Kembla - Bag Filter
    5.0M
    BHP - Port Kembla - Fume Suppression Plant
    8.0M
    Resin Plant - Oberon - Lewis Corporation
    8.0M
    Resin Plant - South Africa - Woodchem
    10.0M
    Calcination Plant Upgrade - Gladstone QLD - QAL
    8.0M
  • Commercial Buildings
    Offices - Parramatta - Neeta Homes
    1.7M
    Meredith Street Carpark - Bankstown City Council
    2.1M
    Commercial Building - Camden - MacArthur Credit Union
    1.5M
    Banking Premises - Penrith - Westpac
    1.2M
    Offices - Parramatta - Colpani Constructions
    1.3M
    Offices - Lakemba - Department of Social Security
    2.5M
    Head Office - Merrylands - Cardinal Gilroy Village
    1.0M
    Footbridge at Lakes of Cherrybrook
    Boardwalk Style Bicycle Path - Rydalmere Parramatta City Council
    3.5M
  • Public Building
    Arts and Crafts Centre - Bankstown - Bankstown City Council
    1.1M
    Club Premises & Carpark - West Ryde - Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club
    3.2M
    Club and Youth Club Buildings - St Marys RSL Club
    2.0M
    Community Centre - Thornleigh - Hornsby Shire Council
    1.0M
    Public School - Regentville - Public Works
    2.6M
    Public School - Glendenning - Public Works
    2.8M
    Church Additions - Hurstville Uniting Church
    0.8M
    Alterations to Church - Wentworthville - Mt Carmel Church
    1.0M
    Additions to Bethel Christian School - Mt Druitt
    10.0M
    Additions to Essington Christian College - Westmead
    5.0M
  • Housing (Aged Care)
    Retirement Units - Merrylands - Southern Cross Homes
    2.7M
    Retirement Village – Maroubra - Southern Cross Homes
    8.0M
    Aged Care Housing – St Ives - Pharjib Pty Ltd
    4.0M
    Aged Care Facility – Normanhust - Bowden Brae
    12.0M
    'Nunyara’ Aged Care Facility - Peakhurst
    8.0M
    'Warena’ Aged Care Facility - Bangor Stage 1
    7.0M
    Hostel - Maroubra - Southern Cross Homes
    3.0M
    Retirement Village - Plumpton - Southern Cross Homes
    2.5M
    Nursing Home - Parramatta - Boian Geratric Services
    3.3M
    Hostel - Peakhurst - G.R.P.A.C.O.
    4.0M
    Conversion to Hostel - Sutherland - Southern Cross Homes
    3.0M
    Self Care Apartments - Merrylands - Cardinal Gilroy Village
    1.2M
    Retirement Village - Marsfield - Southern Cross Homes
    5.4M
  • Housing (General)
    High Rise Residential Development - Waitara - Dr Farag
    6.0M
    Home Units - Dee Why - Chiha Constructions
    4.0M
    High Rise Units – Hornsby - Gambini Pty Ltd
    20.0M
    Residential Unit Development - St Ives
    10.0M
    Residential Units - Dee Why - Chiha Constructions
    7.0M
    Residential Units - Zetland - City West Housing
    25.0M