About - Hera Engineering


Hera Engineering is a modern and progressive structural engineering consultancy firm with a team of expert engineers possessing a wealth of local and international experience. With our technical prowess and forward-thinking approach, we pride ourselves on leading the industry in structural design and delivering solutions that are tailor-made to our clients’ needs. We have a proven track record of servicing a solid base of clients who choose Hera Engineering exclusively, due to our core values and exceptional quality of work.

About - Hera Engineering


The current construction market is a challenging environment, and one that demands substantially more cost-effective project solutions than seen in recent times. Our engineering team is passionate about being a leader of innovation within the industry, and we have a demonstrated numerous instances of thinking outside the box to save our client’s time and money on projects of every size and complexity. In 2015 our innovative value engineering approach generated more than $5M in savings on existing projects thanks to creative alternative design solutions. Hera Engineering’s culture is the basis of this strength and innovation. As a team, we provide extensive support and peer reviews to deliver exceptional service to our clients. We invest in the future by providing ongoing training and by nurturing an open culture where staff members are encouraged to share their ideas freely. We also offer flexible working hours and work-from-home options to foster a healthy work/life balance — resulting in a happier, more productive team.

About - Hera Engineering


A key part of Hera Engineering’s success comes down to the importance we place on building quality relationships and the promoting team work. Our approach is look at problems from the perspective of all vested parties to offer creative yet practical solutions that satisfy the overall goals of the project, rather than just the minimum structural objectives. For this reason, we always endeavour to collaborate with clients, colleagues, and fellow consultants to find the best solution for every project.


  • Innovation
  • Value Engineering
  • Relationships
  • Team Work


Matteo Tirapelle

Managing Director . Structural Manager (BEng . MEng . MIEAust . MIEIta . CPEng . NER)

Professional Registrations and Affiliations

  • Member, Institution of Engineers, Australia (MIEAust)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
  • National Professional Engineer Register (NER)
  • Member of the Institute of Structural Engineers Italy
  • Member of Australian Steel Institute
  • Member of Concrete Institute of Australia

Academic Study

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Structural and Civil), University Of Ferrara.
  • Master of Engineering (Structural and Civil), University of Ferrara.


Key Expertise

  • Optimized buildability, construction program and cost of the structure. Use of the most efficient combination of materials to achieve a cost-effective structural solution.
  • Extensive suspended slabs knowledge enabling review for cost-effective alternative solution.
  • Long span slabs and roof structures.
  • Extensive floor post-tension experiences.
  • Acute understanding of all costs associated with different structural systems and influence in the construction program.
  • Clever engineering of vertical structures to eliminate transfers without compromising the architectural intent.
  • Experience in high rise construction engineering thereby reducing time to market.
  • Extensive experiences in deep basement and top down construction.
  • Extensive temporary works design experience.
  • Clever design solution for slender high rise towers to ensure occupant comfort.

Career Summary Matteo is a Structural Chartered Professional Engineer with more than a decade of design experience in the Australian construction industry. He has extensive experience in the structural design and project management of high rise commercial and residential towers, hotels, industrial buildings, façades, long-span structures and complex temporary works. Matteo is recognized by clients to be a skilled problem-solver with a strong focus on cost and buildability of structures. Ever-mindful of modern trends, Matteo personally strives to put an emphasis on sustainability in design on all projects. He is involved in all phases of design, from schematic through construction administration and design team management. After a number of years building his experience and quickly ascending to the senior ranks at a well-established engineering firm, Matteo saw an opportunity to branch out and elevate the level of service that can be expected from a structural consultant. The result is Hera Engineering Pty Ltd., a multi-faceted structural engineering firm with a focus on innovation, client service and an all-encompassing approach to modern building design. In a short time frame Hera Engineering have developed a reputation for delivering work of the highest quality on a wide range of projects. The focus on economic designs has directly generated significant savings in project cost and time. With this success, Matteo and Hera Engineering have rapidly built a loyal client base, and are quickly growing into one of the finest and most trusted structural consultants in Australia.