AOL Architects

Bruce Delahunty

Qualifications and Affiliations

As managing director, Bruce Delahunty has guided the growth of our organisation ever since its inception in 2007. Over 41 year period, he has gained significant experience in delivering engineering and design work for projects in areas including building design, mining, materials handling, mechanical engineering, hydraulic, structural and civil engineering. His expertise extends further to building design and project management.

Qualifications and Affiliations

  • MIE Aust. (Civil/Struct)
  • RPEQ, CPEng, NER
  • APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
  • MEng (Struct)
  • BEng (Civil)
  • Cert. Mech Eng.
  • Cert. Project Management
Experience Summary

Bruce has designed and managed over 120 diverse civil subdivision projects and numerous house designs throughout the state of Queensland, as well as 25 mining and material handling plants both here and overseas. He has also designed and directed a large number of challenging industrial, commercial and residential projects in south east Queensland and in New South Wales. Through successful completion of these complex major mechanical, structural and civil projects, he has developed outstanding expertise in both design and project management.


  • Residential and industrial subdivisions
  • Video inspection, analysis and reporting on pipelines
  • Topcon EDM surveying and setout
  • Car parks and ramp design
  • Weigh stations
  • Design of rail siding
  • Water and sewer reticulation design
  • Sewerage pump station design
  • Road pavement
  • Concepts and designs for stormwater management plans
  • Haul roads
  • Mineral processing plants
  • Roof water and overland flow path / culvert design


Building design (residential, industrial and commercial)

  • Steel design to AS4100
  • Concrete design to AS3600
  • Masonry design to AS3700
  • Framing, bracing, and tie downs
  • Retaining walls


  • Pump design
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic calculations
  • Design and selection of motors, gearboxes, chains, sprockets, belts, bearings and pulleys
  • Conveyors (incl. drive calculations), chutes, bins, bucket elevators, wood chippers, and chain transfers.
Key Projects


  • 120+ residential subdivisions in S.E QLD
  • Numerous new house and renovation designs
  • WMC Fertiliser Plant – Phosphate Hill and Mount Isa
  • WMC Fertiliser Unloading Facility – Townsville
  • Hyne & Son & Dorrigo timber sawmills and wood chip plants
  • Enterprise MIM Underground Silver, Lead and Zinc Mine
  • Cannington BHP Underground Zinc, Lead and Silver Mine
  • Silver Springs Retirement Community- Browns Plains


  • Cadia Ridge Gold Mine (Newcrest Mining)
  • Bosch and Amway distribution plants


  • Amway and Bosch distribution plants


  • Woodside LNG Plant (Burrup Peninsula, Dampier)


  • Lihir Gold (Lihir Island, PNG)