Who we are

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) are a broad based consulting firm with over thirty years experience in the fields of structural, aquatic and civil engineering.

We have offices in Sydney, Perth and an associated office in Melbourne.  Our team of professional staff have the combined expertise to meet the demands of a wide range of complex engineering projects.

Founded in 1974 by Geoff Ninnes, we have grown to become a national organisation developing projects in Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East.

We believe strongly in fostering good relationships with our clients.  Our senior engineers are always available to listen clients requirements, discuss their ideas and work closely with them for the duration of the project, however big or small it might be.

Our focus is on achieving the right result for our clients.  We offer a winning combination of technical knowledge, innovative thinking and cost effective solutions including using the latest design software to help us achieve the best results every time.

Our completed projects are renowned for quality design, functionality, sustainability and excellence.  We aim to work within specified budgets and timeframes and we ensure that our clients are kept informed of how the project is progressing at every stage.

GNFP provide civil engineering capability to compliment projects that are primarily structural in nature.

Our specialist skills in the area of aquatic engineering put us at the forefront of this rapidly evolving engineering field and over the last 25 years we have designed more than 400 commercial swimming pools and aquatic centres.  

We offer a unique approach, combining the design and integration of the pool and tank structures as well as the water treatment plant, which solves many of the problems associated with the development of a modern swimming pool complex.  

From small scale residential swimming pools to large scale council aquatic centres, water parks and associated water treatment plants, we create and project manage a wide range of effective designs to suit every occasion.

What we do

Structural Engineering

  • Structural Engineering for all types of building structures from residential , commercial, retail, institutional, industrial and high rise.
  • Specialist in Pool structures and buildings over pool structures and in corrosive environments.
  • Post tensioned concrete slab design for building structures.
  • Civil Engineering structures such as large water retaining structures, retaining walls, shoring and underpinning.
  • Remediation and strengthening of structures involving corrosion, cracking repairs.
  • Structural reports on dilapidated structures and remediation. 
  • Structural and reports on defects in swimming pool structures both commercial and domestic.

Aquatic Engineering

  • Design of pool water treatment systems for commercial swimming pools.
  • Upgrades of existing pool water treatment systems to current standards.
  • Audits and reports on existing pool water treatment for commercial pools.
  • Design of commercial pool structures, pool tiling and other pool finishes and waterproof jointing. Associated pool fittings and hardware.
  • In house integration of pool structure and pool hydraulics and reticulation.
  • Design of pool plant for large aquatic centres.
  • State of the art filtration design.
  • Whole of life analysis for commercial pool plant , pool structures and finishes.
  • Cost estimates of filtration plant, pool upgrades and new pools.
  • Shop drawings of pool filtration plant.
  • Design and documentation of pools for aquatic centres.
  • 50m pools with movable booms , diving and water polo pools.
  • 25m lap pools , combined lap and leisure pools.
  • Free form leisure pools , toddlers pools, splash pads and water features.
  • Warmwater excercise, program pools , hydrotherapy pools and spas.
  • Wave pools , rapid rivers, lazy rivers, water slides and wave riders.
  • Equine Pools.

Civil Engineering

  • Stormwater design for building sites.
  • Onsite stormwater detention design.
  • Road design.