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Massoud Mangholi

Massoud Mangholi BA Ind. Design (Hons)

Principal, Managing Partner

  • Façade Consultant
  • Facade System Design & Engineering
  • Façade Component Product & Logistic Design
  • Industrial & Architectural Design
  • Thermal Engineering Modeling & Simulation

An industry leader in façade consultation, engineering, design, system development, project management, documentation, fabrication and installation. 24 years’ track record in on−time on−budget project delivery from Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Singapore. Massoud has established design, drafting, glazing procedures and factory layout optimisation capabilities for consulting engineers, fabricators and façade contractors. He is responsible for a successful transition of companies into fully capable façade contractors, from window manufacturers to unitized curtain wall and façade manufacturers.

Massoud expertise in design and developments together with material science and selection has been the forefront of where ideas transform into smart engineering. The principles of a good façade are based on combining the objectives to produce a thermally comfortable façade for the end user, a structurally functional design for the builder, a practical engineered assembly for the fabricator, and an aesthetically pleasing facade for the architect. These are the manifestations on which Massoud is running his company ‘CGS Façade Group’.

Career Highlights

1993-1996

Introduced to façade industry in Hong Kong, lived and worked in a local company.

1996-2000

Came back to Sydney, worked for Permasteelisa, expanded design knowledge

2000-2005

Established curtain wall division design capabilities for Micos Group

2005-2015

Principal system designer for Austech Façades; designed all projects; documented a large number of façade systems including curtain wall, window wall, windows and sliding doors; author of office and factory manual for façade documentation, fabrication, logistics and site management

2014

Contracted by Inhabit Group to educate and elevate their in-house engineers’ knowledge and experience into façade design and engineering

2005-Present

Principal and managing partner of CGS Façade Group

Expertise

Façade

Curtain wall, window wall, metal cladding, stick system, double skin façade, skylight, frameless, natural stone, concrete pre−cast, glass fibre reinforced concrete (GRC)

Product

Aluminium extrusion design, architectural hardware, aluminium and steel cast−in, spider patch fitting, steel structure, special door, spiral stair, steel stillage, panel lifting clamps, safety edge protection system

Interior

Shop fitting, internal glazing, office work desk layout

Documentation

3D rendering product presentation, shop drawing, production drawing, material procurement, material sizing and ordering, factory optimisation layout, factory inspection and reports, product inspection and report, façade mock−up testing

Technology

Façade engineering, sustainable design, pressure equalisation system, membrane application, rain screen system, complex geometric forms, material science, BMU and access methodology, glazing training, design workshop, as built design review, site reports and remedial assessments

Education & Training

1997 

Professional Training Course in Project Management
Sydney Institute of Technology, Sydney Australia

1989 − 1993 

BA (Hons), Major − Industrial Design
Curtin University of Technology, Perth Australia

1993 

CEED Scholarship (Cooperative Education for Enterprise Development)

2018

AFRC Training course for thermal engineering modeling simulation qualification