David Buckle & Associates (NSW) Pty. Ltd. has provided specialist hydraulic services consulting to a wide range of clients for over 20 years. During that time, we have enjoyed steady growth and completed a wide variety of projects. The principal, David Buckle, has over 35 years’ experience in the building services industry and has used his technical and communication skills to participate in and lead design teams on numerous projects for commercial, community, defence, educational, environmental, health, industrial, mining, infrastructure, residential, retail and recreational projects.

We have established relationships with many senior industry players, including developers, architects, our consulting peers, building owners, occupiers and the trade. At every level of our industry we have the experience and have established relationships necessary to pursue our client’s best interests.


DBA retains a well-balanced team of senior designers, with many years’ experience, blended with more recently graduated designers and environmental scientists who have the benefits of specialist diploma and university degree courses.


Managing Director

David has spent over 20 years as the Managing Director of DBA. During this time, he has completed many challenging and prestigious hydraulic services projects for a wide spectrum of clients. David has developed particular expertise in project coordination and control, systems master planning, whole of life systems analysis and team leadership for large and complex projects. David has overall responsibility for delivery of cost effective design solutions within project parameters.

CV's can be provided for specific project types on request.


Associate Director

Len Hutton has over 30 years’ experience in the hydraulics and fire protection industry and in excess of 25 years as a designer and manager of hydraulics and fire protection design teams for various organisations. While Len has a background in all areas of hydraulic services design, he has developed particular expertise in the fields of roofing and gutter designs, hydrocarbon fire protection and suppression systems, campus or site fire protection infrastructure, stadia water supply systems, water harvesting and rainfall capture technologies and reagent grade water supply systems.

CV's can be provided for specific project types on request.


Sustainability Director

Emily has over 10 years’ experience as an Environmental Scientist and Hydraulic Services Consultant. Since commencing work at DBA Hydraulics in 2009, Emily has trained on the job to become a Hydraulic Designer whilst also completing a Certificate IV in Plumbing Services. She has expertise in project management, computer modeling, AutoCAD drafting, scientific reporting, research proposals, experimental design and statistical analysis. Additionally, Emily administers the Association of Hydraulic Services Consultants (AHSCA) NSW website and membership database. 

CV's can be provided for specific project types on request.