About Matt Cornell

Matthew Cornell
Matt Cornell – Structural Engineer

Hi! My name is Matthew Cornell. My friends call me Matt. I am the director and owner of Cornell Engineers.

I am a registered professional engineer in Queensland (RPEQ 06598).

I’ve been a structural engineer for almost 30 years now – where does the time go?  Our business runs from a lovely office at 1/26 Navigator Place, Hendra which we share with the awesome staff of Statewide Conveyancing Brisbane.

My passion is residential construction. I love working with our fantastic clients to design, build and repair residential buildings – mainly in Brisbane and Mackay – but just as easily anywhere in Queensland (and yes we also service New South Wales including Sydney and Wagga Wagga).

I specialise in:

  • putting people first,
  • creating useful, easy to read designs;
  • working with clients to get projects designed, documented and built with a minimum of fuss.

Why Matt Cornell Loves His Job

I love my job at Cornell Engineers because I get to meet and work with great people. Our clients are fantastic. Our staff are top-notch.

Queensland is a gorgeous state with awesome beaches, down to earth people and beautiful buildings.

Since graduating from James Cook University of North Queensland with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering back in 1992, I have lived and worked in Mackay, Townsville, Emerald, Gladstone and Brisbane!

You Need a Great Team

I was a paid, on-call auxiliary Firefighter with Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) for 14 years until 2013 . As an auxiliary firefighter, I have served my community in Emerald, Gladstone and Walkerston Fire Station. My rank before I retired from the fire service was Lieutenant.

Matt Cornell Retired QFES Firefighter

As an auxiliary firefighter, I have responded to house fires, grass fires, motor vehicle crashes, chemical leaks and spills. I have held hands with people trapped inside cars and I have controlled and contained incidents where people have died.

I have seen the best and worst things this life can give you and I have formed the firm belief that having a great team on your side you can get you through almost any situation.

Get Matt Cornell and Cornell Engineers on Your Team

So if you are building, renovating, extending or repairing your house or a structure in Queensland, I invite you to have Cornell Engineers on your team.

  • We work hard to make sure your project runs smoothly.
  • We answer the phone after hours to make it easier for you to speak to me; and
  • We answer questions about our drawings for no extra charge.

Contact Cornell Engineers Today

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