Stevens McGann Willcock & Copping PTY LTD

Providing Engineering excellence for over 30 years

SMW&C is a Western Australian based engineering consulting practice located at 18 View Street, North Perth WA, and has been operating since 1985.

SMW&C is a HVAC design engineering company servicing a wide cross section of Government departments and authorities as well as private industry in the mechanical services discipline.

Our key services include design, documentation, contract administration, site master planning and performance review and optimisation of air conditioning, ventilation and reticulated gaseous and liquid systems.

Our aim is to distinguish ourselves through Engineering excellence and attention to detail.

The Team

We have 12 experienced HVAC engineering professionals with 19000 productive man hours available each year.

General Manager

Bill Wilcock

Bill has over 40 years experience in the building services industry culminating in his position in 1985 as a director of the practice and then as the General Manager. As a cadet in the Public Works Department Bill was exposed to a comprehensive training program exclusively aimed at the building services industry.

Bill's performance in this area saw a rapid rise in seniority that enabled him to play a significant role in the design teams of some of the major government health and hospital projects through the 70's and 80's. Bill's experience and exposure to major system design in hospital engineering is well recognised and utilised constantly by our design teams.

Bill has provided technical input to the Health Department of Western Australia on design guidelines and has acted on behalf of the same client carrying out licensing inspections for health care facilities.

Entry into the private sector in 1985 allowed Bill to market his skills and establish a reputation for excellence in a wide variety of fields within the construction industry. Bill has designed services and administered contracts for health & education facilities, office developments, mining companies, accommodation complexes, cinemas and entertainment venues.

Bill has provided technical input to Building Management and Works Department of WA documents. These include the 2010 update of the mechanical services section of the Primary School Consultant Brief, Existing High School Design and Technology Upgrade Consultancy Brief and the 'Building the Education Revolution' standard pattern designs and specifications.

Bill's experience has been recognised by the Institute of Engineers Australia with them identifying him as an experienced Engineering Technologist.


David Burton

When joining the company in 2004, David brought over thirty years of experience in the Building Services Industry.

Prior to SMW&C, David had been a partner and Manager of a multi discipline Consulting Engineering Practice with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Indonesia. He was involved in many Commercial and Industrial projects before eventually joining a major Property Development company in Jakarta, Indonesia.

On most of these projects David led the design team covering all Building Services which has resulted in David's high level of coordination skills and a detailed understanding of the requirements of all aspects of Building Services.

David also brings to the company a wealth of experience in major commercial projects and has an excellent understanding of the individual requirements of both Property developers and Property owners.

The specific area where David has developed outstanding skills is with the early identification and resolution of potential problems. All projects have differing levels of complexity. To promptly and accurately identify issues and to act quickly on them greatly assists with the successful completion of a project.

David's SMW&C project involvement covers multi-level apartment projects, retail developments, laboratory fit-outs, central plant upgrade and office buildings.


Shane Wilson

Shane joined SMW&C at the end of 2004 after completing a degree in mechanical engineering with honours at UWA. Since then Shane has gained valuable experience within the building service industry through working closely with the directors on large scale projects and being the project leader on several education and retail projects.

Through work experience and his high work ethic Shane has developed the capability to successfully design, document and supervise projects through to completion. His hard work was rewarded in 2008 when he was elevated to an Associate of SMW&C.

As a testament of his endeavour and attention to detail Shane also took over the QA manager role and has maintained the company's certification to ISO 9001. The QA procedures have ensured that the high standard of documentation and technical specifications that SMW&C are known for will continue to be completed.

Prior to starting with SMW&C, Shane worked as a refrigeration installer and as a part-time designer/draftsman for a multi-discipline consulting engineering practice. With this background of installation and design of mechanical services, Shane has the skill set and background knowledge to provide technical advice regarding most areas of the mechanical building service discipline.


Alan Vlahov

Alan has in excess of 15 years experience in the mechanical building services industry in both consulting and contracting fields. After being awarded a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Curtin University, Alan began his career with a multidisciplinary consulting engineering practice.

Following five years of mechanical engineering design work, Alan sought practical experience and joined a small but well respected contracting company where his duties encompassed tendering, engineering, worksite supervision and contract management. Alan joined SMW&C in 2001. Alan has a diligent and proactive approach to clients and projects on which he is involved.

He has experience in a wide range of mechanical services design applications including commercial and office buildings, heritage listed buildings, retail outlets, food preparation facilities, supermarkets / shopping centres, health facilities, primary and secondary schools, and industrial & workshop applications.

Alan's specific experience is in the design component of projects. Alan is fully conversant with computer programs for designing air conditioning and ventilation systems, also with codes, regulations and acts applying to the Mechanical Building Services industry.

What We Deliver

SMWC has a reputation for quality and excellence.

Enjoying repeat business with many reputable State and National groups SMW&C has provided consistent and reliable service to its clients for over 25 years.

The SMW&C engineering approach

  • Quality controlled procedures
  • Director input into every project
  • Faultless ethical approach
  • Experienced teamwork throughout all phases of the project
  • Effective engineering solutions
  • Quality control of all design services
  • Inclusion of Ecologically Sustainable Design principles
  • Accurate and complete documentation
  • Experienced contract managers
  • Highest level of coordination with architectural, structural and engineering services
  • Standards compliance

Our expertise includes the following systems

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Steam generation and reticulation
  • Reverse osmosis water generation and reticulation
  • Heating water generation and reticulation
  • Chilled water generation and reticulation
  • Medical and laboratory gases storage and reticulation
  • Medical and laboratory suction systems
  • Dust extraction systems
  • Refrigeration
  • Welding gases reticulation and exhaust systems
  • Smoke Hazard management
  • Controlled environment
  • Energy Audits

Quality Documentation

The production of clear, accurate and concise contract documents is an advantage to the industry and to our clients. Lack of detail can lead to the use of contingency sums during tendering to cover either quantities that cannot be taken off or unforeseen installation problems. SMW&C have an acknowledged reputation for providing quality detailed documents, minimising variation claims during the construction process. This is a characteristic of our documentation that we strive for and a reputation of which we are proud.

Autocad Documentation


Revit Documentation


Quality Assurance

SMW&C aims to provide the highest quality of service

The procedures used by SMW&C are Quality Assured to Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 9001. SMW&C has achieved regular third party accreditation to ISO 9001 since 1995.

Our Quality Assurance system covers staff training, design and documentation procedures, construction management and contract management.

Quality and management procedures are vigorous in responding to client feedback and self assessment. This process is embraced to ensure SMW&C stays a market leader in the field of Mechanical Services.

If you are an existing client we invite you to participate in our client feedback survey


Contact Details



ABN: 59 698 973 952

ACN: 0009 166 643


SMW&C aims to have a committed team who embrace our long term vision of delivering a quality engineering service.

We therefore actively seek staff that fit these criteria.

Contents © 2021 Stevens McGann Willcock & Copping PTY LTD