Donald Maciver BA – Senior Engineer



1981 ONC Building Glasgow College Building & Printing

1983 HNC Building Glasgow College Building & Printing

1999 Professional Diploma in Management Open University.

2005 BA in Management from Heriot Watt University.


Professional experience

2016 Returned to Scaftec UK as a Senior Scaffold Engineer/ Designer. Working on projects of all sizes from simple scaffold towers to complex petro-chem. structures.

2012 – CurrentScaftec Australia Pty Ltd. Scaffold design consultants.

Director- Scaffold design engineer. Moved to Australia and set up a branch of Scaftec Scaffold Design consultants. Engineering of scaffold structures as well as formwork and falsework designs. Involved in the design and checking of scaffold structures for the Gorgon Project and the Wheatstone energy projects. Involved with varied scaffold structures around the major metropolitan areas of WA.

Moved to Perth, WA in February 2012 as Scaftec had a contract with an Australian scaffold company and seen an opportunity to set up Scaftec Australia. Scaftec Australia formally set up in April 2013.

1997-2012 Scaftec Ltd.

Appointed Director in 2007.

Responsible for the design & checking of various scaffolding projects, along with the preparation of associated calculations and detailed construction drawings. Preparation of complicated scaffold designs from initial site visits, laison with Main Contractors, Consulting Engineers, Architects and Scaffold Contractors.

Familiar with traditional scaffold tube and fitting structures and the majority of system scaffolds, along with the modern modular systems.

Contracts take in all types of scaffolding structures from standard access scaffolding to support platforms and shoring applications.

1980 – 1997 SGB Formwork

Scaffold / Formwork Designer / Regional Engineer

Joined as an apprentice draughtsman. Apprenticeship ended in 1983.

In 1985 became Assistant Regional Designer. Responsible for deputizing in absence of Regional Engineer, the number of staff varied but generally three designers or trainees as well as myself and the R.E. working from the office.

Responsible for all design work and calculations and checking of various formwork and falsework schemes within the Scottish and North of England region.

Projects again varied in size from small bund walls to larger motorway overbridges – M74, M77 and M6.


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Scaftec Ltd.
8 Lonmay Place
Panorama Business Village
G33 4ER
United Kingdom
Phone   +44 (0) 141 771 4400