Tawfik is was founded in 2010 by  David Tawfik under the inspiration of his late father Irex Tawfik. Irex served as a building service engineer with the Public Works Department and Victoria Police. His self-less and valiant acts during the 1986 Russell street bombings at Victoria Police head quarters saved countless lives and building structures from complete devastation. Irex was later recognised with full honours and was served a Victoria Police Chief Commissioner award for his bravery acts during the 1986 Russell street  bombings at the Victoria Police complex.

Mission Statement

To perform materials and forensic engineering investigations concerning asset failures, non-conforming asset durability, complex construction projects, consumer products, manufacturing, transportation, industrial incidents, workplace & personal accidents.


Tawfik aims to establish itself as the leading provider of materials and forensic engineering advisory services for the local industry.

Core Values

Tawfik prides itself with the quality in project delivery, and the legacy of its contribution.

 Construction defect investigation of conveyor jetties, wharf and ship loader

Disciplines: Expert witness, welding, fatigue, corrosion, protective coating, failure analysis, metallurgical analysis, NDE, site surveys

Previous  Projects

Our main stream clients include government agencies, insurers, financiers, administrators, private & public corporations and legal firms. The majority of our  project commissions, material failure analysis & technical investigations have been secured through client referrals following our bespoke and transparent approach from inception through to closure. Our service streams include:

Irex Tawfik: 1936 - 2015

Tawfik was established under the guidance of Mr Irex Tawfik.

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Contacts: +61 (0)7 5679 2077  |  tawfikd@tawfikgroup.com.au

Tawfik has conducted investigations for contentious matters pertaining to construction material performance, corrosion protection, steel fabrication, fatigue, fitness for service,  durability, material and mechanical failures, industrial accidents, safety incidents and asset damage.

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