Peter Van Emmerik was a Hydro Engineer in the construction of dams for almost 40 years which led him to jobs around Australia and abroad. His innovative style, coupled with his knowledge of stresses was widely recognized and sought after.
When Peter retired in 1999, he designed the first RESiLIFT® to allow people to stay in their homes. By June 2004 the first proto-type was operating in his home in Lenah Valley, Tasmania.
The RESiLIFT design is registered under work health and safety regulations. It was granted a patent for its unique design which has minimal impact on the home. The lift received a high commendation from the Institute of Engineers in 2009.