Shirley Farms

The assessment of this old structure with additional modifications in past presented a special challenge, especially given the need to preserve the existing arrangement. For instance, we needed to assess very limited space available for installing the solar panels and the need to keep the structures safe and secure to avoid any hindrance to livestock.

Our structural engineering teams worked closely with project partners and electrician in delivering all phases of the project efficiently.

Location: VIC

Client: PSI

Industry Sectors: Commercial

Dulux

Our review of the key data allowed us to ascertain the permissible load to define any necessary measures such as shear reinforcement. Using a load comparison, we were able to confirm the feasibility of adding additional live load and dead loads allowance for overloading the existing structures and it impact to the foundations. We were also able to show that additional measures to enhance existing structure were not needed.

Location: NSW

Client: Unified

Industry Sectors: Distribution

Chemist Warehouse

A detailed site assessment was conducted by a chartered structural engineer to confirm the current condition and future recommendations to avoid further damage to existing structure and associated nearby structures including underground car park. Both temporary and permanent solutions were proposed for insurance claim and re-construction purposes.

Location: VIC

Client: Johns Lyng Group

Industry Sectors: Retail

Medcon

Considering safety in design and given the proximity to the live edge of this building, recommendations were provided along with a detailed assessment to keep safe distance from the building perimeter and to utilise a suitable harness system.

This inspection work was completed by a local subcontractor and our structural engineering teams worked closely with project partners and electrician in delivering all phases of the project efficiently.

Location: VIC

Client: Infinite Energy

Industry Sectors: Manufacturing

Crown Coaches

The buildings were built in accordance with solid-construction designs for almost more than 3 decades. The technical drawings for the load-bearing structures were not available, which is why all the relevant information relating to materials and reinforcement ratios needed to be gathered by direct inspection. This inspection work was completed by a local subcontractor and supervised by ecologiq team.

Location: VIC

Client: Green Guys

Industry Sectors: Transport

Cannon Hill Anglican College

The college has various modern facilities including 1100 seated auditorium. A recent addition was the art precent which is a weather protect or additional space for meeting and exhibitions.

A detailed assessment was carried out in accordance to the structural and architectural drawings provided by the builder. The engineers focused on various aspects while assessing including additional loads to the roof structure such as HVAC ducts, artificial lights, suspended ceiling etc.

It was necessary to narrowly limit the deflections of the primary beams because they were also to be used to support art centre special equipment.

Location: QLD

Client: Gem Energy

Industry Sectors: Education

Yarra Trams

Detailed structural assessments were carried out for Client for installation of solar panels across several tram depots within metropolitan Melbourne. Most of these sites fall under a heritage category, hence, the assessments were carefully verified enabling a safe loading on such old roof structures.

Working on behalf of the client on these heritage buildings our experienced team carried out a comprehensive assessment of the condition of building structures. The scope of our assignment included services such as drafting of appropriate assessment concepts, verifying on-site inspection and documentation of all structures, assessments of loadbearing integrity, condition assessment and recommendations for action

Shell gas stations

Various gas stations across Victoria were assessed for additional loading. Most of the structures had a canopy arrangement with large spans. It was necessary to narrowly limit the deflections of the primary beams due to overhangs.

The inspections were conducted in coordination with roof plumbers as structure was inaccessible and there was a need to remove the roof sheeting for accurate measurement.

Location: VIC

Client: AGL

Industry Sectors: Commercial

Victoria University

Victoria university is one of only is only sector universities in Australia. Their campus facilities at 8 locations in Victoria include student accommodations, gym and fitness centre, creative art facilities, studios, food and catering and auditoriums.

Most buildings were built in accordance with solid-construction designs. Some of the technical drawings for the load-bearing structures were not available, which is why all the relevant information relating to materials and reinforcement ratios needed to be gathered by direct inspection. This inspection work wassupervised by ecologiq engineers.

Different roof areas were assessed for compliance to cater additional load on the roof and also to consider the wind load impacts due to the building structure and height.

Location: VIC

Project Owner: Victoria University

Client: Victoria University

Industry Sectors: Education

DFO South Wharf

DFO South Wharf is one of the stop places for 180 leading Australian and international brands and the building has been designed for great customer experience with unique architecture.

The static and constructive form of the roof and complex geometry and different behaviour of the materials used for this project required the engineer to carry out detailed investigationto produce different simulation and computation on existing portal frame structure including columns, rafters, haunch’s, connections, and associated footings.

Location: VIC

Project Owner: CBRE

Client: Kuga Electricals

Industry Sectors: Commercial