Our flexible, advanced structural solutions optimise design value for the builder and developer. An increasing number of commissions are earned by our ability to offer alternative design models to bring substantial savings to total structure costs. Many of our completed projects have permitted large savings to be made to total construction costs – such as the award-winning Subiaco Colonnade Shopping Complex and Cockburn Central Stage 3 projects, which achieved confirmed cost savings of 26% and 25% respectively over the originally mooted designs.
Commercial project design also calls for specific technical expertise to ensure durability and suitability of structure and finishes. Many projects also involve large areas of paving and car parking, storm water drainage and other civil engineering functions. We offer an integrated structural and civil design service to fully meet total project criteria and value for money.
We also specialise in refurbishment and additions to existing commercial buildings. Adaptive re-use of older buildings requires comprehensive understanding of the geotechnical conditions of the site, and structural effects on the original building which may have taken effect. It also involves a thorough knowledge of materials not currently in use, such as cast iron and timber columns, as well as economical and safe techniques for the formation of large openings within existing load bearing walls.