• Structural Design

    Structural Design

    structural design, structural inspection and certification

Site Classification

Before any construction starts on a site (even before house plans are decided on), the soil on the site needs to be tested by a geotechnical engineer.

Soils are classified according to their stability. Soil samples are taken from the site to determine soil class. A Site Classification report will clearly state the likely soil conditions, soil profile, geology and recommend a suitable footing system in accordance with AS 2870.

Site classification types

  • Water retention system in your property
  • To know site class of the proposed development
  • To know site class to assess existing structure
  • To know the geology of the area
  • To know the design parameters
Bushfire Attack Limit Assessment

A BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) is a means of measuring a building’s potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact, in a bushfire events. It is a basis for establishing the requirements for construction to improve protection of building elements from attack by bushfire.

The BAL takes into consideration a number of factors including the Fire Danger Index, the slope of land, types of surrounding vegetation and its proximity to any building.

The aim of the Australian Standard is to improve the ability of a building to withstand a bushfire attack. This will provide greater protection for the occupants who may be sheltering in it while the fire front passes. It also increases the chances of the building surviving.


  • To know BAL rating of your area
  • To assure the proposed design has adequate fire safety
Wind Classification

The design of any structures, as a whole or part, may influence by the wind rating. There are several factors which can be contributing to wind ratings. Factors that influence the wind classification are the region in which the building is to be located, the nature of surrounding terrain and degree to which the building is shielded by other natural and man-made objects and structures.

Once these three factors are determined then the wind classification, or N rating, can be established. As such wind classification is very crucial to accomplish cost effective project without compromising structural adequacy of any component. We have expertise in assessing the site specific wind classification to meet your requirements

Wind classification services

  • Water retention system in your property
  • To know exact soil reactivity for a design
  • Wind rating assessment
  • Wind pressure calculation for any structural member
  • To analyse existing structure if that withstand current wind pressure
Soil Shrink Swell Test

Expansiveness (also referred to as reactivity) is a phenomenon that affects many clay soils, particularly those that contain significant quantities of clay minerals.

In many cases, the shrinking and swelling of expansive clays in response to moisture content change can be a serious cause of damage to buildings.

The shrink swell test is a simple test that is routinely employed in Australian geotechnical engineering practice to assess quantitatively the expansive potential of undisturbed or remolded clay soils, and to guide design of footings on these soils.

Soil shrink swell test services

  • Water retention system in your property
  • To know exact soil reactivity for a design
  • To analyse failure mode of any structure due to reactivity
  • To cost effective foundation design

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