FEB 2018 – What does an engineer do in the construction process?   Rob McGowan recently sat down with Dean Ipaviz, Director of VerdeCon, to clarify what the role of an engineer is in the construction process. Link in image.   “So, what should you be looking for in your engineer? You’ve just received three quotes and they all appear to say they’ll make your building stand up – so why is one engineer twice the price of the other?This might sound bitter, but not all fruits are lemons! The piece of advice I’d give to any prospective client is to remember engineering is a service not a commodity – and a commodity generally sells for the lowest price. If your building ends up uneconomically designed by someone who hasn’t got the time (or fee) to give your project the proper thought it deserves, it could end up costing you substantially more money down the track.”

FEB 2018 – What does an engineer do in the construction process?

Rob McGowan recently sat down with Dean Ipaviz, Director of VerdeCon, to clarify what the role of an engineer is in the construction process. Link in image.

“So, what should you be looking for in your engineer? You’ve just received three quotes and they all appear to say they’ll make your building stand up – so why is one engineer twice the price of the other?This might sound bitter, but not all fruits are lemons! The piece of advice I’d give to any prospective client is to remember engineering is a service not a commodity – and a commodity generally sells for the lowest price. If your building ends up uneconomically designed by someone who hasn’t got the time (or fee) to give your project the proper thought it deserves, it could end up costing you substantially more money down the track.”

  MAR 2018 - STRUCTURE honoured at ACSE Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards   Four building projects won recognition at the ACSE Annual Excellence in Structural Engineering NSW awards. One project in particular was highly regarded by the judges. In the ‘Unusual Projects’ category, the decision was unanimous to award ‘Interloop’, a sculptural installation by artist Chris Fox that hangs from Wynyard Station ceiling. The project was commissioned by TfNSW as part of the recent Wynyard Station upgrade and reuses the fabric of the original 244 heritage timber escalator treads which served Sydney’s commuters for over eight decades. Structure Consulting Engineers took on the challenge of working out how to suspend more than 50 metres of twisting concertina box sections weighing over five tonnes from the rivetted steel beams of the building. Link in image.   “Interloop is a beautiful example of how engineers can make wonderful public art come to life – it is great to see engineers applying their skills beyond the traditional, and showing how they can work creatively with artists,” - Andrew Nimmo, President of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.

MAR 2018 - STRUCTURE honoured at ACSE Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

Four building projects won recognition at the ACSE Annual Excellence in Structural Engineering NSW awards. One project in particular was highly regarded by the judges. In the ‘Unusual Projects’ category, the decision was unanimous to award ‘Interloop’, a sculptural installation by artist Chris Fox that hangs from Wynyard Station ceiling. The project was commissioned by TfNSW as part of the recent Wynyard Station upgrade and reuses the fabric of the original 244 heritage timber escalator treads which served Sydney’s commuters for over eight decades. Structure Consulting Engineers took on the challenge of working out how to suspend more than 50 metres of twisting concertina box sections weighing over five tonnes from the rivetted steel beams of the building. Link in image.

“Interloop is a beautiful example of how engineers can make wonderful public art come to life – it is great to see engineers applying their skills beyond the traditional, and showing how they can work creatively with artists,” - Andrew Nimmo, President of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.

  APR 2018 - The value of cross discipline collaboration for structural engineers   For  Rob McGowan  and his structural engineering practice,  STRUCTURE , investing time in technology is something he sees as the future of his business. From working in BIM to using Synergy  project portals  and  document management  to collaborate internally and externally, and manage project communications, it’s all part of the plan to grow the business. Click image to read on.

APR 2018 - The value of cross discipline collaboration for structural engineers

For Rob McGowan and his structural engineering practice, STRUCTURE, investing time in technology is something he sees as the future of his business. From working in BIM to using Synergy project portals and document management to collaborate internally and externally, and manage project communications, it’s all part of the plan to grow the business. Click image to read on.