Coates Hire Depot – Kingston

BE Collective staff provided Project Management and Contract Administration services for the Design & Construct (D&C) Coates Hire Depot project at Kingston, adjacent to the Logan Motor way. The 60,000 m2 site is comprised of a combination of concrete and earthen hardstands with all stormwater draining to three separate bio-retention basins.

Two separate steel portal framed sheds were constructed to house the administrative functions and also repair workshops, wash bays and storage. Design was carefully managed in accordance with the Logan Council and exacting briefings with the Client, to create a functional fit-for-purpose design and built facility that will cope with expanding capacity over time.

United Petroleum

Capture2Project No. 6474

BE Collective was commissioned to provide civil infrastructure and hydraulic services for this new petrol station.
Civil works included road widening to Beenleigh-Beaudesert and Bannockburn Roads, redirection of road reserve drainage culverts, and pedestrian fencing in support of Operational Works Approvals.

Control of stormwater quality and quantity has been achieved via bio-retention basins.

Hydraulic services design addressed fire, rainwater, and commercial tenancy requirements including trade waste. (more…)

Sandgate Rd Flood Hazard Risk Review

Risk2Project No. 6524

The BE Collective team was recently commissioned to provide consultancy services regarding the identification and analysis of potential chemical related flood risks for a service station on Sandgate Road.

Through the use of a risk analysis chart we identified the key potential risk was the buoyancy of the underground fuel tanks. Considering the site was placed in a relatively flood prone area, the buoyant tanks presented a serious danger if water levels suddenly rose.

With this in mind we designed concrete sleepers which would counter the buoyancy of the tanks in the case of a flooding event, as well as providing solutions to the other problems identified. (more…)

I-MED – Butterfield St


Project no. 6247

The BE Collective team have been engaged to provide structural consulting in support of this warehouse/showroom conversion into a new private medical centre. The original building was designed and constructed in 1989. The proposed fitout will house medical imaging equipment, including CT and MRI scanners of significant loads.

The building is between the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Enoggera Creek, and is founded on piles though several metres of alluvial soils. Both the ground and first/mezzanine floors are suspended, and required replacement and strengthening to accomodate the revised loads.

Zealous demolition resulted in damage to band beams at the ground floor level, and required concrete reinforcement to be exposed and repaired.

Fitout also required a new large circulation void at the mezzanine level. This necessitated modelling the full floor across multiple tenancies and strengthening of adjacent bays. (more…)

Warehouse Slab Defect Inspection


Project no. 6153

The BE Collective team investigated and reported on widespread defects in an industrial warehouse slab. The building owner had observed concrete flaking off in many locations, particularly in areas that had regular wheeled traffic, and was seeking advice as to how this might be remedied.
We examined the concrete slab to gain an appreciation of the scale and nature of the defects. Key to understanding the defect was determining how the defects were formed. It was seen that the surface of the concrete was very weak, and readily flaked. The weakness of concrete explained the concrete displaying wear in areas that experienced more vehicle movements. Wheeled loads on the slab were not unusually high, and should have not resulted in the defects that we observed.
We found that the most likely cause was excessive water present in the concrete during construction, due either to rain during construction, or the addition of water to the concrete mix.
Further investigations were recommended in the form of coreholes and laboratory testing to determine the depth of the weakness in the concrete, and the precise nature of the weakness. This would allow remedial recommendations to be made to match the defect.