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Palmview Schools

#Project No: 7086

BE Collective were pleased to work with James Cubitt Architects (JCA) on the Palmview Schools project. The DoE commission was for the development of three new schools on a greenfield site. We delivered a coordinated multi-discipline service offering including Structural, Civil, Hydraulic (including Wet Fire), and Section J Energy Efficiency.

Our team was involved from the master planning phase, through concept, schematic, and detailed design for the new State school, Special School and State Secondary School (with a combined functional space of 18,000m2).

The scale and complexity of the project, combined with its proximity to protected wetlands proved to make the time-sensitive project a challenge. We worked closely with the Client, JCA, Cadence and  Place Design Group’s Landscape team, to ensure an optimal result. A concerted multi-discipline approach facilitated a smooth delivery & a project we’re proud of.

PNGFP Timber Bridges Design Review & Certification

#Project no. 6887

BEC was engaged by PNG Forest Products Limited (PNGFP) to urgently provide Structural Design review, certification, and documentation for three timber bridges in Papua New Guinea.

The bridges were constructed from plywood decks with LVL girders. Our review was specific to the structure strength, durability, serviceability & connections with reference to current versions of the nominated standards.

This project is one of many that helps the team at BEC hone in on their multinational design & documentation expertise, and we are proud to have worked with PNGFP on this. 

FiCK Brewing

Project no. 7188

The BE Collective team is excited to have worked on yet another brewery project.

Recently featured in The Crafty Pint, our Client, FiCK Brewing Company has converted an existing raised character building in Brisbane’s Northgate into a glossy new bar & kitchen, complete with onsite micro-brewery. BEC were called in to provide Civil pavement & QUU Endorsed consultancy in support of the unexpected sewer & water connection requirements.

Following an assessment of existing infrastructure, our team were able to deliver detailed design, QUU lodgement & liaison, and site coordination & inspection services through to a successful completion.

We are happy to once again play a part in Brisbane’s thriving local brewery culture. BE Collective has previously worked on Brisbane Brewing Co.’s Brewhouse Brewery in West End, Newstead Brewery in Milton, and the new Stone & Wood Brewery in Fortitude Valley.

Congrats to Nadresha Costa & Fabrizio Ceccarelli at FiCK!

 

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Department of Housing and Homelessness Precinct

Project no: 7194

We are proud to have worked with Cairns-based architects, People Oriented Design (POD), on the Department of Housing and Homelessness’ Precinct Revitalisation Program. The project encompassed sites spread across QLD (including Hervey Bay, Bundaberg & Rockhampton) – with the overall goal of improving the livability, security, sustainability, and durability of public housing buildings.

BE Collective’s multi-disciplined commission included Structural, Civil, and Building Services engineering in support of upgrades & refurbishments to the existing façade, landscape, and structures. Façade treatments were implemented in support of enhanced privacy and amenity was improved via landscape solutions. Roofs were also upgraded across the sites.

We are happy to play a part in improving the quality of life for tenants by providing innovative solutions to contemporary public housing needs.

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Stone & Wood Brewery, Bridge Street

Project No: 7089

We were excited to be called in to provide structural remediation and strengthening advice on a heritage building on Bridge street – destined to become the new Stone & Wood Brewery!

Stone & Wood’s latest brewery is just around the corner from our Brisbane Head Office, and it’s in a beautiful building, once the home of Trails Ice.

We provided structural strengthening design & site supervision for both the suspended ground floor slab and for the boundary brick wall mullion framing and bracing. Our structural design had to accommodate over 11 tonnes of specialised brewing equipment at capacity (that’s a lot of beer).  At the time of our initial inspection, the suspended ground floor slab had well exceeded its design life. We used semi-permanent structural steel bracing to ensure the aged suspended slab was up to its new task. We also coordinated Core holes and Ground Penetrating Radar scan of the lower ground slab, and framework for an annual post-construction phase inspection regime.

BEC was further engaged to provide Hydraulic, Wet-Fire and Civil investigation for the site including the entire storm-water/rainwater system, water reticulation, and trade-waste. We established that the existing clay sewer dated to 1910, was under-sized for commercial use, & also partially blocked. Similarly, the water supply was under-sized for wet-fire requirements. New water & sewer connections were designed and documentation in our capacity as endorsed QUU consultants.