Dewar Terrace, Corinda

Project No: 7030

The Dewar Terrace project was a residential alteration and additions job in Corinda. We worked alongside Architect Tomas O’Malley providing structural design and documentation. Our scope included preliminary site inspection, design of the foundation/ground slab, a new rear deck and kitchen frame, and rear roof structure & headers design. The design included foundational piers to support a future swimming pool, and a framed box gutter to facilitate the crossed awning roof.  The bracing design was unusual as traditional timber bracing was ruled out due to the number and width of operable doors between the extension and existing structure, so our structural design utilized a steel frame.  

Dryandra Road Underpass Facade – Brisbane Airport


Project No: 6938

In our recent Dryandra Road Underpass project, the BEC team linked up with one of our favourite regular clients Locker Group to design and engineer the Façade Screening for an underpass involved in the New Parallel Runway by the Brisbane Airport.  

Dryandra road is located North of the Domestic Terminal and is now to be realigned as part of the New Parallel Runway project to will pass directly underneath the Taxiway, requiring the underpass to be capable of supporting a fully loaded, 700 tonne aircraft. (more…)

Boree St, Burpengary

Project No. 6808

BEC’s Boree St project scope included Structural, Civil, Hydraulic and ESD engineering services as well as ESD modelling, compliance and recommendations on a new 3 storey residence in Burpengary.

Primarily a blockwork/concrete project, the design includes a lap pool wrapping around the north and west walls and originally incorporated a steel frame structure proposed to support north and south facing green roofs. As the project progressed, BEC was also asked to provide an erosion and sediment control plan. Our scope included structural design for the entire building, inclusive of coordination between dwelling and pool such that the dwelling/pool interface includes an underwater basement pool window.

Our ESD contribution covered NatHERS modelling for compliance, solar PV system consultancy, and electricity usage analysis among other recommendations.  The Solar PV system feeds into multiple Tesla Powerwall II systems to ensure the battery power storage is sufficient to continue to power the entire house during heavy storm conditions with no grid power.  (more…)

South Swivel Bar Stool – LuxxBox

Project No. 6673

The BE Collective team have been biting at the bit to work with Brisbane design legends Luxxbox on one of their phenomenal furniture designs, and were recently given the opportunity.

Our commission was to ensure stability and structural integrity on a variant of their South SL stools destined for the Brisbane Airport as a part of 2015’s $45m redevelopment. In order to fit with the airports strict aesthetic requirements, spotted gum and stainless steel replaced the traditional powder coated aluminium.

The result was a sturdy, highly durable and very attractive stool. Check them out next time you’re at the Brisbane International Airport.    (more…)

University of East London

BE Collective director John Tuxworth lead the structural design team for four new teaching and residential buildings as well as a bridge. Situated in a stunning waterfront location the Dockland campus was opened in 2000.

Designed by Foster + Partners for UEL’s Dockland campus, the steel framed educational structures support precast hollowcore floors and roof, which also incorporates building services.  

The characteristic brightly coloured circular residences provide accommodation for over 1200 students. (more…)