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Burwah Terrace, Caloundra

Project No: 6658 & 6515

The BEC Team contributed through a range of disciplines to this two-storey duplex project in Burwah. Our structural contribution covered foundation, framing, bracing, and roof structure right through to construction support and form 16 certification.  We also provided Hydraulic plumbing and drainage, reticulation and rainwater drainage for the project. Our civil contribution included water and sewer connections, bulk earthworks plan, erosion and sediment control plan, storm-water drainage, vehicle crossover and submission of applications and approval paperwork.  After our initial scope was completed, we were re-engaged by the client to provide design and certification for a relocated property sewer connection for inclusion in a build over asset application to Unity Water.

The storm-water for this project was particularly challenging. The site is sloped downward from the road, and current standards require that site runoff drains to the kerb; this issue was further complicated as the site captured upstream storm-water run-off from the neighbouring property in addition to its own. After building up what we could of the property, our storm-water team designed a charged system, utilizing a u-bend like system to deliver water from the lower ground back up to kerb level, with an additional infiltration type ‘cleaning eye’ pit and soaking bed, which would prevent stagnant water from sitting in the system. Additionally, our team designed a rock garden which doubled as a retention tank for slow release of storm-water flow.

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Aldridge Street, Auchenflower

Project No. 6577

The Aldridge Street development was a 1 into 3 subdivision and multi-residential development in Auchenflower. This particular project enabled the BEC Team to make fantastic use of our multi-discipline skill set. Originally asked to provide storm-water concepts, our team was further engaged for the provision of site based storm-water management plans and a traffic impact assessment.

We provided storm-water drainage methodology, quantity management, quantity mitigation methods and quality assessment. Our Civil capabilities and status as qualified QUU endorsed consultants were key to designing non-standard property connections for water and waste water to support the property subdivision; as well as ensuring the design satisfied certification and approval criteria. 

Aldridge Street was a long-term project, and BEC’s diverse range of services meant we could continually offer support across multiple disciplines and project stages.   (more…)

Harrup Park Country Club

Project No. 6485

BE Collective were proud to be a part of the Harrup Park Country Club project team, which recently received two awards at the Keno & Clubs Queensland Awards for Excellence 2017.

Harrup Park Country Club was the 2017 Winner in the Best Central Queensland Club category, and a close second in the Club of the Year Category.

The BE Collective team provided significant civil and stormwater consultancy services, along with some structural design works.

Our commission focussed mainly on carpark drainage issues, where tight restrictions necessitated a very shallow carpark and a stormwater diversion.  Our design allowed for the carpark to act as a detention basin, and included planning and design for possible future extensions.

Aside from regular sporting events and screenings, Harrup Park offers wedding and event hosting.    (more…)

NSW Disaster Assistance and NDRRA Consultancy

Project No. 6756, and 6738. 

NSW has been devastated by flooding and prolonged rain events in 2016, in what’s widely considered the most damaging storm season the region has experienced in decades.

Shire Councils in the area have historically not achieved their preferred outcome with respect to State and Federal funding. Many Councils are under immense pressure to repair their road and bridge networks quickly, with wheat and produce harvest deadlines looming. 

BE Collective staff have significant long-term success in assisting 14 Councils to achieve optimal funding outcomes through NDRRA. Our John Tuxworth has additionally provided high-level consultancy support to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority(QRA) across a period of 3.5 years, and has significant and enhanced knowledge of the NDRRA Determination, Guidelines, Value-for-Money paradigm, eligibility, complementary & betterment opportunities, submissions, treatments, delivery & programme management, claims, acquittals, as well as Commonwealth auditing processes.

 

Our team are currently commissioned to support multiple councils in NSW with their:

  1. Data capture
  2. Liaison with RMS
  3. Submission preparation
  4. Tendering
  5. Contract Admin & Project Management
  6. Works Management
  7. Acquittal

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Bangkok Sustainable Masterplan

5Project No. 6589

The BE Collective team was  commissioned to provide ESD services in support of a huge 17-hectare high-density, mixed-use development concept in Suan Lum in the heart of Bangkok; master-planned by The Buchan Group.

Tasked with facilitating sustainability and environmentally conscious initiatives for a development of this size, the BE Collective team looked to push ourselves and the project beyond the typical ‘carbon neutral’ or ‘carbon neutral’ standards that are the core of most current energy efficiency rating schemes.

We identified the specific environmental needs of the Suan Lum district to be pollution mitigation relating to air quality, water quality, stormwater management and energy generation.

We envisaged a group of buildings that drew-in air pollution and breathed out fresh air for the neighbourhood. We pictured structures that harvested clean energy from the head of the sun and of the earth to mitigate its own energy needs. A development that took in the polluted water of Bangkok’s struggling waterways and returned it clean and fresh.

To facilitate cleaner air, we suggested high-volume, low-pressure scrubbing and UV treatment systems. While the majority of current external air pollution control systems are designed only to disperse polluted air in a space deemed less harmful (those used in underground traffic tunnels for example)  we nominated a system that would actively contribute to improving air quality.

To achieve higher stormwater management capabilities in the area and increase flood proofing, we suggested a network of storm traps, porous concrete pavements and bio retention including green roofs.

In order to mitigate our developments vast energy needs, we worked to incorporate a multi-pronged and multi-discipline strategy including photovoltaic glass, wind turbines, a tri-generation plant and an underground thermal labyrinth.

Through these initiatives we were proud to target a Platinum “World Excellence” rating through the LEED Neighbourhood Developments rating tool. This equates to the highest possible 6-Star “World Leadership” ranking in the GBCA’s Green Star Communities tool, which is the Australian equivalent rating system. (more…)