United Petroleum, Wallace St, Warwick

Project No: 6958

BEC was commissioned to provide civil engineering consultancy for a fuel station on Wallace St, Warwick. The BE Collective scope of service covered the full operational works (Op Works) design and documentation as suitable for tender including:

  •   Car parking swept path and compliance to AS2890, including linemarking;
  •   Pavement & crossover;
  •   Stormwater drainage and management;
  •   Flood drainage channel works
  •   Site Bulk Earthworks;
  •   Roadworks, including new footpath and mountable kerb;
  •   Erosion and sediment control.


Julia Creek Aerodrome

Project No. 6867

Following a technical inspection in July 2017, Mckinlay Shire Council engaged BEC to design & document pavement rehabilitation & lighting upgrades for the Julia Creek Aerodrome in North West QLD.

The Aerodrome facilitates scheduled commercial flights by Rex Airlines, provides essential deliveries to the region, & accommodates transportation for 3,000 athletes, musicians and bull riders to the infamous annual Dirt’n Dust Festival.

Our design brief included runway, taxiway, and apron pavements, civil drainage and runway lighting. BE Collective was further engaged to offer comprehensive project management & superintendency services throughout construction.

The full 1.4km of stabilised pavement & sealed surface was completed within two weeks, through periods of monsoonal rain and extreme heat well above 40° degrees.


Sacred Heart Primary School

Project Number: 6708

For our Sacred Heart Project, the BE Collective team provided civil and structural services comprehensively throughout the demolition, design, and construction phases of a new library and learning support building for Sacred Heart primary school in Booval.

The new building consists of a single-storey timber construction with a slab-on-ground system similar to a residential type construction. It includes a library, learning support centre, IT services, and general learning areas – complete with PWD access entryway.

Our civil contribution included a SBSMP and code compliance for stormwater; bulk earthworks cut and fill; and erosion and sediment control plans. The BE Collective team also provided extensive structural services across foundation and slab design; retaining wall, super structure and roof framing design; structural load bearing elements and bracing design; and continued construction phase support.

Mount Isa Skatepark

Project No 6861

Mount Isa City Council identified a need to refurbish the existing Isa Street skate park precinct in order to provide a unique, iconic, multi-purpose and multi-generational facility. The facility is intended to be a key recreational and social hub for the youth
and broader community of North West QLD.

The skate park renewal and upgrade project achieved funding through the 2016-17 Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program, in which over $600,000 was allocated for the revitalisation. BEC was engaged to deliver the project as follows:

• Detailed Design – in accordance with nominated standards & codes of practice, providing design certification commensurate with required building approvals. Documentation was provided to Council for endorsement in alignment with a strict compressed programme.

• Construction – delivered to best practice, including for all elements as specified by Council, undertaking all testing to ensure that materials & equipment are of satisfactory standard and provision of certification by an RPEQ. Provision of adequate Project Management to achieve targets relative to programme and reporting requirements.

• Defects Liability Period – to extend to 12 months beyond Practical Completion


A Review of Two-Coat Seal Failure at Caloundra Tennis Centre


Project no. 6382

Built Environment Collective was commissioned to provide Civil & Structural consulting services for the Caloundra Tennis Centre Redevelopment. The project included tennis courts shade structures and a 580 square metre car park extension.

A number of guidelines and literature sources support the use of spray-seal as an effective carpark pavement surface for light vehicle use, providing an economical and appropriately durable asset. In-keeping with budget requirements and site specifications a two-coat spray seal pavement was determined appropriate for the carpark.

Three months into the on-maintenance period the new car park pavement exhibited significant aggregate stripping.

In order to isolate the cause of the pavement failure BE Collective conducted an investigation into the installation of the two-coat spray seal.

The findings are presented in the appended Technical paper co-authored by several members of BE Collective’s team as accepted as part of the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association 2015 Conference.