Works Depot Upgrade, McKinlay Shire Council

Project No:6884

BEC was engaged by McKinlay Shire Council in support of a functional review and conceptual planning and documentation for an upgrade to the existing Works Depot.  Council required preliminary Depot Yard master-plan, admin building floor-plan, stores shed floor-plan and costing for funding application purposes.

Our multidisciplinary offering for this project covered a wide range of services. We flew up for a measured site inspection and workshop with key decision makers to ensure our delivery was exactly what council was after. We covered indicative spatial requirements, specific layout preferences, parking demand and traffic flow, and landscaping presences. We also undertook a structural design review of the existing portal frame superstructure with reference to current Australian Standards; preparation of spatial layouts for yard, stores and admin (offering three different options); and preliminary costing.

Leslie St Subdivision

Project No: 7005

The BEC team were engaged by Urban Planners Queensland to assist in resolving a complication that had surfaced in a subdivision in Bardon. The 1 into 2 lot subdivision had a bus stop in the middle of its road frontage, and Brisbane City Council’s initial advice was that the subdivision was not possible as at least one of the driveway crossovers would be within 9m of the bus stop.

Following our investigation and review, BEC produced a letter of traffic compliance for Brisbane City Council which addressed each of the issues raised, proving that the proximity of the bus stop to the proposed crossovers would not be an issue, and was common practice within BCC jurisdiction.

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.


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…)

Bank Street Apartments

Project No. 6624

The Bank St development is located in the heart of West End, Brisbane. Comprised of 23 apartments over 6-storeys – including a rooftop pool and deck, the project is designed to offer comfort, luxury and convenience. The development includes a two-level basement with carefully planned entrance to achieve circulation requirements and minimise the likelihood of flooding.

BE Collective’s commissioned scope includes the structural and civil hydraulic aspects of the development, including sewer upgrade, all the way through the design & documentation and construction phases.

Site constraints, maximisation of GFA, and achieving required circulation necessitated quite complicated cantilevered transfer slabs on the ground and first floors. The suspended basement slabs and substructure were also an area of significant challenge and success, with plain reinforced concrete slabs spanning over 8 metres to achieve isle width and ease of traffic movement.

Following on a successful design & documentation stage and development and DA approval, the project programme sees construction starting in early 2017. (more…)