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Bubbling Springs, Hiddenvale

Project No: 6973

The Bubbling Springs Landscape Masterplan is a proposed eco-tourism site covering 11,000 Acres and accommodating approximately 290 people. The development will provide facilities to the Hidden Vale Adventure Park which is primarily mountain biking and trail running. The development is to be based on sustainable principles to minimise impact on the natural landscape while aiming to maximise the natural, educational and cultural values of the existing environment.

Following an information request from Council, Spicers Retreats reached out to us. BEC’s provision included Design and Documentation for an emergency Generator and associated fuel storage; Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids; maintaining the functional use of the proposed Wastewater Treatment Systems; Cold Storage for the Café/ Restaurant; and the location of generators and pumps for water reticulation for water supplies. We designed all documentation to include appropriate offsets and clearances for remnant bushland/vegetation.

Images: Tim Bardsley-Smith (more…)

East St, Toowoomba

Project No: 6880

BEC was commissioned to provide multi-discipline engineering consultancy services in support of renovations and an extension to a gorgeous 3-storey pre-war heritage listed dwelling in Toowoomba. The works included internal alterations, addition of Northern and southern veranda roof, reoccupation of veranda as bathrooms, and further external works.

We provided a dilapidation audit of the existing structure and prepared a structural condition report outlining key recommendations with respect to H&S and budget allowances. We prepared structural design of new works including footings, floor, wall and roof framing, bracing, tiedown and retaining walls. The BEC team also handled inspections and documentation for design and construction, coordination of energy efficiency report, and a soil testing report.

We provided extensive ESD services for the project too, which covered model creation and initial simulation; consultation with client, model glazing and insulation improvements, energy efficiency reporting, and glazing and insulation specifications. (more…)

BEC’s Electronic Waste Recycling

BE Collective is constantly driven by our desire to use our business to make a positive change and lead other business toward the same goal. We have been inspired by what Substation 33 is achieving, and as part of our continued efforts to support them however we can, and help the planet while we are at it, BEC receives (and even collects) e-waste to be reused or recycled with SS33.

Substation 33, is an electronic waste recycling business we did some probono work for. They are still making waves recycling and re-purposing electronic waste, keeping it from going to landfill, and investing it in projects that give back to the community (check out some of their exciting projects here). They are also doing some amazing work in providing jobs and training for the long-term unemployed of Brisbane. 

If you are wondering what kind of waste they accept, the Substation 33 rule of thumb is ‘if it had a plug or a battery, we can recycle it!’