What is a land capability assessment? A land capability assessment (LCA) involves a series of tests and studies to look at the land features and the soil properties of a site. In conjunction with the size of the proposed dwelling, we can then ascertain the appropriate system and level of...
We are very exciting to be expanding our civil and structural services by creating a permanent presence in Geelong. For some time now, we have been working with several architects and building designers within the Geelong, Colac and Lorne region, to provide them with structural engineering solutions. We are incredibly happy...
There are two common ways to build a slab for a house: the raft slab and the waffle pod slab. The Raft Slab: With an interesting name, it can make you think that the slab floats like a raft. In fact, a lot of builders refer to this type of...
As a home builder you are faced with many choices, from colours, to finishes, to how many stories, and many more – too many to mention. The most important part of your building is the foundations. The foundations are made up of two components: The soils below the foundations which...
The process of designing a structure is often complicated and requires a multi-level approach which takes several key things into consideration. The structural engineer works in collaboration with the building designer or architect whilst trying to understand and recreate the client’s vision – which in some cases might be...