Structural Engineer Brisbane
Your trusted structural engineer in Brisbane. We aim to exceed customer expectations by offering expert structural engineering design, inspections, and investigations.
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We’re professional structural engineers helping Brisbane property owners
SLN Consulting is an expert in the provision of structural designs, construction inspections and building investigatory works. An experienced structural engineering firm, we work with owners, architects and contractors on a range of residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Throughout, we are committed to ensuring the highest levels of customer service and the most effective solutions. If you’re planning a new building or addition to an existing property, you’ll want to make sure you have a trustworthy structural engineer to prepare all technical drawings to ensure all requirements are met, and your vision becomes a reality.
Our engineers listen & take the time to understand your technical plans
We take the time to listen to and understand your goals, before offering straightforward advice and developing the most appropriate and cost-effective solution, for the best possible outcome. Once our registered engineers have completed your technical plans, we’ll issue a Form 15 Certificate (Design) to confirm this vital aspect of the construction process has been completed in accordance with all relevant Australian standards and guidelines.
This will enable you to obtain the required permit from a Building Certifier, allowing work to commence. Throughout the construction process, we will remain on-hand to inspect the quality of work at specific stages, in order to issue a Form 16 Certificate (Construction) upon completion, confirming that all plans were adhered to.
Our Structural Engineering Services
Our team also provides structural design and inspection solutions for:
Technical Drawings & Reports
Re-Stumping & House Raising
Retainer Walls, Awnings & Screens
Over 20-Years Experience in Structural Engineering
We pride ourselves on our dependability, meticulous attention to detail, strong communication skills and our ability to complete every job within budget and on deadline. With such a high quality service, it is little wonder that much of our business comes via referral or through existing relationships with satisfied clients.
With more than 20-years of experience both locally and internationally, our engineers are registered with the Institute of Engineers Australia, the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland and the Victorian Building Authority.
Consulting, Dilapidation & Rectification Reports
Beyond structural design and construction inspections, our services include:
- Dilapidation Reports: Inspections and the preparation of formal reports
- Property Inspections: Investigate issues relating to subsidence, cracking, undermining or other damage relating to footing system movement, preparation of site-specific reports and rectification work details
- Preparation of site-specific reports and rectification work details relating to damage caused by storm, fire, flood, vehicle impact, structural member failure, water ingress and rising damp.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a structural engineer do?
If you’re planning a new-build or addition to an existing property, it’s vital to make sure you have a trustworthy expert to prepare the technical designs needed to ensure all necessary requirements are met, and your vision becomes a reality. And that is where your structural engineer comes in! While your architect will take more of a focus on how a building looks from an aesthetic perspective, your structural engineer will focus on how it will be built, and what materials will be used to ensure safety, durability and functionality.
How much does it cost to hire a structural engineer?
What does a structural engineer report on?
Do you need a structural engineer to build a house?
The simple answer is yes. For the construction of any complex structure, you’ll need to ensure you have the right certification (i.e. a Form 15 Certificate), issued by an appropriate, accredited professional. For that reason, 95 per cent of building works require the input of a structural engineer to help ensure your vision is brought to life in the safest way possible.
What does a structural engineer look for in a building?
While your architect will design a building with aesthetics top-of-mind, your structural engineer will focus on ensuring it is constructed safely and will function as you need it to once completed. They achieve this by selecting materials, determining the structural elements of the design, and specifying all electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing requirements.
What is the difference between an architect and structural engineer?
Architects and structural engineers are each responsible for planning the design of a building. Both have the same endgame, i.e. a well-structured building. However, the focus they take during the development process is markedly different. While architects tend to be more concerned with how a building looks based on a client brief, structural engineers focus on how it will be built from a technical and structural perspective, including material selection and how those materials should be used to guarantee a robust finish. Essentially, your structural engineer is responsible for ensuring the design is safe and meets all appropriate building codes and standards.
What is our process?
SLN Consulting offers an entire suite of structural engineering services. Whether it’s a new build or renovation, the process will usually begin once you have received preliminary drawings from your architect. To ensure you are successful in receiving your building permit, we will then review these drawings and develop the structural designs that will bring them to life. We offer our services to both residential and commercial clients in Brisbane, Tweed Heads and on the Gold Coast.
Initially, we’ll sit down with you to run through all requirements and take the necessary time to understand your objectives, before working to develop the most appropriate and cost-effective solution. From here, we’ll develop a quote outlining all elements and associated fees. Importantly, we don’t take any payment until the job has been completed, and all necessary permits have been issued.
Once you have approved your quote, we’ll work with you to gather all the necessary information to get the job done. Our fully-accredited and highly-experienced engineers will then work to complete your technical plans, and ultimately issue a Form 15 Certificate (Design), which is your official confirmation that this element has been completed in accordance with all relevant Australian standards and guidelines.
Following your structural drawings being completed and your Form 15 having been issued, we’ll remain on-hand to conduct ongoing inspections throughout the construction process, so you can rest assured that all requirements are being met. Our involvement here allows us to issue a Form 16 Certificate (Construction) upon completion, confirming all structural plans were adhered to correctly.
Why Choose Us?
SLN Consulting has more than two decades of experience in the industry. Over the past 20 years we have developed a solid reputation as the go-to experts when it comes to developing effective structural designs, construction inspections and building investigatory work. We are renowned for our dependability, attention-to-detail, exemplary communication skills and commitment to offering the highest levels of customer service.
We care passionately about our client’s goals and remain committed to taking the time to fully understand exactly what they want to achieve. There is a unique sense of collaboration that runs through everything we do. We keep clients informed at every stage throughout the process, continually inviting feedback to ensure we get everything absolutely right.
We provide an end-to-end service, staying involved in the projects we work on until the process has been successfully completed. Beyond the development of the structural designs, we continue to work with clients to conduct inspections at various points, and make any necessary adjustments in-line with all the relevant standards.