Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Design Engineering has an extensive history of providing reliable engineering consultation for commercial and industrial buildings with more than 30 years of local building experience. Due to working to an international quality management standard (ISO 9001-2015), we are able to offer our services with the highest level of quality control which can’t be found elsewhere. Additionally, all engineering drawings and calculations are checked in-house by our team to ensure quality procedures are adhered to. As well as, all engineering concepts and design are produced with a high regard for safety and the environment.

Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Commercial and Industrial Buildings Tension Membrane Structures

Design Engineering has experience in designing and certifying tension membrane structures. That is shade structures with a fabric material that is wrapped around the roof frame to create the roof covering. These structures are very susceptible to wind loadings, as they are lightweight and can have large surface areas for the wind to act on. Despite being hidden, the foundations are important feature as they are required to resist large uplift loads, which is up to 5-10 times the weight of the frame structure.

Pavement Slabs

Our team of structural engineers can provide designs for pavement slabs. Warehouses, buildings and industrial sites that need to be designed efficiently to support the intended traffic. Our team is experienced in cool room/freezer room temperature effects, heavy machinery loadings, and storage loadings. The location of expansion joints and construction joints is critical to obtaining a pavement slab that will minimise cracking. As well as ensure the temperature effects do not overstress the slab.

Design and Drawings for Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Here at Design Engineering, our capabilities include all facets of structural and civil engineering. This includes stormwater/ drainage design and geotechnical design, moreover producing excellent results through experience and knowledge in this area. Our designs are fully compliant with the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards including AS 1684, AS 1170 series, AS 2870, AS 3600, AS 4100, AS 3700, AS 4600, AS 1720, AS 2159, AS 4678 and many others. Thus, our in-house drafting team can provide engineering drawings to the highest standard in compliance with the requirements of AS 1100.

Commercial and Industrial Buildings Structure Type

Our structural engineers have expertise in providing engineering inspections, consultation and design, and drawings. Particularly, for warehouses, storage units and commercial offices of steel, masonry and concrete construction.

Industrial warehouses feature large open spaces. Generally, utilising steel portal frame construction with either masonry walls or precast concrete panels, and include a gantry or monorail crane system. Wind loads are a significant obstacle to negotiate because of the large roof spans and high surface areas. All features of the building must be analysed. In order to assess the effects of combined actions of wind, crane loading, and occupancy loading on the building.

Moreover, our engineers can design steel portal frames for spans up to and including 30 meters. Using pre-cast concrete panels, designers can cast them onsite or offsite in a controlled environment, transport them to the site, and position them into place. In addition, the design of these panels needs to ensure there is enough reinforcement to withstand the lifting and transportation loads. Most times are more significant than the design loads while in use. We often need to build a mezzanine floor, and we can integrate this feature into the design of the warehouse.

In fact, our designs incorporate the latest industry practices using up-to-date technology to ensure your project encompasses efficiencies and cost-effective design. Hence we can add value to your project and provide innovative solutions by providing recommendations on improvements to your design.

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