Month: June 2017

Architecture Awards showcase the best in the West

Congratulations to all projects recognised at the WA Architecture Awards. Announced at a gala function on Friday 23 June, the awards highlight excellence in architecture across Western Australia. State winners go into the running for a national awards program announced in November. A number of WGE projects received awards and commendations, reflecting the inspired of the architects, clients and partners we work with. Winners East Pilbara Arts Centre (Martamili Art Gallery, Newman) Jeffrey Howlett Public Architecture Award Commendation for Sustainable Architecture Commendation for Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture South Terrace Supported Accommodation Hostel Margaret Pitt Morison Heritage Award Elizabeth Quay …

Date: June 26, 2017
Category: News

Young engineers learn from industry experts

WGE’s Sydney team recently took part in a Young Engineers Australia event to gain an understanding of the issues that can arise on engineering projects. Attendees heard from keynote speakers including Dr Jan Hayes from RMIT University, Civil Engineering Consultant, Brendan Donohue and Chartered Engineer and Barrister Steven Goldstein. WGE Engineer Rebecca Dracup helped to organise the event and said it was a great opportunity to learn from experienced professionals. “The speakers talked about the strategies they have used to overcome major issues that arise,” she said. “The event clarified the legal and ethical responsibilities of engineers, and provided an …

Date: June 19, 2017
Category: News

Fiction is fun, but reality will sell

Imagine standing on the balcony of your yet-to-be-built house on your still vacant block and seeing the sunset or ocean views. This is no longer science fiction, says Darren Pesich. A director and Perth civil section manager of Wood & Grieve Engineers (WGE), Darren is leading the development of a new service offering called Reality Engineering. Darren says WGE’s offering applies advancements in various existing technologies – from 3D modelling to Google Maps – to create reality-based engineering models. “We are essentially bringing together gaming platform software with actual engineering designs to be applied to the land development industry, and this hasn’t …

Date: June 7, 2017
Category: News

Bushmead Estate recognised by the UDIA

Bushmead by Cedar Woods has received a prestigious six-leaf certification under the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) highly regarded EnviroDevelopment program. WGE is providing civil, structural and underground power engineering services to create Perth’s newest suburb in the foothills of the Darling Range. EnviroDevelopment is a scientifically-based assessment scheme that independently reviews projects and awards certification to those that achieve outstanding performance in up to six elements – ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community.  WGE contributed to achieving the EnviroDevelopment accreditation by re-using materials on-site as well as specifying recycled concrete materials for road pavements and retaining walls. …

Date: June 1, 2017
Category: News