Outstanding commercial buildings require an outstanding construction and design team to make your vision reality. That’s why many of Australia’s developers work with the WGE commercial engineering team on their projects.
Our engineers have extensive experience in the design of CBD inner-city developments and large scale multi-story office buildings such as Brisbane’s Energex Building, Sydney’s Jessie Street Centre and Perth’s Treasury Building.
There are many technical and logistical challenges to address in the commercial engineering environment. Inner-city sites typically present significant logistical and accessibility constraints (limited lane closures, high-traffic zone, crane-lifting constraints and vehicle access). This is exacerbated by constricted site footprints, existing adjoining buildings and limited access. The financial viability of commercial projects hinges on the floor plate efficiency and maximization of Net Lettable Area (NLA). Robust engineering solutions are needed to ensure the design takes consideration of these site-specific issues and the financial challenges of commercial development.
Robust and commercially viable engineering solutions are what we do best.
Architects should address spatial planning as early as possible in collaboration with the engineering team to ensure that structural options for floor plate layout are investigated during concept design. This helps to maximise both NLA and tenancy flexibility and realises the opportunity to capitalize on structural and building services efficiencies at an early stage. Engaging your engineers early will also aid in the early identification of site-specific constraints which can impact on the feasibility or cost-efficiency of the project, such as ground conditions, historic use of the site, infrastructure and effect of adjoining and nearby properties. Early advice is invaluable and will actually save you money in the long run.