ABOUT US

    Construction engineering services on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane

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    If you are looking for a highly experienced team that is capable of providing expert engineering services for all types and sizes of construction projects, you are in the right place. The highly motivated team here at Projects and Designs Pty Ltd have a huge amount of industry experience in civil construction and engineering projects of all sizes.

    Our approach

    The concept phase

    From the outset, our aim is to provide the client with a project that exceeds their expectations at every level including completion on time and within budget. It is at this stage that our team will go straight to work to understand exactly what your expectations and aims are. Once this is clearly agreed upon, we then evaluate your site in terms of services, topography, geotechnical expectations, constraints, and opportunities.

    Design and documentation

    We utilise the most up-to-date design software along with our extensive knowledge to quickly and accurately transform your design into working drawings. During this most crucial phase, we carry out a further review of the design to ensure that all of your requirements have been correctly interpreted and integrated.

    Through proactive communication throughout the team, we continuously liaise with the client to ensure that the project remains on course. As the project progresses, further checks are carried out by an independent engineer.

    The design team remains involved during both the tendering and completion phases to ensure the smooth continuity of the projects, including the review of design and construction packages. Our preference is to control such packages as post-tensioning and pre-cast in-house wherever possible, ensuring quality control throughout.

    Value management

    This phase includes evaluating your available options, structural solutions, material selections, and buildability, including the safety and design ramifications of each possible scenario.

    The construction phase

    During construction, a senior engineer carries out structural process inspections and works closely with the contractors to quickly resolve any issues. All handover and commissioning inspection reports are also furnished in a timely fashion.

     Meet the Team

    RICARDO RAMIREZ
    Director - Structural -Civil Project Engineer - Gold Coast Office Manager
    Civil & Structural Engineer B.E. (HONS) Civil Master in Civil Engineering - Griffith University. R.P.E.Q. - NPER- M.I.E. (Aust) - C.P.Eng - BSA Building License

    Ricardo has 14 years of experience in civil and structural engineering on large projects both in Australia and internationally. Ricardo has extensive experience in a wide variety of residential, apartment buildings, hotels, commercial and industrial structures involving a range of construction techniques and materials used in the design of these structures. Ricardo also has experience as a civil design engineer with extensive knowledge in stormwater drainage, sewer-main, water-main, earthworks and pavement design for residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions and developments. 
    JAY HOOGERVORST
    Principal Structural Engineer B.E. Civil - Griffith University.
    C.P.Eng, R.P.E.Q., N.P.E.R, M.I.E. (Aust)

    Jay has more than 14 years of experience as a structural engineer with experience in a wide range of projects varying from government institutional, medical and educational facilities to a range of commercial and industrial buildings through to a vast array of residential projects. Jay has also been involved in the design of a significant number of local Council projects including amenities buildings, community buildings, and lifeguard/ park maintenance storage buildings. In his role he has also gained significant experience with civil structures and building remediation works. Jay has developed a very sound balance of on-site construction knowledge with design experience in the various fields of structural engineering
    JAMES NIKITAKIS
    Senior Structural Project Engineer B.E. (HONS) - Queensland University

    James has more than 10 years of experience in structural engineering. Currently with Projects & Designs. 7 years with Robert Bird Group. James's expertise includes the analysis and design of complex structures involving innovative solutions and sophisticated software. James has extensive experience in the design of medium to high-rise residential/commercial buildings, school halls and classroom buildings, industrial tilt-up buildings, commercial buildings. James has a reputation for his creative thinking and practical approach to design offering unique solutions to our clients through his ability to model and analyse the most complex of structures.
    KEVIN PRUBANT
    Senior Structural Project Engineer B.E. - Griffith University 

    Kevin has more than 4 years of experience in structural and civil engineering. Currently with Projects & Designs. Kevin commenced his BE civil degree in Canada and graduated in Australia with a civil/structural major. Kevin gained a solid civil engineering understanding from his 3 years of valuable site management experience overseas from the wide range of construction projects. Kevin is quickly developing residential design experience at Projects and Designs, he's passionate about delivering great service to his clients, and enjoys providing workable solutions to challenging projects. 
    STAN IRWIN
    Senior Structural Draftsperson
     
    Stan has more than 34 years’ experience in the fields of Industrial, Commercial, High Density Residential and Domestic Projects in Cyclonic and Non-cyclonic regions including reinforced concrete incorporating plain reinforced, tilt-up and post tensioned concrete, structural steel, structural timber and steel foundations.
    Stan has also been involved in co-ordination of all site specific foundation drawings for projects through-out Australia, the Asia-Pacific Region and The Middle East.
    Also Stan has extensive experience in preparation of fabrication drawings and details for machine parts, drive tools etc.
    STEFI LARRANAGA
    Contract Administrator- Bachelor of Law- Institute University of Punta Del Este-Uruguay

    Stefi has extensive experience of Executive Administration and have worked in different Countries such as Uruguay, New Zealand and Australia. 
    Stefi also has extensive knowledge preparing, examining, analyzing, negotiating, and revising contracts that involve the purchase or sale of goods or services such as equipment, materials, supplies, products.
    SUBCONTRACTOR FOR CIVIL DESIGN

    Senior Civil Designer Civil and Survey Draughting Design - 25 years in Civil Engineering design:

    - Residential roading
    - Main roads (QLD) intersection designs and upgrades
    - Stormwater infrastructure
    - Sanitary sewer infrastructure
    - Water supply infrastructure
    - Bulk Earthworks design
    - Flood analysis
    - Stormwater Management Plans & Reports
    - Site supervision of construction works.
    ANANTA ZIELINSKI

    Senior Design Draftsman 
    Bachelor of Built Environment – QUT 6 years in structural design engineering.

    Ananta has extensive experience in drafting all types of civil and building structures. Ananta has an intimate knowledge of Engineering principles and construction procedures.
    LAURA SCRUTON
    Senior Structural Draftsperson B.E. (Technology) - University of Southern Queensland

    Laura's structural drafting experience is varied having worked on projects ranging from large scale projects such as prisons, high-rises, hospitals and large warehouses to residential dwellings, townhouses, schools and commercial buildings. Laura has extensive AutoCAD knowledge which is complemented by her extensive understanding of structural construction practices. Her experience also diversifies with rail, marine and mining work as well as civil based infrastructure.

    Call our experts in civil and construction engineering services now on  1300 501 155 .

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