Structural

Structural Wind Rating Certification

The structural reliability of large equipment is important for everyone’s safety. PCE has worked with local technical specialists and provided structural wind rating certification for various lighting equipment supplied to both the commercial and mining sectors.

Slab and Footing Inspections

New legislation in the building industry requiring engineers to undertake inspections of all residential slab and footings has resulted in a significant increase of structural inspections of this type.  PCE provides inspections in accordance with certified plans, onsite advice and Form 16 certification to various Builders in the Mackay Region. 

Seaforth State School Multi-Purpose Structure

Paragon was engaged by The Department of Housing and Public Works to design a functional and cost-effective new multi-purpose shade structure, to be utilized by the staff and students at Seaforth State School.

Our structural team worked closely with the client to ensure their requirements were achieved and a design concept produced, that incorporated the new steel structure into the existing landscape and building layout.

2020 Dilapidation Reports for Mackay Northern Access Upgrades

A major upgrade to the Bruce Highway from Bald Hill Road to Sam’s Road Intersection was undertaken in Mackay during 2020 to 2021.  PCE assisted in undertaking nearly 90 dilapidation reports on houses in close proximity to the project.

Underwater Sculptures - Great Barrier Reef

PCE worked closely with a number of the fantastic artists working on the Whitsunday Reef Recovery & Public Art Project. Our structural team provided detailed design for the sculptures. In these photos, one of our clients, Adriaan Vanderlugt stands with his masterpiece, an aluminium Manta Ray that spans an incredible 3.5m. Working on this project with Adriaan were, Scott Lee (executed the welding) and Arthur Gabey (provided the Indigenous Imagery). Also, Dr. Adam Smith and Jo Stacey from Reef Ecological as well as Whitsunday Tourism Guru Al Grundy and Denise Vanderlugt.

Damage Assessment

Project: Fire damage to industrial shed

Location: Paget, Mackay

Following a destructive fire in a workshop in Paget, PCE provided advice to building owners on the extent of the damage (both fire and soot related), including the required rectification works.

Industrial
Project: Drift Runner & Go-Line extension Location: Moranbah North Coal Mine, Moranbah PCE was engaged to design an extension to double the existing drift runner storage for the underground mine and also provide detailed design for a new 40m x 15m portal frame building.
Residential
Project: River’s Edge house designs Location: River’s Edge Estate, Glenella, Mackay PCE was engaged by multiple builders during the design phase to provide engineering for the various house layouts. This site presented many challenges due to the proximity of the walls of one house to another and required some innovative solutions. PCE also provided construction inspections and resolved any unforseen site issues during construction.
Willets Road Medical Centre – Combined Tilt-up Panel Steel Structure
Location: Mackay This architecturally designed medical centre is located in central Mackay just north of the Pioneer River. PCE worked closely with the architect to provide the detailed structural design for the complex. Constructed from both structural steel and reinforced concrete tilt-up panels, this modern building is an excellent example of local expertise.