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Project: Chiswick, New South Wales

An absolute joy to have been involved in this project. The client knew exactly what he wanted (and what he didn’t want). The builder was a genius. The architect – PL Projects – was focussed, firm, yet fair. And the team at ACSES Engineers just loved working on it.

ACSES Engineers designed both the bulk excavation solution and the various building structures. Utilising our finite element modelling (FEM) capabilities, we were able to eliminate the need for shoring works by taking advantage of the geotechnical parameters of the site. The FEM analysis verified that our vertical cut solution could safely be carried out without adversely impacting the neighbouring structures.

Again using our FEM expertise, ACSES Engineers designed the superstructure as a concrete framed solution made up of off-form reinforced concrete columns, walls and stairs. To achieve various parameters set by the architect, we designed the suspended slabs as post-tensioned solutions.

The level of detailing required for this master piece was ‘unbelievable’. From the concrete pool rising out of the ground with the infinity edges. To ‘the box’ suspended two levels over the Lower Ground Floor and cantilevering out 5m past its supports. To the off-form concrete walls almost 8m tall that needed to be poured in one go. To the ‘zig-zag’ stairs that could only be 100mm thick or the cantilevered stairs that could be no thicker than 110mm – the end results make all that work well worth the effort.

Congratulations to all involved.

ACSES Engineers are incredibly proud to have been part of the Design Team and honoured to have been the Project Structural Engineer for this development.

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Project: 1 Villawood Place Villawood

Works are well underway at 1 Villawood Place Villawood and the team from Grandviewco have gotten off to an excellent start.

General site specs:

  • Nine Storey Building
  • Three below ground basements
  • Each basement level is over 2300m2
  • Ground Floor is over 2000m2 of commercial space
  • 119 Residential Units

ACSES Engineers designed both the shoring and bulk excavation solutions, as well as the building superstructure.

Utilising our finite element modelling capabilities, we were able to minimise the shoring works required to support the three level excavation face. All the basement levels were designed as conventionally reinforced slabs, while Ground Floor and Level 1 were designed as post tensioned solutions. All these levels were supported on traditionally formed and reinforced concrete walls and columns. Working with our design partners from Ultrafloor and AFS Systems, ACSES Engineers designed all the upper levels as a load bearing wall – concrete framed solution. From Level 1 upwards, AFS Logic Wall was used to support the Ultrafloor slab system, from Level 2 onwards. This construction process was adopted by Grandviewco to eliminate the need for traditional formwork as much as possible. To partition the units, lightweight non-load bearing walls made from fibre cement (Hebel) and framed Gyproc were used.

The project was architecturally designed by Tony Owen Partners and ACSES Engineers are proud to be part of the Design Team and honoured to be the Project Structural Engineer for this development.

Here is the 3D Perspective.

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From little things big things grow

ACSES Engineers is a specialist structural and civil engineering consulting firm with extensive experience in a broad range of project scopes.

ACSES stands for Australian Civil Structural Engineering Solutions. Our mission is to be recognised as a leading structural and civil engineering consulting firm, respected and trusted by our clients and the community.

ACSES Engineers employs professional design & drafting specialists, dedicated to providing cost effective and practical solutions that surpass all expectations, by utilising the latest software, technical expertise and industry ‘know how’ to guarantee a safe and efficient solution every time.

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The engineers at ACSES have an extensive range of design skills and construction site experience, with particular expertise in residential/commercial developments. ACSES Engineers are experts at coordinating with other design disciplines in order to provide critical design input that will minimize costly design changes during the construction phase of the project.

Services provided by ACSES Engineers include the structural design of:

  • Shoring solutions
  • Retaining wall solutions
  • Foundation solutions
  • Reinforced concrete framed structures
  • Load bearing wall structures
  • Post Tension slabs
  • Tilt-up solutions
  • Steel framed structures
  • Timber framed structures

ACSES Engineers have extensive experience in designing all types of structures including:

  • Residential Design – single occupancy dwellings to multi-storey high rise complexes
  • Mixed Commercial / Residential Design – commercial office / retail buildings with multi-storey residential apartment
  • Excavation and Shoring Design
  • Foundation Design
  • Industrial & Warehouse Building Design – steel portal frame and concrete tilt-up industrial buildings
  • Bridge Design – reinforced concrete & steel framed; pedestrian and vehicular

We are proud to be affiliated with other leading consulting firms. We go above and beyond our client’s expectations. We strive to deliver excellent service every time. It’s in our DNA as a company.

Reach out to us today to find out how we can help you achieve an on time, on budget and complete engineering and building services solution.

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