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Foundation Engineering

Foundation Design

Foundation design is critical for any construction project, as the slab and foundations ultimately support the building in which you live everyday. Without sound foundation design and construction, future rectification costs can be astronomical. Here’s what’s included in our professional foundation design service:

  • Reviewing site classification, wind classification, contour surveys, and architectural plans
  • Design solution, including specific construction method
  • Engineer quality assured check and review
  • Multiple inspections and support during construction
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When is it required?

A foundation design report is prepared by a registered professional engineer. It is then used by your builder and concreters to determine both material costings and on-site construction requirements. Foundation constructions can vary significantly, and some builders specialise in a particular type of foundation. So by starting with quality foundation drawings, you can confidently select the right builder and enable them to understand all requirements for the construction.

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What's included?

A design report is compiled and signed by a registered professional engineer. The report encompasses all concrete, steel and building requirements, including (where applicable):

  • Levels of earthworks prior to construction
  • Footing depths/widths
  • Slab thicknesses
  • Steel sizes and strengths/grades
  • Concrete strengths and specifications
  • Pier layouts and sizes (included predicted depths/founding material)

Site specific design

With decades of soil testing and geotechnical expertise, we design your foundations and structure to suit the ground conditions and the surrounding areas for the full life expectancy of the dwelling.

Clear communication

From order placement through to job completion, your STA designated contact makes it easy for you to track the status of your project(s) so you can plan your workflow and manage your team.

Foundation engineering experts

With over 30 years’ design experience for thousands of Australian builds, we’re trusted by hundreds of builders across Australia.

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One engineer for all your needs

Every building project is different, requiring a combination of engineering disciplines. From bottom to top, our engineers can work on soil testing and foundations, all the way up to frame and roof truss design and even inspections. We believe these shouldn’t be thought of as separate, unrelated services.

Whether you’re renovating, extending, building a brand new home, or putting in a pool, you can gain significant benefits from understanding (in advance) the full range of engineering services you might need — and from using the same engineer for all these services.
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Key advantages of integrated services

STA is a one-stop engineer with a service range that delivers three key advantages:

  • Save time and money

Pre-planning your engineering needs means you won’t have to keep re-booking an engineer when you need a particular service. It creates efficiencies that cut service times and save you money by pulling together the services you’ll need, at a lower overall price.

  • Enjoy engineering continuity

With all your engineering done by a single organisation, your consultants tap into a deeper knowledge of the site and the project, which leads to high quality outcomes, with more opportunities for innovative solutions.

  • Less risk, more reliability

While STA always takes legal responsibility for its engineering designs, an up-front engineering services package makes it easier to trust our work with a strong mutual commitment, and reduced risk of potential interruption or delay.

How it works

Engineering consideration – We help you think about your project in engineering terms. What specific services might you need?
Packaged plan – We develop a plan that packages up all the engineering services you need for your individual home or build project.
Prescheduled services – With each service pre-scheduled, we can work more closely with you over the life of the project.

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