Thirkell Consulting Engineers & Building Design

Suite 6, 36-38 Grafton Street Cairns 4870
P.O Box 952 Edge Hill 4870
George Thirkell
07 40312821

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Company Profile

Our design, engineering and project administration service specialises in low to medium rise housing, commercial, industrial and public buildings for health, arts, education, recreation, retail, tourism, restaurants, hotels, motels and business.

We are experienced in renovation work, in particular, heritage buildings. Custom designed houses focusing on lightweight building systems is a speciality along with building on difficult land.

We have had extensive experience in Cyclone repair work. Our structures and specifications exceed minimum standards. We design in ‘safe rooms’ for cyclonic conditions and consider alternative technology and future proofing features. We place a strong emphasis on design that is passively ventilated, climate resistant and ideal for the tropics.

Capabilities include:
Design concepts and design development
Construction drawings
Specification documentation
Inspection and reports
Contract negotiation and documentation
Structural and civil engineering
Dimensional surveys
Scope of works documents
Certification: RPEQ, Form 15 &16
Building inspections: pre-purchase and construction
Development and building applications and approval
Energy efficiency performance reports
Workplace health and safety design reports
Feasibility and Desk studies
Commercial kitchen design
General development consultancy services

Green Credentials

Member Building Designers Association of Queensland
Registered Professional Engineer Qld (RPEQ) 7279
Member Royal Instition of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) 1114355 (Environment Faculty)
Built Environment Design Institute Ltd is dedicated to the design of sustainable built environments.
We apply multiple disciplines to clients building projects. George Thirkell is a licensed building designer and professional civil and structural engineer. Emma Thirkell is a qualified property development consultant. Projects are kept in-house throughout the design process ensuring our service is accountable and responsible.

Our specialist tropical expertise includes:
Cyclone damage repair and restoration.
Designs exceeding cyclone ratings.
Lightweight steel & timber and passively ventilated custom designs.
Specification of ‘green’ finishes and products based on experience and performance in hot and humid climates.
Renovations, repairs and additions to heritage buildings in the tropics with an accent on locally sourced recycled building materials.
Civil and structural engineering design that limits the disturbance of natural terrain and protects site runoff and water quality.

Our qualifications include:
QBSA Design Licence
RPEQ Registered Professional Engineer QLD
MIEAust Engineers Australia
BEDI Endorsed Sustainable Building Designer
HIA Greensmart Professional
MRICS Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Structural) University of Queensland
Bachelor of Business (Property) University of Queensland

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