Thirkell Consulting Engineers & Building Design

Suite 6, 36-38 Grafton Street Cairns 4870
P.O Box 952 Edge Hill 4870
George Thirkell
07 40325335
0404 171090

Thirkell Consulting Engineers & Building Design, providing professional structural and civil engineering consultancy services. Based in Cairns, Australia, the company services the tropical region of Queensland, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific. George also works in partnership with other consultants where his skills add value to larger projects.

Specialist Areas Of Tropical Expertise

*Cyclone and storm damage reporting & restoration services.
*Custom engineering for special structures.
Repairs and additions to heritage buildings using local and recycled materials.
*Specification of ‘green’ technology suitable for tropical climates.
*Design that limits the disturbance of natural terrain and protects water quality.
*Design for maintenance and ‘whole of life costs’ consideration including remote buildings.

Year Established


Certificate And Quality Approvals

Local Buy: Registered Engineering Consultancy Services Contract: BUS262-0317
Department of Housing and Public Works: PQC Level 3 Reg.No.4395A Pre-qualified Engineering Consultant PTD 0003-14
Cairns Regional Council Registered & pre-qualified supplier: ROP 2655 Project Consultants.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council Prequalified Contractor
Torres Strait Island Regional Council: Engineering 2016-90 & Architectural & Lead Consultant Services TSIRC2018-112.03
Community Select Strata Managers & Body Corporate

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Company Profile

Building Design and Engineering.
* Drafting
* Scheme designs
* Working drawings
* Structural and civil engineering design
* Certifications
* Development approval applications
* Building approval applications
* Construction management processes

Our services extend throughout Far North Queensland.

Projects include:
* Renovations and additions to heritage buildings.
* Cyclone recovery, reporting and design documentation.
* New public buildings up to $5 Mill.
* Small scale commercial buildings.
* House renovations, particularly Queenslanders.
* New custom design houses

Company Background

George & Emma Thirkell founded the company in 2004 and in 2010 the company changed its name to Redgate Building Solutions PL trading as Thirkell Consulting Engineers.

During this time the company has carried out over 1000 projects, remaining flexible enough to carry out small projects through to complex projects in the private and public sector

International Projects

PNG commercial office building designed for earthquake loading.
Hotel in Somoa designed for earthquake and cyclonic wind loadings.
PNG Legal reporting and expert witness services

North Queensland Projects

*Rio Tinto Mess Hall at Evans Landing near Weipa. Includes commercial kitchen, dining space & gym with 24/7 access. Design and construct contract with Dawsons Group of Companies.
*'Bana Yirriji' Arts and Cultural Centre, Wujal Wujal for the Aboriginal Shire Council, including all building design services.
*Extensive renovations and additions to IGA Innisfail.
*Cyclone Larry and Yasi recovery of over 200 structures. Extensive experience in assessment and reporting to Councils and insurance companies.
*New homes and extensive renovation of homes in the Cairns region
*Mundo Airport Master Plan: Cassowary Coast Regional Council. Subconsultants to Cummings Economics.
*Design and consulting for Polocrosse fields and clubhouse at Gordonvale.
*Legal reporting and expert witness for residential and commercial building projects.

Green Credentials

Registered Professional Engineer QLD 7279
MIEAust Professional Member
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 1114355
Design Licence 1211127
Founding members of the Tropical Green Building Network.
HIA Greensmart Accredited

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