GDS Consulting has a strong record of designing structures that are both economical and practical to build.

Are you looking for a trusted structural engineer in Brisbane and beyond? When you engage our team, you will have access to superior structural engineering services, backed by years of industry experience and proven acumen.

Our difference is close communication and a highly accessible and accountable level of service delivery. Your project will be completed according to the principles of maximum efficiency of design and we comply with Australian standards and building codes. Your goal becomes ours and you will feel assured in our process and delivery.

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Complete Structural Engineering Design Services

When you engage GDS Consulting, your preliminary concept designs/architectural designs are provided upfront. Therefore, we determine feasibility long before we start on your project. We offer composite design with different combinations for a tailored approach to design.

And when we do start building, your site visits are complimentary – you will be kept in the loop and be able to see progress unfold for yourself. Our general approach is that we don’t ‘over-engineer’. So you save money. Plus, all parties to the project save time, resources and valuable energy.

  • Form 15 Certification
  • Retaining wall design
  • Masonry design
  • Deep pile foundations design
  • Screw pile loading design
  • Suspended slab design
  • Swimming pool design
  • Concrete pavement design
  • Portal frame design of buildings
  • Steel frame design of buildings
  • Timber frame design buildings
  • Eco-friendly structural design. Eg. straw bale, rammed eart

Structural Site Inspections & Building Reports

If you’re planning on building, extending, buying a house (or need to fulfil insurance requirements) – we offer site inspections services, Form 16 certification (site inspection report) and structural reports.

At each critical stage of construction (with 24 hours notice) we are able to provide site inspections, efficient site solutions, reports, and certification of footings, slab, retaining wall and framing.

Key services in structural reporting and investigation:

  • Existing building structures and pre-purchase residential inspections
  • Stressed and cracked residences and buildings
  • Failed structures, and forensic investigation and reporting

Footing and Slab-On-Ground Design

Footing design is necessary for any new building or extension. We use the information gained from soil tests and geotechnical investigation to design footings that are efficiently designed and fit-for-purpose.

Slab-on-ground is the most common concrete foundation and is a category broken down into conventional slab (featuring deep excavated beams) and waffle slab or ‘waffle pod’ (comprising a grid of expanded polystyrene foam pods).

We will advise you on your best solution, always from the perspective of maintaining structural integrity and suitability for the location.

Key structural engineering design services:

  • Conventional slab
  • Waffle slab
  • Suspended slab

Framing, Bracing and Tie Down

We structurally design from the roof down to the ground supporting the proposed structure, following the load paths vertically and horizontally with respect to the wind rating for the site. Our structural engineering design process involves great attention to detail and balances cost-effectiveness with the most practical option in any given scenario.

Framing is a term which refers to constructing the skeleton of a building or other structure. A braced frame is characterised by beams and columns, plus an overall bracing system that is designed to carry lateral loads. This structural system is often used in applications that are impacted by wind and seismic pressure.

At GDS Consulting, we work rapidly but always safely and securely to ensure your engineering objectives are met and exceeded in every case. This includes all your roof tie-down requirements and building code bracing requirements.

Key structural engineering design services:

  • Floor, wall and roof framing
  • Wall bracing
  • Roof framing and tie down

I Need my Wastewater Disposal Designed First

Perhaps you have been notified that you need to get wastewater disposal systems designed on your property before you can commence extensive construction works. Or, you’re looking to upgrade these systems to fit with a new renovation. There’s no need to go to the trouble of calling in anyone else.

Here at GDS Consulting we offer comprehensive, effective and cost-efficient wastewater site assessment and disposal design to local council and Queensland requirements.