Civil Engineering Sydney

Our Civil Engineering Services Include The Following:

  • Estimate bearing capacity of soils
  • Shoring – contiguous piers and sheet piling
  • Screw piles
  • Stormwater plans
  • Hydraulic plans
  • Flood studies
  • Dilapidations reports

Service Area and Approach

At Engineering Sydney, we pride ourselves on providing structural and civil engineering excellence, personalised customer service and value to our customers through innovative engineering designs.

From our location in Oatley, in Sydney’s south, we offer structural and civil engineering consultancy services all around Sydney. Examples of our work and testimonials from our customers are available here.

Once you contact us, we’ll organise to meet with you to discuss your needs.

What comes next is the favourite part of our job – developing a unique design that meets the needs of your project, with major emphasis placed on practical solutions.

What Is Civil Engineering?

Civil engineers are responsible for society’s basic needs and facilities (otherwise known as infrastructure). They strengthen and improve systems that allow humans and nature to coexist with little impact. Modern society could not function without civil engineers. We need them to design and build higher-capacity transportation systems, construct larger commercial and industrial complexes, and for water supply and pollution control. We need efficient, cost-effective and innovative repair or replacement of civil infrastructures such as roads, bridges and buildings.

Civil engineers must also find ways to deliver the required infrastructure when there’s minimal money to pay for it. Essentially, civil engineers must create solutions to complex problems and implement them. Several unique specialty areas within civil engineering include environmental, structural, municipal, transport and geotechnical. There are two types of civil engineering roles within the various specialty areas: consultants who focus on design work and typically spend more time in the office or communicating with clients, and contractors who are more involved with monitoring the physical construction and work primarily on-site. Both challenging environments and all civil engineers must be innovative and logical. Other essential attributes of civil engineers include creativity, versatility, problem-solving skills, and the ability to consider the bigger picture and collaborate with several other professionals.

What Is The Difference Between Civil And Structural Engineering?

Every university graduates as a civil engineer, having completed many courses, including structural engineering. Structural engineering is a discipline of civil engineering.

So basically, all structural engineers are civil engineers, but not all civil engineers are structural engineers! We call ourselves civil or structural engineers in the workforce, depending on our area of expertise.

We like to explain it as civil engineers being responsible for the design of infrastructure projects such as:

  • Roads
  • Railways
  • Water and wastewater systems
  • Dams
  • Bridges etc.

Whereas the structural engineer is explicitly involved in the design of structures associated with these projects:

  • The bridge structure in a road system
  • The dam wall
  • Draw-off tower in a reservoir
  • The arrangements related to a water treatment plant
  • The signs over a freeway etc.

Structural engineers are focused on the materials of construction and their ability to withstand design actions. Say a bridge collapsed due to poor design; it’s now the structural engineer’s responsibility to resolve it. If the river floods and swallows the bridge due to poor estimations of flood levels, or if the traffic is always backed up due to poorly planned lanes, it’s a civil engineer’s responsibility – this is the difference.

 What Is Shoring?

Why Is Shoring An Important Part Of Civil Engineering?

Shoring is a supporting structure designed by civil engineers and used during the construction or repair of buildings to prevent them from collapsing. Shoring is usually temporary, and there are many different methods of shoring that can be used, depending on the situation. Shoring is commonly used during the early stages of construction projects, also known as the excavation process, to reinforce below-ground work such as trenches.

Shoring provides a reliable and supporting solid structure in various civil engineering projects, including installing a building foundation or giving stability to an unsafe wall. Typical shoring applications include home and building construction, foundation installation and repairs.

The main advantage of using shoring technologies when performing construction or excavation work is safety – because the vital purpose of shoring is to provide stability and prevent collapses, helping to ensure a safe work site.

Shoring also provides efficiency by enabling excavations to be completed safely and thoroughly, preventing the need for remedial work, which can cause delays and wasted resources if a collapse happens.

What Is Stormwater Design And Planning?

Why Choose Engineering Sydney For Your Stormwater Design And Planning?

Civil engineers who create stormwater drainage plans work at the highest level of design and planning, which requires solving large, time sensitive and complex problems. Professionals like architects turn to civil engineers to provide the most efficient and cost effective stormwater drainage systems, surface and sub-surface drainage.

Civil engineers ensure that stormwater drainage management plans satisfy the relevant criteria and requirements, including development application and construction certificates. They provide hydraulic solutions for residential and commercial development with ground conditions.

Stormwater drainage plans cover:

  • Roofwater systems
  • Stormwater drainage design
  • Onsite detention systems
  • Rainwater re-use systems
  • Grey water re-use systems
  • Flood and overland flow analysis
  • Water sensitive urban design
  • Stormwater hydraulic solutions
  • Pipeline extensions

Why Choose Engineering Sydney?

Engineering Sydney specialises in civil engineering all throughout Sydney. We deliver quality retaining wall design solutions and never over-price. We pride ourselves on developing innovative, efficient designs that focus on saving the client’s budget. Contact us now to discuss further information about civil engineering