Organisation Primary Business Activity Professional Building and Environmental Consultancies
Services offered by organisation Façade Design, C&S Engineering
At BG&E, we acknowledge that buildings have a significant environmental impact.
As Engineers, we have significant responsibilities and opportunities to minimise inefficiencies and deliver more environmentally-friendly outcomes.
There are many areas in which we, as structural, façade and civil engineers, have maximised material efficiency
within buildings and optimised the energy efficiency during operation. These include:
Materials used in construction – thermal properties and embodied energy.
— Recycling of existing materials – concrete, steel, timber, soil.
— Replacement of raw materials with recycled content – post-consumer scrap in steel, cement replacement industrial waste products in concrete.
— Sourcing materials from environmentally sustainable supply chains – timber sourced from environmentally responsible forest management practices (Forest Stewardship Council Certified
— Alignment of buildings to optimise natural ventilation from prevailing winds and night time temperature changes.
— Optimisation of glazing performance.
— Design for solar efficiency.
— Provision of shade using landscaping.
— Waste minimisation during construction.
— Design for a long building life – durability and future adaptability.
— Re-use of existing buildings or parts of buildings.
— Design for disassembly.
— Dematerialisation of the structure through design.
— Re-use of land.
— Reclamation of contaminated land.
— Utilisation of water-sensitive urban design.
We have been involved in a range of projects which have addressed requirements of energy-efficient design. Many of these have been commercial and residential buildings, where we have endeavoured to create an environment that minimises the demand for external energy input to control the climatic amenity of the building.
In addition to an in-depth knowledge of how design contributes to buildings we have extensive experience in the integration of Sustainability principles and implementation of tools in Infrastructure Projects. Recent examples include the NorthLink WA project, the Tonkin Grade Separations component of this project (the southern section) was recently awarded a leading rating and has achieved the highest score to date of any road project within Australia.