Building Hydraulic Engineering

The Contour team has vast experience in the field of Building Hydraulic Engineering. Often projects required experience consideration to the volume of water passing through an area and the impact of this flow. Where applicable, our hydraulic engineers are involved from the design outset to ensure the transition to the design phases is with accuracy.

Our core disciplines include:

  • Building Hydraulic design services
  • Sanitary plumbing and drainage
  • Onsite sewage treatment and effluent disposal systems to remote areas
  • Trade waste connections and systems
  • Roof water drainage, reuse, and recycling, including tank systems
  • Water reticulation and fire services
  • Potable water supply systems in remote areas
  • Obtain local authority approvals

Sunset Strip, Marcoola

Contour recently completed our services on the new amenities block adjacent to the beach front at Marcoola. Although only a small facility, it was a large project given there was no sewer or water services in the general area. Therefore, in additoin to designing the new amenities, we were also required to design the extension of sewer and water mains within the road reserve in Sunset Strip, connecting to mains in the David Low Way road reserve.

Contour was the lead consultant on this project, which entailed liaisons and negotiations with Council (tree retention), Unitywater (sewer and water alignments), and Department of Transport and Main Roads (works within their road reserve).

The project was successfully completed in time for the Christmas Holiday period.

Kenilworth "Designer Dunny"

Contour provided Civil, Structural and Building Hydraulic design services on the new $600,000 Kenilworth “Designer Dunny”.  This project was facilitated by Sunshine Coast Council to enhance tourism within the Kenilworth region and attracted in excess of 180 applications from local artists to facilitate the preliminary architectural design.  Maleny based Architectural Illustrator Michael Lennie won the competition and assisted within the detailed design phase of the project. 

The new facility has attracted international attention since its opening in February 2020.  Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mr Mark Jamieson, noted what a great entrance statement this facility is to the town of Kenilworth, whilst opening the facility on 17 February.

In addition to the design process, Contour also provided construction phase services to Council on this project, which included on-site optioneering to ensure the design intent was maintained throughout construction.

La Precinct, Morayfield (369 Morayfield Rd)

Contour was engaged to provide Structural, Building Hydraulic, and Civil Engineering services over a three (3) year period on the mixed-use development. Throughout the course of the project, Contour was requested to provide Project Management assistance to the client. In addition to the design, Contour was also responsible for RPEQ certification of Civil, Structural, and Building Hydraulic components for Stages 1 and 2.

  • Stage 1 – Service Station and Fast Food
    • Material Change of Use
    • Detailed Civil Engineering Design, including roads, intersection, car parks, stormwater, sewer and water
  • Stage 2 – Shops, Outdoor Dining and Amenities
    • Material Change of Use
    • Detailed Civil Engineering Design, including roads, car parks, stormwater, sewer and water
    • Details Structural Design for the shops, outdoor dining areas, and amenities
    • Detailed Building Hydraulic Design for the shops, outdoor dining areas, and amenities
  • Stage 3 – Service Industry / Showroom
  • Stage 4 – Retail Showroom

Gayndah Hospital

Contour undertakes numerous projects in the Aged Care and Health Sector and has recently completed the Structural and Building Hydraulic design for a $5.4M refurbishment to the Gayndah Hospital. 

This project was extremely complex, given the existing structure is 80+ years old and Heritage Listed, and was required to remain operational during our initial inspections and assessment, as well as during construction. As such, Contour undertook an extensive review of the existing structure and hydraulics prior to the commencement of our design and worked with Building & Asset Services (BAS) to prepare suitable design documentation to enable a competitive tender process. 

During the construction phase, Contour worked closely with BAS and the Contractor to review latent issues/conditions and to provide design alternatives in-keeping with the project budget and heritage requirements.

Kilcoy Police Station

Contour was engaged to prepare detailed Structural, Building Hydraulic, and Civil Engineering designs for a new two-storey Police Station in Kilcoy. In addition to our design services, Contour also undertook construction and audit inspections and provided certification for the constructed works.

In addition to this, Contour are currently in the Preliminary Design Phase for a new Police Station in Coolum, where we are providing Structural, Building Hydraulic, Civil, and Traffic Engineering services.

Jockey & Stewards Building / Horse Swab Stall – Ooralea Racecourse, Mackay

Contour designed, documented and gained approval for all Building Hydraulic services for both buildings. 

Part of these services related to the implementation of an Integrated Water Cycle Management Plan that provided sustainable water strategies for the entire site, including a review of water usage for animal husbandry purposes and assessing what water could be treated and reused throughout the complex (i.e. horse wash down water). 

Contour undertook a site based water balance to determine existing water uses, proposed water uses, onsite treatment capabilities, onsite storage capabilities, and historical rainfall, in order to size and design suitable harvesting solutions for roof water reuse and an integrated horse cooling system, treatment room, and associated veterinary facilities.. This included a model and design for water quality and quantity attenuation measures and the facilitation and implementation of the Integrated Water Cycle Management Plan.