Structural Engineering

Our team is committed to achieving quality of service providing current, practical and sound engineering advice to our clients. Contour offers a range of structural engineering services suitable to any sized project. We believe in becoming an integral part of the client’s project team regardless of the scale of the project. We take a consultative approach to all projects from schematic design development phase through to construction phase. It is a requirement that our team maintain an intimate familiarity with new developments in the water resources sector, both with local authority development conditions, as well as new and updated codes and guidelines. Whilst our specialists strive to achieve a professional personalized service, we recognize the importance of defining and incorporating economic, practical and sustainable outcomes.

  • Commercial, Retail, Industrial, High-Rise, Multi-Level and Residential Structural Engineering
  • Building Dilapidation Surveys
  • Building Services Authority Distressed Building Condition Reports
  • Body Corporate / Insurance Condition Reports
  • Concrete Formwork and Falsework Design and Certification Services
  • Concrete Footings and Slab Design
  • Roof Truss and Steel Frame Design
  • Tilt Panel Design
  • Retaining Wall Design

Contour undertakes pre-condition surveys for the Department of Transport & Main Roads on dwellings, commercial, and industry buildings, and roadside furniture, within the potential risk zone adjacent to road upgrade projects. As part of our services, Contour undertakes a detailed assessment to confirm if any pre-existing structural defects exists at these properties prior to work commencing. We capture detailed video and photographic survey, and prepare Condition Reports for each property.

Structural Engineering Examples:

The Sheds at Brendale

“The Sheds” is a contemporary foodie facility, which will ultimately provide an outlet to boutique retailers in one location in the heart of Brendale. Contour have great pride being apart of this innovative project, which will form a landmark development in this industrial area.

Contour’s RPEQ Engineers undertook the design and supervision of the concrete footings – the footings in a position which were constrained by old infrastructure and degraded pipework due to the demolition of the old industrial sheds – and the structural inspections of the portal frames, certifying the product at completion of works.

Finally, Contour obtained the legislative approvals from Unitywater through the Accreditation and Certification Scheme, which allowed Contour to dictate the timing associated with the water and sewer connections. 

Buderim Mens Shed

Contour assisted The Men’s Shed with a range of engineering services in creating their brand new facilities at Advance Road, Maroochydore. 

Our assistance included a feasibility analysis on the proposed site, preliminary concept layouts, plus detailed engineering design of the civil and structural infrastructure, followed by construction supervision. 

All of these services were provided free of charge or at a significantly discounted rate, in consideration of this worthwhile charity. The facility has since been widely praised.

Bundaroo Creek Bridge, Amamoor

Contour were engaged by the Department of National parks, Sports and Racing (Queensland Government) to undertake detailed structural and civil design relevant to the replacement of the vehicular bridge in the Conondale National Park. In addition to the provision of design services, Contour were also engaged to prepare a Construction Brief and provide Superintendent services.

During construction works, it was identified that the material that the bridge abutments were to be founded on, did not achieve minimum bearing capacity requirements. To resolve this issue, we developed an alternative solution for the abutment foundations to be piered. This solution was confirmed, design and certified by a Contour Structural RPEQ Engineer which allowed construction works to proceed with minimal delay.

Being in a National Park, the bridge had significant environmental constraints, such as the management of sensitive crayfish and fish species, and bank stability and Erosion and Sediment control issues.

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.

Sunshine Council News: Work completed on iconic amenities at Kenilworth


Commercial and Retail Building - Ruthven St, Toowoomba

Contour were engaged to prepare detailed Structural, Building Hydraulic, and Civil Engineering Design for a new commercial/retail complex for Bruntnell Developments. This complex encompassed numerous flood outlets, including two (2) drive-thru’s. In addition to our design services, Contour also undertook construction audit inspections and provided certification for the construction works.

Clippers Basketball Stadium

Contour was engaged by Sunshine Coast Council as the Principal Consultant on a $2M upgrade to the Clippers Basketball Stadium.  This project included the extension of the existing blockwork building via the use of tilt panels to increase the number of courts from 1 to 3.  

The project included new state of the art sprung timber flooring and ventilation systems, to enable National level fixtures to be facilitated at the complex.

Contour provided Structural, Civil and Building Hydraulic Services on the project, and engaged Building Design and Electrical/Mechanical consultants within our project team.  The new facility has received rave reviews from local basketball enthusiasts, whilst also increasing options for the Club to exploit the facility for other sporting activities and events.