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About Us

When you come to Meinhardt you get new ideas that work. It is what we call ‘Practical Imagination’. Meinhardt is a multi-disciplinary engineering and professional technical services consulting firm. Formed in Australia in 1955, our Australian business operates throughout the country and internationally with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth. We are part of the Meinhardt Group of more than 30 offices in 5 continents across the globe. We place great emphasis on collaboration and share and transfer knowledge, expertise and resources between offices. We offer a scope of operations that encompasses every phase of a project’s cycle, that includes: §§ Planning §§ Civil Engineering §§ Environmental Services §§ Structural Engineering §§ Building Services/Facades

Practical Imagination Practical Imagination is our brand promise to you. It’s not just about what we do. But the way in which we do it. Our clients tell us that they appreciate dealing with our personable, approachable staff who provide them with clever, practical ideas and solutions which save time, money and provide better project outcomes. So that’s what you get when you come to Meinhardt.

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Meinhardt is a pivotal member of the delivery team for the Brewery Yard precinct at Central Park and has responded with imagination and sensitivity to the challenges presented by the adaptive re-use of this major heritage item.” Frasers Property Australia

As the project has come to its completion, we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the efforts and hard works you have contributed over the past months to make the project a real success.” William To, Senior Project Manager, Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd.

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Key Contacts

Denis Young State Leader – Property & Buildings (NSW) denis.young@meinhardtgroup.com p: +61 2 9699 3088

Mathew Burke Discipline Leader – Building Services (NSW) mathew.burke@meinhardtgroup.com p: +61 2 8252 0403

Santo Ragusa Discipline Leader – Environmental Services (Aus) santo.ragusa@meinhardtgroup.com p: +61 8252 0442

Denis’ expertise is in the field of structural engineering design of buildings covering commercial, residential, industrial, hotels and clubs, hospitals and education facilities.

Mathew has 20 years’ experience in the delivery of building services. With experience gained internationally he provides direction, strategic thinking and though leadership in system concept design, detailed design documentation, project delivery and construction administration.

Santo is an environmental scientist with over 20 years experience working within the water, mining, industrial and rural sectors. Santo has specialist technical expertise in remediation of contaminated land and groundwater using biological and chemical techniques. He has developed innovative methods to conserve/reuse water, rehabilitate mine sites and remediate contaminated soil, water and groundwater. He has led multi-disciplinary projects, requiring interaction with a variety of scientists, farmers, government organizations (state and federal), multinational mining companies and environmental groups. This has meant liaising with scientists from government departments ANSTO, ERISS, University of S.A., Adelaide University, Flinders University, private organisations (water supply and mining companies) and colleagues in CSIRO.

He leads the team in NSW out of our Sydney office.

His project experience extends from luxury residences, executive commercial fit-outs, high-rise residential, healthcare and retail developments to large power, water and infrastructure projects. Mathew has a strong commitment to incorporating environmentally sustainable water, energy and operational initiatives into his designs. Mathew is also a qualified licensed plumber with the Department of Fair Trading and brings a strong, practical buildable element to all of his projects.

In consulting, Santo has gained experience in the development and implementation of remediation action plans (RAPs), environmental assessment/ impact studies and environmental management at local, national and international level. Santo has been able to utilise innovative techniques to provide cost effective solutions to clients.

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Diana Brajuha Senior Associate – Planning (NSW) diana.brajuha@meinhardtgroup.com P: +61 8252 0416

Michael Cudmore Associate Director – Urban Development (NSW) michael.cudmore@meinhardtgroup.com p: +61 8252 0427

Diana has over 17 years of experience and holds a Bachelor of Town Planning (Hons) degree from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Property Development from the University of Technology Sydney. Having previously been the in-house Planning Manager for major Property Development Companies, most notably at Australand, coupled with her qualifications in Property Development, Diana has a commercial focus on all projects and is pragmatic in her approach. She has also gained several years experience at the City of Sydney Council and has been involved in landmark developments within the Central Business District.

Michael has wide ranging experience in many aspects of civil engineering, including roads, drainage, sewer, water, sewage treatment plants, residential developments, airstrips, hydrology, project management and contract administration. Michael also has experience in business administration and financial control of a medium sized business

Diana’s rare skill set combining local government experience with property development insight have resulted in her strong ability to negotiate and facilitate planning approvals within deadlines and resolve complex development issues. Diana is also an active member of the Planning Institute of Australia and is a previous recipient of the Young Planner of the Year Award.

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Heritage Listed

Maximised Internal Spaces

Irving Street Brewery

Sydney, New South Wales Conversion of heritage listed building into a boutique hotel. A key feature and innovation in this stage is the regeneration of the existing 62m heritage listed chimney flue exhaust that has been creatively adapted to become not only a feature of the project but will also be utilised as the exhaust flue for the newly introduced tri-generation plant. The important historic status of the existing heritage listed brick walls and limitations of the existing structure meant some significant structural engineering design challenges.

Shell Chairman’s Award for Excellence

8% cost savings

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Shell Retail Fuel Australia-wide

We are responsible for the management of Shell’s Retail Capital Works Programme and Non-Routine Maintenance Programme for their entire Australian network of over 650 sites. We project manage the development application process for service stations across Australia relating to refurbishment, tank replacement, signage, drainage, LNG tank installation and Adblue tank installation. We have facilitated development applications for over 100 service station sites including sites at Cremorne, Lane Cove, Kariong, Mt Annan, Fairfield, North Ryde, Albion Park, Bathurst and Lismore.

We undertook extensive computer modelling of all loading situations in order to design an efficient clear span portal frame solution and limit overall deflections to reduce the risk of cracking. The structure has been designed to complement the heritage steel hoppers and concrete grain silos, eliminating the need for excess new elements, which may compromise the aesthetic value of this significant heritage building. The new structure now re-activates the Brewery Buildings for the new uses, maximising internal spaces while drawing attention to the existing heritage items. Client: Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia Architect: Tzannes Associates Services Provided: Structural & Civil Engineering

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3 years exceeding targets

Client: Shell Completion Date: Ongoing Services Provided: Planning & Project Management


Timely Assessment

Assessment of Development Applications for NSW Councils Parramatta, New South Wales

We are a member of consultant panels for several local Councils in both metropolitan and regional areas. Our most recent involvement is for Parramatta City Council assessing major development applications. A key project involves the assessment of a 30 storey mixed-use development including six levels of Council carpark on Council land. The proposal was informed by a competitive design competition and will ultimately be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel – Sydney West.

Rezoned to Add Value

Wider Local Benefits

90 Thirlmere Way Rezoning & Subdivision Development Tahmoor, New South Wales Our role was to prepare a Planning Proposal report to accompany an application for the rezoning of land and associated amendment to the minimum lot size development standard contained within Wollondilly Local Environmental Plan 2011 in order to facilitate subdivision into 26 residential allotments. The success of this project led to the preparation of a Development Application for the subdivision of these allotments on the site. Following completion, the project will provide the community with additional residential housing opportunities in the area. The proposal will also compliment and reinforce the role of Tahmoor as a Town Centre and provide sustainable growth to both the local area and the greater Wollondilly region. The success of this project has provided added value to the client.

Client: Parramatta City Council

Client: EG Property Group

Services Provided: Planning

Services Provided: Planning & Environmental Services

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Fast Track Project

International Collaboration

24/7 Reliabilty

“More Than A Box”

Shangri-La Hotel

Pacific Point

Tastefully redesigned and meticulously appointed with the latest in conferencing technology, the newly renovated Grand Ballroom at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney comfortably accommodates up to 850 guests.

Pacific Point Construction is a 12-storey apartment building with 3 retail units and 4-storeys of underground car parking.

Sydney, New South Wales

The international nature of the team added complexity to the challenge and required meetings either in Hong Kong or in Sydney or via video-conferencing / tele-conferencing. Collaboration was integral to meeting the fast-track nature of the programme. Every milestone and deadline was strictly adhered to in order to deliver the final facility and meet reservations made by guests months in advance. The building services have been upgraded to match all latest occupancy and code requirements. The finished product is a state of the art modern and impressive ball room and adjoining prefunction facilities perfectly blended into the current interior décor. The Grand Ballroom’s design is influenced by the structural elements of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, combining modern Australian aesthetics with subtle indigenous motifs. The ceiling comes to life with four crystal chandeliers bordered with 2,148 ornate crystal rods and multicolour skylights that are customisable for any event.

Sydney, New South Wales

The designs for the mechanical ventilation of the 4-storey car park, to discharge exhaust air, proposed ducts at ground level, in the courtyard area in front of apartment balconies. This would have been extremely unpleasant for residents. In the first workshop we highlighted this as an imperative issue to be looked at first. Optimised car park mechanical designs would expel the exhaust air at roof level and ideally at the highest point of the building. However, ducts for a 4-storey car park require significant space and because a number of apartments had already been sold there was no possibility of changing the floor plans without compromising sales contract agreements. Through a series of workshops with the contractor, developer and architect, we created a mechanical solution designed fully in REVIT, which overcame the spatial restrictions, worked within the existing designs, and delivered a fully compliant outcome without adding significant cost or compromising schedules.

Client: Shangri-La Hotel

Client: Denham Construction

Architects: AB Concept with Guida Moseley Brown

Architects: Woodhead

Services Provided: Mechanical (HVAC), Electrical, Hydraulic, Security, Communications and Fire Engineering.

Services Provided: Structural Engineering

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Total Upgrade

Mixed-Use Development

Pacific Bondi Sydney, New South Wales

Occupying almost an entire block, Pacific Bondi incorporates residential, boutique hotel and retail spaces as well as underground parking in a world class development. Formerly the historic Swiss Grand Hotel, the revisitalised Pacific Bondi will offer 95 premium apartments including 19 stunning 2 level ‘lighthouse penthouses’, 69 boutique hotel apartments as well as a fashion and dining precinct combining restaurants, cafes and wine bars and 294 car spaces over 2 basement levels. Structural challenges included addition of a new floor, strengthening of existing support structures; significant alterations to the existing slabs, walls and columns; major extensions to the front of the building whilst maintaining slender profiles; installation of new lifts and stairs through existing structure; unique penthouse roof shapes and total upgrade of façade features.

Collaborative Problem Solving

Detailed Documentation

Waterbrook Retirement Village Sydney, New South Wales

Exclusive Retirement Village 5km from Sydney city centre set on 1.3 hectares of landscaped gardens. The development is a mixture of 79 spacious two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses and includes a car park, restaurants, recreation facilities and medical facilities. Meinhardt provided structural engineering services with Marchese to produce D&C tender documents. Meinhardt were then novated to the builder and completed the Detail Design and Construction Phase services. The major challenge on the site was to accommodate the development on a sloping site. The buildings were all on different levels with linked underground carparks. Meinhardt needed to establish a construction technique that allowed for temporary stability of the site and permanent retaining structure.

Client: Pacific Bondi Pty Ltd

Client: Parkview Constructions

Architects: PTW

Architects: Marchese + Partners

Services Provided: Structural & Civil Engineering

Services Provided: Structural Engineering

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Challenging Site

High Performance Score

Darwin’s Tallest

NABERS 5 Star

Canley Vale Charles Darwin Commuter Carpark Centre Sydney, New South Wales

Darwin, Northern Territory

Station car park with 134 car spaces. It is mixed use with the lower floor containing council car parking and the upper floor containing commuter car parking.

This 20-storey building will provide Premium Grade office accommodation to blue chip clients including ½ of all NT Government’s departments together with retail and above-ground and below-ground car parks.

The design was deceptively complex as there a number of site constraints and design parameters. These included but not limited to the following: §§ Provision for additional 2 floors of parking (4 in total) §§ Incorporate Future Link Road extension through site (future Council development) §§ Achieve a compliant DDA path from carpark to station (approx. 200m) §§ Maintain access and functionality of adjacent hotel §§ Ensure sensitive carpark elements such as the lift floor and DDA car parking remain above 1:100 year flood plain. A verbal discussion with the Project Manager revealed that the performance score given to Meinhardt was one of the highest scores he had ever given a consultant.

It will be the tallest building in Darwin, and a green building with official NABERS 5 Star commitment. From a structural perspective, the major challenge is to enable the iris-shaped building to withstand hurricane force winds. Computational fluid dynamic modelling simulations were carried out to assess the forces from all directions. The presence of necessary penetrations at the building core has also proved to be a challenge as this structure will bear the full weight of the building. The services design has had to be specific to meet the NABERS 5 Star requirement, taking into account the lack of green power purchase opportunity in Darwin, and to have all services fitted with the constraints of the core areas.

Client: Transport for NSW (TfNSW)

Client: Paspaley Pearls

Architects: Curtin Bathgate & Somers

Architects: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (USA), Suters (Australia)

Services Provided: Structural, Civil, Electrical, Telecommunications, Security, Hydraulic, Mechanical, and Fire Protection engineering; ESD

Services Provided: Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic and Fire Engineering; Façade & BMU Services

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High Efficiency Features

Extends Life By 30 Years

Ongoing Work

Flexible Modern Upgrade

Hewlett Packard Data Centre

Southgate Shopping Centre

The $200m datacentre is built on 13.4ha of land out in Western Sydney. It has been designed from the ground up, in the form of three separate shells that are able to operate independently of each other.

Food Court Tenancy Upgrade: Modernised open layout and facilities for food shops and customer seating, new high partition walls requiring structural restraint.

Sydney, New South Wales

The target was to deliver a fully co-ordinated BIM model within a strict timeframe to eliminate as far as possible potential site issues prior to construction. We led the coordination of the structural model with the other consultant models and passed it on to the cost planners, steel fabricators and precast concrete contractors for direct use to schedule all costings, to schedule the necessary precast elements, using the structural model as an error check for shop drawings, and build a consecutive TEKLA model to match shop drawings, which could then also be fed directly into the steel cutting machines for fabrication. This increased the efficiency for deliverables along the design and construction chain and was completed in 3 months.

Sylvannia, New South Wales

KMart Auto Refurbishment: Openings cut through existing precast wall panels requiring support to allow for larger glass doors and windows for more attractive customer entry area, new awning, new entry ramp for disabled, internal workshop space upgraded and revitalised. Retail Padsite Addition: Significant single storey stand-alone addition adjacent to northern side of the original shopping centre building, built on sloping site where the most cost efficient structural system was a suspended slab and band beam design with partial use of form fill. Large roof spans were designed to minimise columns and provide maximum flexibility in the retail space to suit potentially different types of tenants. Major Façade and Entry Upgrade: Whole of the building freshened up and given an integrated appearance by cladding with attractive new materials and the addition of screen walls.

Client: Laing O’Rourke

Client: ISPT

Services Provided: Structural Engineering

Architect: Krikis Tayler Services Provided: Structural & Façade Engineering

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Maximised Efficiency

Minimised Disturbance

Engineering Excellence Award

President’s Award

Mayflower Village Notre Dame Redevelopment University Campus Westmead, New South Wales

Darlinghurst. New South Wales

Conversion of heritage listed building into a boutique hotel. A key feature and innovation in this stage is the regeneration of the existing 62m heritage listed chimney flue exhaust that has been creatively adapted to become not only a feature of the project but will also be utilised as the exhaust flue for the newly introduced tri-generation plant.

Meinhardt undertook the structural engineering to cut, lift and move a 92 tonne mosaic wall as part of the redevelopment.

The important historic status of the existing heritage listed brick walls and limitations of the existing structure meant some significant structural engineering design challenges. We undertook extensive computer modelling of all loading situations in order to design an efficient clear span portal frame solution and limit overall deflections to reduce the risk of cracking. The structure has been designed to complement the heritage steel hoppers and concrete grain silos, eliminating the need for excess new elements, which may compromise the aesthetic value of this significant heritage building. The new structure now re-activates the Brewery Buildings for the new uses, maximising internal spaces while drawing attention to the existing heritage items.

Involving months of careful preparation and collaboration between ourselves and construction managers Equiset, this unique project posed a number of problems, not least of which was the sheer scale of the lift, but also keeping this fragile significant icon comprising some 750,000 tiles intact. In addition to the primary lifting steelwork and to avoid twisting or cracking of the arched wall, we devised a secondary steelwork bracing frame on the inside grouted tight to the walls and the floor slab. The internal and external steelwork was bolted together through the concrete wall creating the lifting framework. We were awarded the Institute of Engineers (Sydney Division) Engineering Excellence Award for this project in the category of Heritage and Environment. The project also was awarded the “President’s Award” for the best project across all categories.

Client: UnitingCare Ageing

Client: Shell

Architect: Marchese & Partners

Completion Date: Ongoing

Services Provided: Structural & Civil Engineering

Services Provided: Planning & Project Management

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High Efficiency Features

Extends Life By 30 Years

Queen Square Law Courts Sydney, New South Wales

The Queens Square Law Courts refurbishment project has involved the improvement of the building’s services, as well as the quality, amenity and efficiency of the internal spaces in the 27-storey tower. The objective has been to provide a solid foundation on which a proper maintenance program can be implemented to effectively prolong the building’s life span for the next 30 years. The result showcases a suite of high-efficiency building features, all presented within a design framework of institutional dignity and legal authority. They take into consideration capital, energy, operational and maintenance costs, equipment life expectancy and reliability and ease of operation and maintenance.

Client: Parramatta City Council Construction Cost: $145 million Completion Date: Ongoing Services Provided: Planning

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