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Grafton Correctional Centre

The new 1700 bed Grafton Correctional Centre is being delivered as a PPP (Public – Private – Partnership) by The Northern Pathways consortium on behalf of the NSW Government. Woolacotts is supporting John Holland as the structural and civil engineering design partner for the new facility. Woolacotts has one of the most comprehensive and successful histories of…

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Port Macquarie’s heath hub planned for more growth

Woolacotts is again supporting economic growth in regional Australia, this time it’s the structural, civil and hydraulic design for a new 105 bed vertical village aged care facility in Port Macquarie NSW. “We love projects in regional parts of Australia”, said Kevin Christessen, Principal Engineers of Woolacotts. “I recall the work we did for Port Base Hospital…

Anthony Chen, Woolacotts Consulting Engineers

Still calling Brisbane home…

Senior Structural Engineer Anthony Chen has arrived back home in Brisbane after delivering regional and remote projects throughout Western Australia. “I loved that my time in Western Australia was more than mining related” say Anthony Chen. “The Fiona Stanley Hospital and Karratha Airport are great examples of the community infrastructure projects that happened from the…

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Our award winning partners…

Our sincere congratulations to our friends at WMK Architecture. When Scott Clemmett started collaborating with WMK Architecture as the structural engineer for the award winning Northern Beaches Christian School he knew there was something different about the project and the delivery team. “The canopy structure over the whole learning area is both striking and an…

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Engineered options for gas, water, sewerage and fire hydrants systems

John Morony Correctional Complex is an Australian maximum and minimum security prison complex for males and females. The complex comprises three separate correctional facilities: John Morony Correctional Centre (a medium security correctional centre for men); Outer Metropolitan Multi Purpose Correctional Centre (a minimum security correctional centre for men); and Dillwynia Correctional Centre (a medium security…

UDIA award winning Casba

Best of the best: Casba

UDIA award for the best-of-the-best urban development in NSW/ACT Congratulations to Cornerstone and the project team of Casba who were awarded the “best-of-the-best urban development in NSW/ACT in 2015” by the UDIA. Woolacotts provided structural, civil and hydraulic engineering services, and completed a flood study – a prerequisite for approval. UDIA President, Martin Wells said…

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Prisons passing capacity

Woolacotts Consulting Engineers has seen a sharp spike in enquiries to provide engineering design services from builders, architects, private prison operators, and state governments for prison projects. Business Development Director Jeremy Bierer believes that our growing population, truth in sentencing laws and stalled capital investment to build new beds has resulted in “a pent up…

Woolacotts' entry into the Freefall Experience, Kinetic Canopy Lookout

Freefall Experience: Woolacotts awarded highly commended

  Woolacotts has been awarded highly commended at the ‘Freefall Experience Design Ideas Competition’. Run by Engineers Australia, the competition was launched in 2013 during Canberra’s centenary celebrations. It invited Australian engineers and other creative professionals to design a showcase installation in the Freefall forest at the National Arboretum to be enjoyed by visitors for decades to…

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Moving towards a BIM future

Far more than 3D modelling, BIM offers a range of measurable benefits for architects, builders, engineers and building owners. Building information modelling (BIM) covers geometry, spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, quantities and properties of building components, project management and post-construction facilities management. “It’s is far more than 3D CAD modelling – it’s a rich,…

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Urban Islands

  Woolacotts Consulting Engineers is proud to support young architecture talent at this year’s Urban Islands event.   Urban Islands is an independent cross-university masters architecture studio which takes place on Cockatoo Island – a UNESCO World Heritage site and former convict penal establishment. The program, held during July, is a series of intensive studios, workshops…