We have completed the structural design and certification of dozens of buildings all over South Australia.
We have also been used as a secondary certifier for many South Australian engineering companies, as local regulations often require an independent secondary certifier for larger buildings.
Our expertise in steel shed design and construction and quick turn-around times often sees us being used as secondary certifiers for small to medium steel framed buildings across South Australia.
Engineering Services in Adelaide
The process for working in South Australia is very similar to how we conduct our work in other states. An email can be sent to us (or simply use the contact form on our website or give us a call) with any drawings or sketches you have of the structure you need design work completed for.
We’ll then assess your needs, ask any questions that need asking, and send you a quote for our services. Upon acceptance of the quote, we’ll get started with your work and send you sample drawings when they’re ready.
South Australian Development Regulations require an independent technical expert to sign off on all larger structural designs. The independent expert must be appropriately qualified. This often requires them to be registered on the National Professional Engineers Registration board. All of our structural engineers are fully Chartered and also registered on the board.
The certificate must be current and reference the appropriate legislation. The relevant Australian Standards and Building Code of Australia (NCC) is often also referenced. The independent technical expert must also not be involved in the preparation of the original drawings or project.
For matters of energy efficiency, an independent report is also often required. Engineering Online Australia can provide this service if needed.
The certificate must certify that the structural design is valid for the conditions around Adelaide and South Australia, and that it will satisfy the performance requirements of the National Construction Code.
With smaller projects, such as small sheds, carports, garages, retaining walls, and house extensions, a secondary certifier is not always required. Engineering Online Australia can provide engineering details for all of these and more. If your local Council or Building Surveyor requires a secondary certification, Engineering Online has a list of secondary certifiers that we work with regularly and who can fulfil this need.
Structural Engineering Design Considerations in the Adelaide Area
The local design conditions of South Australia will of course be taken into account. Adelaide and South Australia are in Wind Region A, which means that maximum wind speeds are generally much lower than those experienced in the northern parts of the country, as South Australia isn’t prone to cyclonic wind events. However, bush fires are common, and often a bush fire assessment needs to be carried out as a stage in the planning process. The bushfire code should also be followed.
Engineering Online Australia can provide engineering design drawings to the Adelaide region as easily as anywhere else. Please enquire using our contact form or let us know if you have any questions regarding design and certification for your project.
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We had offered this work to several local companies prior, who over-complicated the matter and often did not even respond. Now the job is done and completed well.
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Belgrave South, Victoria
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Engineering Online Australia Pty Ltd provides engineering services throughout Australia.
We are registered in Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria, ACT, and Tasmania. ABN: 71 165 321 004.
Geraldton Office: 75b Forrest St, Geraldton WA, 6530. Postal: PO Box 118 Geraldton, WA, 6531.
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