From Old to Young, Young Tafe NSW completes revitalisation

Our engineering team has been working on the redevelopment at Young Tafe. The project has recently undergone its final inspections before opening to students, staff and the general public.

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Young Tafe was revitalized to provide improved educational space for students, staff and the community. BSE provided professional mechanical and electrical engineering consulting services for project. Our specific engineering services offering included revising the lighting, power reticulation, communication systems, emergency systems and infrastructure. The new spaces cater for students across many industries including children services, aged care/nursing, hair & beauty, business studies and electrotechnology.

BSE is proud to have collaborated with a great team for an exciting project for the Young community. We hope that this will be a great place for present and future skills development.

So Long 2017

What a year!!!

As we reach the summit of 2017, the end of year period is a fantastic and exciting mix of end of year parties, deliverables, catch-ups and future planning. Through all of this, it’s also great reflect on the mammoth year that has been 2017!

Our consulting teams across Australia have delivered innovative designs for many outstanding projects, and are now looking forward to a well-deserved break! In the new year, BSE’s teams will focus on living the values of our business which continue to bring clients back to us for their next project.

BSE’s way of working, True Partnership, has been the bedrock of our success this year!

Having opened our latest office in December of this year, BSE Canberra is headed up by Brendon Newham who has joined us from another established ACT consultancy. Brendon’s and BSE’s way of working is built on strong relationships and expanding partnerships with clients and associates, all delivered through a unique way of working!

Our Brisbane team has continued their impressive growth, with Cameron Webb leading the charge. This year, the office celebrated its fourth year of operations and moved to a new CBD office location. Now with 22 team members offering the specialist meets generalist approach to the Queensland and Northern NSW market 2018 promises to be another great year ahead.

BSE’s Melbourne team continued to expand, led by Frank Cattafi. We relocated to new offices in Melbourne’s Docklands and continued to add value to partners projects through design-led engineering. We have nurtured many strong relationships across our Interiors and Buildings teams with numerous new opportunities primed for 2018!

Our flagship office in Sydney, focused on bottom line sustainability for projects delivered across both of our Interiors and Buildings teams. Being able to provide tangible and sustainable outcomes across all our project sectors has been the stand out success. Having a healthy and diverse portfolio of projects in all stages of delivery really gives our team of more than 30 engineers an opportunity to make a difference.

Andrew Fraser recently celebrated 23 years with BSE and in 2017, opted to lead the Sydney office as well as the overall organisation. With Andrew’s business acumen and engineering talent, BSE will transition into 2018 focusing on the development of our client relationships, development of our staff and delivering outstanding outcomes on projects.

Throughout 2017, BSE has continued to develop an experienced and talented team of engineers, designers and modellers, who have all fostered a great spirit which makes our offices such a special place to work and socialise. We look forward to continued success and growth in 2018!

So Long 2017 _ Sydney

Deniliquin Police Station Opens Doors

After 18 months of construction, BSE’s redevelopment of Deniliquin Police Station is now complete. This modern police station accommodates a total of 75 staff and contains 24 covered parking spaces. Located on the corner of Hardinage and Charlotte Street, it is situated in a major focal point in town. This project was worth approximately $18 million with a development area of 6985sqm.

Photo Credit: Deniliquin Police Station LAC Facebook Page

Photo Credit: Deniliquin Police Station LAC Facebook Page

BSE’s Building and Infrastructure team completed the design of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and fire services and provided advice during construction.  

Photo Credit: Deniliquin Pastoral Times 

Photo Credit: Deniliquin Pastoral Times 

BSE is pleased that the newly built Deniliquin Police Station will provide Deniliquin and surrounding areas with public safety for all of the community.

Introducing Our New ACT Office

BSE is pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Canberra, ACT. In line with our national growth strategy, BSE Canberra represents a significant milestone in our expanded offering to clients and business partners.

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BSE’s Canberra Team will be led by ACT Regional Manager, Brendon Newham. With more than 18 years’ experience in Canberra providing building services engineering consulting, Brendon comes to BSE with exceptional knowledge and understanding of new build and fit out projects throughout the region. Our new Canberra team has an excellent understanding of the ACT market through the delivery of many projects in commercial, government, residential and retail sectors.  BSE aims to contribute to the delivery of ACT new buildings and interiors projects while developing strong and ongoing partnerships with existing and new clients.

With a great local team and the support of the BSE business, we are looking forward to the growth of our new office!

Brendon Newham, BSE ACT Regional Manager commented, “I am delighted to join such a professional team and look forward to expanding BSE’s successes and engineering skills throughout the Canberra region”

Andrew Fraser, BSE CEO commented “We have been looking at expanding into ACT for some time as we have a number of key national clients who operate in that region. For me, our decision really had to be about finding the right person with the appropriate skillset and personality to develop the business and gel into the BSE team. I am pleased that Brendon has decided to join our team and we now look forward to a bright future for BSE in the ACT market”

BSE ACT Office is located at Level 3, 33-35 Ainslie Place, Canberra, 02 9922 5200.

BSE’s project, Skye by Crown is awarded 2017 Construction Award

BSE is thrilled to announce that the Skye development in North Sydney has won the 2017 Master Builders Association (MBA) NSW Excellence in Construction Award.

Photo Credit: Skye by Crown Group

Photo Credit: Skye by Crown Group

This large residential mixed-use urban development by Crown Group, overlooks North Sydney with a 21-level building encompassing 242 apartments, retail stores, a top floor gym and a unique 25 metre infinity pool. This project was a collaboration with Crown Group and Koichi Takada Architects.

BSE’s engineering involvement on the project included mechanical, electrical and fire engineering services. BSE congratulates Crown Group, Koichi Takada and all other team partners involved on the project.  This award demonstrates BSE’s strive for engineering technical excellence!

Photo Credit: Koichi Takada Architects and Skye by Crown Group

Latest Research Shows Engineers are most highly trusted business professionals

The Engineering Cloud With A Silver Lining

Latest research conducted by Roy Morgan highlights the importance of engineers to the business community and society in general, as well as the integrity and insights they bring to the property and construction industries.

Engineers standing has increased to a new record high for their ‘ethics and honesty’ – up 2% to 80% in 2017 which puts them fifth overall and ahead of other professions in business-related fields.

Engineers rank above high court judges, police officers and accountants!

However, this awesome statistic sits in stark contrast with the reality that Australia is being warned it's headed for an engineering crisis. The number of school students wanting to study maths, science and engineering is dwindling and that could result in a shortage of students qualified to study engineering at university and continue the technology evolution.

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In today’s society, most of what we use on a daily basis embodies engineering principles. Engineers continually work out how to improve society by creating bold new solutions that connect science to life. Australia’s ambition is to become an innovative, technically progressive and globally competitive nation and this success for Australia depends on its future engineering profession.

We must find ways to ensure that we meet the demands of the future by attracting and nurturing the very best talent into the engineering sector today. Therefore, this research is a welcome ‘shot in the arm’ for the engineering fraternity and such findings can only help in redressing the drain of potential engineering talent away to other professions. Our ethics and honesty can make a difference!

At BSE, we strive to provide our engineering teams with a pipeline of engineering challenges to be solved across many areas of the property industry. Our business is run on a promise of Innovation, Collaboration and True Partnership. Our engineers match their educational talents with an unparalleled customer service. This approach is partnered with our strong commitment to quality design and engineering buildable, workable and sustainable solutions.

We look forward to welcoming the next generation of engineering innovators to BSE.

PS. We still need accountants……..at least once a year!!

Full Story by Roy Morgan, 2017: http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/7244-roy-morgan-image-of-professions-may-2017-201706051543

BSE’s redevelopment project at Pig N Whistle wins award

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BSE is pleased to be associated with the award winning Pig N Whistle redevelopment at Redbank Plains. The project was recently awarded the 2017 Queensland Hotels Association "Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises over $2M" award.

The annual QHA Awards for Excellence was hosted on October 4th 2017 and provides a forum for the public recognition of excellence in individual and group achievement by Queensland hotels.

BSE is proud to have contributed to the excellent outcome alongside our project partners Mantle Group and Ridgemill Project Managers.

Photo Credit: Pig N Whistle website

BSE Guests treated to Whiskey & Cheese

BSE welcomed clients and business partners to celebrate another successful year for BSE. Guests were entertained in the delightful Meat and Cheese room in the Opera Bar, Sydney, where they were encouraged to be bold and enhance their understanding of a great whiskey, and an accompanying cheese. Under the insightful instructions of the Opera Bar team, guests were treated to carefully selected Scotch whiskeys, served with amazing Australian and imported cheeses.

Thank you to those clients and business partners who came along for the experience!

BSE hosts events to offer unique and engaging opportunities for our guests, clients and business partners.

BSE Supporting a Major Student Accommodation Provider

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Urbanest is one of Australia’s largest providers of student accommodation with major sites in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. In identifying a need to enhance its offering with similarly enhanced engineered solutions, Urbanest has recently appointed BSE as their building services engineering consultant for a range of projects.

BSE’s role includes a review and development of the standard design requirements for Urbanest projects, and a range of services during and post construction on multiple new and existing developments. Sites where BSE have been involved so far include Quay Street, Sydney (8 storeys), Glebe, Sydney, (4 storeys), City Road, Darlington, (13 storey), Darling Square 1 & 2, (20 storey & 22 storeys) and North Terrace, Adelaide (21 storey).

BSE’s Head of Buildings Stuart Johnson commented “It has been a phenomenal experience working with the Urbanest development and operations teams. We are pleased to be involved in numerous interesting and challenging projects in varying regions across Australia. We look forward to developing a close partnership with Urbanest and assisting in developing an outstanding student accommodation offering”

GoodStart Early Learning, 133 Adelaide Street QLD

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BSE partnered with Gray Puksand and TSA management to deliver Goodstart Early Learning’s latest centre in Adelaide Street, Brisbane. Located in the iconic ‘Broadway on Adelaide’ heritage-listed building, this centre has been designed over two levels accommodate a state-of-the-art Long Day Care and Kindergarten overlooking the Queen Street Mall. The naturally-inspired design boasts separate, age-based learning and play spaces for 207 children from six weeks to five-years.

The 1,000sqm indoor play area with ‘outdoor’ influence gives users a safe and welcoming environment with multiple activity areas, that were all designed in collaboration with Goodstart’s experts.

BSE delivered this project with TSA Management as project managers, Gray Puksand as architect, Greenedge as landscape architect, i-Fire as fire engineer and BG Group delivering structural engineer services. BSE provided electrical, mechanical, fire and hydraulic services for the design, engineering and documentation of this project, and provided construction assistance.

The facility includes a number of enhancing building services design elements such as raised floors for amenities drainage, Dynalite lighting control system and mixed mode ventilation for the indoor/outdoor children’s area including large Big Ass fans and operable atrium louvres

BSE continues this strong relationship, our Sydney team having commenced design on Goodstart Early Learning, Glebe.

Photograph Credit – Greg Thomas & Goodstart   

Age is what you feel…Domain group new offices in Pyrmont

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After successfully completing the level 5, 100 Harris Street fitout with Shape and Siren Design for Domain.com, BSE’s team were excited to deliver the ground floor and level 1 refurbishment as well!

This 1890’s building, Wool Store, has been revived through refurbishment, now with new significance and bursting with life. All involved with this refurbishment where focused on adaptive reuse and delivering a sustainable design.

Siren Design’s vision delivered a fresh and functional, professional fitout space with offices and team spaces, all delivered by Shape with high quality finishes and with respect to the heritage of the building. The flexibility provided by the combined 8,600 square meter space gives Domain.com’s team outstanding workplaces.

BSE delivered full services, electrical, mechanical, fire, hydraulic, and communication services, for the design, documentation and during construction of Domain.com’s space. Our services design was coordinated with the weighty architectural intent and disappeared into the open ceiling.  

Our architectural lighting design partner, Julie Van Der Ley, worked with Siren Design to create lighting solutions that showcases the heritage aspect of the building, reinventing the old Wool Store space into modern contemporary offices. 

Tabcorp Fitout, 680 George Street

Tabcorp is a leading Australian gambling entertainment company and one of the world’s largest publicly listed gaming companies.

BSE partnered with JLL and PTID to provide consulting engineering services for a commercial fitout of level 32 of 680 George Street. Our scope delivered a functional, fun and engaging space for Tabcorp teams, including breakout areas, meeting rooms and areas for groups to meet.

Specifically, BSE delivered mechanical, electrical, security, fire, hydraulic and communication design and engineering through all stages of the project.

Wilson HTM

The fitout for Wilson HTM on level 32 of GMT, was completed by Deloitte Real Estate. BSE contributed to the success of this Interior Design Excellence Awards 2017 shortlisted project, for electrical, mechanical, fire and hydraulic services for design, tender and throughout construction.

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Working in conjunction with Deloitte Real Estate, the BSE team utilised its solid understanding of base building management and engineering requirements, specifically in relation to the building's unique certification processes, mainly in relation to mechanical design and heat loads for an outstanding outcome.

BSE has had an enduring relationship with the Governor Macquarie Tower (GMT) and Governor Phillip Tower (GPT) contributing to numerous commercial spaces in both towers.

Town Hall House L4

BSE was appointed by Intermain to refurbish Town Hall House event spaces including the existing Marconi Room and the Southern Function Room. The works on level 4 of the historic building at 456 Kent Street included the refurbishment of the existing Marconi Room and Southern Function Rooms, a refresh of the existing Lobby area, providing new Air-conditioning to the spaces and a fire Services Upgrade.

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BSE was proud to have provided fire, hydraulic, electrical, acoustic, security and audio visual consulting engineering services.

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Urban Growth at the MLC

Urban Growth has responsibility for government-funded property development in the state of New South Wales and the corporation acts as the master developer on complex urban transformation projects, which contain government land and support critical infrastructure and economic clusters.

Recently MPA completed the fitout for Urban Growth’s new head office at Levels 12 & 13 of the MLC Building in Martin Place, Sydney and BSE was appointed as the building services consultant and developed the mechanical, electrical, communications & fire services design concepts including NABERS assessment from concept design, design documentation and contract administration.

BSE is proud to have been a part of what is now an impressive commercial office space in the heart of the Sydney CBD.

That's a wrap!

It’s A Wrap!

Wow… what a year! BSE excitedly reflects on the outstanding year all offices have experienced and we enter the new financial year with inspiring projects being delivered.

The growth of BSE has resulted in two office moves. Our Melbourne office has more than doubled in size prompting our move to Melbourne’s Docklands and our Brisbane office has continued its strong growth moving to a new office location on Edward Street.

The highlight of the year for Sydney’s interiors and refurbishments team was the Domain.com fitout and the building and infrastructure team finalised the Bunnings Geraldton photo-voltaic integration.

In Brisbane, the team highlighted delivery of two fitouts in 480 Queen Street for Herbert Smith Freehills and Allens as great projects with spectacular outcomes.

Featured projects from our Melbourne team included 14-18 Mason Street Dandenong (building redevelopment) and a new head office for Repco.

Looking forward, BSE’s teams have commenced design on a variety of exciting projects.

In Sydney, projects to be delivered such as, Kiama Aged Care, Centre of Excellence and Rural Fire Service New Headquarters are being designed with innovation front of mind.

In Brisbane, Opal Springwood Aged Care Facility and Harris Communications Australia fitout.

Our Melbourne team, will deliver the Epping Plaza Southern Precinct, new Target Headquarters and Melbourne Disney fitout, to name just a few

During December BSE welcomed clients and business partners to an evening of Cocktails and Cars at North Sydney's Classic Throttle Shop. Guests were able to view impressive and beautiful cars, enjoy excellent hospitality and friendly networking. The event was a great success and we all enjoyed fantasising about leaving in the Aston Martin DB5!!

BSE has developed a talented team of individuals this year who have fostered a great team spirit which makes our offices a great place to work. We look forward to continued success in the coming months and years ahead

Pig'N'Whistle Redbank is Open for Business

BSE is proud to have been involved in the newest Pig’n’Whistle restaurant at Redbank Plains. The new venue was recently opened by the Mayor of Ipswich, Paul Pisasale in front of 150 distinguished guests including BSE Director Cameron Webb. It is the largest restaurant in the group of restaurants and provides a contemporary English pub feel. It covers over 1,000 sqm and features an outdoor dining area, bars, restaurant, gaming room, wood fired rotisserie and a Radar Hill Smoker.

BSE was commissioned to design the Electrical, Fire, Mechanical and Hydraulic services engineering.

BSE Director Cameron Webb commented “Continuing our relationship with Mantel Group is of paramount importance to our business. We value the strong working relationship we have developed over a number of years and we look forward to the next exciting project”.

BSE VIC Opens New Doors

BSE’s Melbourne office has a new home!

BSE's Melbourne team led by VIC State Manager Frank Cattafi, has developed a strong business since opening more than two years ago and due to continued growth, we need to move to a new location. 

Offering Melbourne based and national clients a full suite of services for interiors and new build projects, the success of the team is a major contributor to the continued growth of the BSE business nationally.

During May, the Melbourne team moved into their new space in Melbourne’s Docklands which offer fresh and flexible working spaces for designers and engineers and a welcoming atmosphere for visitors.

Discussing the milestone, Frank Cattafi had this to say:

The hard work and dedication of our team have made this move possible, with their support and exceptional project delivery, this office and BSE will continue to grow by partnering with clients to deliver innovative solutions.

BSE VIC is now located at Suite 12.28, Level 12, 401 Docklands Drive, Docklands VIC 3008.

A new ‘Enclave’ in Brisbane

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BSE is pleased to have been appointed to provide a range of engineering services for Enclave at Wynnum which is an exciting new mixed use development in the heart of Wynnum, South East Queensland. BSE will deliver the project in conjunction with De Martini Fletcher (developer), Ridgemill (project manager) and Ellivo Architects.

On a site previously housing the BCC Wynnum Library, Enclave features 60 new dwellings across 3 buildings including 9 three storey town houses, a central building providing 26 apartments and a mixed-use building including strata retail, commercial offices and 25 residential units across 5 storeys.

In recent years, Wynnum has undergone significant urban renewal, including a $30 million redevelopment of the Manly Harbour, new $20 million Wynnum Shopping Centre and library.

BSE is providing mechanical, electrical fire protection and vertical transportation services for the new development situated to the east of Brisbane.

BSE’s Buildings and Infrastructure Leader Bruce Skipp commented “We are delighted to continue our great working relationship with the team delivering this architecturally stunning development. We look forward to contributing to a landmark development that will be considered iconic for years to come”.

Enclave, Wynnum

Enclave, Wynnum

BSE hosting a 'flipping' good cause.

Volunteers from BSE’s Sydney office recently heated up their frying pans and flipped pancakes for a good cause.

February 28th, marked Pancake Day, UnitingCare’s annual fundraising event that encourages people in their local communities to support those who are doing it tough by creating their own pancake-flipping event in their home, work, school or community. Celebrating Pancake Day is a further commitment from BSE management and staff to improving the lives of those less fortunate in our community.

“Pancake Day is always a fun day in the community, but there are serious issues that underpin it. BSE is proud to support the work of UnitingCare and encourage everyone to get involved” said local UnitingCare Pancake Day coordinator Jessica Sims.

The reality is that 1 in 7 Australians are living in poverty and as poverty levels rise across Australia, it’s important that communities pull together to support those around them who need it most. Now in its 16th year, UnitingCare Pancake Day aimed to raise $100,000.