Project Updates

55 Gordon Street, Mackay

Construction has started on the new entrance and lift shaft at 55 Gordon Street, Mackay.

Better known as the current home of Macrossan & Amiet Solicitors.

This project was designed by Glen Place from Place Designs and is being built by local builder Barry Green. Structural engineering by Cornell Engineers.

Adding an elevator to an existing commercial building is a great way to achieve access to the upper floor for older clients or those restricted to a wheelchair. And the process is easier than you think.

You’ll need space to build the elevator. You’ll need a deeper foundation – depending on how the elevator is powered – and you’ll need it to access a common area of the building.

Speak to an architect to get the floor space requirements right. Then you’ll be ready to speak to Cornell Engineers about designing the structure for your new elevator.

Worker preparing ground for a new slab
Adding a lift to a building
The new lift installed looks like part of the original building
The new lift installed looks like part of the original building
Barry Green signage
Barry Green – Mackay Builder
Project Updates

New House in Jubilee Pocket

Cornell Engineers was delighted to work closely with the building designer for this gorgeous house project in Jubilee Pocket.

Project Team

Building designed by Sandra Hansche
Construction by Steve Knight Builders Pty Ltd
Structural Engineering by Cornell Engineers

Project Updates

Kedron House Renovation Project – Photo Update

This renovation project in Kedron, Brisbane is transforming a beautiful Queenslander that looks like it was built facing the wrong direction!

Originally located on a massive estate, the front of the house originally faced Strathmore Street, Kedron. Over the years, the estate was subdivided and more houses were squeezed into the area. The unfortunate consequence was that the house now looks like it is facing the wrong way.

Rather than turning the house around, building designer Roger Cook from Roger Cook Design was engaged to design a new front façade for the front elevation of the building.

Construction has started with the demolition of the subfloor space and excavation to create a usable head height under the building.

New steel posts are being installed under the house to suit the new downstairs layout and a master bedroom extension is being constructed on the ground level.

This grand old lady will look like it has been turned around on the block, but in reality a nice, fresh new front will be added to the building.

With an internal renovation in the original upstairs part of the house and the ground floor extension, this enormous house will regain it majesty and dignity and proudly face the street once again!

Home Renovation Project Updates

Coorparoo House Raise and Build In Under Gallery

House Raise and Build In Under – Photo Gallery

Thanks to Craig Bullen for asking Cornell Engineers to help with this house raise and build in under.

Home Renovation Project Updates

Anstead Project Photo Update

A photo update from our home renovation project under construction at Hawkesbury Road, Anstead.

Designed by Local Concepts.

This project involved removing some walls from the ground floor level of an existing house and replacing load bearing walls with steel beams and new columns.

Structural engineer : Cornell Engineers Brisbane.