Robert Bird Group’s civil engineers provide engineering design services from concept and planning through detailed design on to construction and maintenance, with the potential for ongoing management and advice for the operating life of a project. We offer a wide range of civil engineering services for buildings, infrastructure and master-plan projects.
Areas of Expertise:
Drainage and Utilities
Civil Engineering Services
Civil Engineering services can be offered separately or in conjunction with our other services, particularly Geotechnical, Construction Engineering, Civil Structures and Visualisation.
Project examples can be found below, and at the bottom of this page.
Our understanding of highly-constrained sites in urban environments is critical to the development of cost-effective solutions, minimising impact to the local area and in compliance with statutory authorities. This includes construction logistics across large, master-planned sites, including phased utility demand and segregated construction, and public access such as Battersea Power Station’s site-wide roads.
A key RBG expertise is in water-sensitive design (“Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems” in UK), which assists developments to mitigate the risk of flooding and the effects of climate change. This approach includes rainwater harvesting, infiltration, and attenuation to meet statutory and environmental code requirements. Trafalgar Place, London uses a two-stage attenuation system with ‘blue-roof’ construction to reduce underground attenuation in a constrained site. Swales and green roofs assist attenuation, while rainwater harvesting assists landscape irrigation.
Optimising imported-exported material minimises waste and cost. We provide cut and fill analysis for proposed works such as at Mill Green Village Retail Outlet, where we took account of construction logistics and allowances for temporary works such as pile mats or access roads. Civil and geotechnical engineering combine to analyse the soil properties for evaluating material type for re-use, disposal or treatment. This provides a detailed model for creating a landform optimised for the most beneficial cost and environmental solution, as at Barangaroo Headland Park. Phased development and master-plans require greater consideration of how material can be re-used without multiple handling or restricting works in future phases.
Major infrastructure projects also feature Civil Structures. This specialist service is a growing part or our business and encompasses:
Robert Bird Group is a specialist in underground rail structures such as for the London Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project and Sydney Metro station project. We have also undertaken many waterside developments including Melbourne Docks and Sydney Harbour, with restoration of timber jetties, wharves and new underwater car parks. Our civil engineers have also collaborated with our ATS and Construction Engineering specialists for the Maygen Tidal Turbine installation and Swansea Tidal Lagoon.