40 Years of RBG: Kia Ora New Zealand

40 Years of RBG: Kia Ora New Zealand Following years of suggestion and speculation among Robert Bird Group’s numerous kiwi engineers about setting up an office in New Zealand, the proposition was acted upon in 2016 with the establishment of RBG NZ and the relocation of NZ’s General Manager, Ross Lucas, from the RBG Sydney [...]

Lessons from Lego®

Lessons from Lego® If you speak to many engineers or architects about what inspired their career choice you will often find that Lego has a place deep in the origins of their journey. For some it was a convenient medium to express their creativity and for others, like me, it also played a major part [...]

MENA Key People, bringing success to the Middle East

MENA Key People, bringing success to the Middle East Over the last 19 years, we have been fortunate to have a dedicated technical and corporate team to help us build our reputation and achieve major successes in the Middle East regions. Without our committed people building our foundations, our business would not be where it [...]

19 years and still expanding in the Middle East!

Our journey in the Middle East started 19 years ago, in 2003 when our Brisbane team were engaged by Laing O’Rourke to provide structural design for the Dubai International Airport. We delivered the project remotely from Brisbane, with our project leaders Scott Wheeler and Jason Langer travelling back and forth to Dubai to coordinate with [...]

Practical Sustainability – A guide for the confused

Practical Sustainability – A guide for the confused The world around us is in flux with climate change, environmental damage, and habitat reduction.  Growing up, I remember experiencing snow and ice most winters, however my six-year-old has seen it but once at our home in the south of England. We are in the middle of [...]

Our People make our Projects

Our People make our Projects Our people are the most integral parts of our business. Without them, we wouldn't have been able to achieve the successes that the London office has seen over the last 20 years. Our people don't just engineer buildings but build relationships with our clients and affiliates that lasts decades. We [...]

20 Years of RBG in London!

20 Years of RBG in London! Flashback to 2002, Robert Bird was Invited by Laing O’Rourke to the UK to work on the delivery of Heathrow Terminal 5. As part of our 40-Year anniversary celebrations, we take a look back at the invitation that planted the seed of what is now 20 years of RBG [...]

Responsible Urban Development – Densification with Benefits

Responsible Urban Development – Densification with Benefits Plan Melbourne 2050 projects a future population of 8 million with 1.6 million homes to be developed. To achieve this projection, whilst protecting the liveability and sense of community, the high-density living response needs to be such that vertical communities replace urban sprawl. The transition from a Melbourne [...]

Melbourne’s Pivotal Projects

Melbourne’s Pivotal Projects RBG’s venture into the Melbourne market officially began in 1999 while working on one of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects in the Melbourne Docklands. The successful collaboration with local geotechnical engineers resulted in significant pile refinement and structural efficiencies supported over Coode Island Silt which helped pave the way for more efficient [...]

Melbourne Key People; setting the standard for the Southern state.

Melbourne Key People; setting the standard for the Southern state. The success of Robert Bird Group in the Southern Region is a tribute to the Melbourne office, to a dedicated team of professionals whose passion and perseverance has helped drive business growth over the 23 years the office has been in operation. To all our [...]

40 Years of RBG: Expanding our Presence in Melbourne in 1999

40 Years of RBG: Expanding our Presence in Melbourne in 1999 In 1999, RBG expanded into Melbourne while working on the Melbourne Docklands, one of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects. RBG provided structural and civil engineering services for some notable residential and commercial projects in the Docklands area including New Quay, Victoria Harbour, NAB HQ, [...]

Save the Planet, One Redevelopment at a Time

Save the Planet, One Redevelopment at a Time The world’s scientists concur that climate change is real; the challenge for humanity is to urgently and dramatically reduce global carbon emissions. Responsibility for a large proportion of that challenge sits squarely on the shoulders of those who develop, design and construct the built environment, as the [...]

Sydney’s Pivotal Projects

Sydney’s Pivotal Projects RBG first made its mark on Australia’s most iconic harbour city with the restoration of Woolloomooloo Wharf in 1996 which has been a landmark in Sydney Harbour since its construction in 1910. This project was pivotal to the success of RBG in the central region as it resulted in the establishment of [...]

Sydney Key People; laying the foundations for success in the central region.

Sydney Key People; laying the foundations for success in the central region. Perhaps the biggest testament to Robert Bird Group’s commitment to its people is the long-standing loyalty of its employees. Since the opening of the Sydney office in 1996, RBG has welcomed a core team of key people who have evolved throughout various pivotal [...]

40 Years of RBG: Expanding our Presence in Sydney in 1996

40 Years of RBG: Expanding our Presence in Sydney in 1996 As part of our 40-year anniversary celebrations, we look back on some key milestones that were instrumental to the expansion of RBG across the globe. This month we look at our presence in Sydney. RBG’s first office in Sydney was established in 1996 following [...]

After 40 years it is still all about time!

After 40 years it is still all about time! An ever-present consideration throughout my 40-plus-year engineering career has been the preoccupation of the construction industry with time; how time is best utilised, and the impact that time has on structural design and the construction of buildings and structures. How often have we heard someone say, [...]

Brisbane Key People; passion attracts good people and good clients alike.

Brisbane Key People; passion attracts good people and good clients alike. What makes a business succeed? RBG knows the answer to this question, put simply, it’s the people! Indeed, a business cannot function without technology, processes, money and supply but at the foundation of it all is the employees who come together every day to [...]

40 Years of RBG: Humble Beginnings

40 Years of RBG: Humble Beginnings This year on RBGs 40th anniversary, as we dawn on a new beginning- preparing to move offices to Jubilee Place we are taking the time to reflect and give thanks to all of those who have been part of the journey. 1982 - a young father of two, Robert [...]

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