STRUCTURAL PROJECTS OF INTEREST
Structural engineering is at the heart of Osborn Consulting’s expertise. The partners and senior staff have decades of experience in this area, which enables cost effective solutions to be produced quickly and efficiently. Projects include residential, commercial, industrial, mining and public structures. These frequently include tilt panel warehouses, low and high rise residential and office buildings and school and regional government buildings.
However, the firm has never been simple “beam and column” engineers, and we have maintained our interest in the technical challenges of structural engineering by developing specialist expertise in the following areas:
Fabric Structures: Osborn Consulting is one of the major players in this field in Australia. Our experience ranges from highly decorative and prestigious Teflon-coated fibreglass structures, to acres of hail netting over car storages, reservoirs, orchards and cattle feed lots. A research program in conjunction with Netpro Protective Canopies and James Cook University investigating the structural actions on large net canopies is currently being undertaken.
Finite Element Analysis: Osborn Consulting has developed considerable expertise in finite element analysis to solve complex linear and non-linear, dynamic and heat transfer load applications to a wide variety of structures including vessels for the mining industry in areas of seismic activity.
Bulk Material Storage: Osborn Consulting has many years of experience in the design of material storage structures including grain silos and ore bins.
Prestressed Concrete, Light Gauge Steel Sections, CSR Hebel: Osborn Consulting has developed expertise in these materials, regarded by many engineers as being too difficult or too exotic to deal with.
Freeway Noise Barriers: Osborn Consulting are the structural engineers for Fenco, who are probably the largest builder of noise barriers in Queensland. This association has led us to design many noise barriers, and several innovative noise barrier panels.