Costin Roe Consulting/Strata Engineering Solutions Newsletter May 2016
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CRC begins board-level management transition

Wayne E Costin, the founder of Costin Roe Consulting, has announced plans to progressively step down from executive duties over the next twelve months. Mark Wilson, the recently-appointed associate director of CRC, is now a director, and Grant Roe has become the new managing director. Read more…

Costin Roe Consulting delivers virtual reality via BIM

Costin Roe Consulting has been using BIM technology for decades. More recent advancements in BIM have allowed the real-time generation of virtual reality simulations directly from engineering design data. Any changes to the BIM data are automatically reflected in the 3D simulation in real-time. Read more…

High bay warehouse design and critical issues in engineering

Grant Roe, managing director of Costin Roe Consulting, civil and structural engineers for some of Australia’s most successful automated high bay warehouse developments, commented on the firm’s approach to high bay warehouse projects, and engineering design imperatives from an automation performance perspective. Read more…

Flood assessment with 2D TUFLOW modelling

Commissioned by Altis Property Partners, via Hansen Yuncken, Costin Roe Consulting undertook an overland flow (flood) assessment of 193 hectares of land in Orchard Hills, Sydney. The assessment was required to accompany an application for rezoning to allow the development of new industrial facilities in the area. Read more…

Industrial flooring impregnation: facts and fallacies

The intensive promotion of industrial flooring impregnation products could give the impression that all high-specification industrial flooring would benefit from an impregnation treatment, according to Grant Roe, BE(Hons) MEngSc MBA MIEAust CPEng NPER, of Costin Roe Consulting. Read more…

Going underground to report for 60 Martin Place redevelopment

Costin Roe Consulting was engaged by Investa to provide a condition report on the assets surrounding the planned redevelopment of 60 Martin Place, Sydney. The task would involve inspections of assets within 50m of the boundary of the proposed redevelopment site. Read more…

Tree roots invade building occupied by Opera Australia

The City of Sydney values trees as public assets. When tree roots were found to have penetrated parts of a building occupied by Opera Australia, Costin Roe Consulting was assigned the task of recommending remedial works and protective measures with respect for the natural environment. Read more…

Immersive virtual reality with the CRC 'View 360' IVR viewer

Clients and project partners of Costin Roe Consulting can now enjoy virtual tours of buildings prior to construction in fully immersive 3D. The new CRC 'View 360' IVR viewer can be used with your smartphone, and scenes respond to head movements. Find out how to obtain your own 'View 360'. Read more…

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Insurers reject claim for strata storm damage over "defects"

Rejection of the insurance claim has left the Owners Corporation facing building repair costs of up to $2.6 million. Hundreds of residents are reportedly unable to occupy their apartments after 50% of the building’s roof was lost during a storm on 30 January 2016. Read more…

Wayne Costin called to Sydney sinkhole emergency

Wayne Costin, BE(Civil) FIE Aust MConsE, of Costin Roe Consulting and Strata Engineering Solutions, was one of the experts called to Parkes Street to assess the situation and direct emergency remediation work following the appearance of two sinkholes in the area. Read more…

High Court decision leaves some strata owners cold

Strata Engineering Solutions recommends that all buyers of units in new strata developments, sold off-the-plan or ready-to-occupy, should obtain an independent building defect report prior to taking possession, in response to the recent High Court decision which left many owners out in the cold over remediation. Read more…

Seven signs of possible sinkhole formation

Following recent media reports about the threat posed by two sinkholes in Harris Park, Sydney, where occupants of three neighbouring strata buildings were evacuated, Wayne Costin suggested there are seven potential indicators of subterranean sinkhole formation which strata residents and property managers could watch for. Read more…


Costin Roe Consulting / Strata Engineering Solutions
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Phone: 02 9251 7699 | Fax: 02 9241 3731

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