|Civil Engineering Consultancy: Design and documentation of roads, subdivisions, car parks, driveways, stormwater drainage, retarding basins, water supply, sewage reticulation, building services and pumping stations, traffic management and Water Sensitive Urban Design. Residential, commercial & industrial projects. Modelling of roads, drainage and earthworks in three dimensions using 12D software. Public transport, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, airstrips, marine pipelines.
|House Energy Ratings & Thermal Performance Assessments: Six star House Energy Ratings for new dwellings in Victoria using FirstRate5 software.
It is an efficient process where you may email us your house plans, we'll carry out the House Energy Rating, then send you the House Energy Rating report and digitally certified plans by email. If the required House Energy Rating is not achieved by the initial design, we provide a written report on options to achieve that Hose Energy Rating. This is included in the quoted price.
Thermal performance of commercial buildings and residential extensions are carried out using Deemed to Satisfy methods in the Building Code of Australia. Volume 1 Part J is used for commercial buildings and Volume 2 Part 3.12 for residential extensions. ABSA Accreditation Number 60818.
|Home Sustainability: Second Nature Engineering is a qualified Home Sustainability Assessor. This entails visiting residences and offering advice on how to live in a more earth friendly manner. Elements covered include energy use, water use and green living with a focus on any particular areas the resident has an interest in. A written report is then provided.
|Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD): For those that want to minimise the harm done to the planet when undertaking a land or building development, Second Nature Engineering can advise you on various ways to do this including advice on appropriate greywater treatment systems, composting toilets, sewage treatment plants, Life Cycle Assessment (L.C.A.) of environmentally sustainable building materials and finishes, solar electricity and solar hot water systems, passive solar design, rainwater tanks, and heating and cooling, including solar heating. Significant savings on operating costs can also be made in the long term.
|Project Administration: Coordination of various engineering disciplines, tendering of construction work, provision of periodic site inspections and administer progress payments.|