PROFILE

SDA Structures is a specialist structural engineering practice.

Since inception, the firm has been involved with high profile projects throughout Australia. A significant proportion of the practice’s workload is derived from buildings with complex forms and high architectural content, requiring close collaboration between the members of the design team. Projects we are involved with vary in size from quite small to $100m+.

The firm prides itself on its involvement with many of the major architectural projects completed in NSW in recent years and has been involved with work that has been recognised in the recent awards for architecture, heritage, urban renewal, adaptive re-use, the environment and steel and timber buildings. All major projects that the firm has been involved with recently have been designed using ESD principles.

As a medium-sized firm, SDA are able to provide our clients with a highly personal service often neglected in larger practice and offer the direct involvement of a director in all stages of the project. We appreciate that every project is different and design all our structures to reflect the specific constraints of an individual site and do not attempt to force the site to accept structural solutions imported from other projects.

SDA has the engineering software, experience and capabilities to analyse and design complex structures and geometries. The firm has collaborated successfully with many architectural firms to produce economical structural solutions for a diverse range of project types.

Our aim is always to produce a structure that complements the aesthetics of the building and enables the intent of the architectural form and detailing to be maintained without excessive cost.

All documentation is produced with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) that can integrate with the engineering analysis and design software. SDA has had Revit CAD capabilities since 2008.