Category Archives: Project Updates

Kenmore Project Kicked Off

Construction of this architecturally styled new home in Kenmore kicked off this month.


Splayed over three levels and nestled into the Kenmore landscape, this home features a luxurious mid-level master bedroom at the same level as the main living space and three more bedrooms on the upper level.

The home’s entry showcases the hearty colours of raw timber with exposed timber pergola rafters over shot edge timber decking. A truly magnificent ‘future ‘streetview’.

Project Team

Building designed by Roger Cook Design
Construction by Elysium Designed
Structural Engineering by Cornell Engineers


Stairway to Heaven

There’s a grad engineer who’s sure
All that external steel is hot dip gal
And he’s designing a stairway to heaven

Steel stairs to roof of warehouse

Jed was singing a song as he went about checking the recently constructed Stairway to Heaven at the brand new Sigma Pharmaceutical Distribution Centre in Berrinba today.

Well actually, it’s a permanent stair access onto the roof of the pharmaceutical giant’s new warehouse where solar panels and air-conditioning units will need regular maintenance and full time access.

We modelled it using SpaceGass before preparing a set of design drawings, checking some shop drawings and then a site inspection to make sure it was built to specification.

SpaceGass model of a roof access stairway

The whole facility (including the stair)  was built by big project specialist FK Gardner.

Stunning piece of engineering design by Jed from our Brisbane office and very nice fabrication. by FK Gardner. Great work team!



Airlie Beach We’re Coming To See You

Andrew, a structural engineer from our Brisbane office, is spending two days in Proserpine and Airlie Beach this Thursday and Friday 18 & 19 May. We’re helping to repair some cyclone damage in the aftermath of TC Debbie. If you see a young man getting around in a Cornell Engineers shirt, make sure you say hi!!

Andrew Mackenzie profile photo

Andrew Mackenzie is coming to Airlie Beach

Lindsay Bates Building

A big hello to our mate Lindsay Bates who is loaning us a ladder for one of our Proserpine jobs. Thanks Lindsay. Hope everything is going well for you!! If you’re building or renovating in Airlie or Proserpine, don’t forget to check out Lindsay Bates Building.

While We’re Saying Hello

Another big hello to our mate Sandra, a building designer in  Conway. Hope you’re doing well too!