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Cannon Hill Residence

Project No: 6924

The BEC Team worked alongside Owen Architecture on the design and development approval of a new two storey house and associated external works constructed in Cannon Hill, on Dorothea St.

We provided detailed structural design and documentation, and detailed Hydraulic design and documentation including water reticulation, sanitary drainage and site drainage.  We also provided extensive Energy Efficiency design and assessment elements for the Class 1 dwelling, including software modelling and simulation; iterative model glazing and insulation improvements in consultation with client; and preparation of energy efficiency report to meet Queensland Development Code.


Forest Lake Men’s Shed

Project 6998

The BEC team have recently completed some design & documentation pro-bono, for the Australian Men’s Shed Association.

The Men’s Shed movement aims to provide a space for men of all ages to work together using practical skills, and to invest in their community while building relationships at the same time. Men’s Sheds promote and encourage awareness of men’s health and the building of relationships, which are areas that our culture has a tendency to overlook.

The Forest Lake Men’s Shed primarily does wood working, which they use to raise funds for local school, hospitals and day care centres. Because we believe in what the Men’s Sheds are achieving and see the need that they address, BE Collective have helped out by providing structural design & certification services in support of a new shed. 


BE Collective’s Melbourne Cup Sweepstakes

We’re shaking things up this year for the Melbourne Cup, and giving BE Collective friends & fans something to really cheer about!

The first twenty-four people who respond via the link below will be randomly allocated a horse in our sweep for the main race. 

Depending on how your pony performs on the day you stand to win some sweet prizes, including a tasty offering of ‘Collective Ale’ our own hand-brewed beers!

Prizes are as follows:
1st – 2 x Gold Class Cinema Tickets, & a 6 pack of ‘Collective Ale’
2nd – 1 x Carton of ‘Collective Ale’
3rd – 1 x 6 Pack of ‘Collective Ale’
& Lucky Last – 1 x Box of Arnott’s Shapes (Chicken Crimpy), a stubby of ‘Collective Ale’, & a BEC Stubby Cooler

All prizes are to be collected from the BE Collective office, and come with a complimentary coffee catch-up with a charming BE Collective staff member!

For your chance to win, simply flick us an email per the link below, and include your work email signature so we know how to contact you!

Good luck!

Email us here!



QUU Tightens Submission Requirements – But we’re ready

Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) have announced that as of 1st of October 2018, they will only accept submissions that have been ‘properly made’ – applications which comply with the QUU’s completeness guidelines. 

This sounds simple, but it turns out that as low as 15% of submissions meet these guidelines.  That’s 85% of submissions rejected on the spot, prior to review. Luckily QUU have published a ‘Check for Completeness Guideline’ available via pdf here.

As QUU Endorsed Consultants, we’re certified experts in the QUU design, documentation, & submission process. If you’re looking for a smooth & easy QUU experience, get in touch with us right away! 


Dryandra Road Underpass Facade – Brisbane Airport

Project No: 6938

In our recent Dryandra Road Underpass project, the BEC team linked up with one of our favourite regular clients Locker Group to design and engineer the Façade Screening for an underpass involved in the New Parallel Runway by the Brisbane Airport.  

Dryandra road is located North of the Domestic Terminal and is now to be realigned as part of the New Parallel Runway project to will pass directly underneath the Taxiway, requiring the underpass to be capable of supporting a fully loaded, 700 tonne aircraft.


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