Special Character

  • Riverbend Bible Church

    Brief

    To provide geotechnical, structural, civil and fire engineering design as part of a design team from feasibility and concept through to construction completion.

    Project Outline

    This architecturally designed upgrade of the existing multi-use building, incorporated a new ablutions block and enclosed walkway linking the two facilities. The project included stormwater design, new foundations, steel frames, masonry and timber walls, as well as demolition and strengthening of existing brick walls.

    Challenges

    The geotechnical report indicated the site had geotechnical challenges which required upgraded foundation solutions including foundation ties and rafting.

    We were required to create a structural design that met the client’s criteria, while  minimally disrupting the interior of the multi-use building. This was achieved by applying strengthening to the exterior using buttressing structures for strengthening and structural framing of additional walkways and utility rooms.

    We also had to design on-site stormwater disposal solutions.

     

  • Maryknoll Chapel

    Brief

    To provide geotechnical, structural and fire engineering design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved an upgrade of the existing monastery accommodation block and construction of a new chapel. The development also included the upgrade of the accessway.

    Challenges

    The new chapel was a challenging structure, utilising curved glue-laminated timber rafters to form a dome on a sloping site.

  • Karamu High School Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide structural design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved foundation and super-structure design of a complex steel sculpture.

    Challenges

    The complexity of the structure required a combination of design modelling and on-site verification during fabrication.

    Outcome

    This work resulted in an aesthetically pleasing sculpture and a very satisfied client.

  • Hastings Courthouse Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide structural design from feasibility and concept through to completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved foundation and super-structure design of a complex steel sculpture.

    Challenges

    The complexity of the structure required a combination of design modelling and on-site verification during fabrication.

  • Greenmeadows New World Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide a structural design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    To design a metallic tree sculpture to be placed in the Greenmeadows New World carpark. The structure was 6m high and each leaf was different.

    Challenges

    Due to the unique structural form of the sculpture, the design was based on a series of prototypes which were fabricated and tested before finalising the design.

    Outcome

    The project was completed on time and on budget and is now an iconic feature of the supermarket.

Drafting is a key part of the design process at Strata Group.

Our experienced Design team offers a wide range of expertise from from manual drafting on smaller projects, through to 2D and 3D drafting and modeling using the latest technology in CAD design.

Every project is different – from large commercial and industrial structures through to architecturally designed residential projects.  We have worked on car parks, residential extensions, hotels, hospitals, bridges, retaining walls, wineries and every structure in between.

Strata Group offers a full drafting service, specialising in CAD drawing for architectural, structural, civil, fire and seismic projects depending on your requirements:

  • CAD drafting for architectural, structural & civil projects
  • CAD management of contract documentation
  • Revit and 3D modeling of buildings
  • Shop Drawings using Tekla Structures
  • Manual drafting
  • Structural detailing and design
  • Architectural & structural documentation
  • Civil design
  • Material take-off reports (for costings)

The Strata Group Approach

Backed by Industry Knowledge

We incorporate quality methodologies, industry “best practice”, thorough knowledge of latest industry standards and legislation, ultimately enhancing excellent design outcomes. We are delighted to receive industry awards for our innovative designs.

Innovative Technology – drafting with the X Factor

Using the latest design software we can produce plans and models to an outstanding level of detail, as and when required. Helping clients to visualise a project early on, ensures we’re all on the same page.

Electronic modelling can enable simple and accurate material costings, increases project productivity and reduces costs.

“Drafting with the X factor”

We’ll identify the right design tool for the right job – we won’t take a sledgehammer, to crack a walnut.

Culture of Collaboration

From early design stages and on site, designers are given feedback as they work. Ensuring workability, a crucial factor in successful design development and adaptation stages. We are pragmatic. Excellent communication with other designers, specialists and contractors ensures improved design quality, smooth project co-ordination between disciplines, and ultimately reduces project costs for clients.