Pacific Blue Resort


Pacific Blue Resort
Salamander Bay, NSW



Construction Budget


Project Details

The development comprised:

  • New 2 storey Villa/Apartments surrounded by a 480m continuous pool
  • Refurbishment of existing single and 2 storey apartments and commercial premises

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • Variable soil conditions subject the differential settlement
  • Large stormwater detention volumes required and achieved by utilising Atlantis Cell chambers for infiltration of stormwater
  • High corrosivity due to coastal exposure

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction systems used included:

  • Building supported on driven timber piles
  • Waffle pod foundation slabs
  • Conventional lightweight timber and steel framed buildings

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design
  • Footing and pile foundation design using driven timber piles
  • Conventionally reinforced waffle pod foundation systems
  • Timber framed walls, floors and structural steel framing analysis and engineering design
  • Civil Stormwater pipe and pit modelling, analysis and design
  • Sediment and Erosion Control Design

Project Type

Alterations and Additions
New Building Construction

Engineering Type

Structural and Civil
Construction Phase Services

Project Stages

  • Site Investigation and Assessment of founding conditions
  • Structural and Civil Engineering Design and Documentation
  • Design Workshops and Project Meetings
  • Design Coordination with all Consultants, Client and Principal Contractor
  • Environmental and Material selection Considerations
  • Construction Phase Services – Site Inspections, RFIs, Shop Drawing Reviews


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Let’s Design Safe, Stable & Strong Solutions Together!