Riverhills Public Pontoon

Riverhills Public Pontoon

ProjectRiverhills Public Pontoon

Structural, Civil and Environmental Engineering blend together in the design of this maritime project

In a joint venture with Envirostruct Services, APP provided the structural, civil, and environmental engineering, reporting and management for this maritime project.

The design includes the installation of a floating platform (approximately 16m x 6m plan dimensions) held in place by a system of four driven piles. The design also includes placement of armour rock on the approach embankment batters around the abutment for scour protection during flood events.

The pontoon structure is located on the internal bend of the Brisbane River, adjacent Newcomb Park, Riverhills and is located downstream of the existing pontoon.

Riverhills, QLD

Riverhills Public Pontoon Project Gallery

Into Orbit with Lego League

We were recently invited by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Ballina to take part in judging the first Lego League into Orbit Competition!!
APP Principal, Bill Payne volunteered as head referee and APP Principal, Rob Jacob volunteered as match referee.
This is a National Competition with regional and state events, designed for schools by FLL Australian Curriculum. Almost 40 schools participated!
Here are a couple of photos from the day, and more details about the Lego League can be found here .

Image of people looking at a table of lego models

Wategos Beach Boardwalk

Wategos Beach, Byron Bay...

Is there a more beautiful place to relax and unwind?

We were lucky enough to be involved in the recent Watego's boardwalk project that connected the path to the bottom of the famous Byron Lighthouse stairs so pedestrians can walk safely along the road.

APP undertook the design concepts and detailed design for Byron Shire Council and NPWS.

We also completed the geotechnical investigations and construction supervision.

APP investigated a range of surfaces and materials and adopted the FRP deck and substructure for durability, and the timber handrail to match existing NPWS arrangements, and to provide a pleasing finish and leaning rail.

Have you walked it yet?

We’re a Key National Player in Alternative Energy

With the ongoing discussions regarding Global Warming, one solution is to replace and retrofit current technologies with alternatives that have comparable or better performance, but do not emit carbon dioxide.

Ardill Payne and Partners (APP) is proud to be an Australian-wide player in the Alternate Energy revolution.

“Climate change, population growth, and fossil fuel depletion mean that renewables will need to play a bigger role in the future than they do today,” said Bill Payne, Principal at APP.

At Ardill Payne & Partners, our Alternative Energy Projects involve providing engineering, project management and surveying solutions to wind farms, solar powered factories, housing estates, luxury homes and offices. In addition, we facilitate the incorporation of recycled materials into our projects wherever possible.

APP has worked on over 40 wind farms Australia wide and continue to be a key player in the field nationally. Our work involves the design of wind monitoring masts which record the wind data for a prospective site for 2 years.

“The masts collect wind information to assess how much wind energy can be won from a site. Based on this assessment the farm may or may not proceed,” said Bill.

In solar, we find that our ‘turnkey factory’ projects now usually require or request solar energy capacity. This is driven by a range of factors including the cost of power, green policies by factory franchises and personal green preferences.

Some APP solar projects include Habitat Byron Bay, and the environmentally-conscious Bridgestone “green truck centers” located in the Barossa, Hume and Port Hedland.

“As well as powering the Bridgestone sites, the solar panel array feeds energy back into the grid when the store is closed, and has a digital display in the waiting room showing kWh generation and carbon-dioxide emission reductions,” said Bill.

APP’s recycling projects range from water harvesting and recycled water systems to materials re-use.

“Our water recycling projects involve engineering, water engineering, town planning and project management for the Ballina Heights Estate, The Habitat Byron Bay, and the Bridgestone Truck Centers in the Barossa, Hume and Port Hedland,” said Bill.

“Material re-use projects involve using recycled rubber compounds for flooring systems as in the Bridgestone Truck Centers, recycled timber for housing projects such as our Coolamon Scenic Drive luxury home project, and recycled concrete for pavement construction in road construction throughout the Ballina Heights Estate.”

If you need engineering, planning, surveying or project management services for your next green project, you can contact us here at Ardill Payne & Partners on 02 6686 3280.

APP showcases capabilities through a new art piece

For the past year, our team at Ardill Payne & Partners has been creating a piece of customised art to grace the long hallway wall opposite our main meeting room.

The vision for the custom piece was to capture the full spectrum of services that APP offer, showcasing projects that not only are we very proud of, and that have been photographed beautifully, but that also create discussions­—we like to think of it as "talking point art”.

The panels went through design, concept and re-design many times before reaching the final concept which was ultimately chosen for the wall.

The six panels, all varying heights, span over 3 meters in total width and 1.6 meters in height and represent all of our business sectors; Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Town Planning, Surveying, Environmental, Project Management, Master Planning, Water Engineering, Alternative Energy and Marine Structures.

We hope that the artworks present the viewer with a true sense of our firm, opening up conversations to our capabilities, and capturing what we have been and are able to achieve with such a wide diversification of disciplines under the one roof.

If you are in Ballina, please feel free to drop by and have a look at the new wall art. We’d love to show you! We are at 45 River Street.

The APP Team.