Generating and designing innovative engineering solutions requires creative thinking and an enthusiasm for problem solving. Within Porter Consulting Engineers, we have the broad ranging experience and creative mind-set which results in successful innovation. Here are some examples of innovative engineering solutions designed and implemented by our engineering consultants in WA:
Cecil Avenue West, Cannington – City of Canning
Stage 1 of the Cecil Avenue redevelopment was completed in December 2010. Porters’ designed unique rain gardens to discharge water at source where possible and reduce size and impact on downstream infrastructure whilst also creating a visual water element.
Retaining Walls for Surrey Road PSP – City of Belmont
The eastern approach of the underpass on Great Eastern Highway received an upgrade in 2019. Porter Consulting Engineers designed the principal shared path which included retaining walls and landscaping for the Bike Boulevard linking Leach Highway to Great Eastern Highway via Tomato Lake and Surrey Road.
Fitzgerald Street Roundabout, Town of NorthamThe Town of Northam needed a method to control the everyday traffic using the Fitzgerald Street intersection but provide a clear intersection annually for the Northam Flying 50 car race. Porter Consulting Engineers designed a segmented, removable roundabout complete with inner planters while maintaining the appearance of a permanent structure. The entire roundabout can be easily removed and is done so using the Council’s existing equipment – it was not necessary to purchase or hire extra equipment to manage the removal.
Danti’s Garden Estate Stage 1, Darch, City of Wanneroo
This project was a residential subdivision on a former market garden site that required innovative planning, co-ordination and contract administration. The client’s requirements involved splitting the process of creating a sub-division and obtaining approvals. Porter Consulting Engineers was instrumental in convincing the Council to allow the processes to be split. The innovation was in finishing the land works and below ground services then building the homes before surfacing the roads, constructing kerbs and pathways and landscaping verges. By splitting the process major damage to roads, kerbs, verges, paths and landscaping, which is often caused during the building stage, was eliminated.