At OPS Engineers
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Who we are
OPS Engineers (previously known as Perrett Simpson) are a trusted, respected and broadly experienced consultancy that has worked with many of Melbourne’s most highly regarded architectural practices since 1984.
Re-branded as OPS Engineers in January 2020, the new name for the consultancy reflects the already four-year partnership of Alan O’Driscoll, Gai Palmer and Dale Simpson, and follows on from more than a decade of the three partners working together.
What we do
We can work as closely or independently as you like. We do, however, recommend a more collaborative relationship between the architect and engineer, where we can be involved from the conceptual stage to maximise the success of your project in terms of timelines and design outcome.
We provide conceptual advice for projects, as early as possible, to work with the architect and cost planners to determine the most appropriate engineering solutions. This will ensure cost and time effective, as well as buildable, design systems are applied to each project. From our comprehensive project experience over the years, we fully understand that the most significant cost efficiencies available for any project are achieved at this conceptual design stage. We like to be engaged as early in the design phase as possible to ensure we can provide the smoothest documentation process and maximise the efficiency of the engineering solutions.
We design and document projects thoroughly, considering all appropriate engineering solutions and offering advice throughout the process to suit the architect’s requirements. We also offer any cost effective or alternate buildable solutions where considered appropriate. Our documentation does not just consist of ‘standard’ details, but includes project specific detailing co-ordinated with the architect. We pride ourselves on our responsive, tailored solutions and our approachable manner that ensures all projects are designed utilising the best of our abilities and experience. Every single project is designed and documented in-house with a strong focus on efficiency, accuracy and quality.
We can provide in-house certification of design documentation on all projects, which is signed off by one of the company directors, to meet the regulatory requirements for the purpose of obtaining a building permit.
We can offer advice throughout the construction stage of the project, including undertaking periodic site inspections to observe accord with the design intent, responding to site queries and reviewing shop fabrication drawings. We are happy to be actively involved in the construction process, being responsive to builders’ queries and offering advice where required.