About Innovative Engineered Structures
INNOVATIVE ENGINEERED STRUCTURES PTY LIMITED (‘IES’) has been established as a separate corporate entity (ABN 43 153 963 592) and was ESTABLISHED TO UNDERTAKE THE SPECIALIST DESIGN ASSESSMENT AND SPECIFICATIONS OF A UNIQUE RESIDENTIAL SLAB CONCEPT utilising a revolutionary new product, THE CUPOLEX STRUCTURAL DOME© (more information on this product can be found at www.aus-styrene.com.au)
The Cupolex Structural Dome© comprises of recycled plastic extrusion moulded elements of varying heights from 135mm – 700mm.
Each varying dome height has a variable dome profile with additional fitments referred to as ‘beton stops’ and ‘stop ends’.
Our overall design for the incorporation of the Cupolex Structural Dome© into reinforced concrete slabs is referred to as a Structural Dome Slab (SDS) system.
The placement of the Cupolex Structural Domes© onto a pre-prepared building platform creates ‘dome clusters’ over which concrete and reinforcement are placed to create the SDS system. The concrete over the domes varies to a minimum 60mm at the apex of the dome to the full depth of the dome.
To create the required unit stiffness in the overall slab footprint, internal stiffening beams of suitable depth and reinforcement are required throughout the SDS system.
The frequency, spacing and orientation of these domes and stiffening beams are a function of the detailed analysis incorporated in the SDS Design Software, which IES have created and will continue to develop.
Mr. Forrest is currently assessing and working towards the full certification of the SDS system in compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA). One (1) of the reference codes to this compliance will be the Australian residential building standard code AS2870 – 2011 Residential Slabs and Footings – Construction (AS2870) particularly Section 4.0 Design by Engineering Principals.
Mr. Forrest is supported by a TALENTED TEAM OF PEOPLE who are committed to delivering projects to the HIGHEST LEVEL OF CLARITY AND EFFICIENCY. IES is serviced by the following key team members who are supported by our excellent administration staff:
MR. DANE ANDERSON – CAD MANAGER
Dane has been with the Practice since 2007 and is responsible for the documentation of our projects. Dane has documented a wide variety of structures from dwellings within large-scale housing estate developments to extensive projects such as nursing home developments. Dane is extremely efficient and his attention to detail has earned him an excellent reputation among our many clients. In his work with IES Dane has developed dynamic blocks that allow him to complete CUPOLEX® documentation with the upmost accuracy and efficiency.
MR. JAMES FORREST – ENGINEERING MANAGER
James has been with the Practice since 2010 and is responsible for the inspection of construction works and the initial assessment of projects within the design phase. Since James’ commencement with the Practice he has become an invaluable member of staff and has earned a brilliant reputation for his ability to manage on-site works and contractors and for his valuable contribution to the design of projects.
For more information on the Cupolex Structural Domes© and the SDS system, please contact our office.
IES IS ALSO INVESTIGATING OTHER NEW INITIATIVES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND RECREATION INDUSTRIES. THESE INITIATIVES REQUIRE HIGH LEVEL STRUCTURAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS IN THE FEASIBILITY STAGES AND THIS IS A SPECIALITY OF I.E.S