RESIDENTIAL ENGINEERING

Herriot Consulting since the early days of inception under Ron Herriot has been preparing footing reports and associated structural design for residential buildings for nearly 50 years. 


In that time we have enjoyed a long and successful business relationship with many prominent South Australian Builders, Developers, Architects and Building Designers. 


Our company prides itself on providing specialised advice through the entire process to provide practical cost effective solutions that consider the interaction between soil, footings and structure. 


We practice in the following disciplines associated with residential engineering:


  • Level Detail Surveys (or Contour Plans)
  • House siting
  • Sitework and Drainage Plans
  • Stormwater design
  • Soil testing
  • Soil logging
  • Construction Footing Reports (footing design)
  • Controlled fill specification, inspection and certification 
  • Retaining wall design 
  • Structural design specialising in:
    • Wall bracing and stability assessments under wind and earthquake loading
    • Floor and roof beam design
    • Suspended slab designs
    • Shoring piers/ wall design for deep evacuation 


We have expertise in steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, timber and composite material design and pride ourselves on producing plans and details which accurately reflect the build required, with due consideration to the architectural intent and other services.