Heritage

We value heritage buildings just as much as our clients

Our engineers are highly experienced in the application of the Burra Charter and have a strong understanding of its underlying principles.

Opus provides consultancy services for heritage projects right across Australia. Our experience ranges from advising on small, regional heritage tourist attractions to large church spire restorations and assessment programmes as part of major metropolitan road projects.

We carry out heritage work for local authorities, central government and churches.

We see ‘adaptive reuse’ as the ideal form of conservation. This approach requires experience and an understanding of the principles involved to ensure that the engineering application enhances rather than detracts from the conservation requirements. 

Our experience in Australia

Our heritage services include:

  • Structural and civil inspections, assessments, reviews and reporting for heritage significant sites such as buildings, roads and bridges
  • Construction management of remedial works
  • Monitoring the impacts of blasting and tunnel drilling
  • Conservation management plans
  • Conservation studies

Consultancy on heritage issues is a highly specialised area. We understand that standard engineering solutions may not be applicable for heritage projects. Our track record and repeat business from key infrastructure developers are testimony to the high quality outcomes we provide.