Civil & Structural

GPA has extensive experience in civil and structural design and construction.

Civil & Structural experience includes:

  • transportable and skid fabricated equipment
  • foundations systems (steel and concrete)
  • structural integrity reviews and assessment
  • reinforcement and modification of existing structures.


  • Design modelling and analysis of structural systems, from foundations to super-structures (concrete, steel, timer etc.)
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of structures
  • Loading calculation (permanent, imposed, wind and earthquake actions)
  • Analysis using 1D, 2D and 3D elements
  • Linear and non-linear stress analysis
  • Dynamic and static analysis
  • Onsite audits, assessment and analysis of existing structures
  • Structural material evaluation including coordination of material testing (soils, concrete and steel)
  • Heavy lifting plans design and review
  • Certification and compliance of structures
  • Constructability reviews and construction support
  • Pre-demolition inspection and guidance
  • Assessment of failure modes


  • Microstran Structural engineering software for 2D and 3D structural frames, trusses, transmission towers, buildings, industrial structures, cable structures.
  • Strand 7 Finite Element Analysis software
  • Limcon Design software for a range of steel connection types, including simple and rigid connections
  • STK, Structural Toolkit — software specifically developed to assist design engineers in producing calculations for timber, steel, masonry and concrete members and structures
  • Design/Drafting Software: AutoCAD, Solidworks, CADworks, Vehicle Tracking, Civil 3D