Melbourne Civil & Structural Engineers was formed in 2010 by Adam Abdalla. A Professional Engineer with over 12 years experience in residential construction, structural, civil engineering, project management.
In the beginning, Adam was raised in a family of construction experts, watching his father build many houses throughout the 90's, he began to see exactly what clients demanded, quality levels not only in construction but in professional documentation and processes which delivered sucessfull deliverables that kept clients satisfied and continually coming back as well as the issues which he quickly learnt to avoid during planning stages.
After several years working with many builders, engineers, consultants, clients and national organisations, Adam decided a return to core design engineering delivery was the way forward, to provide clients with safe, efficient and cost effective projects and provide job satisfaction to those involved.
Key to this, is a lean management structure and the engagement of experienced, seasoned professionals with a shared passion for engineering and project delivery. These professional are actively involved in managing engineering projects from end to end and have direct contact with clients, which gives them a vested interest in successful project delivery.
Our approach and philosophy to providing engineering services has been developed over many years, drawing on experiences in a variety of different organisations, from the very small consulting practices to national construction companies and across numerous industry sectors.
Our approach is captured in the following tenets:
- Integrity – professional and technical to give our clients the most realistic and best practice to move forward.
- Sustainability – how we manage our business and in design drawings and computations.
- Safety – of our people and others, safety in design and practice.
- Constructability – ensuring our designs are safe and realistic with todays up to date standards and methodology.
- Innovation – in our design and management of projects.
As the future keeps coming, we adapt our processes and teams to stay up to date with all the latest and greatest.
How we work
At the heart of our business philosophy is a desire to develop long term partnerships with clients through the delivery of high quality projects that are on time and within budget. This philosophy shapes all of our business decisions and ensures that for each project we commit to, the resource implications are fully understood.
We now have a network of Consultants (our Associates) and partner organisations, all with a lean management structure and similar values and work ethics. We can therefore tailor our resources to suit specific project requirements and can add specialist services where required. We can work on projects of varying sizes from the one-off inspection to multi-million dollar new builds with engineering teams scaled to suit.
Our back office support and systems allows our project engineers as well as our associates to focus on project delivery and build on-going relationships with clients as we all have an interest in delivering successful projects.
All projects undertaken by the company will be managed by one of our consultants who will lead the civil/structural design and be the prime client contact and interface with other project team participants.
We believe that clients and project promoters need a degree of certainty with regard to engineering scopes and costs. Where project scopes are well defined we can provide lump sum fees, alternatively where scopes are less well defined we can work on hourly rates with a maximum estimated fee value.
We approached MCS Engineers to investigate the cracked walls and brickwork at our home. A couple of builders and underpinners had already inspected the damages and provided me with their quotations to repair the damages and underpin the building. A Geotechnical Engineer had also recommended underpinning. Adam from MCS Engineers attended the property and carried out an extremely thorough investigation of the damages which no one else did, he also examined the building permits and engineering reports and found a series of issues and underlying causes of the damage. He got to the bottom of the issue and found the water leaks that were causing the damages. Had we not engaged MCS to investigate, we could have ended up spending thousands of dollars for the repairs and could have ended up with the same issue again as the underlying causes were not identified. Adam was very professional and he also took the time to explain everything in detail in a language that someone with no engineering/ building background could understand and recommended the most appropriate remedial action required. The fee for the investigation was money well spent as it saved us thousands in repairs that could have resulted in the same issue a few months down the track. It goes to show the importance of professionals and the expertise they carry and will definitely use MCS in the future and highly recommend them.Inzi - WANTIRNA - VIC