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WHAT WE DO

Welcome to CAF Consulting. We provide professional engineering, project management and surveying services to a wide range of clients across Australia.

Established in 2008, we are a team of highly skilled individuals who draw on experience from within small consultancies and large international consulting firms.

 

We pride ourselves on delivering quality results for our clients across a range of industries, such as rural and urban development, civil and structural engineering, transport, resources, energy and water infrastructure.

ENGINEERING & PLANNING

At CAF Consulting, we’re proud to be backed by over 20 years of Engineering experience. Our engineering expertise includes civil and structural engineering, land development infrastructure design, sustainability and environment, and water resource engineering.

Understanding of the complex requirements behind each project is central to our unique service offering. Before we commence each project, we take the time to determine the technical and business issues that are important to our clients. We then work to address those challenges in the fastest, most cost effective and reliable way possible.

We are especially proud of our expertise in Civil Engineering, including trunk infrastructure planning and design.  We have delivered several leading edge projects in this space.

CAPABILITIES:

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

  • Reinforced & post tensioned concrete design

  • Alternative material design such as Rammed Earth Walls, & Exposed Plywood Box Beams

  • Steel & masonry design, and domestic timber construction 

  • Deep foundation and basement design

  • Temporary Structures  

  • Floor vibration analysis

LAND DEVELOPMENT

  • Construction

  • Feasibility and Servicing Advice

  • Project Facilitation

  • Roads and Drainage

  • Sewer and Water Reticulation

INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN

  • Construction

  • Major Roads and Bridges

  • Pump Stations

  • Trunk Mains and Outfalls

  • Vacuum Sewerage Systems

SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT

  • Environmental Management Plans and Systems

  • Process evaluations and WaterMAP, EREP, EEO plans

  • Sustainability Planning and Auditing

  • Sustainable Development Assessments

WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

  • Health Environment Management Plans

  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modelling

  • Integrated Water Management

  • Water Sensitive Urban Design

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

At CAF Consulting, our project management and delivery capabilities are tailored to provide clients with certainty around project outcomes.

 

With decades of experience in managing public and private projects, we believe that the key to successful project management lies in fostering strong client relationships. This involves gaining a full understanding of client and stakeholder objectives as well as project drivers and constraints.

Our project management services are defined by leadership, collaboration and open communication. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional value to our clients. We also work hard to ensure that our projects are delivered on time, on budget and to our client’s satisfaction.

At the beginning of each project we provide best practice strategic advice on all available project options and recommend a course of action. From here we provide resources which are carefully tailored to follow through on our recommendations. 

CAPABILITIES:

We bring decades of domestic and international experience to our project management services. Our combined experience in procurement, engineering and design management allows us to deliver top quality services across a wide range of projects. We regularly deliver infrastructure projects across the AUD 100k to AUD 40M spectrum.

 

We also undertake superintendent duties for large corporations and manage Tier 1 contractors to deliver multi-million dollar infrastructure projects in highly sensitive operational areas such as airports, motorways and international inner-city environments.

Our core capabilities include:

  • Approvals and Licensing

  • Program Management

  • Commissioning and Start-up Management

  • Quality Assurance

  • Construction Management

  • Risk Assessment/Management

  • Contract preparation and administration

  • Scope, cost and schedule control

  • Design Management

  • Stakeholder management and community consultation

  • Independent Project Reviews

  • Value management

  • Procurement planning and management    

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AGRIBUSINESS

Agribusiness is a cornerstone of CAF’s service offerings. With over 30 years’ experience in the field, we understand the challenges faced by the Australian and international agricultural sector. Our business unit is especially tailored to deliver services on major agricultural development projects for domestic and international clients.

At CAF Agribusiness, we work alongside our clients to develop strategic engineering solutions with a competitive edge. We are pioneers in implementing modern irrigation systems and are considered leaders in the design, execution and delivery of efficient water infrastructure projects.  We are currently involved in modernising several of Australia’s irrigation infrastructure networks.

Our service offerings in this field are unique as we understand agribusiness project drivers, and can effectively provide planning and feasibility studies for major projects. We also have the in-house capability to implement our planning stage by obtaining planning permits, undertaking surveys and designs, and assuming full project management roles for the delivery of major agribusiness projects.

CAPABILITIES:

CAF provides a professional team of agribusiness engineers with specific expertise across:

  • Advocacy and Expert Witness

  • Levee Bank Designs

  • Agricultural Effluent System Design

  • Mega Dairy Projects

  • Development Plans for Irrigation, Horticulture and Viticulture

  • Project Management

  • Effluent Design Management

  • Rural Drainage Schemes

  • Feasibility Studies and Investment Planning

  • Surface and Sub Surface Drainage Design 

  • Feed Lot Design  

  • Feed Pad Design  

  • Turf and Landscape Irrigation Design  

  • Wastewater Reuse Systems

  • Irrigation Modernisation Projects

  • Water Supply Storage Dams

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SURVEYING

CAF Consultants operate teams of surveying professionals throughout Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

We have over 30 years’ experience in surveying, and utilise advanced surveying technologies which add value to our projects and deliver real cost savings for our clients.

By integrating our survey teams with other business departments, we provide our clients with an unparalleled level of service. We keep our communication channels open between clients, team members and contractors, so that we have fast access to information and a clear understanding of what is required from each person at each stage of a project.

Our advanced survey management system enables us to deploy staff quickly and efficiently, which means a faster, more efficient service for our clients.

CAPABILITIES:

  • Apartment Subdivisions

  • Computer Services

  • Construction Surveys

  • Control Networks

  • Digital Terrain Modelling

  • Engineering Surveys

  • Feature Surveys

  • Geographic Information Systems

  • GPS Surveys

  • Land Subdivisions

  • Land Tenure Advice

  • Land Tenure Reporting

  • Lease Areas Surveys

  • Legal Boundary Surveys

  • Route Surveys

  • Set-out Surveys

  • Survey Project Management

  • UAV Surveys

  • Volume Determinations

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UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

At CAF, we utilise cutting edge Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology to help our clients maximise the profitability of their projects. As the name suggests, UAV technology enables us to fly an unmanned aircraft (or drone) to photograph and survey large areas of land. This is useful for clients who want to quickly and accurately conduct crop yield assessments, plan drainage systems and undertake bulk earthwork surveys. 

Precision Agriculture: Putting the power back into the farmer's hands

UAV technology is a cornerstone of our precision agriculture services. Clients regularly use our UAV services when making critical decisions during a crop’s lifecycle.

UAV technology enables farmers to achieve a real-time detailed analysis of their crops. Our drones are especially designed for agricultural applications and use state of the art technology to capture agriculturally significant images and data. When combined with in-field sampling, this can provide farmers with accurate yield assessments through which input vs output costs can be clearly assessed.

Here are just a few of the benefits that our UAV technology offers:

  • Quickly gather photographic and topographical information

  • Photograph up to 1,000 ha in a single 40-minute flight

  • Capacity to conduct monthly flights to accurately monitor crop heath

  • Create high resolution maps

  • Identify sections of crops that need treatment or closer examination

 

Precision agriculture allows us to create effective crop management plans which save on input costs and maximise yearly outputs. Our clients typically use this data for:

  • Disease assessment and control

  • Identify sections of crops that need treatment or closer examination

  • Land development

  • Pest detection

  • Precision variable spraying

  • Water and drainage systems

  • Yield assessments

Survey Mapping: rapid site surveys

Our UAV technology allows us to rapidly produce site surveys with high level photo imagery. This is especially useful for clients who want to identify feasibility routes for proposed infrastructure developments such as roads, drainage and sewer and water alignment projects.

UAV survey mapping provides accurate and cost-effective information for:

  • Bulk Earthworks Surveys – no need to shut the site down whilst survey being undertaken

  • Landfill and quarry site quantities

  • Accurate planning of overland drainage systems

  • Map a flood event to determine where problem areas exist.

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

CAF is excited to launch it's Structural Engineering division with Aaron Poole leading the team.

Aaron is a Chartered Senior Structural Engineer with over 14 years experience working on a wide variety of multi-discipline projects developing strong design and project management skills over this period. During Aaron's career he has worked on a number of significant projects across a range of building structure types including:

  • Multi Story Residential / Commercial - up to $40m;

  • Health & Aged Care Facilities - up to $400m;

  • Rail & Road Bridge Structures - up to $18m

  • Industrial Bulk Material Facilities - up to $680m

 

CAF's structural team pride themselves on being:​

Innovative - We offer our clients the latest and most up-to-date analysis techniques and processes to provide modern and inventive structural solutions without sacrificing practicality. We use new ideas to improve construction speed and reduce costs. To deliver the most appropriate project specific solution we will continually investigate new & alternative methods of construction, materials, and thinking.

Accurate – We know that even the very best designs can only ever be as good as the quality of documentation which describes them and that this is ultimately how the market place will judge us. As such all of our documentation is produced to a high quality to ensure clear, concise, and co-ordinated documents.

Reliable – We can be relied upon to deliver agreed project deliverables on or before agreed program time frames.

CAPABILITIES:

  • Reinforced & Post Tensioned Concrete Design

  • Computer Services

  • Alternative Material Design such as Rammed Earth Walls, & Exposed Plywood Box Beams

  • Steel & Masonry Design, and Domestic Timber Construction 

  • Deep Foundation and Basement Design

  • Temporary Structures  

  • Floor Vibration Analysis

 

MARKET SECTORS:

  • Buildings

  • Transportation

  • Water & Environmental

  • Asset Management of Infrastructure & Buildings

  • Food & Beverage

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