Tag Archives: Grant Roe

Throughout the global engineering profession, there is an ongoing academic discussion about the need to contextualise risk for society in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Structural engineers, as experts in risk associated with the built environment, are more often relied upon to explain the contemporary concept of risk to clients, partners, and associates. Grant [...]

Some owners and occupants of new high-bay warehouses are concerned to find the pristine appearance of floor surfaces becoming blemished by black marks that resist cleaning. Grant Roe, BE(Hons) MEngSc MBA MIEAust CPEng NER, explains why this common problem is often misunderstood and prescribes the appropriate solution. There can be technical misunderstandings behind trade-level advice as to […]

For civil and structural engineering firm Costin Roe Consulting, winning the 2016 ACSE NSW structural engineering excellence award in the category ‘Unusual Projects’ for work on the Veolia MBT facility at Woodlawn, near Goulburn, brings wider attention to the firm’s role in completing one of the world’s most remarkable eco-projects. A ‘good news’ story for […]

Conventional pavement construction relies on movement joints which can cause costly maintenance issues when used in heavy-duty industrial environments. Grant Roe discusses innovation in pavement construction and where seamless pavement is a good solution. The joints in traditional ground-supported concrete flooring and pavements are designed to control cracking by allowing for movement. Horizontal movement is caused by concrete shrinkage […]

Insufficient understanding of the distinction between torque and tension in structural steel bolting can mean the structural reliability of steel buildings is compromised over time by loose bolts. Prominent engineer, Grant Roe, explains why this problem occurs and how it can be prevented or fixed if detected. The construction of steel buildings in most industrialised nations is regulated by standards. […]

The development of high-bay warehousing facilities as distribution centres means greater risk to business in the unlikely event of structural failure. Should the owners of distribution centre properties take additional measures to hedge against this greater concentration of risk? In contemporary supply chain management there is a strong movement away from the traditional network of warehousing facilities, staged at […]

The growing demand for high bay warehousing in Australia has brought to light the importance of partnering with engineers who have the knowledge and experience to meet the precise needs of sophisticated warehouse automation. Grant Roe, director of Costin Roe Consulting, civil and structural engineers for some of Australia’s largest and most successful automated high […]

The intensive promotion of industrial flooring impregnation products could give the impression that all high-specification industrial flooring would benefit from an impregnation treatment, according to Grant Roe, BE(Hons) MEngSc MBA MIEAust CPEng, NER director of Costin Roe Consulting. Impregnation treatments often unnecessary “As the consulting engineers for many of Australia’s largest warehousing facilities, including those […]

Grant Roe, director of Costin Roe Consulting, is a competitive cyclist who completed the famous Haute Route Pyrénées race through the alps of south-western France in the European summer of 2013. Grant has made an astonishing recovery from serious injuries sustained in a catastrophic bike crash in Italy, just months ago, which prevented him from competing in another international Haute […]