DANIEL VYDEN 

Associate | Structural Design Team Leader

BEng(Hons) | MIEAust

James is a structural engineer with expertise in structural design, building investigations

and reporting.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Structural) – Hons

Memberships

Engineers Australia (EA) - MIEAust


Employment History

Triaxial Consulting, Darwin NT

Costin Roe Consulting, Sydney NSW

 

Notable Projects

Bunnings Warehouse, Edwardstown SA

Structural Design Lead Engineer

Structural design for the 18,000 sqm Bunnings Warehouse retail

facility in Edwardstown, fully suspended over a 20,000 sqm car

parking area. Design included:

  • Economical tapered steel beam and composite slab flooring system capable of supporting large storage loads.

  • Tapered portal frame over complete with welded transfer trusses through the building.

A complex project due to the size and site constraints.

 

Angas St Carpark, Adelaide SA

Structural Design Lead Engineer

Structural design and documentation for an 8-storey carpark in

Adelaide CBD including a rooftop office and basement level.

Design included:

  • Custom engineered beam and column analysis and detailing to minimise steel tonnage.

  • Design of precast facade and insitu retaining structures.

  • Design of custom facade supports for architectural ‘kaynemaile’ mesh.

Challenges included retrofitting of the facade supports on the existing structure and designing the building within a space-limited site adjacent to two city roads and a boundary to boundary building envelope.

 

Royal Darwin Hospital Refurbishment, Tiwi NT

Structural Design Lead Engineer

Structural design and documentation for major construction

works at Royal Darwin Hospital’s main building including:

  • Main entry extension and upgrade.

  • Outpatients refurbishment.

  • Emergency department refurbishment.

  • Building additions for new PET and CT scanners.

A challenging project which had to incorporate latent

conditions of the existing building and its multiple additions over

the 30-year history of Royal Darwin Hospital, the presence of

asbestos and lack of original design drawings.

Technical Skills

INDUSTRY SECTOR

Industrial

Materials Handling & Winery Design

Commercial & Retail

Health, Aged Care & Education

Residential

 

REMEDIAL / STRATA / INSURANCE

Condition report

Cracking

Defects list

Facade

Foundation subsidence

Inspection

Investigation

Project technical supervision

Tender - documents

 

STRUCTURAL DESIGN 

Anchor system

Aluminium

Concrete - pre-cast

Concrete - reinforced

Concrete - steel composite

Facade

Masonry - clay & concrete

Pre-engineering buildings

Steel

Stainless steel

Timber / timber framing

Foundations

Temporary structures

Retaining walls

 

CERTIFICATES

WHS – white card

 

PROGRAMS

Microstran

Space Gass

Inducta SLB, RCB, RCC, FTG