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Healey Engineering Pty Ltd
PO Box 500, Armadale, Western Australia, 6992
Office: (+61 8) 9399 2654
ABN: 58 084 394 374
info@understandingenergy.com.au

Managing Director & Principal Engineer

John Healey – NPER Chartered Professional Engineer
ejh@understandingenergy.com.au
Mobile: 0408 800 531
Skype: john51healey

Award Winning Projects

Many of the Clients of Healey Engineering have won significant project awards. We congratulate our clients, and all members of their design and construction teams. We are proud of our significant contribution to these projects.

Mediterranean Shipping Company building in Cliff Street
Healey Engineering were the Mechanical Services Consulting Engineer

Slavins Architects created a total renovation of an important Fremantle Heritage building, and a spectacular new building directly adjacent.
https://www.slavinarch.com.au

– 2018 Australian Steel Industry Award for Small Projects
– 2017 WA Architecture Awards – Winner
– Colorbond Steel Award for Innovation in Steel,
– 2017 WA Architecture Awards – Commendation – Sustainability
– 2017 WA Heritage Awards – Finalist – Conservation or Adaptive Re-use
– 2018 Australian Steel Institute – Winner – Steel Excellence (Small Buildings)

For the same building Van Diddens Painters & Wallcovering received:
– 2016 Master Painters Awards – Winner – Historical Restoration
– 2016 Master Painters Awards – Winner – Industrial and Protective Coatings.
https://www.vandiddens.com.au

2017 UNESCO Energy Globe Award Winner for Australia
Healey Engineering were Mechanical Services Consulting Engineer

Awarded to Direct Energy Australia – designers and installers of the geothermal heating and cooling system for the Kalgoorlie Oasis Indoor Recreational Centre – a massive direct geothermal project.

2006 RIBA (London) Architectural Review Awards for Emerging Architecture – Honourable Mention
Healey Engineering were Mechanical Services Consulting Engineer

Awarded to Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects for the Waljamarri Centre at Djugerari WA (near Fitzroy Crossing). This project: “…community centre for the Walmajarri people on the edge of Australia’s Great Sandy Desert …. has a sense of creative civitas…”.

2000 Western Australian Energy Efficiency Awards
Awarded to John Healey of Healey Engineering Pty Ltd

Finalist: Energy Achiever Award

1998 Western Australian Premiers Award
Healey Engineering were the Electrical Services Consulting Engineer advising RAESP between 1997 to 2006

Awarded to the Aboriginal Affairs Department of Western Australia for RAESP
(RAESP is the Remote Areas Essential Services Program – Repair & Maintenance program)
– Winner: “Innovation or Excellence in Contracting of Services”
– Finalist: “Provision of Services to Regional Western Australia”

1998 Western Australian Energy Efficiency Awards
Healey Engineering were the Electrical & Mechanical Services Consulting Engineer
Advised the City of Mellville and designed the energy efficiency upgrades

Commercial Buildings category
Awarded to: City of Melville for the Leeming Recreation Centre

1996 Western Australian Energy Efficiency Awards
Healey Engineering were the Mechanical Services Consulting Engineer

Commercial Buildings category
Awarded to the Perth Zoo, Western Australia, for the Operations Buildings
In the words of the judges:
” Extensive use of passive solar design, innovative technology, and complementary architectural and mechanical
systems, have combined to produce an energy efficient building.”

1994 National Energy Award
Healey Engineering were the Electrical & Mechanical Services Consulting Engineer
Advised the building managers and designed the energy efficiency upgrades

Awearded to Perth’s Superdrome, Claremont, Western Australia
– Landfill Gas Utilisation – Heating Boiler Conversion
– Implementation of Energy Audit Recommendations
– Electronic Building Control System ( BMCS )

1988 Australian Design Award
Healey Engineering were the Mechanical Services Consulting Engineer
Advised the building owners and designed the energy efficiency upgrades

For the Solar Design Centre Building, South Perth, Western Australia

1993 National Energy Award
Healey Engineering were the Mechanical Services Consulting Engineer
Advised the building owners and designed the energy efficiency upgrades

For the Solar Design Centre Building, South Perth, Western Australia

Engage Our Services

We are consulting engineers and are independent of all contractors and manufacturers in our field.
Consequently our only payment for our services are the fees we charge our clients. We are a “fee for service” business.

Your Options

Consultation – in our office
Time Basis (hourly rate for engineering)
Fixed fee (agreed in advance)
Percentage fee (percent of construction costs)

Australian Clients

Fees are stated in Australian dollars and paid in Australian dollars.
GST will be added to quoted fees (at +10%)
Project fees are invoiced and paid on project progress, typically monthly payments.

International Clients

Fees are stated in US dollars and paid in US dollars.
International clients are not charged GST (Goods & Services Tax)

Consultation (in our office, or by phone)

Minor consultation: AU$ 150 (+GST) for the first 1/2 hour
Longer consultation: AU$ 115 (+GST) for each 1/2 hour after

Time Basis Projects

(Rates last updated: 2018)

Fees will be charged for technical and associated management work at the hourly rates agreed with the Client.
Otherwise charges will be at the following hourly rates:

GST is additional to the fees and cost stated, for Australian Clients.

Engineering Work and Management Work

Senior Qualified Engineer or Principal
Qualified & Experienced Technical Personnel
Other Experienced Technical Personnel
Junior Technical Person
AU$ 230 per hour
AU$ 180 per hour
AU$ 150 per hour
AU$ 90 per hour

Drafting

Design/Experienced Drafter
Junior/Tracer/Clerical
AU$ 140 per hour
AU$ 80 per hour

Please Note: These rates are forshort projects or introductory phases of projects.
For longer projects a fixed fee is usually negotiated, or a discounted hourly rate

Included in Rate

General office overheads, minor consumables.
Secretarial, reception, local communication directly associated with work.
Minor office and drafting consumables.

Additional to Rate

Printing, binding of specifications, reports.
Printing of transparencies, drawings, if necessary.
Copying of Client records if necessary.
Lodging of advertisements.
Travel outside Perth metropolitan area.
Accommodation, meals, and necessary costs associated with travel.
Required couriers.
Required hire of test equipment.
Government and authority fees, licences.
Electronic copies of documents.
Engagement of other consultants.
Labour associated with above items.

Fixed Fee and Percentage Fee Projects

The basis of the fee will be as stated in our fee proposal, or the Client confirming order, as appropriate. GST is additional to the fees and cost stated, for Australian Clients.

Fixed Agreed Fee
The scope of the professional service is as stated in our fees proposal. Work requested outside this scope of service, or for a significantly expanded project, will attract additional fees. We will negotiate and agree the new fee arrangements with the Client, prior to commencing the additional works.

Percentage Fee Projects
The fee will be based on a percentage of the contract value of works designed and documented by this office. The scope of service and the fee scale is as stated in our fees proposal. Where not stated, the fees shall be set by the ACEA recommended fees scale, based on the size and complexity of the works.

Typical Components of the Professional Service
For a full service commission on a new building services project the fee components shall usually be split as below, unless otherwise stated on the fee agreement:

Design Stage Fees
Schematic / Concept design
Design Development
Documentation to Tender
Construction Stage Fees
70%
(16%)
(14%)
(40%)
30%

Included in the Fee

General office overheads, minor consumables, communications.
Tender Projects: 8 sets of tender documents, usually specifications and drawings.
Report Projects: 4 bound final reports.

Electronic copies of documents, by specific prior agreement only.
Routine communication and routine provision of documents to co-ordinating consultants.
Travel costs within the Perth metropolitan area.

Additional to the Fee

Travel, accommodation and related costs beyond the metropolitan area.
Client required couriers.
Additional copies of reports, specifications, drawings.
Electronic copies of documents.
Any work beyond the agreed scope of the project, and beyond the agreed scope of professional service.
Government and authority fees, licences.
Client required specialised software.
Engagement of other consultants.
Labour associated with the above items.

Ancillary Costs

These include printing, binding and copying beyond the agreed quantity of documents
Download our Conditions of Engagement

Invoicing

Work in progress and completed work will be invoiced monthly, and at completion of milestones. Payment is due and payable 14 days from the date of invoice. Accounts significantly in arrears will incur interest costs at our overdraft rate, and associated administrative and recovery costs and charges, from the date of invoice, entirely at our discretion.

For projects that are required (by the original project commission) to be “payment at completion”, we reserve the right to recover progress payments if un-expected delays occur.

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