When designing hydraulics and plumbing systems for projects in Queensland and throughout Australia, it is essential that the design balances being practical, cost effective, and environmentally sustainable, incorporating safety in design for building maintenance into the future and being able to stand the test of time.

Clients that we work with are looking for hydraulics design that reduces their risk during the projects life cycle, protects them from cost overruns and ensures effective and efficient plumbing installation across a range of hydraulic systems, including:

·       Portable water services
·       Hot water generation and reticulation
·       Gas services including LPG and Natural Gas
·       Filtration and purification systems
·       Irrigation systems
·       Rainwater harvesting and re-use
·       Grey water treatment and re-use
·       Stormwater drainage and management

·       Syphonic drainage
·       Waste water collection and treatment systems
·       Vacuum systems
·       Sanitary drainage and plumbing
·       Trade waste drainage and pre-treatment systems
·       Fire hydrant and fire hose reel systems
·       Water conservation and auditing

Our Hydraulics Design Services

At DMA, our approach to hydraulic design is based on our constant evaluation of new and innovative technologies, and understanding the latest plumbing trends. We then work with our clients to implement the ideas that will have the most impact on their project, lowering their longer-term risk, delivering solutions that will outlast a project’s lifecycle, or saving them time and money.

All of DMA’s hydraulic consultants hold current plumber, drainer and gas fitting licences in Queensland, allowing us to bring practical onsite knowledge and experience into each design and every piece of advice.

Our in-depth local knowledge of infrastructure authorities and councils in Queensland and throughout Australia helps us to provides efficient documentation delivery and hydraulic advice on every project, speeding up the process for our clients and helping them to cut through red tape. Our clients also tell us that the documentation we provide is comprehensive, yet simple to understand, giving them greater confidence in the design process and enabling us to deliver the designs faster and more efficiently.

Our team are fully BIM (Building Information Modelling) enabled and can model the hydraulic design in 3D and coordinate with other services before works start on site. The 3D model enables the contractor and builder to validate the installation on site, reducing RFI’s and variations. Our 3D models can be intelligently linked to time constraints (4D), procurement (5D) and lifecycle costs (6D) for the project to ensure that it’s delivered on time and budget.

Clients typically engage us to assist them with:

–       Building Information Modelling (BIM)
–       Due Diligence
–       Existing Conditions Reports
–       Feasibility studies
–       Concept Design
–       Detailed Design
–       Development Applications
–       Plumbing approvals
–       Budget estimates
–       Value management

–       Cost plans
–       Tender evaluation
–       Contract Administration
–       Construction Support
–       Facility Management
–       Plumbing estimating
–       Deem to satisfy designs
–       Services auditing
–       Peer reviews
–       Installation inspections

Our approach to hydraulic design is based on our constant evaluation of new and innovative technologies, and understanding the latest plumbing trends.

Our Hydraulics Team
Hydraulic Principal
Senior Hydraulic Consultant
Daniel Bond DMA Engineers
Hydraulic Design Consultant & Hydraulic BIM Manager
Hydraulic Design Engineer
The industries we specialise in
Our hydraulics expertise covers a range of industries including high rise developments, retail and shopping centres, commercial (including Breweries), industrial, residential apartments, townhouse developments and hotels, theme park and entertainment, health care, aged care, tenancy fit outs, processing, car showrooms, animal hospitals and vet clinics, and EOTF (End of Trip Facilities).


If you would like to find out more about some of the latest plumbing trends being applied to hydraulics building design, or to discuss your hydraulics design for your next project, contact Rory O’Malley on rory.omalley@dmaengineers.com.au or call on (07) 3839 3050.