How Developers Can Save Money On Multi-Level Projects


By Chris Beale, Inertia Engineering

Chris Beale is a structural engineer from Inertia Engineering who has experience working on a diverse range of projects in Australia and NZ, with a more recent focus on commercial and development projects ranging from two million to $20m. He’s particularly interested in using innovative construction methods to deliver projects ahead of schedule, and within budget.

Here, Chris shares his top three ways developers can save money on multi-level projects.

1. Early consideration of basement construction

It used to only be economical on larger developments, but it’s now useful for smaller projects as well. On a large job, if you’re saving 30 per cent per level, over nine levels for example, you’re saving the equivalent of three slabs over that whole building.

The advantage of using post-tensioned concrete on smaller jobs is that it creates a better aesthetic and raises the overall value of the space.

3. Prefabricated formworks

Image: Inertia Engineering project - Aspire luxury apartments

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