About Us

We are committed to delivering
cost-effective and innovative solutions

Our mission as civil and structural engineers is to both lead and act in concert with stakeholders towards delivering projects safely, on time and on budget.

The difference is process and experience.

ForisEM understands visionary developers and corporations need to turn their building and development concepts into reality, in a way that reflects individual branding, style and quality.

We are committed to delivering cost effective and innovaive solutions.

Our client base includes architects, builders, government and developers who are serving tier-one clients in mining, defence, government and the private sector.

We have key personnel located in Townsville, Brisbane and Cairns that support our team who have an understanding of each centre’s engineering requirements.

We are a flexible, well-resourced, well trained and strategically positioned team.

Our designers are RPEQ, NER and CPEng qualified and we’re insured for every contingency.

Our staff all have on the ground experience which facilitates communication between the design and operational sides of the business.

Our technical offer is backed up with cutting edge laser scanning and digital building information modelling.

It’s all done under the one roof so there are no delays.

Our team of professionals who develop and present the results have buy-in to your project.

This ensures greater accountability by individuals and by the team to the client.

Our documentation accounts for fool-proof execution with animated step-by-step processes if needed.

We leave nothing to chance.

The model can be rendered and presented to the asset owner for clarity.

This promotes understanding.

ForisEM Consultant Engineers and Managers. A better process of engineering.

Our People

Our staff are our greatest asset. We say it often and with good reason as our team is energetic, agile, qualified and highly experienced. As part of our ongoing commitment to our team all staff receive on going industry training and are able to use the latest technology to assist with your project needs.

Bill Hutton

Bill Hutton

Company Director and Principal Engineer

Adam McGinty

Adam McGinty

Structural Engineer

Aaron Curtis

Aaron Curtis

Senior Draftsperson

Conrad Dubois

Conrad Dubois

Senior Structural Draftsperson

Tyran Macalister

Tyran Macalister

Drafting Manager

Management Systems & Risk Management

Safety, Sustainability and Quality - FortisEM has an internal quality system which is 3rd party accredited and has a rigours safety in design approach.

The system’s development is overseen by a senior manager responsible for quality management.

These systems and procedures are ISO9001 compliant.

Our workflow is charted and processes standardised allowing for continual improvement.

We encourage client feedback as part of our standard operating procedures and have responses to address all

This is collated into a monthly report, which charts the company’s progress and helps plan its development.

Our safety and environmental procedures are consistent with office environments functioning at optimum levels.

Insurances - We are fully insured.

  • • $20m public liability
    • $10m professional indemnity
    • Workcover

Risk Management Approach

Safety and design is critical in what we do and we are constantly upgrading our compliance.

Our risk management approach is consistent with the ISO_9001 series. It includes built-in redundancies where drawings are reviewed by third-party senior draftsmen and designs certified by an RPEQ-recognised engineer.

Our activities are governed under various regulations
and we are compliant with each including:
• Workplace Health and Safety Act
• Australian Standards
• National Construction Code
• Scaffolding Code of Practice
• Professional Engineer Act
• Engineers Australia Code of Ethics

Our engineers complete technical requirements to maintain certified status in their specialties. That includes more than 250 hours a year professional development in civil and structural engineering for the business principal.

We are developing a process for senior managers to pass on knowledge throughout the organisation.

Our professional staff are undertaking post-graduate studies and our technical staff continually undertake allied TAFE and other courses and are required to share the knowledge.

This is to maintain currency with industry-specific requirements and regulatory obligations.

Long Term Relationships

FortisEM has secured long-term relationships and repeat business in a short amount of time since incorporation.

We are the default provider for established businesses, servicing Tier 1 providers in mining, construction and infrastructure and event management.

We’ve had to prove ourselves and can cite numerous clients that have tried us, gone back too old sources, only to return to FortisEM as repeat clients.

References are available on request.


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