Our civil design team includes coastal, waterway and flood engineers that undertake concept and detailed designs, numerical modelling, and options appraisals for new structures


We undertake options analysis, concept design and detailed design for councils, government agencies, ports, marinas, and private organisations.  These designs are for detailed extreme-weather mitigation structures, aimed at protecting against flooding, coastal erosion, wave overtopping, waterway failures, scour, bank instability, and slip circle failures.


JBP canal engineering coastal design

Research & innovation

Innovation is at the heart of all we do. We invest strongly in research and development, responding to the needs of clients to provide bespoke innovative solutions and incorporating the latest technical knowledge through collaboration with industry, academia and government


Seawalls built using Geosynthetic Sand Containers (GSC) can be an economical coastal defence against erosion and wave overtopping. However, with increasing sea levels and larger waves the standard 2.5m3 units are not always suitable. We completed the investigation, design, and managed the physical testing of new technologies for these high-risk areas. This considered various shapes, new ways to interlock the bags, but settled on larger bags sizes (up to 8t or 4.5m3) which were tested under extreme conditions in the Water Research Laboratory (WRL), Sydney. Our team completed the redesign of the Maroochy Groynes using the new bags, a first for the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.


Examples of
our work

Here are just some examples of our work in extreme weather engineering


Our projects:
engineering design

Midge Point coastal protection designs, QLD

Midge Point is a small coastal community in central Queensland … Continued

Moreton Bay Living Shoreline Concept Design, QLD

Nature-based coastal resilience measures are being increasingly recommended to stabilise … Continued

Detailed design for boat ramp carpark

The design of a 40 Car-Trailer Unit carpark with seperated … Continued

Hydraulic Investigation of the Redcliffe Minimum Energy Loss Culvert

A detailed hydraulic assessment of a Minimum Energy Loss (MEL) … Continued