Mechanical Services

Our mechanical engineers and designers specialise in all areas of heating, ventilation and cooling.  Using the latest technology available, we design efficient systems to match individual project requirements.

Fire Services

We design systems that incorporate the latest fire services technology to provide the very best in detection, asset protection and fire supression systems

Electrical Services

We use best practice and value engineering to offer innovative solutions across the entire electrical services from point of connection and switchboard requirements to emergency lighting and cogeneration power systems.

Hydraulic Services

We are specialists in all aspects of hydraulic design including storm-water and roof drainage, water distribution systems and trade-waste handling.

Construction Services

We are skilled at providing advise and leadership in construction management, pre-construction services and on-site project management.

Communications and Data Services

System design of complex data, communication and security infrastructure services including fibre, data centre design and distribution cable schematics.  We have been the lead services consultant on a number of mission critical data warehouses.

HRCE have extensive experience in environmentally sustainable design and the green star process.  We were the services consultant that documented the first supermarket with a specific environmentally sustainable design objective.

Our team uses a number of cutting edge technologies to deliver best practice:

  • Innovative environmentally sustainable design engineering
  • Energy efficient lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Building management systems

Outcomes for building owners:

  1. Lower operating costs
  2. Greater property values
  3. Healthier place to live and work
  4. Enhanced marketability and public opportunities
  5. Environmental credibility

In 2014, HR Consulting Engineers were part of the Coles Supermarkets design team that received a High Commendation at the Victorian Engineering  Excellence Awards for the Coles Supermarket of the Future.


In 2009, Coles embarked on a project to develop a Supermarket of the Future that would be environmentally superior, use 20% less energy and cost less to construct.

Coles worked closely with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) to develop a rating tool to measure the building, services, infrastructure and commercial refrigeration for a supermarket.  Coles Hallam was designed to achieve a ‘4 Star’ rating through inclusion of environmental initiative measures such as optimisation of outside air supply based on customer data, direct oven connected exhaust systems, improved cooling plant performance by integrating commercial and airconditioning refrigeration, insulated panel construction to reduce embodied energy and improved thermal performance, LED lights, rainwater collection for use in the airconditioning system and toilets, and utilising natural refrigerants with low global warming potential.

The result of this holistic and comprehensive package of carefully engineered environmental measures has delivered a supermarket that exceeded Coles’ environmental objectives and produced a sustainable basis for other new supermarkets. Most of the Hallam measures are now specified in the Coles Design Brief for new supermarkets and the GBCA is currently undertaking its assessment.

- Engineers Australia, Victorian Engineering Excellence Awards Booklet 2014 (link)

We work with leading architects, builders and companies to deliver leading projects:


  • Swinburne University
  • Monash University
  • Holmesglen Institute
  • Latrobe University


  • Australia Post
  • Coles Supermarkets
  • Ego Pharmaceuticals