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P.J. Yttrup & Associates Pty Ltd

Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216


Structural Documentation.

We can provide structural design and documentation solutions for your residential project. This can be anything from an architecturally designed dream home to a single beam to replace that wall that has to come out.

We will take care of all the requirements including footings, floors, walls, roof, decks, stairs, pergolas and everything in between. Certification is provided with all designs, with Engineers registered in Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland. Contact us with your requirements and a fee proposal can be prepared.

We are able to design and document a variety of materials such as:

  • Steel
  • Timber
  • Light gauge steel framing
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Rammed Earth
  • Poured Earth
  • Mudbrick
  • Strawbale
  • Aluminium


The practice has vast experience in the design of footing systems on reactive sites with the founder, Peter Yttrup, a member of the committee for AS2870; the Australian Standard for the classification of sites and design and construction of footing systems for residential structures.    

With a strong geotechnical focus within the practice we have a good understanding of soil behaviour and soil/structure interaction. If required, we can also model footing behaviour and ground movement response with software packages such as PLAXIS and Spacegass. Residential footing systems such as stiffened raft slabs, strip footings and pad footings can be designed for residential buildings. Design of footings systems where new buildings interact with existing buildings and the environment (trees) are a specialty.

Stormwater drainage.

We can provide solutions for all your site stormwater management. This includes water quality treatment, on site detention, pumping, roof and surface drainage.

Deep Footings & Piling.

We can provide a deep footing or piled solution where required on sites where excessive ground movement or bearing capacity is an issue. Deep footing systems can include driven timber, concrete or steel piles; bored piers or steel screw piles. Deep footings may be required on sites with deep fill or low strength soils, high ground movement, tree effects or existing services. Steel screw piles are a specialty of the practice with extensive experience in design, testing and construction supervision of screw piles. The use of screw piles in extremely reactive sites to limit footing movement in response to high ground movement is a common solution.

Retaining walls.

Design of retaining structures for residential projects can include landscaping walls, right through to full basement construction adjacent to existing structures or infrastructure. We can provide design solutions in a variety of materials such as reinforced masonry and concrete, gabion walls, keystone walls, timber and steel sleeper walls or gravity walls. Ground movements and settlements can be predicted using PLAXIS software to ensure protection of existing assets.


Our staff include Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineers and technical support staff.

Nathan McLaren


BEng (Hons), MIEAust, CPEng, NPER, RBP, RPEQ

Joined the practice in 1998 as a design engineer and since that time has worked on a variety of projects primarily as a Structural engineer. In 2009 purchased half the practice from Peter Yttrup and in 2016 became the sole director. Nathan is now involved in client relationships, design work and preparation of reports, particularly relating to damaged buildings.

Graduated in 1994 from the University of Ballarat with an Honours degree in Civil Engineering.

Jeff Andrews

Structural/Civil Engineer

BEng Civil (Hons 1), CPEng, MIEAust

Jeff has been with Yttrup since his undergraduate days in 1999. Approaching 20 years of experience in delivering our core services including structural design and documentation of domestic, industrial and commercial structures, civil design and documentation of roads and bridges, Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and geotechnical investigation, analysis and reporting.

Past projects include the design, documentation and construction supervision of multi-storey office buildings with basement carparks and shoring wall systems and the design of structures on extremely reactive ground.

Graduated in 2001 from Monash University with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering.

Dane Pope

Geotechnical Engineer

MEngSc (Geotechnical), BEng Civil (Hons 1), CPEng, MIEAust, RPEQ

Joined the practice in 2016 to manage the geotechnical team. Has over 10 years’ experience in civil and mining geotechnics. Specialises in Landslide Risk Assessments and draws on experience managing slope failures in operational mining environments. Recent projects include subdivision geotechnics on numerous developments throughout Geelong, Landslide Risk Assessments for the Wye River and Separation Creek re-build and pavement investigations and design for local Councils.

Graduated in 2006 from the Griffith University Gold Coast with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering and the University Medal. In 2015 completed a Masters in Engineering Science (Geotechnical) at the University of New South Wales.

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About P.J. Yttrup & Associates Pty Ltd

We are consulting civil engineers practicing in the fields of structural, civil, geotechnical & forensic engineering.

P.J. Yttrup & Associates Pty Ltd was established in 1981 and practises in the fields of structural, civil and geotechnical engineering. In the field of timber engineering, P.J. Yttrup & Associates Pty Ltd enjoys a leading role in Australia and has been involved in numerous projects in sensitive areas such as national parks.

We can provide design, documentation and construction supervision services in:

  • Buildings
  • Earth retaining structures
  • Bridges
  • Wharf structures
  • Industrial buildings
  • Cable structures
  • Liquid retaining structures

Structural engineering:

  • Small domestic, commercial and industrial structures in timber, steel, reinforced concrete, masonry and reinforced masonry, adobe and straw-bale structures, glass, fibreglass and aluminium
  • Road, rail, footbridge and associated structures in timber, reinforced concrete and steel
  • Design Australia wide and overseas including in sensitive areas such as national parks

Design in wide range of materials including:

  • Timber
  • Steel
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Aluminium
  • Glass
  • Mudbrick
  • Rammed earth
  • Poured earth
  • Straw-bale wall construction
  • Fibreglass
  • Composite construction


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