Together, we can shape your world

We are re-imagining structural engineering for the Building and Construction Industry.

The structural components of your operation are no mere supporting act. We understand that you need design solutions that are timely, optimised for the demands of your business and cost-effective.

SOTO Engineers have established long and trusted relationships with major partners.
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BUILD. DESIGN. REFINE.

Finding better ways to build the future

We see structural engineering as a calling. Each new project is an opportunity to be inventive and innovative. Our team of experienced engineers has a depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise in designing, building, and refining structures in steel, concrete, and masonry construction with experience in commercial, mining, and heavy industrial design.

DIGITAL TOOLS FOR A NEW REALITY

An in-house, industry-leading design capability

The world is becoming more complex. Designing buildings that respond to the needs of the future means using new tools to model, design, and visualise sustainable and innovative engineering solutions. We employ talented specialists who leverage the latest in engineering design software, 3D modelling and BIM systems to improve productivity and efficiency and deliver greater value to you and your project.

Working with SOTO’s structural engineering team means you benefit from:

Reduced engineering hours using Advanced Analysis methods and 3D modelling and design tools.

Optimised construction hours through constructability reviews, intelligent design, and early contractor engagement.

Comprehensive risk management by incorporating safety-in-design throughout our engineering design processes.

A values-driven approach that recognises the importance of supporting local supply chains and Australian manufacturing.

A collaborative approach that ensures we fully understand the project requirements and specifications.

Enhanced productivity and safety for clients and contractors by employing 3D visualisation design tools.

Cost-effective and fit-for-purpose design based on our passion for clever solutions.

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A structural engineering team that you can trust

The Soto expert Structural Engineering team comprises specialist engineers and designers with expertise in steel and concrete construction. We have delivered structural engineering project solutions across various sectors, including heavy industry, mining, agriculture, commercial, government, transport, and residential.

Experience means confidence

Principal Engineer Emil Toussis leads our Structural Engineering Team. He has a strong and experienced team around him with vast experience and capability.

From initial project scoping, to calculations, preparing BIM models, fabrication drawings, and project management, the breadth of specialists can deliver structures that meet and exceed their design life and stand the test of time. In addition, our Quality Assurance and project delivery systems ensure our designs meet the relevant standards and legislative requirements.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING INNOVATION

A track record of delivering structural engineering solutions

We are well-versed in economical building construction methods for all sizes and types of developments, site constraints, speed of construction, all to the benefit of the project and the delivery of a cost-effective economical project to the client.
Residential buildings

We are well-versed in economical building construction methods for all sizes and types of developments, site constraints, speed of construction, all to the benefit of the project and the delivery of a cost-effective economical project to the client.

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Our experience covers all manner of buildings, from multi-level commercial to education facilities, aged care and medical, and workshops and warehouses. We have experience with prefabricated steel-framed and clad structures, industrial steel framed factory-type buildings with large spans with overhead cranes, and commercial warehouse buildings with steel frames and precast walls.
Commercial and industrial buildings

Our experience covers all manner of buildings, from multi-level commercial to education facilities, aged care and medical, and workshops and warehouses. We have experience with prefabricated steel-framed and clad structures, industrial steel framed factory-type buildings with large spans with overhead cranes, and commercial warehouse buildings with steel frames and precast walls.

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SOTO has delivered solutions for maritime structures, including piers and jetties for bulk materials carriers at Port Kembla. Experience also includes solutions for wharf and jetty structural remediation, including public transport infrastructure.
Maritime infrastructure

SOTO has delivered solutions for maritime structures, including piers and jetties for bulk materials carriers at Port Kembla. Experience also includes solutions for wharf and jetty structural remediation, including public transport infrastructure.

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Modular construction is becoming increasingly popular to reduce costs and minimise construction time. This includes entire buildings, such as houses, fabricated off-site and transported to their final location to prefabricating components of high-density mixed-use developments. Prefabricating complete components such as bathrooms or medical suites allow developments in challenging locations, such as above railway stations, to proceed. In addition, precast elements such as walls and minor bridges are considered economical and increasingly utilised.
Modular construction

Modular construction is becoming increasingly popular to reduce costs and minimise construction time. This includes entire buildings, such as houses, fabricated off-site and transported to their final location to prefabricating components of high-density mixed-use developments. Prefabricating complete components such as bathrooms or medical suites allow developments in challenging locations, such as above railway stations, to proceed. In addition, precast elements such as walls and minor bridges are considered economical and increasingly utilised.

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Review and reports are critical components of an asset lifecycle. Reports can be conducted for private developers, Strata Body Corporates, and government bodies, such as councils and the Public Works Advisory. Structural dilapidation reports are critical for public safety and where any renovations or building additions are planned.
Inspections and reports

Review and reports are critical components of an asset lifecycle. Reports can be conducted for private developers, Strata Body Corporates, and government bodies, such as councils and the Public Works Advisory. Structural dilapidation reports are critical for public safety and where any renovations or building additions are planned.

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OUTSTANDING OUTCOMES FOR ALL OUR CLIENTS

Recent Case Studies

  • SOTO ensures Tahmoor critical assets are safe and reliable

    When the Tahmoor Colliery in New South Wales needs specialised engineering support for critical components of its mine infrastructure, SOTO is on hand to take the call. Tahmoor Coal, owned by international energy, infrastructure, and natural resources business SIMEC Group, is an underground coal mining operation in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, […]

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  • BHP Port Hedland iron ore loader anti-collision system

    SOTO engineers have provided a clever solution for preventing iron ore loaders from colliding with ships at berth, paving the way for fully autonomous loading operations. BHP’s eight ship loaders in the Port of Port Hedland are the critical final step for its Pilbara iron ore operations. Five mines, four processing hubs and more than […]

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  • Conveyor Engineering – Design Ship Loading Conveyor and Wharf Conveyor for BSL Port Kembla

    Initial Scope: BlueScope Steel engaged SOTO Consulting Engineers to design, develop and engineer a new coke loading sequence to more efficiently handle and load export grade coke to overseas markets that are in short supply of quality coke. This sequence was to include upgraded wharf conveyor systems as well as ship loading conveyors. Solution: SOTO […]

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OUR QUALITY COMMITMENT

Partner with an experienced Global-Mark verified team

Global-Mark has independently verified SOTO’s design and project delivery systems as complying with the requirements of ISO and AS/NZ system standards.

SOTO’s delivery model allows us to customise our project offering and deliverables to meet the budget, schedule, design, health and safety, environmental, and quality requirements of all clients.

We have received certificates of registration for:

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
  • ISO 45001 Work OHS Management Systems

We’re committed to the highest standards

We accept that our community, clients, employees, and suppliers have the right to expect us to act in an ethical, safe, and sustainable way. SOTO is committed to these values, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards.