CTBUH Silver Member

Vipac Engineers & Scientists

About

Member Since: 1995

Member Offices: Melbourne

Website: http://www.vipac.com.au/

Vipac Engineers and Scientists Ltd is an award winning technology powerhouse and multidisciplinary consultancy with over 40 years’ experience. Vipac is active in the automotive, building and infrastructure, defense, transport, railway, mining, power, oil, gas and consumer appliance industries.

With operations in all Australian capital cities, Asia, Europe, the United States and the Middle East, Vipac offers personalized service from a team of 240 staff.

Vipac is NATA accredited and ISO 9001 compliant, with capabilities in acoustics, vibration, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and system design. At Vipac, they measure their success by that of their clients.

Fields of Expertise

Computers / IT / Software; Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing; Research Institute; Security Consultancy; Structural Engineering; Transportation / Urban Infrastructure; Wind Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

1995

Member Offices

  • Melbourne

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Victoria One

246.8 m / 810 ft

2

Premier Tower

245.9 m / 807 ft

3

Eq. Tower

202 m / 663 ft

4

Symphony City (Concerto Apartments)

117 m / 384 ft

5

97 Elizabeth Street

106.6 m / 350 ft

6

Brisbane 1 Tower 3

97.2 m / 319 ft

7

FV - Valley House

95.9 m / 315 ft

8

FV - Flatiron

95.2 m / 312 ft

9

Brisbane 1 Tower 1

93.4 m / 307 ft

10

Latitude on Lavender

85 m / 279 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

10 October 2011

Contributions of Surrounding on Natural Ventilation of Buildings

In recent years with high cost of energy, pollution associated with HVAC system, trend in sustainable design and regulations forced designers to look back to...

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Research

19 September 2012

Effects of High-Rise Developments on a Microclimate

This paper assesses the implications of urban form, especially in high-rise development, referencing a newly developed business district called Maslak, home to many high-rise buildings...

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Global News

29 July 2020

Singapore-Based Property Group Eyes Final Sales at Melbourne Tower

Singapore-listed property developer Fragrance Group has topped out its 78-story Premier Tower in Melbourne as it pursues efforts to sell the remaining units in the...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Victoria One

Melbourne

247 m

810 ft

2

Premier Tower

Melbourne

246 m

807 ft

3

Eq. Tower

Melbourne

202 m

663 ft

4

140 King Street

Melbourne

188 m

617 ft

5

386 William Street

Melbourne

121 m

397 ft

6

Symphony City (Concerto Apartments)

Perth

117 m

384 ft

7

97 Elizabeth Street

Brisbane

107 m

350 ft

8

Brisbane 1 Tower 3

Brisbane

97 m

319 ft

9

FV - Valley House

Brisbane

96 m

315 ft

10

FV - Flatiron

Brisbane

95 m

312 ft

11

Eclipse

Adelaide

94 m

308 ft

12

Brisbane 1 Tower 1

Brisbane

93 m

307 ft

13

Latitude on Lavender

Sydney

85 m

279 ft

14

Student One Elizabeth Street Tower

Brisbane

78 m

256 ft

15

UniSA Cancer Research Institute

Adelaide

71 m

232 ft

16

1 Flemington

Melbourne

68 m

221 ft

17

Illumina

Brisbane

66 m

217 ft

18

412 William Street

Melbourne

65 m

213 ft

19

Anaca

Melbourne

63 m

207 ft

20

Magnolia

Melbourne

63 m

207 ft

21

UTS Broadway Building

Sydney

57 m

188 ft

22

Brisbane 1 Tower 2

Brisbane

47 m

153 ft

23

The Mayfair

Melbourne

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

7 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (82%), 14 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (88%), 15 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 17 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 17 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 17 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

10 October 2011 | Seoul

Contributions of Surrounding on Natural Ventilation of Buildings

In recent years with high cost of energy, pollution associated with HVAC system, trend in sustainable design and regulations forced designers to look back to...

03 March 2008 | Dubai

Microclimate Study of a City in Hot and Humid Climate

Seifu Bekele, Vipac Engineers, talked about a Microclimate study of a city in a hot and humid climate at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in...

19 September 2012

Effects of High-Rise Developments on a Microclimate

Hatice Sozer, Istanbul Technical University; Seifu Bekele, VIPAC Engineers & Scientists Pty Ltd.

This paper assesses the implications of urban form, especially in high-rise development, referencing a newly developed business district called Maslak, home to many high-rise buildings...

03 March 2008

Microclimate Study of a City in Hot and Humid Climate

Seifu A. Bekele, Ian Jones and Gokul K. Rajamani, Vipac Engineers & Scientists Ltd.

The study shows that for Dubai and the surrounding area, the recommended street orientation may promote ventilation and increase the pollution dispersion. Shadows, combined with...

16 October 2005

The Effect of Tall Building Base Opening Geometry on Wind Loads and Local Flow Structures

Seifu A. Bekele, Vipac Engineers & Scientists

This study focuses on the relation between the shape and size of openings through the base of a tall building, wind loads, and local flow...

29 July 2020

Singapore-Based Property Group Eyes Final Sales at Melbourne Tower

Singapore-listed property developer Fragrance Group has topped out its 78-story Premier Tower in Melbourne as it pursues efforts to sell the remaining units in the...

18 October 2019

Three-Tower Residential Development Tops Out in Melbourne

The Shakespeare Group has moved a step closer to completing its $350 million development on Melbourne’s St. Kilda Road. The main contractor, Icon, is due...

18 October 2019

Three-Tower Residential Development Tops Out in Melbourne

The Shakespeare Group has moved a step closer to completing its $350 million development on Melbourne’s St. Kilda Road. The main contractor, Icon, is due...

25 September 2019

Planned Melbourne Residential Tower Receives Funding

Melbourne-based developer ICD Property has secured construction funding from MaxCap Group and investment bank Goldman Sachs for its AU$440 million (US$297 million) residential tower development...

12 September 2019

Three-Tower Development Completed in Brisbane

An AU$500-million (US$344 million) apartment development spanning an entire block in South Brisbane has reached completion, marking the first finished Australian development project Hong Kong-listed...

12 September 2019

Three-Tower Development Completed in Brisbane

An AU$500-million (US$344 million) apartment development spanning an entire block in South Brisbane has reached completion, marking the first finished Australian development project Hong Kong-listed...