Consulting Engineers

Learn about Covey – the Engineering Consultants

Director Kevin Covey established Covey Associates Pty Ltd on the Sunshine Coast in 1990.

Kevin saw a gap in the market and seized it, creating a privately owned consulting engineering company that 29 years later has grown to provide successful offices in North Lakes and Papua New Guinea. The company’s head office is based at Maroochydore on Queensland’s thriving Sunshine Coast.

The team provide comprehensive services in project management and planning, feasibility costing and evaluations, design documentation and professional advice for construction phases for small to large projects.

Short of thinking up the project in the first place – although they have done that in the past – the team can deliver a complete client service, cover every stage of the process and therefore ensures every step from brief to construction to completion runs smoothly.

Managing Director Kevin Covey takes a hands-on approach to every aspect of the business and its projects, from technical expertise, staff management and operations to client liaison, ensuring your peace of mind that your project is given the highest attention at every step.

Kevin Covey works with six experienced associates and a support team of experts, specialists and talented consultants who all work hard to ensure the best results for clients. The firm’s integrated structure has seen the company deliver an impressive track record of successful projects and means clients benefit from access to a pool of industry experience.

Covey Associates continues to be a name synonymous with quality, consistency and outstanding work.

Covey Associates Engineering Firm Profile

 

Established in 1990, Covey Associates, Sunshine Coast,  is a privately owned consulting engineering firm with offices throughout Australia – Maroochydore (head office), North Lakes, Armidale, Tamworth and overseas in Papua New Guinea.

The qualified and highly experienced Covey Associates team of engineers and designers are experts in all facets of project delivery.

The Covey team is internationally renowned in their field for award-winning projects across numerous sectors, including:

  • Residential
  • Racing
  • Tourism
  • Commercial
  • Environmental
  • Educational
  • Medical
  • Extractive industries
  • Industrial and public works
  • Aged care and retirement


The focus and structure of Covey Associates is built around delivering a complete client service, meeting our clients’ needs at every stage of the process and ensuring that every project is delivered smoothly from brief to construction to completion.

Covey Associates continues to be a name synonymous with quality, consistency and outstanding work.

Whatever the scale or complexity of the project, our multi award-winning company is dedicated to finding practical, economic and workable solutions for all of our clients.

Covey Associates has become internationally and nationally renowned for their ‘one-stop-shop’ approach within civil, structural, hydraulic, environmental and fire safety disciplines.

Covey Associates offers a wide-range of services to suit the needs of any project, including:

  • A full cross section of engineering services: civil, structural, hydraulic, environmental and fire
  • Project management and planning
  • Project costing and evaluation
  • Professional advice
  • Design documentation and construction phase services


Covey Associates’ clients are from a diverse cross-section of private and public sectors, extending across Australia and north to Papua New Guinea.

How Covey Associates Can Help You

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The qualified and highly experienced Covey Associates team of engineers and designers are experts in all facets of project delivery.

The Covey team is internationally renowned in their field for award-winning projects across numerous sectors, including:

  • Residential
  • Racing
  • Tourism
  • Commercial
  • Environmental
  • Educational
  • Medical
  • Extractive industries
  • Industrial and public works
  • Aged care and retirement


The focus and structure of Covey Associates is built around delivering a complete client service, meeting our clients’ needs at every stage of the process and ensuring that every project is delivered smoothly from brief to construction to completion.

Covey Associates continues to be a name synonymous with quality, consistency and outstanding work. Whatever the scale or complexity of the project, our multi award-winning company is dedicated to finding practical, economic and workable solutions for all of our clients.

Covey Associates has become internationally and nationally renowned for their ‘one-stop-shop’ approach within civil, structural, hydraulic, landscape architecture, environmental and fire safety disciplines.

Covey Associates offers a wide-range of services to suit the needs of any project, including;

  • A full cross section of engineering services: civil, structural, hydraulic, environmental and fire.
  • Project management and planning
  • Project costing and evaluation
  • Professional advice
  • Design documentation and construction phase services


Covey Associates’ clients are from a diverse cross-section of private and public sectors, extending across Australia and north to Papua New Guinea.

Covey and the Environment

Check out the Coast world-first causing a stir in France
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WETLAND WONDERLAND: The Parklakes 2 community at Bli Bli includes a floating wetland. The Sunshine Coast’s world-first floating wetlands have been showcased at an international conference for urban water managers in France.

Located at Bli Bli’s Parklakes 2 master planned community, the floating wetlands sit on top of a lake, with roots helping filter sediment from water run-off.

Three of the Sunshine Coast’s leading engineering and environmental professionals attended the 9th International Novatech Conference in Lyon last month to present findings from the floating wetland treatment system’s installation.

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Kevin Covey, Damion MacDonald and Dr Chris Walker from Maroochydore’s Covey Associates were invited to present on the project which was attended by some of the world’s leading engineers, scientists, consultants, environmentalists and academics.

Dr Walker said he and Mr MacDonald were honoured to present a paper at the conference as it placed the innovative work of Coveys in the international research spotlight.

It also “firmly reinforced” the Sunshine Coast Council’s collaborative effort to support leading edge engineering which will provide long term sustainable benefits to the local community, he said.

“There’s no doubt that our participation in the Novatech conference will encourage engineers and academics from across the globe to come to the Sunshine Coast and inspect what we are doing with the FWTS at Parklakes 2,” Dr Walker said.

“Novatech is one of the biggest and most prestigious stormwater conferences in the world.”

He said it was “great to be able highlight clear and tangible benefits of the floating wetland approach”, which yielded a savings of $1 million during construction.

“Ultimately, we think the savings will well and truly surpass that, as we are forecasting much lower ongoing maintenance costs,” Dr Walker said.Mr MacDonald said there wasn’t a spare seat in the room and feedback from attendees was very positive.

Kevin Covey said the opportunity to present at the conference was a real feather in the cap for Covey Associates as it highlighted how a Sunshine Coast based firm can deliver innovative leading edge projects just like their metropolitan counterparts.

“The FWTS is certainly one of the most rewarding projects that I have been involved with and the collaborative efforts of all project partners should be applauded, including the developers of Parklakes 2 who have funded the project, and are also supporting a USC PhD student, Peter Schwammberger, to undertake research on the system over the next four years,” he said.

“Sunshine Coast Council were also quick to pick up on the innovation and cost saving behind this project and it reinforces their mantra of supporting sustainable and cutting-edge projects throughout the region.

“When you look at the collaborative approach that we have undertaken with Council as well as USC and the developers of Parklakes 2 then it’s clear that the Sunshine Coast is not only open for business, it’s also very open to innovative thinking in how projects are delivered.”

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Embracing Engineering Within Our Community

Covey Associates embrace industry innovation and sit on the boards or committees of several property, business and community foundations and organisations.

The team also works closely with the engineering campuses of several universities and local high schools to foster educational outcomes for future engineering graduates.

Over the past 20 years, Kevin Covey and Covey Associates have been recognised numerous times for their high quality and innovative work and commitment to the industry by regional councils and industry bodies.

Covey’s recent community involvement includes:

  • Woombye CARE

Covey Associates is proud to be a supporting partner of the Woombye CARE facility. Situated in a serene rainforest setting just minutes from the quaint township of Woombye and less than 80 minutes from Brisbane, Woombye CARE provides quality care for elderly and disabled people seeking accommodation in a caring, homelike atmosphere.

Residents are provided a secure, supportive environment where privacy, dignity and independence are highly valued. Access to affordable living is offered through subsidies to over 85% of residents at Woombye CARE.

Director Kevin Covey has acted as the board’s voluntary chairperson since 1998. During his time as chair Woombye CARE has grown to become one of the Sunshine Coast’s leading aged care providers and has plans to expand its facilities to meet their growing waiting list.

Since 1998 Covey Associates have provided their services to design new stages and extension plans and have been instrumental in working on Woombye CARE’s expansion to provide much-needed beds for Sunshine Coast residents suffering from Dementia, acquired brain injuries and disabilities.

For more information about Woombye CARE visit www.woombyecare.org.au

Covey Associates - Quality Policy

Covey Associates is a multidisciplinary consulting firm offering professional services in the fields of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Hydraulic and Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, Fire Services, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Building Design, 3D Visualisation, Project and Program Management, Cost Control and Construction Contract Administration services.

We at Covey Associates are individually and collectively committed to providing a consistently high standard of service to our clients, and the general community at large.

To ensure the above we:-

  • limit our services to the areas of our expertise
  • abide by the Code of Ethics of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • commit adequate resources to the project and
  • have implemented a Quality Assurance system based upon AS/ISO 9001: 2008.

As a Company we also believe that abiding by an effective Quality Assurance system will:-

  • minimise our exposure to risk
  • reduce inefficiency and increase profitability
  • deliver a better "product"

Quality is achieved by:

  • ensuring project performance and staff performance is reviewed periodically to benchmarks set by the Managing Director;
  • ensuring that all completed work is reviewed before leaving the office by suitably qualified or experienced staff;
  • maintaining the competency and skill of staff at a high level;
  • all project design and documentation will be fit for purpose, as determined by an Independent Assessor – e.g. Building Certifier, Council Approval, etc;
  • regularly auditing the work of Covey's workers to ensure compliance with company policies by conducting internal audits;
  • responding to client enquiries in a timely manner;
  • register and maintain preferred supplier or prequalification arrangements with public organisations.

The management and staff are totally committed to appropriate adherence to the requirements of the Quality Management system.

 

Kevin Covey
Managing Director
Date:  03-10-2017

 

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Neil and Robert Mansell | Parklands Blue Metal

"Covey Associates is instrumental for my projects due to their success of management and coordination of town planners, surveyors and environmentalists to optimally move an initial concept through to the market."

Ross Boakes | Director | Tiprush Pty Ltd Sydney

"Covey Associates are dedicated, committed and visionary and all work closely together with us to achieve the best results."

Matthews Property Group

"I highly recommend the Covey Associates team as a professional, hardworking and respected engineering consultancy service. Covey Associates’ strength is a combination of vision, diversity, collaboration and professionalism."

Edward Turner | Kinka Shores | Central Queensland

"I find the Covey Associates team professional, courteous, respectful and more than willing to get in and help us out."

Tracy Hayward | Director | Woombye CARE

"It’s a pleasure working with the team and I look forward to taking on more projects with them. Covey Associates has always gone above and beyond in providing top service and work, including design, engineering, and landscape design and project management."

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