About Us

Who are the team at Barrason's?

Structural & Civil Engineers

Barrason’s are growing their reputation in the building industry for high quality and efficient structural and civil design work. The brainchild of founder and managing director Andrew Barraclough, Barrason’s first opened their doors in 2017 serving the local community of Pakenham and surrounding suburbs. Today Barrason’s provide residential inspection services throughout Victoria and their specialist engineers in prefabricated concrete have assisted the build of several of Australia’s award-winning commercial buildings. Our Residential Design footprint is now National with offices in Pakenham, Southbank, Brisbane and Ballarat

Leaders in our Field

Barrason’s are insured and registered engineering professionals in all Australian states and territories and active members of a number of professional industry bodies, including the Housing Industry Association and Engineers Australia. We were founding members of the Australian Engineered Fasteners & Anchors Council. Our specialist engineers represent on Australian Standards committees to develop new standards relevant to concrete, prefabricated concrete structures, steel reinforcing and prestressed materials. Our engineering managers have written nationally and internationally published research papers and delivered technical presentations for Engineers Australia accredited CPD programs. We have just completed the establishment of the Prefabricated Concrete Elements Code of Practice 2019 for Victoria and are adapting a similar code for the ACT. We are recognised as leaders in our field.

Our Values

Performance: We take ownership of our work and strive to exceed our clients' expectations
Trust: We act in good faith and never compromise the safety of our people or our clients
Dynamism: Our processes are fluid, we continually innovate, we adapt to our changing world, we get better
Diversity: We embrace diversity of our workforce and reward our people on merit

Our History

After many years working as a design engineer in the construction industry, Andrew founded the firm with a desk, a computer and a burning desire to create a structural consultancy that could become a family legacy for his children. Our name Barrason’s is a conflation of Andrew’s surname with his five children – leading to ongoing interoffice disputes over apostrophe placement. Through hard work and reliable customer service, our firm has been growing strongly ever since and now has over 30 employees and many desks. Our latest addition (2024) to the fleet is the Ballarat office, proudly servicing the Western suburbs and all of Central and Western Ballarat

Community Support

We love giving back to our community. During various bushfire seasons Andrew and the team transported donated food to West Gippsland, nourishing the hardworking volunteers fighting the fires. We also support Engineers Without Borders Engineering On Country program, financially assisting the provision of much needed infrastructure for remote Australian indigenous communities. We believe in moving forward together.

Why Use Andrew & His Team?

Our team of qualified engineers, architects and drafters have the experience and technical creativity to find solutions that meet your needs. We take pride in:

  • our cost-effective design solutions
  • our exceptional customer service
  • our timely delivery of projects
  • our local knowledge

We enjoy building quality working relationships with our clients. Give our friendly team a call today and let us assist you. We look forward to assisting our new clients in Central and Western Victoria. In our short time working from the Ballarat office we have worked with clients to solve insurance disputes, respond to Council Notices, manage VCAT hearings and our bread and butter, investigating masonry cracks and movement in residential dwellings. Our Residential Design team offer services Nationally. managed from the Ballarat office. 

Our Services

Residential Design
Commercial Design
Structural inspections
Temporary works, lifting and bracing
Building inspections & pre-purchase reports
Civil drainage and stormwater solutions
Design and Construct, insitu to precast conversion
Home extensions and renovations design
Homes and industrial buildings design and documentation
Tilt up panel and precast panel shop detailing

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Our structural engineers are known for innovative and straightforward designs