Company overview.

Building Engineering is an accredited, award winning commercial building company with headquarters in West Melbourne Victoria. Driven by a highly committed team of construction and engineering professionals, we have an outstanding portfolio of successfully completed projects across multiple sectors and a well-established reputation for strong performance, quality workmanship, fair dealing and excellent relations with clients and sub-contractors.

Project quality is our highest priority.
Our management team includes qualified engineers. We believe our forward planning is the best in the business. Building Engineering undertakes thorough risk-assessment before tendering, identifying all possibilities for the best investment results for our clients. 

From beginning to successful completion, our focus is always to manage every aspect of the project to achieve your goals. Here’s what you can expect when you work with us:

  • Assured quality (ISO 9001:2015 accredited)
  • Competitive pricing
  • Customer service second-to-none
  • Effective communication
  • An immaculate IR record
  • Scrupulous OH&S management (FSC & ISO 45001:2018 accredited)
  • Contract administration to the highest professional standards
  • Consideration for the environment (ISO 14001:2015 accredited)
  • Reliability, understanding & attention to detail


Building Engineering brings a vision to modern commercial construction that not only sets new standards in quality and procedures, but shapes the nature of the industry into the future.

Since inception, we have implemented strategies that embed best practice thinking at every level of the organisation. We actively seek out architectural challenges and technical complexities, undertaking a diversity of projects to expand our understanding of what is achievable.

We continually examine new ways to improve. Whether that is taking the initiative to achieve FSC accreditation, or pioneering an online management platform, we think ahead and invest accordingly.

Both in the office and on site, we place a premium on accountability and honourable dealing. Our management structure is designed to empower staff and encourage transparency. We nurture the legacy of our industry, assisting with the Master Builders Association of Victoria, and advocating for today's innovations to become the standards of the future – like sustainable, zero carbon footprint buildings.

Our proud record is defined by the leadership of directors Tom Basel and Chris Doufas, whose partnership and core values underpin all facets of the business. Respecting fairness and responsibility alongside thorough planning and an enduring passion for engineering and architectural design, both Tom and Chris have invested strongly in a can-do working culture that doesn't cut corners, that believes in the skills and ideas of its people, and inspires excellence.


Project Teams.

Building Engineering is proud to have developed enduring partnerships with our clients — as well as architects, designers, consultants, suppliers and contractors. 80% of Building Engineering’s annual business comes from ongoing relationships. The Building Engineering team comprises degree and trade-qualified personnel, bringing a unique combination of technical expertise and extensive construction experience.

The Building Engineering project management team are experts at designing and implementing delivery strategies that solve problems before they occur. Experienced, commercially astute estimators ensure accurate pricing of multiple projects. With less assumptions and more measurement of actual costs, our clients can rely on our estimations to be both true and competitive.

Strong site coordination, strict budget management, and thorough reporting procedures are the framework for every project. Quality is assured by seamless information flow between site, sub-contractors and consultants.

Site managers are very carefully selected. We expect them to be on top of all aspects of site works, co-ordinate construction programs, and manage accurate, timely communications up and down the line. Our track record on site safety speaks for itself and our industrial relations record is outstanding.

Building Engineering nourishes strong relationships with consultants and sub-contractors. We ensure the quality of our projects by using a loyal team of sub-contractors who understand our construction language.


Alfred Health

Austin Health

Baw Baw Shire Council

Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

Centre of Adult Education

Chisholm Institute

Christ Church Grammar School

Cistercian Property Association

City of Melbourne

Court Services Victoria

Department of Education 

Department of Health & Human Services

Department of Treasury & Finance

Eastern Health

Environmental Protection Authority

Felton Grimwade Bosistos


Flavour Makers

Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School

Healthe Care

Holmesglen Institute TAFE

Hume City Council

Ivanhoe Grammar School

Johnstaff Projects

Latrobe City Council

La Trobe University

Melbourne Anglican Trust Corporation

Melbourne Grammar School

Mercy Health

Metropolitan Fire Brigade

Mildura Senior College

Monash Health

Monash University  

Ormond College

Overnewton Anglican Community College

Parks Victoria

Parliament of Victoria

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

RMIT University

Sacred Heart Mission

Seqirus Australia

Seymour Health

Siena College

St John of God Health Care

St Kevin’s College  

St Vincent’s Hospital    

Swinburne University

The Knox School

Trinity College

University of Melbourne

Victorian School Building Authority

Victoria University of Technology

Westbourne Grammar School

Western Health

ZARA Australia



Architecture Matters


Baldasso Cortese

Bates Smart

Baumgart Clark Architects

Billard Leece Partnership

Bokor Architecture + Interiors

CHT Architects

City Design Studio

Clarke Hopkins Clarke

Crosier Scott Architects

Croxon Ramsay

Decibel Architecture


DS Architects

Elevli Plus

Evidence Based Design

FJMT Architecture

FMSA Architecture

FPPV Architecture

Freeform Architects


Gray Puksand Architects

H2O Architects

Harrison & White

Haskell Architects


Health Science Planning Consultants

JDA Architects

JMA Architects

Kerstin Thompson Architects

Law Architects

Lovell Chen Architects & Heritage Consultants


McBride Charles Ryan

McGlashan Everist

McIldowie Partners

Merat Architects

MGS Architects

NTC Architects

Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design

Sally Draper Architects

Scarborough Architects

Silver Thomas Hanley

Six Degrees Architects


Smith & Tracey Architects


Tectura Architects

Vincent Chrisp Architects

Williams Ross Architects

Woods Bagot

Workshop Architecture

Y2 Architecture

Social Sustainability.

Building Engineering has developed a robust Social and Sustainable Procurement Policy. The company is committed to achieving “triple bottom line” excellence. This means driving positive economic, community and environmental outcomes through social and environmentally sustainable procurement processes from the start of each project to completion, while identifying and implementing workforce initiatives that provide opportunities to economically and socially disadvantaged Australians.

Our procurement and workforce strategies are designed to generate positive and ongoing social and environmentally sustainable outcomes.

Our Social and Sustainable Procurement Policy is structured around the following framework:

  • Social Sustainability
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Supply Chain Strategy and Targets
    • Major Projects Skills Guarantee
    • Local Content Requirements
    • Aboriginal Employment
    • Social Enterprise Partnership

Our Social and Sustainable Procurement Policy and Framework is communicated to all staff so they understand how it applies to them.

Impeccable Safety.

Safety is a critical priority. Our meticulous internal policies provide a framework of safe operating practices, procedures, instructions and statements to achieve a consistent, reliable, safe working platform for staff & sub-contractors.

Every project is different; so every project is catered to with site-specific management plans, refined by our internal OH&S Officer and systematically monitored through our Integrated Management System (lMS). At the beginning of every project, our Project Manager, Site Manager and OH&S Officer tailor a formal site induction plan that includes a requirement for all sub-contractors to undergo stringent pre-qualification interviews. We demand that all our sites operate to the highest industry standards.

The following are examples of the management plans we utilise on each project:

  • Safety Management Plan
  • Environment Management Plan
  • Integrated Management System Plan
  • Hazard Risk Management Procedure
  • Consultation and Communication Procedure
  • Workplace Inspection Procedure
  • SWMS Template

Our safety record is impeccable. Every Building Engineering site in construction undergoes a monthly independent safety audit by SSAV. Building Engineering has never recorded a breach of OH&S legislation.

Accreditations & Systems.

Building Engineering's Quality, Environmental & OH&S Management Systems are industry best practice. We are fully accredited to the following International and Australian Standards:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
  • FSC: Federal Safety Commissioner (#256)
  • Green Building Council of Australia (#46386)



We are always looking for Project Managers, Site Managers, Contracts Administrators and Estimators experienced in commercial projects to join our team of Construction and Engineering professionals in our friendly Melbourne office.

You will be working in an environment of respect and good humour, but one that expects the highest professional standards. We actively promote career development opportunities and offer staff scope to provide input into the development of an energetic, award winning company undergoing significant growth.

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