Our services


  • Main Roads
  • Roadworks (major and minor)
  • Stormwater Drainage
  • Industrial and Residential Sub-Divisions
  • Local Area Traffic Management
  • Water Supply and Sewerage
  • Bulk Earthworks
  • Silt & Erosion Management
  • Environmentally Sensitive Designs
  • Siteworks


  • High Rise Buildings (Commercial, Institutional, Residential)
  • Special Purpose Buildings (Educational, Recreational, Hospital & Health Care)
  • Shopping Centres
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Car Parks
  • Industrial Buildings & Warehouses
  • Bridges



Bornhorst + Ward

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About us

Bornhorst + Ward was formed in 1965 by Barney Bornhorst and Brian Ward as a consulting civil and structural engineering practice.

They built a strong foundation of Engineering expertise, commitment to clients, industry innovation and collaboration with industry experts and with continued leadership fostering excellence it has strengthened the business as a market leader.

At Bornhorst + Ward, we are acutely aware that engineering excellence alone does not necessarily ensure the best outcomes. We believe this skill is achieved through focusing on real relationships – Our clients and our staff; this team collaboration creates the best opportunity to get it right first time!

We strive to improve not only the end result but the clients experience throughout the process.

Relationships are at the heart of our business, we invest in our team, ensuring that they are up to date with best practices as well as emerging technologies that can add value to a project. The result being relationships, understanding and trust that are carried through to the project and client experience.

Through our focus on engineering excellence and proactive consulting it has ensured our business and the service we provide remains agile, creative and adaptive to market needs.

Our innovative approach and high skill level which includes embracing technology enable us to provide outcomes which are not only cost effective, ‘buildable’ solutions but outcomes we are proud of and create more liveable communities which is true sustainability

Through project involvement from day one, I have been given the opportunity to learn, question and gain experience on a variety of projects; all of which is integral to how Bornhorst and Ward mentors graduates to become accomplished engineers. Bornhorst and Ward, through their collaborative and technically proficient approach to project delivery, has allowed me to develop my technical and consultancy skills in addition to establishing the competencies required to continually move forward within this industry.

Lucinda Wawrzyniak Structural Engineer

Since being employed by Bornhorst & Ward I have been provided with opportunities to progress both my technical knowledge and career.  I have been afforded a hands on approach to my projects from day one, and have also been allowed to run all aspects of my projects early in my career.  Support from other staff members in terms of project reviews and technical assistance has ensured projects can run smoothly and nothing was missed.  A stable working base, collaborative approach and variety of projects has retained me as a long term employee of Bornhorst & Ward.

Kris Rensch Associate, Senior Civil Engineer

Since starting at B&W, I’ve been driven to continually improve and develop both my technical engineering and consulting expertise. While having project autonomy, collaborative team input into projects allows for different solutions ensuring nothing is missed. Also,the well-established internal systems make it easier to provide effective and innovative engineering solutions for our clients.

Paul Kelly Associate, Senior Structural Engineer

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Latest news

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Northshore Hamilton is Brisbane’s largest urban renewal precinct, delivering an enhanced safe and healthy lifestyle for the community and future generations. A $26 million upgrade of the streets of Northshore Hamilton now include more than 14kms of integrated cycle track built alongside Remora Rd, Macarthur Ave and Hercules Street. This is Brisbane’s first integrated cycle […]

Bornhorst + Ward – Engineering the shape of Queensland

Construction on a massive wall that will require enough concrete to fill an Olympic-sized pool has commenced at the much-anticipated $3.9 billion Queens Wharf project in Brisbane. Described as a “engineering feat”, the 172 metre concrete wall will create an underground barrier between the wharf and the Brisbane River. Known as the “diaphragm wall”, the […]

BILT ANZ Conference 2018

Annual BILT ANZ Conference 2018 The Annual BILT ANZ conference was held in Brisbane last week with over 500 attendees. Andrew Bryant, one of Bornhorst + Wards Associates was invited to speak and share his knowledge on customised Precast Detailing with Revit, and to give some insight into the Aptus/ DRM Concrete Connections system. Andrew […]

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