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, Hostpital & Health Care)
  • Shopping Centres
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Car Parks
  • Industrial Buildings & Warehouses
  • Bridges



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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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Board of Directors

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Latest news

Work Under Way on New Ipswich Town Centre

Demolition crews have started tearing down the old Woolworths building as Ipswich City Council moves forward with the next stage of the $150 million CBD redevelopment. The Ipswich central revitalisation is the biggest transformation of the city centre in three decades. Developed by council-owned Ipswich City Properties, Mayor Andrew Antoniolli says the brand-new city centre […]

New Website

Bornhorst & Wards New Website We’re excited to announce that new and refreshed website is now live. The updated site is a total overhaul to navigation, content and feel to bring Bornhorst & Ward’s digital presence into 2017 and beyond. With included mobile, tablet and desktop functionality and seamless transition between devices we have improved […]

Bornhorst & Ward wins UDIA Consultants Excellence Award

Congratulations to the Bornhorst + Ward team for their great effort with collaboration and innovation on Brookfield Residential Properties Link Portside Wharf project which has been recognised through winning the Consultant’s Excellence category at the UDIA (Qld) Awards for Excellence. Link Portside Wharf is a residential building that responded to a unique set of site […]

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