Loft Renovation - Additional Storey


Tuesday, May 21, 2024
2:00 AM

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Project and calculations walkthrough for a loft conversion project to Australian Standards.

About this event

Loft conversions are a popular choice in residential construction because they offer homeowners a cost-effective way to add space without the need for building an extension. Families can significantly increase their living area by transforming an unused attic into a functional room, such as an extra bedroom, office, or entertainment area.

When planning a loft conversion, the role of a structural engineer is crucial to assess the existing structure to determine if it can support the additional weight of the conversion. Key criteria they consider include the strength of the current joists, the integrity of the roof structure, and the foundation's ability to bear extra load.

Join Kyle Conway on Tuesday, May 21st, 2024, from 12 pm to 1 pm AEST to learn more about the structural design process of adding a room to a loft apartment using ClearCalcs.

This webinar will detail how Aus Engineered, an Australian engineering consultancy, utilised ClearCalcs for a recent loft conversion project near the Melbourne CBD.

The scope of the loft conversion project was to creatively add a living space to an apartment with very high ceilings but a small footprint. The webinar will detail how ClearCalcs was used to quickly find the most efficient beam & column sizes to reduce construction costs and increase usable living space.

All registered attendees will receive a recording of the webinar after the event.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • General overview of client requirements for loft conversion projects
  • The design process using ClearCalcs
  • Preparing and delivering the output of the design to the client

Webinar resources


Ati from ClearCalcs opened a webinar and invited attendees to introduce themselves in the chat. Kyle from Aus Engineered, based in Melbourne, was introduced as the presenter. The session focused on using ClearCalcs for a loft renovation project aimed at adding extra living space.

Kyle discussed the process of collecting necessary information, including securing as-built drawings which can be challenging and time-consuming. He explained that once all the information was gathered, the design phase took about a week, although the entire project timeline was around 2-3 months due to delays in obtaining accurate building records.

Throughout the webinar, Kyle emphasized the benefits of ClearCalcs in streamlining the design process. He detailed how the software provided instant feedback on beam and column designs, ensured compliance with Australian standards, and facilitated quick adjustments to meet specific project requirements.

Your speakers

Kyle Conway, Project Manager (Structural), Aus Engineered

Kyle holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance. His dual expertise makes him uniquely equipped to navigate the complex world of structural projects and financial management.

With five years of hands-on experience, Kyle has played a key role in various major infrastructure projects. His portfolio includes work on civil structures such as bridges and culverts and the design and development of residential and commercial buildings.

At Aus Engineered, Kyle applies his diverse skills to meet the needs of clients, big and small, ensuring every project is built on a solid foundation of knowledge and precision.

Ati Aziz, Growth Marketer, ClearCalcs

Ati holds a Bachelor of Biotechnology and a Master of Environmental Management. Her diverse career spans vital industries such as agriculture and ports, with a particular focus on crane technology. Before her role at ClearCalcs, Ati was the first marketing hire at Roborigger, a crane automation technology startup based in Western Australia.

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