In Memory...

It is with much sadness that we remember the passing of David Combe, the creator and a founding director of CPR Engineers. David passed away on 18 January 2016 following a gallant battle against ill health.

David was an engineer in the Australian Military forces during the period 1968-1983 following which he joined a private design office in Adelaide for the period 1983-1987. In 1987 David went out on his own and created David Combe & Associates.

In March 2005 David joined with David Reynolds and Neil Pearson to create Combe Pearson Reynolds Pty Ltd (CPR Engineers).

In 2010 David retired from full time work (reducing to around two thirds time) and then fully retired in July 2013 – just two and a half years ago.

David was a highly esteemed and greatly respected member of his profession and the current Directors (David and Neil) will remain indebted to him always. Click here for more details

Recent Wins

  • Park 25 for SACA – Pavillion and Cricket Clubrooms at Railways Oval
  • Various Civil Designs for Breeder Farms for Ingham’s
  • BUPA Woodville – Aged Care Design and Construct
  • Adelaide Airport Retail Pop-up Pod and Vickers Vimy Facade Refurbishment
  • St Peters Girls Middle School Redevelopment
  • St Andrews Primary School ELC and Master Plan
  • Nhill Hospital Extensions
  • Christie Downs Primary School Disability Unit Upgrade
  • St Martins Lutheran College Mt Gambier – Stage 1

Staff achievements

At the start of this year we welcomed our new staff Tom Schwarz, Graduate Engineer and Michael Allan, Revit/CAD Draftsperson to bolster our ranks.

More recently, CPR is pleased to announce the addition of Liem Chieu as Associate and Manager, Residential Projects. Liem brings over 20 years of structural engineering experience in Adelaide and overseas and this included a sound “upbringing” at the hands of David Combe & Associates. Funny how the wheel turns!

Early 2016 has also seen some new additions to the extended CPR group – congratulations to Ching Chai (CC) and Karen on the birth of their baby girl, Alissa, in January and Jack Adcock and Trine on the birth of their baby boy, Leon, in February.

Rescue Retrieval & Aviation Services Base, Adelaide Airport

The new facility is about to commence construction having been documented in Revit. Comprising of two floors and designed as a post disaster facility, it serves as a gateway to fast tracking emergency services between the air and hospitals.

The striking design also has an emergency services training function to the building and CPR are pleased to be working on a project that will make such a difference in saving people’s lives.

David Roche Gallery

Extensions to the west of the existing gallery have been completed and the art curators are currently going about their business in readiness for the main opening. CPR provided civil and structural design for the bespoke and intricately detailed redevelopment.

Some prized pieces of art will be on display very soon.

Marble Hill Ruins Governor’s Residence Redevelopment

The milestone completion of Stage 1 has seen the landmark cupola added to the tower and the native fauna certainly seem to approve of it (see photo). Stage 2 is now underway which sees the re-building in earnest of the main residence spaces.

Westminster Early Learning Centre

Recently completed, this double storey steel framed Early Learning Centre has been designed to incorporate two large activity spaces and adjoining quiet rooms at ground level for up to 88 student plus teaching staff and house the administrative offices and facilities.

The upper floor, dedicated to middle school, has three flexible learning spaces supported by a large breakout space for 178 year seven students and teaching staff. The upper floor also provides a balcony overlooking the Preparatory School main sports oval.

Sacred Heart Oval Redevelopment

Sacred Heart College’s reputation as a sport development leader in secondary schools will be strengthened with the soon-to-start construction of the vast double court indoor gymnasium with basement change rooms. The curved roof comprises of a central transfer truss with continuous rafters overhanging five metres to shade the glazed façade that takes in the full oval views.

An open plan conference and teaching complex resides to the east of the gymnasium and will provide start-of-the art teaching facilities to the college.

Loxton Riverview Aged Care

The recently completed project consists of a two storey building housing 13 independent living units and a separate single story 20 bedroom Memory Support Unit (dementia ward). Site Works included new car parking, stormwater detention systems, and dimentia gardens.

The built form for the project took a tradition residential form to enable local trades to work on the project.

The project included refurbishment of the existing facility including links to the new buildings and remained fully operational throughout construction.

Residential Projects

Our residential projects continue to provide a solid workload. The team at CPR undertakes the design of various residential projects from additions and new residences through to large multi-level apartment developments.

We love bespoke projects and to help Client’s and Architect’s visions become a successful reality!