Consulting engineering companies with diverse capabilities are in great demand in the heavy construction industry as current and potential clients look for more ways to increase efficiencies and lower costs.

With their diverse engineering capabilities, consulting companies such as Soto Consulting Engineers are able to fill the void left by top tier consulting companies that don’t have the bandwidth for comprehensive cross capabilities.

Managing Director Mr Frank Soto explains that it is a natural progression for the company to expand from its eastern seaboard stronghold and increase involvement throughout the rest of Australia and overseas. Backed by experienced personnel and various powerful software systems, Soto Group is on an expansion path, ‘cross selling’ their capabilities to existing clients.

With their software, hardware and skilled workforce, Soto Group maintains its lead over larger consulting companies that may not have these niches covered so well, especially with advanced analysis, which is not easily reproduced.

For example, a construction project might have a longstanding association with Soto Group for their audit capability; however, during an audit it is very likely to require a number of associated services such as report and mediation work, or detailed engineering and documentation control as part of a capex submission, which Soto is equipped to fulfil.

Construction clients are able to see the multiple benefits of using a single efficient source, including the streamlining of job processes and costs in addition to smoother technical communications between different specialists.

Mr Soto describes it as a genuine value proposition to be able to increase the range of services offered to one client for tailored solutions.

Having delivered an extensive range of engineering services to clients within multiple industries, Soto’s expert and highly skilled multidisciplinary team provides a collaborative and integrated service, from consulting through to design, analysis and project completion. Soto Group focuses on optimised, timely and cost effective engineering solutions tailored to meet specific requirements as well as relevant engineering standards.