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Together we can come up with innovative solutions for your projects today and into the future.

The projects you work on build our communities – which is why our focus is on helping you deliver them safely, cost-effectively and in new ways.

This requires out of the box thinking, and a fresh perspective – a place where our advanced welding and specialist structural engineers come into play and make a real difference. They are specialists in Finite Element Analysis, design engineering, seismic engineering and more.

We believe this, as well as our focus to drive the uptake of construction 4.0 and the development of more sustainable structures makes us a great partner for your projects.

We’re excited to work with you today, so we can help create solutions that secure a better tomorrow.

 

Consultancy that makes outstanding structures stand the test of time.

No matter the size, location or problem, we’re able to deliver innovative solutions.

Our team leverage the latest technology, industry approved guidelines, standards and international relationships to solve problems. Collaborating with a global network of research partners to find the best pathway forward – all tailored to meet client needs.

Our aim is always to maintaining a sensitivity to the environment and governing regulations and standards.

We have extensive local and regional experience and recognise the importance of evidence based advice.  For us, it’s about understanding the bigger picture and managing the detail accordingly.

Our core offerings

Design engineering

From project inception to completion the one thing that you can’t afford to get wrong is the design of a structure.  It’s a move that can cost a project in time and money through unwanted re-work.

For us this means applying our scientific knowledge and research and development findings to solve complex technical problems.  Leveraging numerical simulations and analysis to define and set the parameters of a structure right from the start.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

When it comes to developing the best structure – basing your decisions on experimental testing and hand analysis leaves room for uncertainty you can’t afford to take.

That’s why we offer advanced FEA services for our clients.  This computer based method of simulation allows us to analyse the behaviour of an engineered structure under a variety of conditions.  Bringing you greater precision than conventional processes ever could.

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Structural fire engineering

Through sequentially coupled thermal-stress analyses (a finite element analysis procedure), we’re able to predict temperatures and subsequently simulate structural performance. From here we’re able to compare it to failure criteria in relevant standards.

We’ve used this approach and methodology in several local and overseas projects in tandem with experimental fire testing carried out in NZ and in the UK. This has led to significant savings for several of our clients over the years.

Seismic design

Buildings and structures need to be designed so they are safe in the face of seismic events. In New Zealand, no one understands this more than our technical experts.

We’ve seen the devastating effects of the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence – a natural disaster that forced us to relook our approach to seismic design.  As a result, adequately future proofing structures for our communities has become a priority.

Armed with our extensive and on-going seismic research findings, we’ve been able to better understand where we can deliver value to our client projects.   We’ve optimised current standard requirements and carried out advanced finite element analysis modelling and large scale seismic tests for structural connections. Now, we’re able to deliver a fully informed design approach with tailored solutions. Meeting each client’s challenges, project timeframe and budget confidently.

kaveh-andisheh-staff

Manager Structural Systems

andrew-pennington

Senior Structural Engineer

nandor-mago-hera

Finite Element Analyst, Structural Systems