Jing Cao

Senior Structural Engineer, Structural Systems

I’m a structural engineer with a PhD from the University of Southampton, UK – which was fully supported via EPSRC research funding.

I’m strongly focused on steel structure related research projects such as steel/concrete composite structures, lightweight steel frame multi-storey buildings, structural reliability analysis and composite structure fire design.

With a track record in design and assessment in the UK, China, Australia and now New Zealand, I’ve worked on a wide spectrum of technical challenges in seismic design, post-tension, pre-stressed concrete structures, retaining structures, bridges, residential & industrial infrastructure, water tanks and foundations – delivering bespoke solutions that our members and clients can rely on.

Recently I’ve completed research works on the NZTA research report TAR 14/07 on the evaluation of sheer connectors in composite bridges – tapping into my international experience in global design standards, particularly in  Australia, Europe and Britain to keep our members one step ahead of industry advances.  

I’ve also monitored BRANZ NASH research for a lightweight steel framing multistorey building project – working with Professor Charles Clifton to help solve the Auckland housing crisis through a new sustainable building option in response to the Auckland Unitary Plan to be published.

I feel honoured to work at HERA and be part of an organisation with a strong reputation and opportunity to access worldwide expertise in structural engineering.

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