Structural Engineers

A building should be more than a structure with a roof and walls, it should be an operational center for our business that has to be designed for a specific purpose. Maximising the output and productivity of the plant as well as saving energy, allowing for expansion or change of use as the business needs evolve are all part of the design process. A structural engineer is tasked with helping to design a safe, practical building that is fit for the demands that will be placed on it. Building Design Rationalisation puts the building use and layout first, sitting alongside the budget, which stops the design for the building changing due to other decisions made throughout the design and build phases which may leave you with a structure that is no longer fit for the purpose originally specified. The structural integrity and resilience of the building are still a priority of course and are integrated into the design solutions

There are many building uses that the services of a structural engineer are called upon for, these include:
  • Dairies
  • Bakeries
  • Meat/seafood/poultry plants
  • Bottling plants
  • Health care facilities
  • Frozen food facilities
  • Canneries
  • Heritage Buildings
  • Commercial and Office Buildings
  • Horticulture Facilities
  • Meat Processing Facilities
  • Timber Processing Facilities
  • Warehousing
  • Earthquake (EQ) Strengthening of varied projects

Structural Engineering

Whatever the building project may be there are always budgets and timelines to consider. Financial and time planning can have a huge impact on the financial viability of a project and should not be taken lightly. A Structural engineer will ensure that the correct engineering and building techniques are employed and that materials sourced are fit for purpose and cost-effective, reducing wastage and time. Feasibility studies are a part of the design process that will define the goals for the present and possible future requirements of the business and the building and explore the possible courses of action in order to avoid costly missteps during the construction. Budgeting for labour and materials are just the tip of the iceberg. Missing materials from a cost plan is as bad as undercosting the project and overspending. Structural Engineers will add value to projects at every stage of the process from concept, outline and detailed design, to construction, operation, and even demolition of current buildings and provide appropriate solutions to design needs along the way.

Our own projects include
  • Many assessments and repair methodologies on earthquake damaged residential properties, throughout New Zealand (North and South Islands)
  • Linwood Community Arts Centre, Christchurch
  • Epic Innovation Centre, Christchurch
  • Sign of the Kiwi
  • Ohaka Homestead
  • Cunningham Glasshouse
  • Aveberry House
  • Monavale Homestead
  • Monavale Lodge
  • Monavale Bathhouse
  • Chokebore Lodge
  • Curators Residence, Rolleston
  • Burwood Memorial Repair, Christchurch
  • Victoria Park Visitor Centre, Christchurch

Structural Engineering Services

Structural engineers design structures to withstand stresses and pressures imposed through environmental conditions and human use. We also ensure buildings and other structures do not deflect, rotate, vibrate excessively or collapse and that they remain stable and secure throughout their use. We also examine existing buildings and structures to determine if they are structurally sound and fit for purpose.

Working in close partnership with architects and other professional engineers we as structural engineers can be called upon to help design most structures, including houses, hospitals, office blocks, bridges, oil rigs, ships and aircraft. It is a structural engineer’s responsibility to choose the appropriate materials, such as concrete, steel, timber and masonry, to meet design specifications. For information on any of structural concepts services please contact us.

  • Seismic (EQ) Assessment and Reports
  • Seismic (EQ) Design
  • Earthquake (EQ) Strengthening
  • Structural Design
  • Building Design Rationalisation
  • Draughting (Structural and Architectural)
  • Civil Design and Documentation
  • Project Planning and Budgeting
  • Design Management
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management

For more information on the services offered by Structural Concepts please feel free to contact us.

Get in Touch With Our Structural Design & Engineering Specialists

If you would like more information feel free to contact us today.

Contact Our Napier Office
Tel: 06 842 0111


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