As a Structural Engineer in our Auckland office, Chris works with clients, architects, contractors and surveyors to provide structural engineering services on both new build and renovation projects. This includes personally producing structural calculations and reports and checking over detailed drawings produced by our draughtsmen.
Practical and pragmatic, Chris sees engineering as ‘puzzle solving’ and loves to work out how to take interesting designs and make them work in reality. He is comfortable working on a wide variety of projects using all kinds of construction materials – from masonry and steel to timber and concrete – and has worked on large projects as well as ones requiring one-off bespoke solutions to specific problems.
Chris also has experience working on a number of historical properties in the UK which didn’t meet modern design codes and required a practical approach to finding successful solutions – something very relevant when working on seismic design and retrospective strengthening of existing buildings in New Zealand.
Previous projects include Mawley Hall – a privately owned grade 1 listed 18th century mansion in the UK, where Chris worked as senior engineer to manage the renovation of the existing mansion and outbuildings. He has also worked as lead structural engineer on a large new build spa/billiard room/pool house for a private UK client. This predominantly stone and concrete block building was built over two levels, into the side of a hill, and required Chris to carry out all structural design elements – from concept to final calculations.
QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
2019 Member of Structural Engineering Society NZ (SESOC)
2019 MengNZ – Engineering New Zealand
2013 MSc Civil & Structural Engineering – Coventry University, UK
2011 Istructe (Institute of Structural Engineers, UK)
2011 BEng (Hons) Civil & Structural Engineering – Coventry University, UK
2008 HNC Civil Engineering, Coventry University, UK