Colleen Nichols

Structural Engineer
BSc (Civil Eng)
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Colleen has recently joined the Prendos team as a structural engineer and brings with her 20 years of experience on a large variety of projects.

Colleen has always had a love of architecture, but decided to follow her natural aptitude for physics and problem solving and pursue a career in structural engineering. She is passionate about finding simple solutions for complicated projects, and loves working closely with architects to ensure well-coordinated buildings and ease construction issues.

In the USA, Colleen worked on projects ranging from small residential to large heavy industrial. In Oregon she acted as structural engineer on a new three-storey mixed-use building, and in North Carolina on a 9300sqm single-storey candy factory, consisting of concrete tilt-up walls, steel framed roofing and an exterior tank farm. Her experience of design through to construction enables her to change design direction or address modifications during construction where required.

Colleen’s easy-going attitude compliments her dedication to see a project through to successful completion. She enjoys working with others and is known for her ability to keep a calm head and come up with solutions in a timely manner.

At Prendos, Colleen hopes to learn more about New Zealand building code practices and apply them to designing structures and coordinating with other design professionals.

QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

2000   Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

 

 

 

 

CONTACT
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