Michael is an engineering technician based in Christchurch and is currently studying a New Zealand Diploma in Civil Engineering.
When posed the question ‘what drew you to your chosen profession?’, the common answer for engineers is that it was their love of buildings and construction methods. While this is of course true for Michael, he is also driven by the fact that in some way he is helping people who have been affected by the Canterbury and Kaikoura Earthquakes.
Michael started working as a trainee structural engineer and draughtsman straight out of school, before side stepping into architectural technology and computer aided design. He then began a career in information technology and computing, focusing on television and film editing, only to come full circle by picking up his studies again in structural engineering.
Known for his dedication, precision and enthusiasm, Michael is an integral member of the structural engineering team. He assists senior structural engineers with the structural damage assessments of buildings, floor level surveys, drafting of structural plans and construction monitoring.