CHRIS ORR

DRAFTEE

Senior structural draftsman, with more than 10 years’ experience working in a structural design consultancy office, plus 18 years in the process engineering sector.

I began my career working with ink and paper on a drawing board and, having a natural interest in technological development, readily progressed into computer aided design draughting with AutoCAD. 

 

As technology improved, I moved to working in a 3D modelling environment with AutoCAD Architecture migrating to Revit full-time in 2012. The experience gained from working in a traditional structural drawing office together with using the latest 3D modelling tools enables me to deliver quality structural detailed drawings while gaining all the benefits that come from using the latest that technology has to offer.

 

I’ve worked on architecturally designed buildings of various kinds as the lead draftsman including new school developments such as Te Wharekura O Mauoa, Bethlehem, Tauranga, retail developments the likes of McDonald restaurants and the Stoddard Rd shopping centre in Mt Roskill, Auckland, high end residential developments, hospital buildings including the Kathleen Kilgour Centre radiation treatment facility in Tauranga, sporting facilities (extensions to MISH sports centre in Albany), seismic strengthening projects (e.g. old Ellerslie squash centre building upgrade), sports stadiums (e.g. Sir John Guise stadium, Papua New Guinea), multi-storey apartments such as Pollen Street apartment building in Ponsonby, St Andrews retirement village, Cambridge, Elizabeth Knox home and care centre, Epsom, Auckland, apartments on Jervois Road, Herne Bay, a new science block for Glendowie College as well as a sculpture project called Tall Tree and the Eye, for Anish Kapoor studio in London.

 

A good example of a project on which I added value was a luxury house project on Clifton Road in Auckland. Because it was a complex structure involving multiple types of structural components to facilitate many different architectural features, the project required a high level of technical detail. 

 

We adopted a genuine BIM approach, collaborating closely with the architects enabling them to incorporate the true detail of the structural components into their design thereby providing a more accurate visualisation for the owner of the final product and a more streamlined set of details for the contractor without conflicts between the structural and architectural designs.

 

If you choose to work with me you can expect me to focus on building a good working relationship and adding value wherever possible.

Qualifications:
  • Qualifications; NZCE(Civil)​

Geyser Building (Suite 207),

100 Parnell Road, Parnell

Auckland 1052

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