JOSEPH HINDE

ENGINEER

Junior Structural Engineer with over two years’ experience. I have designed a wide variety of structures ranging from specialist Rib-Raft foundations through to  terraced housing and Light Gauge steel portal frames. I have also conducted a number of detailed seismic assessments of structures.

I love engineering because I get paid to solve puzzles. Engineering is another lens through which to look at the world and I enjoy its multi-faceted nature from concept design, sketching and detailing through to talking to clients and being on-site. 

 

It’s a pleasure to work with different clients from home and business owners through to developers, as well as consultants and contractors to turn ideas into a physical product. 

I have extensive experience in Internal commercial fitouts and alterations to existing structures. Designs included have been suspended ceilings, partition wall & bulkhead restraints; as well as the restraint of services & architectural features.  I have up to date and an in-depth knowledge in modern seismic fitout systems including RONDO, Unistrut, Tracklok & Gridlok systems as well as creating bespoke specific engineering solutions. 

 

You can expect me to simplify problems and keep my designs simple to understand and build. I won’t over-engineer structures. My preference is to meet upfront to understand clients’ desires, limitations and budget and to brainstorm ideas. You’ll find me straight-talking and punctual - I stick to client timeframes.

Project highlights include:
  • Developing a concept design for a seven-storey apartment building in Cheshire Street. The structure consisted of concrete shear walls and steel gravity frames. 

  • Internal Fit outs for several restaurants and bars in the new Westfield Newmarket development Including Something and Social and New York Grill. 

  • Undertaking a detailed seismic analysis on the old Council chambers on New North Road. These are part of Auckland’s heritage and it’s fulfilling to think I am playing a part in helping to preserve these for others to enjoy. 

  • Traveling across New Zealand completing condition assessments and providing repair/ maintenance schemes for the north Island’s mobile infrastructure. I have worked with rigging crews from Downer, Broad Spectrum and Infratell serving clients including Spark, Vodaphone and Two Degrees.

 

Qualifications:
  • BE(Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

  • Working at Height - Advanced Course, Vertical Horizonz

 

  • Pole Top Rescue Course, Vertical Horizonz

 

  • Bridge and other significant highway structures inspection, NZTA 

Geyser Building (Suite 207),

100 Parnell Road, Parnell

Auckland 1052

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