LATEST STRUCTURE DESIGN ENEWS
Celebrating 25 years in business, our ever-growing team and the variety of work we have been working on recently is set to continue and make 2023 another exciting year ahead. With a variety of projects underway we are looking forward to continuing a creative working relationship alongside our Clients, Architects, Project Managers and Developers.
ENGINEERING STUDENT, Cameron Beechey
Working part-time as a structural engineer while studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering. Engineering student, Cameron Beechey, joined Structure Design on a part-time basis for six months to gain structural engineering experience while studying towards his degree. We asked him about this experience and how it’s benefitted him...
BRICK BAY FOLLY
Peter Boardman has been lucky enough to be involved in the Brick Bay Folly Project for the last 2 awards as a judge. The annual Brick Bay Folly projects are inspired by a quirky interpretation of an architectural ‘structure’ and challenge new architects to stretch wide their imagination. Being part of the judging panel along with Cheshire Architects Ltd, Resene and Unitec, Peter helps mentor and offer technical support to the designers.
STRUCTURE DESIGN OPENS NEW TAURANGA OFFICE
In response to growing client demands for structural engineering support in the Bay of Plenty, we have recently opened an office in Tauranga. Tim Swager has joined us as Engineering Manager, Tauranga and he is tasked with building our BOP team and delivering innovative structural solutions to clients in the region.
NZ BUILDING INDUSTRY AWARDS - August 2021
We are proud to have been joint winners in the NZ Building Industry Awards where we won the Interdisciplinary Collaboration category together with NZ Force Construction, Downtown Joint Venture, TSA Project Management and Isthmus Group for the Ferry Basin Canopies project. The judges said that the extent of collaboration spanned all those involved and the teams planning, logistics and accuracy were impressive on a technically demanding and complex project with short timeframes.
GRAND TEA ROOM ON THE TOP FLOOR OF THE OLD FARMERS BUILDING IN HOBSON ST - September 2020
We were excited about the opportunity in helping to convert the Grand Tea Room on the top floor of the old Farmers Building in Hobson St into an apartment, with a new mezzanine floor and cutting in a new stair all while keeping the character of the building.
8 BENEFITS OF MULTI-STOREY TIMBER STRUCTURES OR 8 REASONS WHY YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER TIMBER FOR YOUR MULTI-STOREY PROJECT - July 2020
Increasing numbers of multi-storey timber structures are being constructed around the world as people recognise the benefits of this renewable resource.
SHORTLIST FOR THE 2020 AUCKLAND ARCHITECTURE AWARDS FEATURES THREE PROJECTS ENGINEERED BY STRUCTURE DESIGN - June 2020
Congratulations to all architectural practices whose projects have been shortlisted for the 2020 Auckland Architecture Awards.
HELPING TO CREATE A WORLD-CLASS SCULPTURE PARK AT GIBBS FARM - April 2019
Gibbs Farm is a privately-owned property located on the Kaipara Harbour, North West of Auckland. It features more than 400 hectares of mixed forestry plantations, lakes and open grass pasture providing numerous and varied sites for sculpture.
SDL SITE VISIT - BUILDING 405 - October 2018
The construction of the new Building 405 at the University of Auckland has recently reached roof Level (Level 12). To celebrate the achievement of this milestone, the majority of our design team made the short hop from our Parnell office to the Grafton Road site on a sunny October Friday afternoon, to see what has been a fairly long term design project for many of our engineers and drafts-people.
Structure Design enjoyed working alongside all those involved in making this vision a reality and bringing Ravenscar to life. Congratulations to HRS Construction on the great award wins at the 2022 Master Building Commercial Awards, including a Gold Certificate, winning the Tourism & Leisure category, winning the $10-$25m value category, and being awarded the Supreme Award for 2022.
Click on the link to read more: www.commercialprojectawards.co.nz
THE WONDER PROJECT - November 2018
The Wonder Project is Engineering New Zealand’s free programme for schools, designed to get young Kiwis excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It partners teachers with STEM professionals around New Zealand. There are three streams – one for years 5-8, one for years 9-10 and the last for years 11-13.