Special Character

  • Riverbend Bible Church

    Brief

    To provide geotechnical, structural, civil and fire engineering design as part of a design team from feasibility and concept through to construction completion.

    Project Outline

    This architecturally designed upgrade of the existing multi-use building, incorporated a new ablutions block and enclosed walkway linking the two facilities. The project included stormwater design, new foundations, steel frames, masonry and timber walls, as well as demolition and strengthening of existing brick walls.

    Challenges

    The geotechnical report indicated the site had geotechnical challenges which required upgraded foundation solutions including foundation ties and rafting.

    We were required to create a structural design that met the client’s criteria, while  minimally disrupting the interior of the multi-use building. This was achieved by applying strengthening to the exterior using buttressing structures for strengthening and structural framing of additional walkways and utility rooms.

    We also had to design on-site stormwater disposal solutions.

     

  • Maryknoll Chapel

    Brief

    To provide geotechnical, structural and fire engineering design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved an upgrade of the existing monastery accommodation block and construction of a new chapel. The development also included the upgrade of the accessway.

    Challenges

    The new chapel was a challenging structure, utilising curved glue-laminated timber rafters to form a dome on a sloping site.

  • Karamu High School Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide structural design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved foundation and super-structure design of a complex steel sculpture.

    Challenges

    The complexity of the structure required a combination of design modelling and on-site verification during fabrication.

    Outcome

    This work resulted in an aesthetically pleasing sculpture and a very satisfied client.

  • Hastings Courthouse Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide structural design from feasibility and concept through to completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    The project involved foundation and super-structure design of a complex steel sculpture.

    Challenges

    The complexity of the structure required a combination of design modelling and on-site verification during fabrication.

  • Greenmeadows New World Sculpture

    Brief

    To provide a structural design from feasibility and concept through to the completion of construction.

    Project Outline

    To design a metallic tree sculpture to be placed in the Greenmeadows New World carpark. The structure was 6m high and each leaf was different.

    Challenges

    Due to the unique structural form of the sculpture, the design was based on a series of prototypes which were fabricated and tested before finalising the design.

    Outcome

    The project was completed on time and on budget and is now an iconic feature of the supermarket.

Strata Group’s structural engineering team has a fine legacy of superbly designed structures, and a reputation for adding value with cost effective, timely services.

We perform all stages of design and construction, feasibility studies, peer reviews, construction monitoring and management of structural engineering projects including:

  • New structures in reinforced concrete, steel, reinforced masonry, aluminium and timber
  • Modifications to existing facilities
  • Industry specific structures
  • Multi-storied structures
  • Underground structures and excavated sites
  • Design and development of architecturally designed facilities
  • Construction methodology, planning and site support
  • Project documentation and administration

Strata Group’s Approach

Flexible Expertise

From project concept through to completion, and any stage in between. As lead consultant or team members. Delivering workable, practical structural engineering solutions.

Thorough Industry Knowhow

Our overriding knowledge of New Zealand design standards, industry best practice and methodologies, is balanced with an appetite for innovation and new technology enhancing design, project productivity and cost minimisation. Health and Safety is a key focus of every project we undertake.

Technology

We produce a full range of designs from conceptual sketches  through to detailed 2D and 3D designs, depending on client brief. Cutting edge design software enhances many features of our structural design solutions. We offer improved modeling, greater costing accuracy, and easier co-ordination with other project disciplines. Current design technology used – ETABS, AutoCAD, Revit. Civil 3D and Tekla Structures.

Clear Communication

We ensure all stakeholders of a project are fully briefed. Our open door culture fosters sharing of knowledge, respect and empowerment of staff and colleagues. We have trusted, longstanding relationships in the construction industry with contractors, specialist providers and Local Authorities.

Our extensive project experience gained throughout NZ, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iraq, and Africa. From high profile industrial and commercial developments, wineries, cool-stores, elder care facilities, health centres, marae, to small residential projects.