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.

Callum Wood

Company Director (Strata South) & Chartered Professional Engineer

Callum runs the South Island office of Strata Group and is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 25 years experience in civil engineering and large project infrastructure development. He has worked in the UK, France and Spain and on return to NZ has had a focus on Management Services for Local Authorities all around NZ, providing advice from design services through to acting for clients, large contract procurement, and asset management.

Project management services with a focus on delivery have also been key parts of Callums portfolio post-earthquakes in Canterbury.

Specialist Skills

Callum specialises in large civil infrastructure and the coordination of large multi-discipline teams. Often this is  acting for clients where they require more engineering on their team or to lead them through the programme acting as Project Director.

  • Project Management
  • Specialist NZTA tender evaluator and acts for NZTA on large projects and procurement.
  • Civil and Transportation (including roading) design
  • Airport and Ports Civil design
  • Asset Management
  • Event Management and Film Support

Interests

Callum is an active ice hockey player, and enjoys his hunting and fishing in the Southern Alps as much as he can. He is also a keen snowboarder and skier. His son and daughter are now young adults and both try and keep up with him in all the above!

Additional Expertise & Experience

  • Spanish 100% fluent
  • French 50% fluent