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.

Why Choose Strata Group for Your Structural and Civil Engineering Consultancy Needs?

 

Who

Strata Group Consulting Engineers is a 100% Kiwi-owned, multi-disciplinary, professional engineering consultancy with a strong civil and structural engineering track record.

Our experienced project managers provide a full delivery service where required. They carry out early feasibility studies, provide concept plans and manage projects from design through to construction.

 

Where

Strata Group Consulting Engineers delivers civil engineering and structural design consultancy solutions to companies all over New Zealand.

 

Why

We care about what we deliver – safe and functional buildings and solutions that will endure for future generations of New Zealanders.

Through director Guy Lethbridge, Strata Group Consulting Engineers is green-star-accredited, and a construction-design industry leader in the innovative use of renewable resources – structural timber in particular.

 

What

We offer a full range of engineering consulting services to clients. We specialise in seismic strengthening, new multi-storey structures, and large infrastructure projects.

For large multi-discipline projects we coordinate geotechnical specialists, planners and other technical experts as required. We like to balance proven engineering practice and techniques with a thirst for innovation.

As qualified NZTA evaluators, we’re experts in procurement and providing specialist engineering advice to local authorities, NZTA, insurance brokers and recovery agencies.

Another specialist service that differentiates us is our nationwide playground equipment audits. We are also one of the few approved providers acting for the Ministry of Education.

 

When

Strata Group Consulting Engineers was established in 2008.

Three of the current directors studied engineering together and each has over 30 years’ experience. Guy Lethbridge and Russell Nettlingham, based in Hawke’s Bay, merged their original companies to form Strata Group Consulting Engineers and have since added Duncan Bruce as a director.

Strata Group can now provide nationwide services following the merger with Callum Wood’s Christchurch civil engineering consultancy.

Today, Strata Group employs 25 staff across New Zealand. Our team of engineers, engineering technicians and project managers bring a wealth of engineering experience gained internationally and from from an array of consulting projects throughout New Zealand.

When you need structural, civil or project management engineering services, make Strata Group Consulting Engineers the company you call first.