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.

For the very best in Civil Engineering design and project implementation

Strata Group’s highly skilled specialist team offers expertise in the planning, design, construction and management of land development, subdivisions, bridges, roading culverts, reservoirs and dam projects. Our engineers also perform site investigations, feasibility studies, “as-builts” and field commissioning.

All stages of civil engineering design and construction (private and public sectors) including:

  • Roading analysis
  • Road design and schedules
  • Earthworks design and schedules
  • Vehicle path modelling
  • Structural steel and reinforced concrete design detailing
  • 3D modelling of pipe networks and civil structures
  • Stormwater attenuation design
  • Project documentation and management
  • Hydrant spacing and sizing
  • Pump sizing and pressure drop analysis

Strata Group’s Approach

Travel the Extra Mile

We use tried and tested methodologies, and best industry practice balanced with a passion for innovation. We think out of the square to resolve any challenges. Health and Safety is always at the heart of every civil engineering project. We know our design standards and legislation inside out.

Technology

Our cutting edge software allows our designers to model and produce 3D presentational views, to assist with planning solutions, and to help clients visualize their project from the outset. This technology improves co-ordination with other disciplines, and allows accurate cost forecasting, ultimately minimising project costs.

Currently we use analysis package ETABS, plus AutoCAD, Revit and Civil 3D to produce drawings from conceptual sketches through to detailed design.

A Team Approach

We value our staff and we employ the best. Clear communication, an open door policy, sound local knowledge are the Strata Group way. We have built up trusted relationships with many different stakeholders including councils, service providers and contractors. These factors all help smooth the road to completion of a job well done, within budget and time constraints.