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.

Specialist Services Provided Across a Full Range of Industry Sectors

Strata Group Consulting Engineers offers specialist services in a number of sectors.

 

Specialist Services

 

Large Scale Civil and Earthworks

Whether stand alone or in tandem with structural projects, Strata Group Consulting Engineers provide comprehensive civil engineering and infrastructure solutions. Our specific expertise includes storm water management; earthworks design; catchment analysis; carparks, pavement and road design; and waste water and drainage design. With both breadth and depth of experience in our team, we bring a multi-disciplined approach. We overcome potential design problems and deliver successful outcomes.

 

Sustainable Design

Strata Group has a highly skilled, specialist team working on sustainability and environmental projects. Individual engineers have Green Star Accreditation to deliver sustainable, environmentally friendly design and engineering solutions for clients where needed. Successful projects include Diamond Drycleaners and Tumu ITM projects in Napier.

 

Innovative Design

We embrace innovation, new technology and new methodology. We have won a number of awards that recognise our design innovation. On one recent project, we collaborated with Auckland University to develop new connective timber technology. Strata Group received the NZ Wood Award for innovative design on the Tumu ITM building in Napier, proving we are indeed at the cutting edge of design.

 

Large Scale Industrial

Strata Group is often required to concurrently incorporate numerous core services on large industrial projects – from civil, structural and fire engineering through to full drafting services. Our project management teams are well versed in integrating these essential services to ensure superior results are delivered to clients on time and within budget. A selection of these large scale projects include a 6000m2 extension incorporating a storage facility for greasy wool, new staff amenities and general site works; a 1.2 h2 fine wool processing facility and a 3000m2 wool storage building with 900m2 canopy.

 

Sectors

 

Wineries

Strata Group has completed a number of winery projects throughout New Zealand ranging from the implementation of entire architecturally designed facilities through to production and maintenance solutions. Specific projects include controlled atmosphere tanks, barrel stores, concrete settling tanks, sludge tanks, and cool-stores and canopies for wine storage. Our industry knowledge allows us to deliver innovative, technical solutions to clients.

 

Retail

Strata Group has a wealth of experience in design and engineering projects for the retail sector, providing expertise to numerous retail companies, both big box and smaller scale. We are experienced lead consultants or work as part of a project team. Recent projects include Mitre 10 Mega complex and car park in Hastings, Rebel Sport and Briscoes buildings and carparks in Napier and Hastings, Farmers Trading retail development in Napier and Hastings, and a distribution centre and warehouse for Number One Shoe Warehouse.

 

Cool Stores and Meat Plants

We have many years’ experience in engineering superior refrigeration facilities. Our engineering design team can deliver a total service package from conceptual, scheme, mechanical and structural feasibility to full working design documentation, tendering and managing the construction contract. Final completion certification is effortless. A range of cool stores has been completed nationwide for clients such as Crasborn Group, Grovedale Coolstores, EDENZ, Hill Road Coolstores and Applemax.

 

Commercial Buildings

The Strata Group team is commercially oriented. We design to utilise space and site coverage, thus maximising investment return for clients. We have worked on a diverse range of commercial buildings including warehouses, office buildings, hotels and boutique accommodation, age care facilities and storage buildings. We offer our clients a full service from conceptual work, building plans and design, tendering and construction management to completion certification.

 

Residential

From luxury apartments to suspended swimming pools, Strata Group knowledge of residential engineering requirements is exceptional. Communication skills are key to identifying client needs, so clients are partnered with an appropriate specialist engineer. Recent medium/large scale residential projects include an innovative, attractively-designed, multi-storied masonry and precast concrete apartment complex, and the conversion of an existing woolstore into a two-storied retail and apartment complex.

Whether your project requires standard civil or structural engineering expertise, or specialist services – Strata Group Consulting Engineers can help.

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