Structural Engineering

Cost-effective structures with real "build-ability", clearly detailed and delivered on time. That is what you can expect from our enthusiastic structural team.

The range of structural advice you can get from this practice is:

  • High rise buildings
  • Industrial buildings
  • Commercial buildings
  • Cool stores
  • Earthquake strengthening of existing buildings
  • Education buildings
  • Apartment buildings
  • Health sector buildings
  • Retail projects
  • Hotels
  • Tilt panel structures
  • Large and small houses
  • Specialist housing systems e.g. straw bale, adobe block, steel frame
  • Solar housing
  • Retaining walls
  • Driveways
  • Soil testing and foundation design
  • Masts, towers & chimneys

Examples of structural work

Christchurch College of Education

This was a fully integrated project involving all of the Powell Fenwick disciplines.

New Brighton Library

This exciting award winning building with its unusual shape and sloping roof was designed by Powell Fenwick structural design team. Special care was taken with corrosion protection and the building was specially designed to resist a tsunami.

St Georges Hospital

This four-storey ward and operating theatre block, complete with basement level car parking, involved all of the Powell Fenwick disciplines.

Lakeside Apartments - Wanaka

These four story luxury apartments on a lake front property in Wanaka included dealing with difficult geotechnical site issues.

The Quay Apartments - Nelson

This six story beach front apartment block in Nelson was designed to allow staged construction, enabling work on site to continue with residents living in adjacent apartments.

Richmond Mall - Nelson

The additions and alterations of the existing shopping mall have made this the largest shopping mall in the South Island, outside of Christchurch.