STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Structuring better environments for a better future

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

For excellence in engineering, you cannot choose better than Terra. We are industry leading specialists in civil engineering, structural engineering & environmental engineering – it’s the core of our business and what we do best.
 

Terra's structural engineering team are experienced to recognise, determine and forecast built structures. Structural engineering uses theory based on physical laws and observed factual knowledge of the structural performance of various materials, etc.  It is our structural engineers job to ensure that this is carried out in a cost effective way for our clients. 

All of our engineering services are multi-disciplinary. Our experienced structural engineering consultants are trained in everything from structural analysis and design right through to construction management and certification.

 

Each structural engineering project’s strategy is tailor made to suit the client’s individual needs, budget and timeline.

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INDEPENDENT

EXPERT ADVICE

Terra Consultants can provide structural engineering services for residential, commercial and industrial structures/buildings. 

 

Our Christchurch based team is very experienced in the Canterbury earthquake recovery effort and can provide structural damage assessments, remedial design, and construction management.The Christchurch structural engineering team is managed by Nada Sundaram and the Auckland structural team is managed by Stefan Trif.

 

The teams are very busy providing professional structural engineering advice, design and construction management on projects for a wide range of Clients.

 

Our structural engineers also provide independent expert witness to the courts for earthquake related structural damage insurance claims.

SERVICES

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STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT & INSPECTION REPORT

An inspection report is when an interested purchaser wants a report on the structural conditions of the prospective property. A Structural Assessment Report is used when assessing a historic/existing building's condition by looking at the frame, foundations, etc. 

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS & DESIGN

Terra's Engineers analyse the effects of different load applications on physical structures and their components (building, bridge, foundation, etc) and design the structures themselves. 

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MULTISTOREY STRUCTURES

Terra provides engineering for multi-storey structures by specialising in multistorey engineering timber, masonry, concrete and steel structures. 

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FOUNDATION & PIPE BRIDGING

Terra's Engineers provide specific engineering design and analysis of foundations and foundation bridging over council pipe lines. Not all ground is the same or of 'good ground' - our engineers will need to design appropriate foundations based on the ground conditions and ensure they meet standard regulations and calcs. 

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BUILDING NEW STRUCTURES

Terra's Structural Engineering team work closely with the Architectural team - looking at and assessing the new building design. We make sure that the building is structurally safe and meets the NZ Building Code. 

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SEISMIC ENGINEERING & ASSESSMENTS

In a country like NZ, structural engineering with a strong focus on resistance to earthquakes is extremely important. Terra's specialists are experts in this area. We can also assess existing structures and determine whether the building will be vulnerable to earthquakes

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IN-GROUND STRUCTURES

This includes piles, retaining walls, palisade walls, etc. Terra Engineers will research the Geotechnical information of the type of ground, the ground condition, the slope, stability and soil parameters. 

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ADDITIONS OR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING BUILDS

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When the client wants to change something in an existing building, this is an alteration. When the client wants to add something to an existing building, this is called an addition. The client will need a structural engineer to ensure this is structurally sound as it can be a difficult process. 

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PEER REVIEW OF ENGINEERING WORK

Terra can provide a peer review report as a second professional opinion. 

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PRE-PURCHASE STRUCTURAL REPORTS

Buy your new home with confidence. We offer professional Structural Engineering services to advise/report the 'structural state' of the dwelling before your purchase. 

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Our Structural Engineering department offer practical and cost-effective solutions every day. Our teams are proactive in anticipating and solving challenges. We create friendly environment which creates productivity, creativity, and cleverness.