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The Team

Draughting Team

Brendon Vallance

Brendon is a member of the structural draughting team with extensive experience gained over the last 28 years.


Bryce Smith

Bryce has been working for 16 years and has a background in Civil and Structural Engineering.  Bryce is working towards his NZCE (Civil) part time and has trained as a Structural Draughtsman.


Aaron Whiteman

Aaron started drafting part-time in 2000 while studying. After finishing his diploma in Building Design Drafting in 2001, with a bent towards structure, he started work with a small engineering firm in Melbourne.

Since then Aaron has worked for various engineering firms in Melbourne, gaining a broad knowledge of construction technologies, while working on a diverse range of projects both locally and nationally.

Aaron moved back to New Zealand in 2015 and started with Certa Engineering not long after. Aaron also hold a diploma in Building Construction and in Occupational Health and Safety.


Elaine Hipkins

Elaine completed a mechanical engineering diploma from Dublin Institute of Technology in 1997.  Elaine has almost 10 years drafting experience working in environmental, civil and structural engineering.  Projects have included water treatment plants in Dublin and Sydney and the Cross City Tunnel in Sydney.

Elaine has recently returned to work after having been a ‘professional mother’ for the last 8 years and is very happy to be back doing what she does best with Certa Engineering.


Belinda Krimp

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