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Civil Structural Engineers


Stuart Preston- Director/BE (Civil), CPEng

Stuart carries out and oversees, the structural design and construction observation of concrete, steel and timber structures. Project scale typically varies between medium to large commercial structural design to smaller commercial and residential projects. He has also carried out many detailed engineering seismic evaluations and seismic strengthening designs.

 

Hugh Falkner  - Director

Hugh has over 20 years’ experience in domestic and commercial structural design. Having worked for Bruce Smith, Chapman and Amos Consulting Engineers Ltd, De Terte and Kerr-Hislop Consulting Engineers Ltd, Homes Consulting Engineers Ltd, British Rail Network South East (Bridge Division) and Beca Consulting Ltd.

 

David Blair - NZCE (Civil)

David has been in the Engineering field since 1993. He began training as a structural draftsman with Spencer Holmes while completing his tertiary Engineering qualifications at Wellington Polytechnic. He worked on jobs such as Canopies and Shops for BP service stations. He was the first to use AutoCAD in the office, and developed many efficient customisations. He works mainly on residential housing projects in both structural design & construction monitoring aspects.

 

Geert van de Vorstenbosch - BE Civil (Hons), CPEng, CMEngNZ 

Geert has worked as a structural technician and structural engineer for various engineering consultancies in Lower Hutt, Tauranga and Christchurch since 2001. As part of the Certa Engineering team Geert works in the Kapiti and Lower Hutt offices on a variety of projects including residential, low-medium rise multi-storey, educational and light industrial. Geert particularly enjoys carrying out seismic assessments and strengthening of structures and has recently completed a comprehensive assessment of a large group of school buildings.

  

Shannon OLeary - Structural Designer

 

James Chee - BE (Civil)

James joined the team as a summer intern which turned into a full time position once graduating from Auckland University.

 

Vignesh Sivaraman - MEngS

Vignesh joined the team as a graduate from Auckland University.

 

Tamati Thorpe-Parker - NZDE

Tamati joined the team a Certa in 2016.

 

Sally Smith - NZDE

Sally joined the Certa team in Mid 2017. 

 

Jarrad Jack - BEng Tec (Civil)

 

Oli Newman - BE Hons (Civil)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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