Countdown Richmond

Construction is complete and the new store is Open. This has been a great project to be involved in, with Woolworths New Zealand committed to sustainability and achieving Green Star accreditation as part of their 2025 Sustainability Plan. This store is their greenest store built to date.
Sustainability was a key factor in the design and build for Countdown so we designed with consideration for sustainable products, life cycle impacts, and responsible building materials integrated into the structural design. Targeted credits were achieved with incorporation of recycled aggregate in the form of pulverised fly ash used as a cement substitute in the concrete, an overall reduction in the steel mass, when compared to a reference case building, and through a pragmatic design and analysis approach.
Structus has enjoyed delivering structural engineering services with an excellent project team on this exciting job.

Milford Development

110 Milford Development is under Construction!
Foundations are progressing at pace for this new 6 storey residential block of high end apartments in Milford. Structus designed an innovative UC soldier pile temporary wall with road plates, that has saved space, time and cost. Another key aspect to create efficiency in the program and cost savings is an efficient raft slab foundation, instead of traditional bored piles. We are excited to see the progression of this project and looking forward to continuing to with the team on site from Waide Construction.
Structus provided full structural design and Revit documentation for this project, as well as construction monitoring services.

Countdown Te Rapa

Construction is now complete for the refurbishment and extension of Countdown, Te Rapa.  Leticia Lum, Salvie Dan and Gilbert Han have worked together to deliver this refurbishment in Hamilton, with construction going smoothly and to programme.

The team have done a great job on delivering this project, a redevelopment of the existing supermarket including new online pick-up area, canopies, standalone pharmacy and alterations to the existing supermarket.

Structus were engaged for structural engineering design and construction monitoring services.

Countdown Richmond

Construction is well underway in Richmond, Nelson for an exciting new green star Countdown supermarket. The supermarket building consists of 4,500m2 of Countdown Supermarket and 2 no. additional retail tenancies, drive through covered loading dock, standalone walkways and pickup canopies. Structus are providing full structural engineering design, sustainability design inputs, 3D Revit documentation and construction monitoring.

Site Visits

Recently, the team took the opportunity to visit a couple of our sites that are in the Construction phase.  This is a great opportunity for our engineers and drafters to see the works in progress that members of the project team have been working on.

Not only are these visits a fun team activity out of the office, but they are also a great learning experience for everyone not involved in the project on site.  Being out of the office and seeing the months of design transformed into structure is very rewarding and informative.

We visited an example of our Industrial work – Island Units Development in Highbrook (a striking architectural design of 6 no. adjoining plus a single standalone warehouses and associated offices for each warehouse).  We also visited a two of our Residential sites in Glenn Innes and East Tamaki where Structus are delivering over 80 no. 2 storey terraced housing dwellings, as part of the Tamaki Redevelopment Programme.

Gasometer Carpark

Construction is complete at the new Gasometer carpark in Takapuna

Gasometer is a new multi storey public transit building, as part of The Takapuna Centre Plan, and construction works were completed in September.  Catering for current and future needs, with futureproofing built into the structural design, the project design in its setting has been carefully considered by the client and project team.  The Takapuna Centre Plan is set for further development and will be home to a high-quality blend of commercial, retail and residential spaces.

The building has a column free space with primary beams spanning 16m which were precambered to carry dead load deflections (we’re proud to advise the precambers ‘flattened’ to finished levels after the slabs were poured!).  Composite grout filled CHS columns achieve high strength and fire rating while being unobtrusive to the carpark layout.

The building has a complex architectural façade at its gable ends and uses its precast cladding panels to act as carpark barriers.  The building also features state of the art number plate recognition parking systems and a high specification ‘End of Transport’ facility.

Structus are thrilled to have provided structural engineering services for this fantastic building.


Construction monitoring

PAK’nSAVE Wairau

The contractor got some great shots of the precast concrete panels and structural steel being installed and lifted in to place at the site in Wairau, Auckland.

The refurbishment of this supermarket includes a new 1400m2 bulk store as an extension to the existing supermarket. The new bulk store consists of a column free portal frame and canopy structure supported on screw piles. @Thomas Zhang is providing construction monitoring to complete our services which includes full structural design and documentation.

Structus is 5!

We are thrilled to announce that Structus has recently turned 5!  This is a significant milestone that we are delighted for Structus to have passed.

Structus has continued to strengthen our position in the market over the last 5 years.  We are now a well-established consultancy, with a strong reputation for delivering high quality engineering services, consistently and with reliability.   It has been a challenging year as New Zealand has had to deal with many tests and the resilience shown has been uplifting.  We are proud of the Structus team who have consistently demonstrated professionalism and dedication to delivering the best quality service for our clients whether working from home, in the office or on site.

Our team has continued to grow in strength and ability over the years with Structus, and we now look forward to the challenges ahead with excitement and optimism.

We have enjoyed successfully delivering many stimulating and challenging projects over the last 5 years.  Thank you to our valued clients for the trust and loyalty in working with Structus.

Leticia Lum

Leticia has been with Structus since May 2016.  During her 4 years at Structus Letica has been involved in many projects. Some of her most memorable have been a shopping centre north of Auckland which involved many engineering and seismic challenges.   She has really enjoyed the engineering challenge of working on the Eden View Apartments project that is currently in construction, and which she has been involved with since early in the design phase.  Leticia is loving the different aspects of design and enjoying the challenge on this large multi-storey mixed use project.

At the end of 2019 Leticia became a Chartered member of Engineering New Zealand and Chartered Professional Engineer.  CPEng is only open to professional engineers, who must demonstrate an ability to deal with complex engineering problems and activities, and provide evidence of New Zealand-specific good practice.

Leticia is now a senior member of the Structus team. She has great rapport with clients and site staff and takes a keen interest in developing the skills of our intermediate engineers.

Eden View

The Structus team visited one of our projects last week for a site visit and some hard-earned time out of the office.  It is great to visit as a team to see the design and solutions, worked on tirelessly by our Engineers and Drafters, being built.

The Eden View project has seen construction completion of some challenging retaining, substructures and ground floor slabs, plus working around Covid-19 requirements.  Now there is a real buzz as the superstructure springs to life.

It is exciting to see two big tower cranes now on site (crane bases designed by Structus) and the steelwork erection proceeding at pace and even some of the brick embossed precast cladding panels starting to take shape.  The structure generally comprises precast double tee flooring on steel sway frames and steel concentrically braced frames (CBF’s), supported on concrete bored piles.

Great progress is being made with Ganellen running the site well and a smart project team involved.