Site Visit

Site Visit
Recently our team were pleased to take a trip out of the office to visit one of our exciting projects. Saint Ignatius of Loyola College is in construction on a large greenfield site in South Auckland. Most of the team managed to make it and we had a great day for it. It is a valuable experience for many of the staff, some of whom only see projects in the design phase. A lot of knowledge is gained from seeing the design being built on site, in addition to on a screen.
We were able to view the structure rising for the Chapel, Hall, Music Area and 4 storey Teaching Block, including the steel, concrete and CLT elements, an exciting stage of this project! Thank you to

Structus is 7 years

Structus was founded 7 years ago this month. The Structus senior team have a wealth of knowledge in design delivery, management, client relations and compliance. The team have experience spanning several continents, working on a vast body of projects. Some significant Structus project delivered to date are Unitec Tranche 1, Aria Bay, Gasometer, Eden View, 110 Milford and Te Kotuku.
Structus was founded on the principles of excellence and exceptionally high quality service in structural engineering, across a diverse range of industry sectors. We are proud the Structus team’s achievements to date and are excited about what’s in store for the future.

Countdown Regent

Works are almost completed

Construction is almost complete on the extension and refurbishment of Countdown Regent.

The project is an extensive redevelopment of the existing supermarket including extension of the existing store, new online customer pick up area, courier pickup area with canopies, instore pharmacy and alterations to the existing supermarket.  The extension to the store has been constructed with architectural precast concrete panels and structural steel roof.

Structus were engaged for structural and civil engineering design, seismic restraints design, seismic assessment and strengthening design, and construction monitoring

Auckland Normal Intermediate

Work is progressing on site at Auckland Normal Intermediate with much of the structure in place for a new 2 storey 10 Classroom Block and Multi-Purpose Space buildings. The new Multi-Purpose Space includes a central amenities pod and bleachers, and the 2-storey Classroom Block includes an engineered timber amphitheatre. These buildings are part of the masterplan to reinstate demolished spaces and to increase the capacity for an expected roll increase. Structus has provided structural engineering services for this interesting project.

Northland District Health Board – Te Kotuku Extension Project

Northland District Health Board – Te Kotuku Extension Project

Building consent has been issued and contractors engaged for the extension to the existing Te Kotuku maternity facility at Whangarei hospital.

The extension is a new level to the existing 3 storey building plus an upper level suspended concrete full length enclosed plant platform. A new 4 level Eastern circulation core will allow access to all levels with lifts and stairs, and links the Te Kotuku building with the existing hospital, while the new Western egress core will also cater for access to all 4 levels.

We look forward to seeing the progress of this highly complex project on site and working with Argon Construction.

Site Visits

As a team we enjoy visiting our sites during the early phases in construction monitoring.  It’s a great opportunity for our engineers and drafters to see the work that the team have been designing.  We recently visited a couple of our projects in construction on the North Shore, Auckland.

110 Milford is a high-end residential apartment development built over 6 Levels with a commercial space and carpark on the ground level.  The raft slab and retaining has been completed, the tower crane is up, and the podium level is underway.  The superstructure is typically precast rib flooring on steel sway frames and precast concrete shear walls.  Waide Construction are the main contractors.

Aria Bay is new Aged Care residences built in 2 Blocks 5 storey high, following completion of the adjacent 4 storey Care Facility in 2020, which was also engineered by Structus.  The RC bored foundations are complete, ground beams underway and the tower crane is going up.  The superstructure is typically concrete shear walls and steelwork with composite metal deck slabs.  This exciting stage will complete the Village by connecting the Care Facility and the rest of the Village to the Apartments through several new link structures up to 3 Levels high.  NZ Strong are constructing Stage 2 for Arvida Group.

Countdown Pioneer Highway

Construction has begun on the new Countdown supermarket and retail tenancies in Palmerston North.

This is a challenging site as the location is in a highly seismic zone with liquefiable ground and on a flood plain.  Delivered by Letica Lum and Gilbert Han, the main structure is designed to be raised above the flood plain and the loading dock slab is designed as suspended.  Foundation work has begun with our solution for the ground conditions comprising timber driven piles with RC pilecaps and ground beams, with tension anchorages embedded into some of the piles.

We are working with Watts & Hughes delivering this project for Woolworths New Zealand.

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.