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

Site visits

The Structus team have been out and about, visiting two of our projects on the North Shore of Auckland.  Both are nearing completion in construction.

Various members of the team have been working on these two particular projects for over 5 years. We visited a 5-storey aged care village site in Browns Bay and a luxury 6 storey apartment block in Milford.

It is always fun to get out to see the projects we have been designing, transformed into the completed structure – ready for Residents.


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.

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.


We are pleased to announce that Craig Bell, Leticia Lum and Thomas Zhang have all been promoted in recognition of their continued leadership and commitment to their own development and that of Structus.

Craig and Leticia have been promoted to Lead Structural Engineer.  This newly created role acknowledges their position in the company and alignment with our culture of a high performing team.  Craig and Leticia both exemplify the values of being a Senior Leader in Structus, consistently demonstrating dedication to their work and clients, building strong relationships, and supporting our team of engineers and drafters.  Craig’s technical skills and attention to detail have been valuable for our clients in the Healthcare, Education and multi-story Residential sectors.   Leticia has continued to develop her skills and strengthen relationships within the Retail and Residential sectors as she leads many projects throughout New Zealand.

Thomas has been promoted to Senior Structural Engineer.  Thomas has further developed his technical skills as an engineer and has also stepped into the role of Project lead. Thomas has extended himself with a variety of challenging projects, supported by the senior team at Structus.  He has been working across Retail, Education and Healthcare sectors and has developed a keen interest and skillset in Engineered Timber design.

We look forward to seeing these three grow into their new roles and continue to develop in Structus.

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.

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.

Snow 2020

Weekend in Ohakune

The Structus staff headed off down to Ohakune on our annual ski weekend.

This year we had a mixture of snow boarders, skiers, and hikers. Due to covid restrictions the numbers on the mountain were limited so this ensured that the team got some great runs in with limited wait time for the lifts.

Another fun trip for the team that we look forward to each year.


Structus – the meaning behind the name.

The word Structus originated in the 15th century and literally means “a fitting together, adjustment, building”.

This definition is behind our daily work and supports the vision for our team. Some of our values that fit within this definition are:
• Working together with our Clients, and being focused on understanding our Client’s requirements
• Seeking innovation in delivery, design and technologies
• Delivering industry best structural and civil engineering solutions, reliably and with integrity
• Seeking solutions and where needed these are adjusted to suit the requirements of others
• Building solid, long last relationships with our Clients
• Our internal team bond is equally important, with our staff ‘fitting together’ to be an effective team
• Together, building a strong and successful future for our Clients and our team