Structural Engineering

Our team bring together extensive experience in the complete design, specification, supervision and certification of structures in most construction materials, including structural steelwork, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, reinforced masonry, timber and stainless steel.

Structural Engineering

We provide a number of specialist services:


Structural Assessment Report

A structural assessment report would generally include the following:

  • Describe the building construction including materials
  • Report on all the structural damage
  • Analyse the issues to determine if they are of structural concern
  • Advise on structural repair methods and solutions
  • Report on the physical ground’s condition e.g. evidence of liquefaction, lateral spreading etc.
  • Monitor the structural repairs during construction stage
  • Report on structural repairs and provide engineering “sign-off” / producer statements

Fraser Thomas provides regulatory compliance and due diligence investigations, expert testimony, specialist structural investigations and design.

Civil Engineering Structures

Our structural engineers work collaboratively with our civil engineering team ensure all civil structures are designed for the best outcomes.

These often include:

  • Bridges
  • Retaining walls
  • Marine structures
  • Tanks
  • Utility platforms
Seismic Assessments

Fraser Thomas’ Structural Engineers can provide Seismic Assessments of Existing Buildings which is now required as the assessment component of the earthquake prone building regulations and EPB Methodology which came into force on 1 July 2017.

An Initial Seismic Assessment (ISA) provides a broad indication of the expected performance of a building taking into account its type and age of construction, local seismicity, ground conditions and usage. Depending on the outcome, we may need to carry out a more comprehensive Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA). A DSA may ultimately result in the requirement for seismic strengthening to the building.

Special purpose structures

From designing retaining walls and buildings of any size and providing draughting services, through to assessing the stability of new and existing structures or refurbishments, Fraser Thomas can get your construction off to a solid start.

We have worked on many projects and varying structure types including:

  • Apartment buildings
  • Schools and Healthcare facilities
  • Warehouses
  • Commercial office buildings

The team at Fraser Thomas provide expert support at every stage of your project

Te Whāriki Subdivision

This 350-Lot subdivision in Lincoln required numerous challenges to be addressed during the design and construction phases, and offers residents more than just a home.

Vihara Temple Development – Auckland Khmer Buddhist Association

Fraser Thomas provided an array of engineering design for a new Vihara Temple complex at 455 Porchester Road, Takanini.

Bug Lab Exhibition Design & Certification, Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo created an interactive exhibition known as the ‘Bug Lab’ which opened at the Zoo on the 20th of December 2017.

Call us today to discuss your project

Auckland 09 278 7078

Tauranga 07 220 9277

Hawke’s Bay 06 211 2766

Christchurch 03 358 5936

Blenheim 03 428 3292

Nelson 03 222 1132