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Human Factors

What have we learned from the Kaikoura Earthquake, 8 months on? Surely, seven years on from the Canterbury quakes, we are saturated with knowledge, experience, and the very latest research, that puts us at the leading edge of helping protect our communities from the impacts of earthquakes. Well yes, and... Read More

Putting the new in New Brighton

‘At the beach’ is a valid reason to be out of the office for the Montreal St Structex team. Along with currently providing the specialist engineering support for Fulton Hogan in the very complex New Brighton Pier earthquake damage repairs, our team is well into structural design for the new... Read More

Our People Make the Difference

There have been some exciting changes in the day-to-day management of the Lyttelton team. Adam Walker, who has been a Director of the company since 2013 and taken on greater responsibility in recent years, has been promoted to Managing Director of the Lyttelton office. Adam is relishing the new role,... Read More

Views from the Office

The Lyttelton Structex team have been taking pleasure watching the new operations building for Lyttelton Port of Christchurch take shape outside their office windows. The view is even more satisfying knowing that Structex are a key part of the project delivery team, having completed the structural design of the building from... Read More

Christchurch Adventure Park wins architecture gong after fire

Fire tore through Christchurch Adventure Park’s forest, ruining trails and structures, but the surviving buildings are considered some of Canterbury’s best-designed. The four buildings received an award for commercial architecture at the Canterbury Architecture Awards on Wednesday. Each building, designed by AW Architects, is wrapped in black metal cladding and lined with... Read More

2017 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards – Silver Award

Congratulations to the Structex Lyttelton office on being part of the team that achieved a Silver Award in the 2017 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards for the Westland Recreation Centre. The awards were presented at an awards ceremony held at the Langham Hotel on Friday 12 May 2017, where 79 entries... Read More

Will Lomax discussing Onguard seismic anchors on Radio New Zealand

Will Lomax, Director of Structex’s Lyttleton office and also Director of Onguard Seismic Systems, talks to Radio New Zealand about interest in the Onguard Anchors from the Californian Wine Market.    

Climbing the world

Clip ‘n Climb is the international market leader in the Fun Climbing industry, an amusement market sector it created in 2006 through opened the first Clip ‘n Climb at the Roxx Climbing Centre in Christchurch (now the YMCA Adventure Centre). With over 100 Clip ‘n Climb centres worldwide delivering WOW experiences and ‘healthy... Read More

The Global Village

I have just had the privilege of spending 2 weeks with Habitat in Nepal building a bamboo-reinforced mud house for a village family. They knew what they wanted and hopefully we delivered. It’s hard not to deliver when all the bamboo and connections are on display, and success is measured... Read More

Shaping the future of Christchurch, one laneway at a time

Structex’s Lyttelton office is currently working on several key alteration and refurbishment projects for the Colonial Motor Company and Boon Goldsmith Bhasker Brebner (BGBB) in Central Christchurch. The Team Hutchinson Ford site in Tuam Street is just one of these projects. What makes this site interesting (and challenging!), being located... Read More

Strengthening the Structex team

As talent remains a scarce commodity in the Engineering sector our Structex offices continue with their solid history of attracting talented and passionate graduates from Canterbury University to join our teams. This year in November we are welcoming Ben Exton to the Montreal Street office and Timur Sibaev to the Lyttelton office. Ben was a summer intern at the Montreal... Read More

Champion Canterbury Business Awards

Congratulations to Onguard Ltd who are are finalists in the Champion Canterbury Business Awards! Onguard worked with a number of engineers from both the Montreal Street and Lyttelton offices helping them to perfect their seismic tank system. We wish them all the best at the prestigious awards ceremony on the... Read More

California Dreaming

Will Lomax, Technical Director of Onguard and Structex’s Lyttelton branch, has spent the last 5 weeks in the US ensuring the successful installation of the Onguard seismic anchor system on wine tanks at Kenwood Vineyards in California. The Onguard system, developed by a group of leading structural engineers at Structex,... Read More

We embrace change in the pursuit of excellence.

The Structex group of companies are entering an exciting new phase after a comprehensive review of how we can best perform and serve our clients and industry as a network of owner-lead professional engineering teams. With seasoned leadership, the talented and dedicated team is motivated to deliver exceptional engineering outcomes... Read More

Culture is a key ingredient to the success of our business

At Structex we believe that it is our people who make our businesses what they are. We hire people with enthusiasm and determination, and we favour the right attitude whilst acknowledging experience and individuality. Our culture is what makes us unique and is something that we strive to maintain. Why do... Read More

Christchurch Adventure Park

Structex are proud to be involved in the design of the new Christchurch Adventure Park which is currently under construction and due to open on 16 December 2016. The park is located on the Port Hills in Christchurch, New Zealand, just 5km from the city centre. Once complete, the park will... Read More

Structex’s new 9/80 working fortnight

Every second Thursday is now a Friday! Net, as well as Structex’s Lyttelton and Montreal Street offices recognise that a positive team culture and engaged, talented staff are key to our success. A great way to provide excellent service to our clients, and maintain the optimum work-life balance is to work... Read More

Structex at forefront of development in new retail precinct

Work has begun on a new $10 million building which will be the first new building in the south-west block of Christchurch’s new retail precinct.  Structex’s Montreal Street office have been involved in the design of the building and with no new construction in this block since the earthquakes there is excitement to see... Read More

Structex honoured with link to Future Technology Summit

Structex are honoured to see their innovative design being used to represent an upcoming Australasian summit looking at the radical impact of future technology. The pictured Structex “X” was created to celebrate their 10-year anniversary in 2013 and incorporates several Structex devices used for seismic protection, a demonstration of their... Read More