ACENZ Mental Health Umbrella Workshop

Earlier this month Structex was proud to sponsor the Mental Health Awareness workshop that ACENZ held in Christchurch, run by Umbrella organisation. The aim of the workshop was to help the participants increase their knowledge about mental health and mental illness, as well as their confidence when talking to colleagues they... Read More

Delivering More with Site Scan

Frustrated with the time and cost associated with gaining limited survey data, the Structex team jumped at the chance to link-up with 3DR and use their Site Scan software alongside our newly purchased drone. Once the site has been flown we use Site Scans cloud-based photogrammetry processing to easily generate... Read More

Taking Time to Focus on Business

If you’ve found Adam from our Lyttelton office difficult to contact over the past six months it’s likely to be because he’s been deep in concentration at the Icehouse Owner Manager Programme. This course of a series of blocks running over five months is built around the concepts of the... Read More

Leading the Way in Winery Seismic Resilience

The past two years have been a difficult and often confusing time for the wineries in Marlborough affected by the Kaikoura earthquake, with the regions expert wine makers suddenly having to develop skills in project management, insurance and infrastructure design. For some this disruption dates back to the 2013 Seddon... Read More

Christchurch’s New $38.6M QEII Pool Complex

A few months back, eastern Christchurch celebrated the opening of Taiora QEII Recreation and Sport Centre – both ahead of schedule and under budget. For the first time since the February 2011 earthquake, people living in the east have aquatic and fitness facilities that they can call their own. The new $38.6 million centre replaces the former Commonwealth games... Read More

Lyttelton Recovery Gaining Serious Momentum

As we quickly draw towards the end of the year, Lyttelton is providing much to look forward to for the summer months and years ahead. The earthquake recovery was certainly slow to get underway in Lyttelton but the Structex team based there are starting to feel a real sense of... Read More

Resilience and Sustainability

With the eight-year mark since the first earthquake sequence fast approaching, we’ve found ourselves reflecting on the importance of resilience in everyday life, but specifically when considering building stock. Resilience is required to minimize the flow-on effect from natural disasters, changeable economic times, and uncertain future climates. Resilience is typically... Read More

Doing our Part

The Timaru team have been sharing our knowledge with South Canterbury building owners at the recently held seismic assessment information evenings coordinated by Timaru District Council. The team looked into some of the various reasons why you may need to consider getting your property portfolio assessed. Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment... Read More

Marlborough Office

Our clients in Marlborough can expect to see more of the team in the future as we re-establish our office in Blenheim. Earthquakes have disrupted the teams travel plans over the last few years but with SH1 functioning again we will be reinvigorating our presence and commitment to the region.... Read More

On The Field

Structex is stepping away from the office and onto (well alongside) the sports field in 2018 and sponsoring the University of Canterbury Rugby Football Club. The club has a strong engineering contingent as well as students form other faculties and many members outside the university. It has provided support to... Read More

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