Alistair Cattanach - Director BE (Hons) FEngNZ CPEng IntPE (NZ)

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Alistair is passionate about architecture and believes in the multi-discipline approach to design. Alistair’s knowledge of the non-structural disciplines allows these opportunities to be explored.

Alistair has over 20 years structural engineering experience in NZ and the UK. He has an unrivalled reputation for innovation, and particular skills in strategic planning, complex analysis, base isolation and other non-linear 3D modelling. He has had notable roles in timber design, seismic assessment, heritage buildings, modular, and Environmentally Sustainable Design.


Victoria University of Wellington Gateway Building
Director in charge of new major laboratory teaching and research building. 

Old Public Trust, Wellington
Director in charge of major seismic retrofit and refurbishment of Category 1 heritage structure. 

Alan McDiarmid Building, Wellington
Project Director responsible for NZ’s first Hybrid PRESSS structure. 

Stanley Construction Modular Systems
Director and Engineer for 468 room/module Elam Hall and “Fastclass”classroom system. 

University of Auckland Masterplanning (2008-2012)
Assistance with major masterplanning and strategic seismic assessment exercise. Seismic retrofit of three existing buildings including the staged work on the Heritage Clocktower. 

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitors Centre
Project Director responsible for innovative timber gridshell and platform design on sensitive site. 

Knoll Ridge Cafe, Whakapapa Skifield, Mt Ruapehu
Project Director responsible for innovative prefabricated concrete and timber structure on extreme site. 

Meridian Building, Wellington
Director in Charge and Team Leader for New Zealand's first 5 Greenstar building 

Shed 11 and Clyde Quay Wharf, Wellington
Project Director for architectural and structural award winning seismic retrofits.