Our company has a good mix of staff with varying experience. We hold weekly programming meetings that assess workload so that we can allocate resources where required. On a weekly basis we also address new industry issues and the development of new projects.
Drawing work is almost exclusively computer generated. We use Microstation and Revit as we believe they are the best tools currently available.
Projects are allocated to groups of staff including at minimum a senior engineer and a draughtsmen. All correspondence including project drawings, are circulated to all members of the group working together on the project. This results in good communication and teamwork with ideas and experiences being passed through the various groups. It also results in flexibility to cope with varying workload and holidays.
7 Senior Engineers
6 Graduate Engineers
5 Senior Draughtsmen
4 Administration staff
All engineering staff have engineering degrees and most are members of one or more professional institutions both in New Zealand and overseas.
We have a policy of taking on junior staff and providing relevant training on a regular basis. Over the years we have taken on cadet draughtsmen on an almost annual basis.
Our company is accredited with the ISO9001 quality system. We were the first engineering practice in New Zealand to attain the accreditation. This system is reviewed by the independent assessor every year.
We have excellent IT and communications infrastructure, set up between and in each office. The system is robust and provides flexibility for future expansion and development. Our in-house job management database supports the work of the office.
All computer draughting is carried out on the latest versions of Microstation and Revit. Engineering work is analysed on the latest available industry standard programmes, such as Etabs, Microstran and SAFE. We also run standard non engineering software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Publisher. The latest available software is used and kept up to date.