Entries by Coen Lammers

Cory Bedford recognised as Emerging Director by Institute of Directors

Cory Bedford and Helen Andrews have been named the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) Canterbury branch Emerging Directors 2019 at a special award presentation on Monday night. Cory is the managing director of Constructure Ltd, which provides structural engineering services to a variety of public, private and institutional clients. He established the business in 2008. Cory […]

Constructure proud to be part of award-winning beach home

This exquisite holiday home in Tawharanui, known as the Takatu House, was recently recognised with the 2019 NZIA Auckland Architecture award for its stunning design by RTA Architects. Constructure played a key role in supplying the solutions for the intriguing engineering challenges this beach home created for the architects, engineers and builders. “We are pleased […]

Split Apple Rock House (Matz)

A phenomenal panorama of Split Apple Rock was the driver for this home’s plan by Matz Architects, which won the 2016 Nelson Marlborough residential award. The structural engineering by Constructure enabled that panorama to be framed with sophistication and complexity, while the views and exterior connections vary as you move throughout the house. Beautiful detailing […]

Constructure success requires move to bigger Auckland offices

New Zealand’s leading structural engineering consultancy Constructure has re-located to larger premises in Auckland for the second time in three years due to the relentless demand for its services across the building industry. Constructure’s expansion has surpassed its most optimistic projections and its engineers have rapidly become key players in commercial, industrial and residential projects […]

Constructure crew hits Melbourne

Constructure is well-known in the building industry for its structural engineering expertise, but also for its amazing annual team-building excursions. After taking staff to the Otago Rail Trail, Abel Tasman Park and Auckland among other destinations, the management team decided to thank their amazing staff this year with a five-day trip to Melbourne. Two volunteers […]

Constructure leaves footprint on exclusive golf course

Tara Iti is a unique new private golf course featuring some stunning architecture and Constructure is proud that its engineers have been handpicked to solve some of the intriguing design questions. The country’s most exclusive golf course near Mangawhai was last year ranked the sixth in the world by Golf Digest, the highest ever entry […]


LOCATION:  Auckland. BCLP Developments Ltd. Respond Architects. CHALLENGES:  Three-storey town houses with open plan floors meant a lack of available bracing walls. SOLUTION:  Designing optimal slim steel bracing frames so as not to impede on the desired open plan living spaces. PARTNERS:   Respond Architects.


LOCATION:  Auckland. Miles Construction. Lifestyle Architectural Services. CHALLENGES:  Multiple apartment units with fire wall and floor requirements, but timber frame construction. SOLUTION:  We developed wall framing connections to ensure that the fire walls remained intact during and post fire to prevent a potential fire from spreading. PARTNERS:   Miles Construction.

Pine Harbour

LOCATION:  Auckland. Mike Greer Homes project. CHALLENGES:  Stability of the fire wall. With blockwork intertenancy walls, our engineers needed to avoid a large foundation due to poor ground bearing conditions. SOLUTION:  Our engineers provided strong fixings between the floors and wall, as well as between roof and wall to ensure the wall was restrained in […]

Edgeware Road

LOCATION:  Christchurch. Don Donnithorne Architects. CHALLENGES:  TC3 zoned land and fire separation requirements. SOLUTION:  Piled foundation solution with two-storey block inter-unit walls and steel structure. PARTNERS:   Don Donnithorne Architects.