Areas of Expertise:
- Design of industrial and marine structures
- Computational modelling and finite element design
- Damage avoidance technologies for seismic
BE(Mech) Hons, CPEng
Andy has over 15yrs experience working in engineering design and fabrication. He has worked with CGW since the Stockton CHPP project of 2007, coming from a background of project work in marine and offshore projects. Initially specialising in industrial steel design and detailing, he has widened his skillset to include engineered timber and seismic design of low to mid-rise buildings.
Andy has a good practical knowledge of modelling and analysis techniques, including finite element analysis, and where each may bring value to a project. He is knowledgeable in displacement based design of structures and the use of hybrid energy dissipation systems such as post tensioned rocking walls. He has a strong interest in pushing structures beyond current code required design, to systems incorporating damage avoidance or other best practice detailing that achieves high performance without necessarily costing a great deal more to construct.
While not a geotech engineer, Andy has a strong interest in the field and where geotech overlaps with building structural design.
Andy loves his sailing, fishing and freediving, all sports that he manages to share with his two young sons.
You will find Andy in our Nelson Office
Phone: 03 548 8259