civil & structural engineers
CREATING HIGH QUALIT Y, INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
civil & structural engineers
MSC EXECUTIVE TEAM
LEFT TO RIGHT: Paul Culley (Associate); Anil Krishnan (Associate); Bob McGuigan (Director); Geoff Chilcott (Director); Nelson Cull (Non Executive Chairman); Murray Lockwood (General Manager); Tom Donald (Director); Kevin Wyborn (Director)
PEOPLE, PROJECTS, PASSION. At MSC we simply love what we do. It can be best summed up with three words. People, Projects, Passion. Our business revolves around the quality of our people. The highly experienced, enthusiastic and professional MSC team is the foundation for our success. Our project teams plan, design and document engineering solutions spanning all construction sectors. We are dedicated to providing a high level of personal service and technical expertise based on principles of quality, efficiency and integrity so that programmes and budgets are met and developments are completed to the highest standards. MSC is an independent and locally-owned company. The Directorsâ€™ and Associatesâ€™ passion is derived from being actively involved with all projects.
People, Projects, Passion. Welcome to MSC Consulting.
ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE
Next time you visit KFC, fill up your vehicle at Shell or take in a movie at Sky City Cinemas, take a look around. Chances are you are probably in an environment that the MSC team played an important part in creating. There are all sorts of challenges associated with designing buildings for commercial use. MSC thrives on those challenges and considers the contrasting requirements of the diverse range of commercial outlets. There really is a wide range of aspects to consider when designing a building for commercial use. Every project is different so we need to provide solutions that meet each oneâ€™s specific requirements. But at MSC we never lose sight of the need to adhere to timeframes and budgets.
Every project is different so we need to provide solutions that meet each oneâ€™s specific requirements.
â€œAn important part of innovative design is the creation of cost-effective solutions. MSC do this so well.â€œ Bill Mortlock, Restaurant Brands
“MSC have been able to engineer solutions and designs to enable us to ‘bring to life’ our masterplans and urban design.” Mark Foster, Project Manager Civils, McConnell Property Limited
THE GROUND WORK
MSC Site Development • Subdivision
You could never accuse the MSC team of being gloryseekers. What we do is rarely noticed in finished developments but is a crucial part of every project. We’re talking about roading, pavements, earthworks, drainage, water supply and retaining walls for infrastructure projects and commercial developments. It’s not glamorous, but it’s critical. Designing and planning siteworks is something we are very good at. We understand the need for developers to deliver projects cost-effectively and without problems. We have built up a rock-solid reputation of delivering for our customers.
“I have found the team at MSC responsive, thoughtful and accurate. Their design work, co-ordination of the engineering team and quick response to our constant design requests and changes is much appreciated.” Greg Parker, Chief Executive, Waitakere Properties Ltd
As a country New Zealand has an amazing appetite for shopping. At MSC we help to create those environments to feed this appetite. We are proud to have provided the engineering expertise for a number of New Zealandâ€™s largest retail shopping centres and bulk retail developments. Creating a quality shopping environment is all about providing solutions associated with catering for large volumes of people. In this respect there is no substitute for experience in retail developments, which we have a great deal of at MSC. We understand the need for flexibility during a project. A retail development can evolve, and alter, during the project to meet the requirements of different tenants. Among the attributes of MSC is our ability to adapt and accommodate the increasingly important needs of these tenants as the project transitions through the various stages of construction. To communicate with multiple stakeholders and achieve desired results is a valued quality of the MSC retail offering.
We are proud to have provided the engineering expertise for a number of New Zealandâ€™s largest retail shopping centres and bulk retail developments.
WESTFIELD ALBANY MALL
“Westfield NZ utilised the services of MSC’s structural team on both the awardwinning Westfield Albany and the Manukau Cinema projects. It was a challenging task to undertake two large and complex projects concurrently. Both projects were completed on time and met budget expectations.“ Rod Marler, Westfield Group
â€œHulena Architects Limited have enjoyed an association with MSC as preferred Consulting Engineers for the many residential and commercial projects successfully documented together over the last 15 years.â€? Brent Hulena, Hulena Architects Ltd
YOUR HOUSE, OUR CASTLE
At MSC we understand that a personâ€™s house is very much their castle, so houses are projects that tend to be personal and mean a lot to the clients and designer. We enjoy working with designers and architects to build their clientsâ€™ dreams. Whether we are assisting with an upmarket, architecturally-designed home, or a conventional residential project we stay very hands-on to help ensure that the customer is satisfied with the house that has been designed. In all residential projects our team works very closely with the design architect to ensure that the structure is economical, easy to build and fits within the architectural envelope. Our structural engineering expertise can enhance the architectural ideas by doing something innovative with floor and roof framing or providing steel frames to reduce bracing walls. During construction we are on hand to carry out observation of the structural elements to ensure that they are constructed correctly, and are ready to tackle unexpected occurrences or design changes that arise with quick economical solutions.
...our team works very closely with the design architect to ensure that the structure is economical, easy to build and fits within the architectural envelope.
FOR THE PEOPLE
Itâ€™s our bread and butter - helping to plan and create affordable amenities for local authorities. Our motivated infrastructure team loves to tackle projects such as subdivisions, roads, bridges, roundabouts, wastewater systems, stormwater systems and more. Quality, efficiency and integrity are not just words, they are the foundation of our stated company philosophy and have a great deal of relevance to infrastructure projects. We have built our reputation over many years, on designing and planning quality projects that enable budgets and timeframes to be met.
Our passionate infrastructure team loves to tackle projects such as subdivisions, roads, bridges, roundabouts, wastewater systems, stormwater systems and more.
RUAKAKA WASTEWATER UPGRADE
â€œWe have worked with MSC for over 25 years on projects ranging from warehouses, offices, shopping centres, bulk retail to schools. Our repeat business is a testament to the quality service and relationship we have with the MSC team.â€? Sam Bufton, Managing Director, Haydn & Rollett Construction
WHEELS OF INDUSTRY
Nobody understands the requirement for industrial buildings better than MSC. We have a formidable industrial design and planning team with decades of experience. We understand that every industrial building and development has unique requirements. At MSC we have an understated ability to incorporate the critical structural features into the building to allow it to perform year after year. We help design buildings that are buildable. It’s as simple as that. We understand the need to find solutions that are not complicated so structures are economical, affordable and are built within the desired timeframes.
“MSC have undertaken the design and construction management for the structural and civil components of a high proportion of the commercial building that Goodman have undertaken over the last six years. The projects have been successfully completed on time and on budget.” Peter Yendell, Goodman NZ Limited
MSC High Rise • Apartment • Carpark At MSC we aim high - in more ways than one. High-rise buildings, apartments and multilevel carparks, either made from reinforced concrete or structural steel, are the domain of our experienced MSC team. There’s a great deal of variety in this part of our business always with something quite different on the go. It can be challenging, yet very rewarding, as the part we play in a multilevel structure is critical. Due to the size and length of these projects we also become an integral part of a wider project team, which is something we all enjoy.
HEARDS BUILDING PARNELL ATRIUM
High-rise buildings, apartments and multilevel carparks, either made from reinforced concrete or structural steel, are the domain of our experienced MSC team.
â€œMSC are the preferred engineer on the school projects we undertake for the Ministry of Education. From $20 million design and build contracts down to the oneoff projects, their strength for us is the ability to understand and adhere to a project brief that is fiercely budgetdriven, to an extremely solutionbased focus during the construction period.â€? Julian Huggins, Project Manager, Arrow International
OTEHA VALLEY SCHOOL
MSC Education â€˘ Childcare
A rewarding part of the MSC business is helping to create stimulating educational environments. Helping to shape the future. We have been doing this for decades. Designing public and private educational buildings that are both buildable and affordable. At MSC we never stop learning. Whether weâ€™re working on a brand new school or an alteration to an existing facility, we take a great deal of satisfaction in providing innovative solutions to enhance the finished project. We have successfully completed many schools on time and on budget.
...we take a great deal of satisfaction in providing innovative solutions to enhance the finished project.
MSC Living Care â€˘ Health Itâ€™s a fact of life, weâ€™re all getting older. The demand for aged-care facilities is growing. Quality, secure environments, equipped with all the amenities to make our twilight years as comfortable as possible. We work with the architects as an active member of the design and planning team for retirement villages, apartments and homes that can include onsite medical and recreational facilities. Retirement is a growth area for MSC and we have been involved in many superb aged-care projects that really enhance the quality of life for older citizens. Through experience we understand that architectural requirements and engineering services should be fully co-ordinated with the structure, and play an extremely important role in these projects. It is essential that they are designed to cater for the specific requirements of caring for the elderly.
We have been involved in many superb aged-care projects that really enhance the quality of life for older citizens.
â€œMSC have been involved with the design and development of our Vision Dannemora village from the very start in 2001. MSC provided excellent advice in the early stages of the project and these conceptual ideas have been followed throughout the entire life of the project.â€? Richard Stephenson, General Manager Development Vision Senior Living Limited
VISION DANNEMORA VILLAGE
â€œThere are no boundaries to creating high-quality innovative engineering solutions with our partners.â€?
MSC PHILOSOPHY “Success of our practice is based on providing a high level of personal service, technical expertise based on principles of quality, efficiency, integrity – ensuring programmes and budgets are met and developments are completed to a high standard.”
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