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At EDC your project will be guided through each stage of the development and construction process by a multi-disciplined team of specialists, who are highly qualified and experienced in Civil, Structural, Fire, Geotechnical and Environmental engineering.

Our skills are appreciated by a wide range of clients including architects, developers, planners, surveyors and building owners.

Civil

From initial concepts to detailed design our civils projects include land development advice for a range of project types, including earthworks, stormwater drainage, water supply and environmental performance.

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Geotechnical

Our team undertake geotechnical assessments and risk mitigation design for a diverse range of geohazards, including erosion, ground strength, liquefaction risk, slope stability, settlement analysis, ground improvement, retaining wall and pile design.

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Structural

Highly experienced in a diverse range of small to large-scale projects, our track record for engineering excellence includes work on: multi-storey apartment buildings, offices, warehouses, factories, churches, schools, community facilities and residential projects.

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Fire

Taking a detail-oriented ‘hands-on’ approach, providing fire engineering designs, construction detailing advice, and passive fire protection assessments for new and existing buildings from concept to completion

Environmental

EDC’s specialists in sustainable design and land contamination marry the need for safe, future friendly sites and development economy. From contaminated land studies, site remediation, energy Efficiency design to sustainable infrastructure.

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OUR PROJECTS

We have a wealth of experience to offer, whether it be a new garage, multi lot subdivision or multistorey building. Our projects pages showcase this diverse work history input that has assisted in the success for our clients. These projects can be filtered to help you see projects similar to your own and give you the confidence that EDC are the design team for you.

Civil

By facilitating effective and sustainable use of natural resources we provide practical and cost-effective solutions to earthworks, roads and drainage .

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Geotechnical

Our experienced geotechnical engineers play a key role in identifying and controlling abnormal ground related project costs ensuring bringing stability whatever the build.

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Structural

Highly experienced in small through to large-scale projects, our track record for engineering excellence includes: multi-storey apartment buildings, offices, warehouses, factories, churches, schools, community facilities and residential projects.

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Fire

Designing buildings to consider life safety and property protection in the event of fire is at the core of EDC’s specialist fire engineering service. 

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Environmental

Our extensive understanding and knowledge of soil contamination, environmental standards and regulatory requirements, forms the basis of our cost-effective, innovative design service resulting in sustainable and safe sites.

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Multi-Discipline

Value is achieved when using more the one of EDC’s engineering disciplines, the synergy of this resulting in smoother, faster design process and ultimately a more cost-effective process.

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EDC Welcomes Daniel Lomas

A warm EDC welcome to Daniel who has recently joined the Fire team in Auckland. Daniel grew up in Auckland and attended Rangitoto College before graduating from AUT with a BEng Tech (Mechanical). Whilst studying Daniel worked for a seismic bracing company. He also...

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EDC & Local Schools Join Forces on Space Program

EDC & Local Schools Join Forces on Space Program

EDC had a blast spending a term with youngsters at a local school helping them understand Newton laws and how to think like an engineer, by creating and testing some water rockets. Tyler and Angus spent their time engaging with classes at both Birkdale North Primary...

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Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer – Bay of Plenty

Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer – Bay of Plenty

ABOUT US: We are looking for an enthusiastic, technically excellent go-getter to join our fantastic team of geotechnical engineers. We are a company with an exciting future, and you could be part of that! Engineering Design Consultants Ltd (EDC) is a medium-sized,...

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Taiopenga Rapuara/STEM Careers Fair – Competition Winner

EDC ran a brainteaser competition at the recent annual University of Canterbury Taiopenga Rapuara/STEM Careers Fair. Congratulations to Becky Young for solving the brainteaser and being the owner of a UE Wonderboom. We hope Becky can use the UE Boom to provide some...

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Big EDC Welcome to Anson Lin

The Christchurch office welcomes Anson Lin to the team as an Intermediate Structural Engineer. Anson attended high school locally before graduating from the University of Canterbury with a BE(Hons).  Originally from China, he moved to NZ nearly 14 years ago.  Anson...

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Taiopenga Rapuara/STEM Careers Fair

EDC enjoyed a busy day at the Taiopenga Rapuara/STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Careers Fair at the University of Canterbury. We always enjoy engaging with the next generation of prospective engineers; answering their questions and sharing a...

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EDC Welcomes Weber Wang to the Team

Weber has joined our Whakatane office as a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer after recently graduating from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering. Outside of work Weber enjoys playing golf and tennis as well as spending...

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Congratulations to Luke Mercieca!

Congratulations to EDC’s Luke Mercieca who recently competed at the NZ Track and Field Championships. Despite having to overcome an injury during his training in preparation for the big event, Luke bagged two silver medals for the 400m Senior Men’s race and the 4x400m...

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Sam Polson made Director

The EDC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Polson as Director at Engineering Design Consultants Ltd. Sam is a professional Structural Engineer with 16+ years of experience covering New Zealand as well as international grounds including...

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EDC welcomes back Delane Traber

This week EDC is excited to welcome Delane Traber back to the team! Delane now joins EDC as the Bay of Plenty Geotechnical Team Leader. Delane originally joined EDC in early 2012, and played a key role in the Christchurch office as a Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental...

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Raymond Wu celebrates 15 years at EDC

Congratulations to Raymond for 15 years at EDC. Raymond started at EDC back in 2005 and has been an integral member of the Auckland Structural team since then. We would like to thank Raymond for all his hard work and dedication over the last 15 years, and hope he...

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Ian Hendy celebrates 25 years at EDC

Congratulations to Ian Hendy for 25 years at EDC. Ian started with EDC in 1995 and was taken on initially to work on geotechnical projects.  This soon developed to include civil works design for commercial and industrial sites and then expanded into subdivisions....

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Congratulations EDC Bay of Plenty!

Well done to the EDC Bay of Plenty team for the hard work that resulted in scooping the Most Trusted Engineering Business in Whakatane award 2020. https://mosttrusted.co.nz/business-awards/  

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Happy Client + Strengthened Building = Job Well Done!

          At EDC we strive to leave clients happy through great engineering and working closely with clients to deliver excellent solutions; we love it when we hear that we hit the mark. Our Structural team in Auckland recently received the...

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Farewell and Best Wishes

After more than 20 years at EDC, Christchurch Director and Civil Team Leader Andrew Congalton has decided to join another firm at the end of September. He is leaving because an opportunity has arisen for him to pursue a passion in environmentally friendly waste water...

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Tony Dong – Structural Team Leader, Canterbury

Congratulations to Tony Dong who has been appointed Structural Team Leader, Canterbury. Tony has been a valued member of the Christchurch office structural team since 2014.  He has excellent technical knowledge and during his time at EDC has undertaken many earthquake...

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EDC Welcomes Back Chris Harre

Chris previously worked at EDC for 4.5 years and after a brief stint with another employer he has rejoined the Auckland Civil Team as a Senior Civil Engineer. Chris has 16 years experience in the civil consulting environment.  He has predominantly worked in the...

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EDC raises $300 for Cancer Society

EDC held a fundraising morning tea/lunch in each of our three offices last Friday 30th August, to raise money for the annual Cancer Society Daffodil Day appeal. It was great to enjoy some delicious food and catch up with colleagues.  We raised $300 for Cancer...

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UC STEM Careers Fair

EDC joined the exhibitors at the annual UC STEM Careers Fair, on 15 May 2019, as always we were thrilled by the number of attendees and the people we got to meet and discuss engineering and careers at EDC with. EDC ran a brain teaser competition, which proved hard to...

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EDC Christchurch go Zip Lining

The EDC Christchurch office were lucky enough to spend the afternoon at the Christchurch Adventure Park on a zip lining tour. The tour consisted of four zip lines, the last of which is the longest in the southern hemisphere, stretching over a kilometer in length. ...

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Mani Gounder celebrates 15 years at EDC

Congratulations to Mani for 15 years at EDC. We celebrated in true EDC style, with a delicious morning tea in the Auckland office.  We also sent Mani and his wife to Whitianga in the Coromandel for a lovely long weekend to show our appreciation for all his hard work...

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Do you need a Certificate of Acceptance?

If you’re curious about a Certificate of Acceptance (CoA) it’s probably because you need one and you’re not too sure how to start the process. What is a Certificate of Acceptance (CoA) CoA is a document issued by your local council confirming that they believe, as far...

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EDC Whakatane has rebranded to EDC Bay of Plenty

In recent months there has been plenty of change in the EDC Bay of Plenty office. We have moved offices; however, we remain in the same building above the ASB bank on The Strand. Staff numbers have increased from 3 to 6 which includes one of the company directors...

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The Importance of a Suitable Geotechnical Investigation.

Omitting an investigation can alter plans, not always for the better. This could be as simple as a more conservative design because you can’t confirm the soil parameters, or it could be significantly more costly and time consuming. There have been cases of completing...

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EDC Welcomes Angus Coull

Angus has joined the EDC Christchurch team as a Graduate Structural Engineer. He has just completed his studies at University of Canterbury towards his Bachelor of Engineering with honours and is excited to put what he has learn to practice. Born in raised in...

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Concrete Conference

Engineering Design Consultants Ltd is proud to have been part of the 2018 Concrete Conference with a presentation and paper from our Auckland Structural Team Leader Nuno Narciso on 'The practical application of the Simple Lateral Mechanism Analysis (SLaMA) for a...

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Inaugural success for our Whakatane Office

The Horizon Energy Group Business Excellence awards celebrates the success of business excellence for emerging, small, medium and large businesses throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty. These awards are biennial and provide the grounds for business to focus on...

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EDC Christchurch Welcomes Mike Jennings

Mike joins the Christchurch office Civil team as an Intermediate Engineer, he brings 13 years industry experience which will be a great asset to the team. He has two daughters Poppy and Mollyanne who keep him busy but in his spare time he likes to get out back country...

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EDC raises $400 for Cancer Society

EDC held a fundraising morning tea/lunch in each of our three offices last Friday.  As well as enjoying some great food and catching up with our colleagues over lunch we managed to raise $400 for Cancer Society.  

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How New Asbestos Regulations Affect Stakeholders

On April 4, 2018, the two-year window for industry, regulator and training partners to implement changes created by the Health and Safety (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 expired. The requirements in the Asbestos Regulations around risk managment are now in full force....

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The Benefits of Early Involvement

At Engineering Design Consultants Ltd, (EDC), we strive to deliver the best possible solutions for our clients. Sometimes, simple changes result in greater efficiencies - adjusting the layout, shifting the position of a building on the site, or utilising a different...

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EDC Welcomes Jing Liu

EDC would like to welcome new starter Jing Liu who has joined the Auckland Structural team as a Junior Draughter. Jing is originally from Beijing, China and moved to Auckland with his family in 2015.  Jing and his wife have two twin girls, which means we now have two...

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EDC Christchurch Welcomes Marlon Silva

Marlon joins the EDC Christchurch team as a Graduate Civil Engineer, Marlon was born and raised in Sri Lanka where he was a Civil Engineer for 4 years before moving to New Zealand in  January 2017. He was employed by CECB engineering consultancy in Sri Lanka and...

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Careers Fair Competition Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of our Engineering and Science Careers Fair 2018 Competition - Andrew Christie.  Andrew is studying towards his Civil Engineering (Structural) degree. The competition involved solving the brain teaser, there was a large number of...

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Canterbury University – Careers Fair

EDC Christchurch attended the Canterbury University Engineering and Science Fair, held on Wednesday 9 May, having a booth at this event enables us to engage with future graduates.  This year’s event had a massive turn out with lots of interest in graduate positions...

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Engineering 101 series

You may have found yourself requiring the services of an engineer, but are not quite sure exactly what is entailed. Engineering plays a critical role in many construction and development projects and the ENGINEERING 101 series has been developed to provide...

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EDC goes sailing

Auckland, Christchurch and Whakatane offices all met up recently to celebrate the up and coming holiday season. The day started with a picnic at Silo Park, followed by an afternoon of sailing on the sunny Waitemata Harbour.  The offices were split into two and we...

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Whakatane Expansion

Our Whakatane office recently celebrated it’s one year anniversary of full time operation after a very successful year and solidifying our presence in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.  Our office continued to grow in 2017 with the addition of two permanent staff members...

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Earthquake Prone Buildings

Over the last couple of years EDC have provided online guides to this somewhat long and complex proposed legislation and we’ve just completed a major update so please take a look here. Even better, give us a call or drop us a line, we would be happy to assist you....

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EDC Movember

Ever ones to embrace a challenge, several of our engineers have taken on Movember and lived to tell the tale. Growing facial hair to raise awareness for Men’s Health issues, we’ve seen a wide variety of creations across the Auckland, Christchurch and Whakatane...

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ENSOC Expo Competition Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of our ENSOC Expo Competition - Luke Johnstone.  Luke is studying towards his Professional Masters in Engineering Geology at UC. The competition involved guessing the circumference of the grout sleeve, Luke's guess of 190.00 mm...

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Jonathan Mumford made Director

The Directors are pleased to announce that Jonathan Mumford has accepted the position of Director at Engineering Design Consultants, where he joins Patrick Harris, Gareth Williams and Andrew Congalton. Jonathan worked as a Civil Engineering Contractor and Consulting...

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EDC signs up again

EDC is no stranger to scaling the sides of Auckland’s iconic downtown events arena. When the Arena was first constructed in 2006, the 6.5m tall signage support structure located on the north and west faces were designed by EDC. A recent rebranding, now Spark Arena,...

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Team EDC – A View from The Bridge

On a sunny but blowy spring day EDC staff enjoy the views from the Harbour Bridge as 15 of the Auckland office sprinted, run or walked across the Harbour Bridge in the 12 km Traverse which is part of the Auckland Marathon program. The staff looked nearly as good at...

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EDC Employee Brandwear

EDC employees recently received new branded clothing which has proven very popular even prompting a group photo at both the Christchurch and Auckland offices to show off some of the new items.

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NZ Stormwater Conference

Madeline Wright (Civil/Environmental Engineer, Christchurch) & Chris Harré (Civil Engineer, Auckland) both attended this year’s annual NZ Stormwater Conference held from the 18th - 20th May at Nelsons Rutherford Hotel. The conference was attended by 329 delegates...

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EDC Help A Flying House Take Off

The weather on this Sunday morning was not exactly perfect for a chat over the fence, with a dreary overcast sky in Christchurch’s early winter. However the neighbours around the house on Kahu Road abandoned the warmth of their homes’, instead taking up positions in...

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Solutions for rising groundwater

30% of New Zealand’s water usage comes from groundwater, the integrity of which is critical to the health of our environment, our population and our economy. With so much of our development occurring in coastal areas, the effect of rising groundwater is a major issue...

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Who’s problem is asbestos?

Earlier this month a construction site next to an Auckland kindergarten was closed down by WorkSafe New Zealand. Sadly, even in 2016 there are still sites that have not identified or properly managed asbestos risk. Not only is this a serious health risk to site...

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Easter Fishing Adventures

Seems like there may have been an unofficial inter-office fishing competition going on over the Easter weekend, Mani from the Auckland office spent his weekend fishing northeast of Tiri Island and caught an 85 cm long Kingfish and Greg from the Christchurch office was...

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Whakatane Office for EDC

Engineering Design Consultants are pleased to announce the opening of an office in Whakatane. The office will offer the full range of engineering services that EDC are renowned for, but will initially focus on the Geotechnical, Civil and Environmental needs of the...

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New Graduate for Auckland

EDC Auckland is pleased to welcome Sarah Maetzig to join our Structural and Civil teams. Sarah has just completed her BEng (Civil) in Auckland where she studied predominantly structural papers so she could develop her career as a Structural engineer. For her 4th year...

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EDC Christmas Function

On a cloudy Auckland day the employee's of EDC gathered to celebrate the up and coming holiday season.  They donned jump suits and hard hats to inspect the Harbour Bridge where two of their colleagues were given the opportunity to jump off!   Via the bungy experience...

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Annual Ski Day

The EDC Christchurch office held their annual team ski day at Mt Hutt.  Despite a cloudy start to the day, conditions were great with fresh powder across the mountain – something of a rarity.  With various levels of experience it made for a thoroughly enjoyable and...

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EDC Celebrates 30 Years

EDC marked 30 years in business with a gathering of clients, staff and colleagues at Takapuna Boating Club. The occasion marked the forming of Engineering Design Consultants 30 years ago when Miles Hughes and Patrick Harris joined forces in Miles basement. From those...

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