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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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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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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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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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INSPECTIONS

We have the experience and skills to provide inspection services for:

  • The review of fire safety requirements under Building Consents (construction monitoring) and provision of PS4 certificate, if required.
  • Checking fire, or water-damaged buildings, including both fire and structural considerations.
  • The review of fire safety requirements and adequacy of fire protection systems in existing buildings.

Multidisciplinary : synergy, economy and consistency are just some of the benefits of using our close knit team of engineers for two or more of our services for your project.

SPECIFIC FIRE ENGINEERING

EDC Fire Engineers can undertake specific designs to C/VM2 and Alternative Solutions, giving you the ability to create a compliant design that is frequently more economical (less conservative), tailored to your building and fit for purpose. As the MBIE Building for Climate Change programme progresses, our designs consider the building’s embodied carbon emissions and addresses what steps can be taken to reduce these emissions during construction and throughout the life of the building.

FIRE ENGINEERING REPORTS AND DRAWINGS

Our fire engineering reports and drawings will ensure compliance with Acceptable Solutions covered by Section C of the NZ Building Code which provides for means of escape from buildings and protection of other property.

Our fire report process includes a review of the final design drawings of other disciplines, to ensure the design is coordinated and that our design intent has been correctly interpreted. We can bring our passive fire protection and structural experience.

INTEGRATION OF STRUCTURAL AND FIRE ENGINEERING

At EDC, our Fire Designers are also competent Structural Engineers. Fire Designers are responsible for identifying the required fire separations, and Structural Engineers are expected to interpret this in order to provide the required structural support to these fire separations. This creates a complex interaction between the structural engineer and the fire engineer, which is often neglected when these roles are provided by different firms.

EDC offers a unique ‘dual’ service providing both fire and structural engineering, to create a seamless design for fire protection, and remove the problems and inefficiencies that can arise during the coordination of structural and fire requirements. At EDC, the fire and structural engineers will often be the same person, giving our clients a single point of contact, saving on coordination time and expense.

PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION

Passive fire protection is a rapidly expanding discipline, with many existing (and new) buildings having non-compliant or non-existent passive fire protection. To help ensure future compliant work is adequate, Auckland Council have issued their “Position statement for acceptance of fire stopping” AC 1825 which outlines the expectations for acceptance of fire stopping. Managers of new building projects are discovering the complexities of this discipline, and are coming to realise the benefits of getting specialist Passive Fire Protection advice early in the project.

EDC offers a service during design phase to assist with specifying complying products and incorporating Passive Fire Protection considerations in accordance with AC 1825 in the concept design of the building. This avoids costly delays arising when issues are neglected, only to be discovered during construction when they are much more difficult to resolve. Our design service also assists with preparation of the required fire rated penetration schedules for council Code of Compliance.

We offer services for existing buildings to assess and audit the penetrations through fire separations, and provide a specification where these are required to be upgraded. This service is completed with a fire rated penetration schedule and construction monitoring on site during installation.

SUBDIVISION OF COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

Our Fire Designers can assist you and your Surveyor in the subdividing process of your offices, shops, units or flats, for unit-titled or cross-leased properties. Such subdivisions require an inspection, analysis and report by qualified fire designers to ensure compliance with the fire safety documents.

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