We push the boundaries of structural design.

Our Structural Engineers are focused on advancing the development and integration of innovative building techniques and materials to make a real difference in the cost and performance of the New Zealand building sector. Many of our projects combine a mix of construction methods and we often use hybrid construction methods to meet both client and site requirements. We have worked on projects using different types of innovative products and construction techniques as shown below.

Light Gauge Steel (LGS) uses thin galvanised steel sheets cold-formed into construction framing components. It is fully recyclable and achieves a high degree of dimensional accuracy. LGS is a great option on projects where modules can be constructed off-site and assembled, almost complete, on-site. EQSTRUC is a member of the National Association of Steel Framed Housing (NASH)

Custom Welded Elements are used widely in industrial and single-storey structures and are custom-designed for specific applications.

Mass Timber Construction methodologies are increasing being used and include all of the following:

  • Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a solid engineered wood panel consisting of layers of lumber, with the grain direction of each layer running perpendicular to the adjacent layers. CLT is used for walls, floors, and roofs and is fast to assemble, saving time during construction and weighs only 20% as much as concrete.
  • Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is made from thin layers of wood veneers glued together. LVL offers high strength and dimensional stability and is used for beams, headers, and other structural components. LVL is often used in combination with conventional timber-framed construction methods.
  • Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam) is a type of structural engineered wood composed of multiple layers of dimensioned lumber bonded together with durable adhesive. Glulam is often used for beams, columns, and arches.
LGS
Light Gauge Steel (LGS)
CLT
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
LVL Timber
Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
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Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam)