Structural engineering

When it comes to structural design, you need consulting engineers you can trust. With innovative structural design and practical solutions Milward Finlay Lobb can deliver real results under the direction of our Chartered Professional Engineer – Kayne Robinson.

Whether it be industrial, agricultural, commercial or residential developments through to basic retaining wall design or foundation testing, the structural team at Milward Finlay Lobb are here to help you with your next structural project, big or small.

Our structural design services extend from structural building inspections, construction advice and certification to the structural design of multi-level buildings, residential additions and alterations as well as the industrial design for light and heavy industrial developments. We employ a structural draughts person to draw and detail our designs so we can show the client the design and use the drawings to obtain consent.

We provide our clients with a highly personal service often neglected in larger practices and offer the direct involvement of a director in all stages of the project. We appreciate that every project is different and design all our structures to reflect the specific constraints of an individual site.

Our aim is always to produce a structure that complements the aesthetics of the building and enables the intent of the architectural form and detailing to be maintained without excessive cost.

Earthquake assessment
Owning an earthquake-prone building in New Zealand affects insurance cover and financing and provides a heightened safety risk for occupants and surrounding property.

Our specialist team of Chartered Professional Engineers are qualified to evaluate structural performance, establishing the degree of risk and the possible need for remedial work to meet building code requirements within short timeframes.

To confirm if your building is potentially earthquake-prone (or not) an engineering assessment is required.

The structural engineers at Milward Finlay Lobb are suitably qualified to evaluate a buildings’ earthquake structural performance, establishing the degree of risk and the possible need for remedial work to meet building code – including design works if required. They can sit down with you and discuss the best options tailored to your requirements regarding assessment or remedial works.

Our structural team have completed numerous seismic assessments and remediation/strengthening for industrial, commercial and residential buildings. We provide building analysis and structural solutions to improve your building’s safety and value.

We specialise in:

Design of Single & Multi Storey Industrial and Commercial Buildings

Structural Design for Residential Construction

Road, Rail & Pipe Bridge Design & Inspection

Plant Foundation Design for Mechanical & Electrical Installations


Seismic upgrades of buildings

Our services


Land development planning & surveying can take on many forms and our qualified team offer a full range of survey services, from boundary realignment to multi-lot subdivision.

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Civil engineering

Milward Finlay Lobb employs a dedicated staff of civil engineers and designers with skills in all stages of design associated with development of small to large scale sites.

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We can help with the preparation and process of resource consent applications. We specialise in subdivision and land use consents for rural, residential, commercial and industrial development.

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