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Engineering Nationwide

View our services; Structural Design, Project Managment, Earthquake checks, design and strengthening

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Engineering Services

We provide civil and structural engineering and geotechnical services NZ-wide

Our diverse team and specialist skills mean that DBCon’s structural and geotechnical/environmental engineering services are sought-after for both commercial and residential projects.  Whether you require on-site supervision, engineering design, inspections or construction review PS4 sign-offs, we’re your first port of call.

Our on-site engineering services are provided in Auckland, Waikato, Thames/Coromandel, Waikato, Central Plateau and Bay of Plenty.

Structural Engineering

Our structural engineering services cover any engineering project, big or small. For example, DBCon can design sheds (up to 50 metres span) usually in cold rolled steel construction. Residential (single through to multi-storey), commercial and industrial buildings are our bread and butter. We have been designing retaining walls of all types and sizes for 30 years. Our focus is on designing the most economical solution for our clients project.

Geotechnical Engineering

Throughout the Golden Triangle, DBCon have become the preferred Geotechnical Consultant of many firms.
We now have teams in Auckland and the Waikato who can carry out soil investigations from the basic NZS3604 soils assessments and inspections through to complex geotechnical investigation and engineering. Our Chartered Geotechnical Engineer peer reviews all soils, storm water and waste water design work and undertakes complex slope assessments, design work and civil requests.

Earthquake Assessments & Strengthening Design

This service is treated as high priority. We conduct a thorough process to evaluate your building based on a comprehensive seismic assessment set by the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering. These are driven by banks, purchasers and tenants (particularly government departments). We design the most economical solution for our clients strengthening work.

Geotechnical and Civil Engineering

Throughout the North Island, DBCon have become the preferred Geotechnical Consultant of many firms.
Services offered include
Design of :
Ground improvement works
Foundations
Retaining walls
Stormwater management systems
Wastewater (sewerage) treatment systems – on site treatment.
Analysis and reporting of:
Slope stability
Flooding and overland flow paths.

We now have teams in Auckland, Taupo and the Waikato who can carry out soil investigations from the basic NZS3604 soils assessments and inspections through to complex geotechnical investigation and engineering. Our Chartered Geotechnical Engineer peer reviews all soils, storm water and waste water design work and undertakes complex slope assessments, design work and civil requests.

Soil Testing and Section reports

We offer:
Brief soils testing and reporting as required by councils for subdivision approval; confirming that a lot is suitable for construction.
Site specific reports to confirm whether a proposed building platform is “good ground” as defined in NZS3604 and appropriate for construction in accordance with this code. Where the soils do not meet these standards, the information gathered may be used by DBCon or others to design specific foundations or ground improvement.
Infiltration testing to determine the permeability of soils for design of on site stormwater disposal as required by councils, this information may also be used for design of rural wastewater (sewerage) systems.
Where soils that are not “good ground” are encountered, often minor improvements will bring the site up to standard at minimal cost.
Efficient turnaround times for soil testing and NZS3604 reports for your building consent applications.

Wastewater Design

For rural properties not connected to public sewer systems, our Environmental Engineer can design wastewater systems which involve septic tanks or advanced treatment systems and effluent disposal fields.

Stormwater Design

We regularly design stormwater system piped, open channel or storage required for subdivisional works, and individual clients building consent requirements.

Adventure Tourism Design

A special passion of DBCon is it to provide engineering services and design for adventure tourism activities. Bungy platforms, flying foxes, treetop walkways - you name it, we've done it.