Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake engineering has never been so top of mind as it is today.

At Babbage we have earned a reputation for providing creative and effective structural engineering design solutions and for developing new technologies in the earthquake engineering sector across New Zealand.

Led by Dr Victor Lam, in our Auckland office our structural and earthquake engineering team thrives in an industry that offers little opportunity for standard design and yet demands innovation and efficiency.

Our engineers endeavour to provide leading-edge structural engineering design that is sympathetic to architectural integrity and to engineering services requirements.

We have an extensive earthquake damage assessment and repair capability with our team in our Christchurch office, led by Matt Harris, having supported efforts in the Canterbury region.

Babbage provides provide full consulting engineering and architecture services including structural and geotechnical engineering, as required, to assess seismic damage and the repair process. Work is priced by quantity surveyor, the consent managed and works then undertaken by respected local contractors.

As a national multi-disciplinary company aligned with New Zealand’s best contractors, Babbage offers owners of earthquake damaged property portfolios a one-stop service for assessment and repair.

Babbage has already undertaken over 1000 projects relating to earthquake damage in Christchurch and Gisborne, including houses, apartments, commercial and industrial complexes, high rise and heritage buildings. For at-risk properties that are lightly damaged or undamaged, Babbage provides earthquake (seismic) strengthening advice and design.

For new properties, Babbage offers the full suite of services from design stage through consenting and on to managing the build project itself.

Because Babbage is a multi-disciplinary team we can call on the resources of our Architecture practice, our Civil Engineering Team, Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering as required.



Commercial, industrial and large scale residential structural design Heavy engineering structures IEP assessments and seismic evaluation Historic buildings – assessment and seismic strengthening Industrial processing structures Signage structures Specialised structures including industrial plant, pipe-bridge, tank and vessels Structural strengthening
Victor and his team at Babbage listened to what we wanted.

Bossley Architects