ENGEO is committed to a partnership with the UC Quake Centre to help improve community resilience in Christchurch, and throughout New Zealand, following the devastation of the Canterbury Earthquakes.
The combined forces of Geoscience Consulting (NZ) Ltd and ENGEO Incorporated has resulted in “a world class firm with a strong local emphasis.”*
They boast a team of client-centered, highly qualified and experienced engineers, hydrologists and geologists offering comprehensive solutions tailored to the planning, design and construction of each project.
With more than 175 employees in New Zealand and the United States, ENGEO aim to serve and innovate by anticipating a project’s challenges with high quality, technically superior, timely and cost-effective engineering solutions. For the past 42 years, the firm has built a reputation for “finding solutions instead of problems and embracing project challenges as opportunities.”*
A rapidly expanding need for geotechnical experience in Christchurch following the earthquakes, saw solution savvy ENGEO contact the UC Quake Centre to help the industry as a whole. The increasing challenge was to get junior staff ‘up to speed’ more quickly with internal training andprofessional development. Their suggestion to the University of Canterbury was to run training courses on basic soil mechanics, with individual consultancies making one presentation each.
The successful end result was a series of five presentations run each week. Four other local geotechnical consultancies agreed to be involved, presenting lectures that covered: soil classification and properties, soil mechanics, field investigations, liquefaction assessment, and foundations.
ENGEO are proud that they took a lead role to foster this sort of collaborative approach to professional development within the industry and look forward to continuing their working partnership with UC Quake Centre.