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Senior Engineering Geologist
Senior Engineering GeologistB.Sc, M.Sc (Hons), NZGS, MAusIMM
(03) 366 1653
Joanna is a Senior Engineering Geologist with 10 years’ work experience in a variety of geotechnical related areas within New Zealand, Australia and Canada. She has worked on large scale civil engineering and mining projects as well as smaller residential and commercial projects. Her experience in consulting and within industry is beneficial to any project. She is comfortable with all stages of technical project work including site work, data analysis and interpretation, reporting and discussion of recommendations. Her areas of expertise include slope stability, soil and rock mechanics, structural geology and geotechnical hazard assessment. She also has training and experience in project management.
- Stormwater Pond Design, Tekapo - Slope stability analysis to determine appropriate dam geometry.
- Commercial/Residential Development, Colombo Street - Analysis of soil capacity parameters for bearing stratum of piles using CPT data.
- Geotechnical Report For Plan Change, Kennedys Bush - Geotechnical investigation and reporting in support of a proposed land zone change.
- Expert Witness Reports, Christchurch - Geotechnical investigation, document review and report preparation for dispute cases.
- Rapid Geotechnical Assessments, Christchurch - Complete shallow site investigation and preparation of factual data in short time frame.
Interests outside of workSnow skiing, hiking, travelling and music.
Director at Davis Ogilvie (Aoraki) Ltd, Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Director at Davis Ogilvie (Aoraki) Ltd, Licensed Cadastral SurveyorLicensed Surveyor, BSurv (Hons), MNZIS
029 775 6030
Glen is the Director of Davis Ogilvie (Aoraki) Ltd and is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor with 18 years’ experience. He specialises in land development and has an extensive knowledge in urban and rural surveying, land development design, construction supervision, management and land planning. Glen excels at project management and works collaboratively with local authorities, contractors, clients and other consultants or stakeholders throughout projects to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Glen is well-respected in South Canterbury for his personal and professional service. He enjoys building genuine client relationships and strives to lead an exceptional team that provide ‘value added’ solutions for all Davis Ogilvie clients.
Tussock Bend Subdivision, Ostler Road, Twizel – 159 Lot Residential Subdivision. Glen is the project manager of this project overseeing the design, planning, surveying and engineering of this development. This is currently in progress.
Washdyke Industrial Expansion Zone, (Stormwater Management Plan and Infrastructure Design), Timaru – These two separate but related projects are required to enable coordinated development of Industrial (and deferred Industrial) zoned land in Washdyke. Being a mixture of existing Brownfields but predominantly Greenfields development consisting of approx. 50 hectares. The Washdyke area has complex environmental, cultural and civil design considerations and is a challenging but rewarding project, critical to Timaru’s economic growth. Glen has worked closely with a variety of clients and stakeholders, including local and regional authorities. Managing the DO team and overseeing the development of a range of large scale industrial developments, associated infrastructure design and stormwater management solutions within this area.
Brough’s Gully – TDC Plan Change 21 – A Council initiated plan change for an Outline Development Plan (ODP) focused on providing structure/coordination to service fragmented Residential zoned land (being approx.. 27ha). Glen managed the DO team which in conjunction with TDC prepared the ODP for Brough’s Gully. Glen provided oversight, management and direction for all aspects of the infrastructure servicing provisions and proposed design.
Lochinver Run Subdivision, Lake Tekapo – Stage 3 - 40 Lot Residential Subdivision. Glen completed the subdivision design, resource consent and preliminary engineering design of Stage 3 of the Lochinver Run Subdivision.
Hunterview Heights Subdivision, Gleniti, Timaru – 28 Lot Residential Subdivision. Glen completed the design, planning and surveying from consent to completing of this project, including project and contract management.
Lansdowne Road Stadium, Dublin, Ireland - While working in the United Kingdom (Bath – England), Glen worked for two years on the design and infrastructure engineering for the new 50,000 seat Lansdowne Road Rugby Stadium in Dublin.
Interests outside of workWhen Glen is not spending time with his family he enjoys golf, fishing and skiing.
(03) 768 6299
Nigel is a Survey Technician with Davis Ogilvie with 9 years surveying experience and is currently studying towards a National Diploma in Surveying.
He specialises in Topographical, Redefinition, Engineering, Building and Cadastral Surveys and also assists the Christchurch Geotechnical team with West Coast Site Investigations.
Interests outside of workTennis, Running, Mountain Biking and spending time with family and friends.
Surveyor and Project Lead
Surveyor and Project LeadBSurv, MSSNZ (Assoc)
027 313 3734
Matt has worked for Davis Ogilvie (Aoraki) Ltd since 2013 and is a well-respected Surveyor and Project Lead. He has been exposed to a wide variety of work and has a depth of experience in both the Surveying and Engineering aspects of land development. Matt leads our drone jobs and is proficient in contract administration and project management. He has also lead numerous topographical & legal surveys for a wide range of clients.
Matt is currently the chairman on the South Canterbury Board for the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors
Tussock Bend Subdivision, Ostler Road, Twizel – 159 Lot Residential Subdivision. Matt is involved with the contract and project management of this job.
Clay Cliffs – Matt lead the aerial drone survey for an international film company to create a scaled film set model.
Interests outside of workMatt loves the great outdoors and all sport. He particularly enjoys hunting, rugby and playing golf.
Business Services Manager
Business Services ManagerBPhEd (Hons), BCApSC, PGDipEd
03 688 8350
Tracey joined Davis Ogilvie (Aoraki) Ltd at the beginning of 2015 to assist Glen with the day-to-day running the business. She has always had a strong interest in business and after ten years of secondary school teaching was excited by this new challenge.
Tracey loves creating an inspiring and supportive workplace, making the customer experience exceptional and helping to build a sustainable, capable company.
Interests outside of workTracey loves spending time with her family, being active, skiing on a blue bird day and reading.
(03) 768 6299
Mike is our Greymouth Survey Manager and has worked with DO and its predecessors for nearly 35 years. He is experienced in cadastral and topo surveying as well as engineering and building set out.
- Various alluvial gold mining operations on the West Coast – resource management and liaison with DOC and NZ Petroleum and Minerals
- Franz Josef area – resource management and surveying work for various developments including a 12-lot commercial development and a 25-lot residential development
- Paroa Estate development, Greymouth – resource management and survey work for a residential subdivision
- Griffen & Smith Mitre 10 Mega – resource management and survey work for a large commercial site
- South Pacific Forest Holdings, Lake Brunner – subdivision and development of a large rural landholding
Interests outside of workInterests away from work include home renovations, farming, 4 wheel driving, automotive restoration, waterskiing, saltwater fishing; he also received the Scouts NZ bronze tiki award.
Dr. Peter Smale
Engineering GeologistPhD, GIPENZ
(03) 366 1653
Following two years working as a field geologist in the oil and gold industries in Australia, Peter returned to study to further his knowledge and graduated in 2012 with a PhD in Physics from the University of Canterbury. Peter has been with Davis Ogilvie for over four years and is an invaluable member of the team.
- Site Investigations in and around Christchurch – Geotechnical investigations for many residential and commercial properties. His involvement has included site investigations and foundation recommendations for damaged houses in TC3 areas, coordination and interpretation of Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) for new subdivisions, and reporting.
- Johns Road Industrial Subdivision – Peter wrote the geotechnical report for application for subdivision consent for this 10.4 ha site. Reporting involved reviewing information from 25 Scala penetrometer tests, 25 test pits, environmental testing, historical land use on the site and assessment of the site for subdivision according to Section 106 of the Resource Management Act (1991).
- Independent Design/ Technical Reviews – Peter does a lot of reviewing of reports and technical work by third parties. This involves checking design assumptions, calculations and conclusions of designs and coordinating further site or laboratory investigations as necessary.
- Ground Assessments for Engineering Design – Quantitative assessment of geotechnical properties like bearing strength, potential settlement and liquefaction susceptibility for foundation design.
- Commerce Building, University of Canterbury – The Commerce Building has been closed since the February 2011 earthquakes due to ongoing investigations in preparation for strengthening the building to comply with new earthquake regulations. Peter assessed the bearing capacity of the existing foundations against the updated earthquake loads and carried out modelling of foundation settlements using borehole and CPT data.
Interests outside of workIn Peter’s spare time he enjoys piano, reading, gardening, running, walking/being walked by the dog and sailing.
PlannerDip.EnvMgmt and Dip.Acct
(03) 548 4425
Pauline’s role has changed significantly over more than fifteen years with the company; originally Office Manager for DO’s Greymouth predecessor, she re-trained as a Planner. Now based in our Nelson office, she undertakes all of the West Coast planning work as well as sharing the Nelson workload and supporting the wider DO planning team.
Her diverse workload has resulted in a wide range of experience including rural and urban subdivisions, District Plan changes, land use consents, and road legalisation projects. She is also able to facilitate all consenting aspects associated with small- to medium-scale mining comprising minerals permitting, access arrangement and resource consents.
Pauline prioritises quality professional relationships, and enjoys guiding new clients through the subdivision process.
- Franz Josef Accommodation Village – Land use consent was obtained for a new accommodation complex in Franz Josef to house tourism industry staff after flooding destroyed the previous accommodation facility.
- Beaches and Bays – Subdivision, land use and earthworks consents to create 28 residential sites on a visually significant headland at Kaiteriteri.
- Kumara Junction Developments – A Plan Change was required to re-zone land for this development.
- Giles Creek Coal Mine – Located on Crown land, the mine requires multiple permissions to operate, including an Access Arrangement and concession easements, resource consents and minerals permits.
- Mitre 10 Mega, Greymouth – Land use consents were required for both the initial construction and subsequent expansion of this store.
- South Pacific Forest Holdings – Subdivisions involving a large rural landholding which extends around the western shores of Lake Brunner.
Interests outside of workPauline’s large extended family, now including grandchildren, keeps her occupied. She leads the music team and plays keyboard at her church; and enjoys scrapbooking and refurbishing old furniture.
03 962 9662
Kirsten is the Office Manager for the Davis Ogilvie Christchurch Office. In this role she is involved with marketing, human resources, preparing proposals, assisting the directors and various other aspects of business administration. She works closely with the other DO admin team members, both within the Christchurch office and the other offices. Kirsten has been with Davis Ogilvie since 2012, and has over 14 years administration and office management experience.
Interests outside of workOutside work Kirsten likes getting involved in sports; in particular running, biking, the gym, yoga and touch rugby. She also enjoys snowboarding in the winter months, watching sports, and spending time with friends.
(03) 688 8350
Dave brings over 33 years of experience to Davis Ogilvie (Aoraki) Ltd. He has been part of the team since 1996 and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and range of technical skills to all of our projects. As the Survey Manager of the Timaru office Dave manages our field team and ensures good survey practice and quality standards are maintained at all times.
World Record Wheat & Barley Harvests – Project Lead
Bluewater Resort, Tekapo – Set out and Topographical Survey
The Cairns Subdivision, Tekapo – 100 Lot Subdivision (Stages 1 & 2)
Lake Hawea Tenure Revue – Land Transfer Survey (10km x 10km)
Lochinver Subdivision, Tekapo – 100 Lot Subdivision (Stages 1-3)
Mt Pott’s, Rangitata - Land Transfer Survey
Interests outside of workDave enjoys mountain biking, sea kayaking, botanical gin making, photography and family time with his daughter.
Director, Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Director, Licensed Cadastral SurveyorBSurv, NZCLS, MNZIS, RPSurv, MEngNZ
(03) 548 4425
Tony is Registered Professional Surveyor with Davis Ogilvie and has over 20 years of land development experience. He specialises in the management of developments from two lot urban subdivisions through to multi lot greenfield developments. Tony is experienced in all aspects of the subdivision process including cadastral, topographical and engineering surveying, subdivision design and contract administration.
- Daelyn on Saxton, Richmond - 150 lot development located on Daeyln Drive off Champion Road.
- Kakano Lane - This 14 Lot subdivision off Daelyn Drive was done to a very high standard of finish, with Council and the client very happy with the end result.
- Lower Queen Street Subdivision - The 62 Lots were completed in a single stage.
- Richmond West - An exciting new area being developed into 1000+ sections.
- Award Winning Sundial Square/Croucher Street Upgrade, Richmond - Work included set-out engineering works and as-built of final works.
- Werneth Ridge, Nelson - This development provides a mix of residential allotments on the lower level of the site and lifestyle blocks on the upper Werneth Ridge.
Interests outside of workMountain biking, Travelling, Fishing, Skiing, Swimming and trying to keep up with our three children.
Principal Engineering Geologist
Principal Engineering GeologistMSc, BSc (Hons), PEngGeol, CGeol (UK), NZGS
(03) 548 4425
Andrew is a PEngGeol with 17 years’ experience specialising in the engineering geological and geotechnical aspects of projects, including geotechnical investigations, liquefaction assessments, slope stability assessments, and contaminated land management. He has through his career in New Zealand worked in a number of sectors including residential and commercial developments, mining and quarry, and consent reviews for local government.
• Lower Queen Street Subdivision, Richmond – geotechnical investigation, earthworks supervision and completion reports.
• Atawhai, Nelson – Design and supervision of landslide remediation works.
• Christchurch City Council – Involved as an external reviewer working for the Engineering Services team assessing the geotechnical component of building consent applications for Christchurch City Council.
• Springlea Subdivision, Nelson – Residential subdivision which included a landslide hazard assessment and design of earth fill debris retention bund to protect downslope lots.
• Opencast Coal Mines, New Zealand – Geotechnical investigation and design of settlement ponds, high wall configuration options and engineering landform stability for opencast coal mines around New Zealand.
Interests outside of workAndrew spends most of his spare time running around after his kids.
Senior Civil Engineer
Senior Civil EngineerME, BE Natural Resources (Hons), MIPENZ, CPEng
(03) 366 1653
Sophie is a Chartered Professional Engineer with experience in hydrology, environmental science and water modelling.
Having been involved in a number of environmental assessments around New Zealand, Sophie is now focusing on the detailed design of water services in urban and rural developments in the Canterbury region.
- Stormwater and Water Quality Monitoring, Canterbury - Working cooperatively with developers and industry for over 5 years, Sophie carried out regular monitoring and reporting of water-related data.
- Watercare Water Treatment Plany Modelling, Auckland - Sophie undertook two assessments of treatment plant lagoons to assess their current operation, and their operation with various hydraulic adjustments. This enabled the client to estimate water flows in order to meet resource consents, and to assess their infrastructure to prevent flooding.
- Hydrological Monitoring, Southland and Waikato - Sophie has completed numerous hydrological assessments of watercourses around New Zealand. The data compiled from flow gauging and data recorders are used to develop documentation including assessments of the effects on the environment to support resource consenting.
Interests outside of workSophie’s hobbies include yoga and dancing. She also loves to travel and in her free time enjoys reading and spending time with her young family.
Senior Civil Engineer
Senior Civil EngineerBE Civil (Hons), NZCE (Civil), MEngNZ
027 534 0890
Paul brings significant road, highway and infrastructure design experience to the Davis Ogilvie group. He began his engineering career in Timaru and has worked extensively throughout South Canterbury and in Wanaka. Following graduation he embarked on a career which involved a number of projects in the Pacific and South Asia where he developed an extensive skillset in computer aided design and management.
Paul returned to Timaru in 2015 as a Senior Civil Engineer at Davis Ogilvie to bolster the engineering capacity in the Timaru office and meet the needs of local clients. He excels at Civil 3d design and modelling saving our clients both time and money.
Washdyke Industrial Expansion Zone (WIEZ) – Stormwater Management Plan, Timaru – 50 hectare industrial area – Paul is a key part of the DO team working with TDC and ECan to prepare the Stormwater Management Plan (SMP) for the WIEZ area. Through the development of complex pre and post development stormwater models, Paul has established the philosophy for management of stormwater runoff from the WIEZ area to meet the requirements of the LWRP and the culturally significant Washdyke Lagoon. As part of this project Paul worked extensively with ECan and TDC to better understand the significance, issues and constraints associated with development adjacent to the Washdyke Lagoon and the Seadown Drainage Network (Main Drain, No. 1 Drain, etc).
Brough’s Gully – TDC Plan Change 21 – Paul is a key part of the DO team which in conjunction with TDC prepared the Outline Development Plan for Brough’s Gully. Paul has been responsible for all aspects of the infrastructure servicing provisions for the plan change including road design, stormwater management (Washdyke Lagoon discharge) and detailed design, water supply, and sewer reticulation. Paul also provided technical assistance to the Directors who were providing evidence for the Environment Court Hearing
Washdyke Industrial Expansion Zone – Infrastructure Servicing Plan, Timaru – Paul is working with TDC to develop a cohesive Infrastructure Servicing Plan (ISP) for the WIEZ area including detailed design for roads, stormwater, water reticulation, trade waste, sewer reticulation, and liaising with other utility authorities to ensure that the current fragmented development results in a cohesive infrastructure solution when finished. This is a predominantly greenfields development with complex environmental and civil design considerations.
Thompson Investments, Sheds 1, 2, 3 & 4, Meadows Road, Washdyke – Paul has developed complex site specific stormwater disposal systems for bulk storage sheds ranging from 3,500 to 7,500 m2. Dealing with complex site constraints to enable discharge to ground and waterways all the time meeting TDC & ECAN requirements.
Hilton Haulage Limited – A 12 hectare industrial site within the WIEZ – Paul is responsible for road design, site civil works, watermain design and construction supervision as well as the development and implementation of a stormwater management solution as the site is developed from greenfields to industrial.
Detailed Design for Chaghcharan to Garden Dewal Road, Afghanistan – This project involved the detailed design of 355 km of two-lane / two-way highway through rolling and mountainous terrain. This was a complex project with severe restrictions due to security considerations. Paul was the design team leader and eventual project manager for this project. This involved supervising a team of up to 25 engineers to ensure tight deadlines were met and the best possible product was delivered.
Interests outside of workWhen Paul is not spending time with his young family he enjoys time on the golf course.
Senior Water Engineer
Senior Water EngineerMSc (Environmental Science), BE (Civil), BSc (Geology)
029 200 9332
Ian Lloyd is a senior water engineer in Davis Ogilvie’s Christchurch office. He is responsible for providing water resource engineering and project management services to clients throughout the South Island and is a key contact for hydrological, irrigation and surface water resources advice.
Ian has 20 years regional government, industry and consultancy experience. He has specialised in catchment management, water resource engineering, irrigation and water management. Ian has managed a broad range of environmental, multi-disciplinary and water resource projects including regional water studies, various environmental monitoring programs, various groundwater and surface water investigations, environmental impact assessments and has completed numerous hydraulic designs. Ian has provided hydrological, water resource and irrigation evidence at various Council and Environment Court hearings.
During twenty years of postgraduate experience, Ian has been involved in a wide variety of projects, including:
- Manuherikia Water Storage and Irrigation Feasibility Assessment (Central Otago) - Project manager and technical lead for the Water Allocation and RMA Planning part of a large multi-disciplinary project. Involved reviewing hydrological and irrigation information, a dam break assessment, assessing water requirements, conceptual design of distribution options and significant liaison with stakeholders. The project is to evaluate, select and develop water storage and supply options for the catchment, that optimise use of available water within technical, environmental and economic constraints, such that option(s) can proceed to the resource consenting stage. For the Manuherikia Catchment Water Strategy Group, 2013-2016.
- Ararira/LII River Catchment Ecology, Hydrology and Water Quality (Te Waihora) - Project manager and technical lead for the hydrology part of a multi-disciplinary project assessing the ecology, hydrology and water quality of a key tributary of Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere). Involved reviewing existing hydrological (particularly surface water and groundwater) information, gap analysis, identification of restoration options and significant liaison with stakeholders. For the DOC/Fonterra Living Water Partnership, 2014-2015.
- Hurunui Water Project (North Canterbury)- Technical specialist reviewing an application to build several large irrigation dams on the Waitohi River and to irrigate 58,500 ha in North Canterbury. Reviewed the application and provided technical advice to CRC’s Investigating Officer with respect to the hydrology, irrigation and sediment transport impacts of a proposed scheme. Assisted in preparing the Section 24a report and presented evidence at the hearings. Advised CRC on the proposed conditions of the consent. For CRC, 2012- 2013.
- Flood Inundation Assessment (Reefton) - Project Manager and technical lead for an assessment of the potential flooding risk to a proposed mining development on the banks of the Snowy River, Reefton. Involved detailed hydrological assessment and flood inundation modelling. For Oceana Gold Ltd, 2013.
- Flow regimes for Canterbury Rivers (Canterbury) - Selected as the preferred supplier of hydrological advice and assessments associated with the development of ecological flow regimes on all Canterbury Rivers for the period 2008 to 2011. Assessments undertaken include: three rivers in the Kaikoura area, the Conway River, the Waihao River and the Orari River. For CRC. 2008 to 2011.
- CWMS Preliminary Strategic Assessment, Waitaki – South Canterbury Options (South Canterbury)- Project Manager of a preliminary strategic assessment of water infrastructure options. Involved coordination of a multiply disciplinary team assessing the ‘fit’ with the principles and targets of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) and to determine the benefits, risks and challenges various infrastructure options had in meeting the requirements of the CWMS. For the Canterbury Water Executive, CRC, 2011.
Interests outside of workOutside of work Ian can be found play farming on his Banks Peninsula property, spending time with his young family or following sports particularly cricket and rugby with more watching and coaching than playing these days.
Senior Civil Engineering Technician
Senior Civil Engineering TechnicianCert in CAD(L4), Diploma in CAD(L6)
As a Project Engineer with 14 years’ experience, Dave specialises in the civil aspects of projects; including concept design, detailed construction design, contract administration and site management.
He has been involved in a number of large-scale development projects including the 1200 lot Silverstream subdivision in Kaiapoi, the 850 lot Sovereign Palms subdivision in Kaiapoi, the New Arterial Road in Kaiapoi, the 1500 lot Ravenswood development in Woodend, the Lochinver Run development in Tekapo and the Waterloo Business Park in Christchurch.
- Silverstream Estates, Kaiapoi – Silverstream Estates is a residential development consisting of 1200 lots which is situated on the Western outskirts of the Kaiapoi town ship. Dave was responsible for the detailed construction design, contract administration and site management. The overall project has included a new commercial area, numerous high density units, the undergrounding of the 66KV pylons, the urbanization of the neighbouring roads and the Northern arterial road bordering the development.
- Sovereign Palms, Kaiapoi – Sovereign Palms is a residential development consisting of 850 lots. Dave has been responsible for all aspects of the civil design, including large scale earthworks, wastewater, water and stormwater reticulation.
- Ravenswood, Woodend – Ravenswood is a residential / commercial development consisting of 1500 lots. Dave has been involved with the concept plan, and has completed the full engineering design for both the Commercial Area and Stage 1, including contract administration and a full cost analysis.
- Waterloo Business Park– Waterloo Business Park is a 114 hectare industrial site located on the western outskirts of Christchurch City. Davis Ogilvie have been engaged to complete the remaining stages of the development including the surveying, structural, planning and civil aspects of the project. Dave has recently completed the entire engineering design which included earthworks, wastewater, water and stormwater reticulation.
- The Cairns Development, Tekapo - The Cairns development consisting of Mount John Village, the Cairns and Riverside is a residential/ tourist zoned development situated around an established golf course. Dave has been responsible for the entire engineering design consisting of earthworks, wastewater, water and stormwater reticulation. Stage 2 of Riverside is currently under construction.
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Licensed Cadastral SurveyorBSurv, AMNZIS
(03) 548 4425
Nathan is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and has worked for DO for 10 years. He is experienced in cadastral surveying, topographical surveys, high accuracy engineering set-outs, deformation monitoring, engineering design, project management and contract administration. Presently Nathan is working on stages 5a, 5b and 6 of the Springlea Estates, a subdivision in Dodson Valley, Nelson. Past significant projects include: the Brook Street development in Nelson, Airport Estates in Stoke and various legalisation surveys in the Nelson/Tasman area.
- Springlea Estates, Dodson Valley Atawhai - Springlea Estates is a greenfield development at the top end of Dodson Valley, on the foothills of Atawhai. Davis Ogilvie have designed a practical section layout to suit the topography, while still providing flat building sites on the hillsides
- Airport Estates, Stoke - Airport Estates is an industrial/commercial subdivision. Davis Ogilvie have been involved in all aspects of the development for the three stages completed so far, from initial feasibility study through to engineering design, setting out of works, contract administration and legal survey.
- Bush Haven Development - Bush Haven is a three stage residential development on The Ridgeway, Stoke. Davis Ogilvie have been involved many aspects of the development for the two stages completed so far, from obtaining resource consent through to setting out of works and legal survey. Davis Ogilvie are also administering the civil construction contract for the third stage which gets underway this summer.
- Eggers Dam, Brightwater - Davis Ogilvie have been carrying out yearly deformation monitoring surveys on the crest of a large earth dam near Brightwater. Davis Ogilvie use the latest robotic total station technology to achieve the high precision and accuracy standards required by the client.
Interests outside of workAway from work he is a member of the Nelson Mountain Biking Club and actively involved with mountain bike trail-building in the Richmond area.
Planning ManagerDip Environmental Management
(03) 366 1653
Matt is a Senior Planner with over fifteen years’ experience in the development industry. He joined Davis Ogilvie in 2000 and is a team player with excellent communication skills.
Matt specialises in the preparation of assessments of effects relating to complex land use and subdivision consents. Recently, his focus has been on a number of significant housing projects in the Canterbury region where he has been responsible for the planning aspects of the projects. He is also studying towards his Masters in Resource Management through Lincoln University.
- Sovereign Palms - Working closely with the developers, Matt was involved with the overall design of 900 residential allotments, including the preparation and submission of a number of land use and subdivision consents.
- Silverstream Estates - Matt was responsible for the preparation and submission of a number of complex resource consent applications. This included; subdivision, land use, large scale earthworks, the commercial village and a number of higher density comprehensive developments
- Awatea Housing Developments - Matt was responsible for preparing and submitting complex resource consent applications to establish housing not in accordance with the density requirements of the area. These applications included high level assessment of objectives and policies, regional plans and urban design analysis.
- Liffey Springs - A residential development consisting of 230 lots. Matt was responsible for all aspects of planning, including subdivision, earthworks and land use consent applications.
- Welles Street and Colombo Street - These two blocks have been identified for higher density residential accommodation within and on the fringe of the Central City. Matt is working closely with the developers to obtain all necessary district and regional consents required.
Interests outside of workIn his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with his young family, the gym and rugby.
Senior Engineering Geologist
Senior Engineering GeologistCMEngNZ, PEngGeol, Pr.Sci.Nat, BSc (Hons)
027 700 7533
Bjorn is a qualified senior engineering geologist with fourteen years of experience. He has undertaken a range of work relating to seismic engineering and geotechnical investigations for earth structures, ground improvements and foundations for residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Bjorn has gained experience working in New Zealand, PNG, South Africa, Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Liberia and Botswana.
- Land and structural damage following the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence, Christchurch (January 2013 to Present) – Bjorn has been involved in offering geotechnical advice for the repair and rebuild of dwelling foundations affected by the Canterbury earthquake sequence.
Bjorn’s tasks for over 300 individual residential property geotechnical assessments included project and financial management, preparation of desk study reports, site walkover to assess the land and surrounding environs for evidence of earthquake-induced ground deformation, ground investigation design and management, assessment of indicative MBIE Residential Technical Categories, recommendations for remediation including ground improvement, geotechnical investigation of Port Hills properties including slope stability, rockfall hazard and retaining wall assessment, review of structural foundations plans and construction observations for repairs and rebuilds.
- Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (March to September 2018) – Shortly after the 26 February 2018 Porgera PNG M7.5 earthquake Bjorn was invited to collaborate with Advisian (Worley Parsons Group) on providing emergency geotechnical hazard zone mapping for well pads, gas flow lines, access roads, transmission lines, communication towers and processing facilities situated in the Southern Highlands. Bjorn’s role evolved into more detailed geotechnical seismic assessments and reporting on areas of tension cracking, rockfall and landslide as the region continued to experience aftershocks.
- Te Ana (Dampier Bay) onshore development, Lyttelton (June to December 2016) – Bjorn’s role on this project included deep ground investigation design and management, identification of potential risks to health and safety of on-site staff, project financial management, resolving technical problems and liaising with the client over geotechnical risk, and reporting. Bjorn provided geotechnical input on the stability and re-armouring of the seawall, and foundation recommendations were provided for existing structures and proposed landside commercial development lots.
- 120 Wrights Road, Addington, Christchurch (March to September 2014) – Bjorn provided geotechnical reporting for a three-storey, 730m2 footprint concrete shear wall office building in Addington. His role included supervision of the deep investigation, geological ground model development, liquefaction hazard assessment, outline of the foundation design principals, and development of appropriate founding solutions. Bjorn’s role continued through to the construction phase which involved monitoring of deep ground improvement installation work and observation of structural fill placement.
- R6 - East Belfast, Christchurch (April to June 2014) – Bjorn supervised the deep geotechnical investigation, carried out an assessment of the natural hazard risks, particularly lateral spread associated with the Styx River, and provided geotechnical reporting pertinent to the Council’s proposed rezoning of 60ha of land east of Belfast.
- Tuahiwi Village, Canterbury (July to September 2014) – Bjorn supervised the geotechnical and geo-environmental investigation and testing to confirm the suitability of 30ha of land for the District Council’s plan to expand Tuahiwi Village within the Māori Reserve MR873.
- Port Hills Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch (December 2017 to December 2018) – Bjorn provided a qualitative and quantitative risk assessment to support a building consent application for a residential site in Port Hills Road. Bjorn’s main tasks included rockfall source identification and rockfall trajectory modelling.
- Slope Stability Engineering Panel (SSEP), Christchurch and Kaikoura – Bjorn has been a member of the emergency SSEP for 4 years involved in call-out duty to the Christchurch Port Hills and North Canterbury (Kaikoura) area to evaluate potential risks of natural hazards to structures and human life.
- Norton Close, Endeavour Place and Brenchley Road, Lyttelton (October to November 2014) – Bjorn provided a site specific geotechnical hazard assessment report to several individual homeowners in Lyttelton to support their appeal submission to the proposed Christchurch District Plan zoning decision.
- AIV-LIV Duplexing, Kurow (May 2014) – Bjorn carried out a stability assessment of the existing transmission Tower 71 location and scoped potential sites for its relocation.
Interests outside of workSurfing, bodyboarding, lifesaving, and spending time with my wife, two kids and dog.
(03) 366 1653
Guy is a Land Development Consultant who has 40 years’ experience with Davis Ogilvie. He has an in-depth knowledge in concept design and feasibility studies, resource consent applications and hearings, engineering design for subdivisions, contract administration, project management and cadastral surveying for the issue of titles.
Currently Guy specialises in providing planning advice on all land and building developments. He has significant experience dealing with inner city projects.
- Lochlea Subdivision and Retirement Village, Ashburton – 62 residential allotments and a retirement complex. The site required a sewer pump station plus stormwater management design including Ecan consent
- The Terrace Development – The 2011 earthquakes provided the owners with a unique opportunity to extend the former Oxford Street strip into the inner part of the block with pedestrian lanes to an internal piazza. Davis Ogilvie has been responsible for setting legal boundaries to place the separate buildings on their own titles and ensuring that the plethora of services are protected by easements and the circulation routes are protected whilst providing for outdoor seating
- Cathedral Junction, Christchurch Central – A large scale hotel unit title development in Christchurch Central on Worcester Street. This very complex unit title development of two eight story towers is now run by Quest Hotels
- Southern Cross Hospital Expansion – To be able to expand the hospital services planning consent had to be sought and legal boundaries set to separate the various building functions
- High/ Lichfield Street Redevelopment – Davis Ogilvie has been responsible for setting legal boundaries to place the separate buildings on their own titles and ensuring that the plethora of services are protected by easement and the central circulation space is protected whilst providing for outdoor seating
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Aaron has more than five years local government experience and has worked at both the Timaru District Council and the Mackenzie District Council in a variety of roles. Aaron has processed both basic and complex resource consent applications within statutory timeframes.
Now working in private practice Aaron began working for Davis Ogilvie (Aoraki) Ltd in early 2018 and is well respected for his knowledge and professionalism. He prides himself on working collaboratively with local authorities and clients to deliver exceptional outcomes.
Mackenzie District Plan Review – Aaron worked as part of the team reviewing the Mackenzie District Plan. This work included a wider review of the District Plan, including discussing key issues with elected members. The review was split into two stages with Aaron being a key member of the team that carried out public consultation and the preparation of Plan Changes 18 and 19.
Childcare Centre, Timaru – Aaron worked closely with the applicant to prepare and lodge land use consent. Aaron liaised with multiple consultants in the procurement of supporting reports and assessments.
Various Urban, Commercial and Rural Developments – Aaron has both processed and prepared various land use and subdivision consents, within a wide range of environments. The varying nature of each project requires Aaron to work collaboratively with a number of consultants in order to obtain a sound understanding of environmental implications.
Senior Civil Engineer
Senior Civil EngineerBE Civil GIPENZ
(03) 366 1653
Clement is a Senior Civil Engineer with Davis Ogilvie. He specialises in the civil infrastructure aspects of projects; in particular stormwater and wastewater reticulation design, hardstand design, as well as both contract and construction management.
Clement has been involved in numerous projects over various disciplines, from land development projects to Asset Management. He has significant experience working with both Local Authorities and Government Departments.
Clement is also leading the design on several Land development projects, both residential and industrial. He is experienced in all aspects of civil design; from the conceptual work, all the way through to construction site management.
- Christchurch City Road Drainage, Signage and Marking Asset Data Collection - Clement was responsible for the co-ordination of a large group of field workers over a period of several months. This included programming of work, organisation of resources, including people, monitoring progress, QA, reporting and processing of collected data through the ArcMap GIS program, for inclusion in the Local Authorities GIS and RAMM databases.
- Arowhenua Community Sewerage Scheme - Clement was responsible for public consultation, contract documentation, economic analysis and partial design for this project. This project involved individual pump stations for houses, large community pump station and riser mains. He has carried out site inspections, liaison with both the contractor and affected landowners, including local iwi. Throughout the construction phase, Clement has also been responsible for dealing with any design issues that arose.
- Stoneyhurst Sawmill Reconfiguration - Clement was responsible for the design and construction monitoring of the horizontal services for this site. This included stormwater, sewer, water supply, telecommunications and power supply.
- Black Rock Development - Clement was responsible for gathering, collating and presenting the formation of an operations and maintenance manual for the wastewater pump station located within the sub-development. He was also responsible for obtaining and collating all documentation for the final project acceptance from the local government authority, including the organisation for all required compliance testing.
Interests outside of workClement enjoys watching most sports and playing Rugby for the Banks Peninsula Rugby Club.
Marjonie oversees all aspects of administration for the company and is directly responsible for accounts payable, debtor payments received, payroll, and general bookkeeping including the production of monthly financial reports. Being based in our Greymouth office, she operates as their receptionist and deals with all administrative duties for that branch. Marjonie is also an administrator for our sister company, Davis Ogilvie (Aoraki) located in Timaru, performing tasks similar to those carried out for Davis Ogilvie & Partners.
After being involved in the banking industry and administration for over 20 years, Marjonie has built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this area.
Interests outside of workHer interests outside of work include reading, watching movies, getting out and enjoying the natural beauty of the West Coast, being an active member of a local church, and pottering around home.
Registered Professional Surveyor
Registered Professional SurveyorBSurv (Distinction), AMNZIS
(03) 548 4425
Jamie is a Registered Professional Surveyor with Davis Ogilvie and has over 15 years surveying experience. He specialises in all aspects of rural and urban surveys, greenfield developments, project management, engineering design, as-built data collection and plan preparation, engineering setout, topographical surveys and GPS technology.
- SpatNZ Aquaculture Centre, Glenduan – Prepare lease plans, prepare topographical and as-built surveys, monitor ground movement, prepare engineering design for siteworks, setout siteworks.
- Solitaire Investments, Quail Rise, Marsden Valley – Prepare engineering plans and contract documents for Stages 1 / 2 development, contract management, as-built plans and cadastral survey work.
- Grampian Oaks Subdivision, Campbell Street – Prepare engineering plans and contract documents for Stages 1-4, contract management, as-built plans and cadastral survey work. Measure long term ground movement positions to determine slope stability models.
- ABA Properties, Golf Road – Conversion of motel units into freehold titles. Prepare engineering plans and facilitate new services. Complex easements and correspondence with power and phone authorities over old service lines. Contaminated land remediation.
- High Street, Christchurch – Fieldwork and planwork for complex three storey building including ground movement, overlapping structures, and curved boundaries.
Interests outside of workOutside of work Jamie is kept busy by building mountain bike tracks, working as a volunteer marshall for local and national mountain bike and road bike events. He also enjoys tramping, cycling, social soccer, and golf.
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Licensed Cadastral SurveyorBSurv, RPSurv, MNZIS
(03) 366 1653
Chris is a senior Registered Professional & Licensed Cadastral Surveyor with 18 years’ post graduate experience. He specialises in all aspects of rural and urban cadastral surveys, greenfield developments and the Resource Management process for land development.
As Senior Surveyor at Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd, Chris oversees all aspects of our survey-related projects for the Christchurch office; from topographical surveys to building set outs, to rural / residential subdivisions, and preparation of Maori Land and Survey Office plans.
At Davis Ogilvie, Chris works closely with a team of Cadastral and graduate surveyors as well as survey technicians. This role also requires coordination with other disciplines in the company such as Resource Planners and Civil Engineers, as well as liaising with Local Authorities, clients and solicitors.
- Housing New Zealand (various projects) – Subdivision of 144 sections over 12 sites, spread throughout the Christchurch area used for social housing. These projects were a mixture of Unit Tile and Freehold.
- The Wolds – Land Tenure Review over a 8014 hectare site between Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo.
- Mt Lyford – Back Country Surveying.
- The Terrace, Christchurch –Set out and legal definition of the site to enable the building to be constructed. Completion of a topographical survey of the site of the old historic building for future reference.
Interests outside of workChris’s interests include spending time with his family, tramping, aviation and mountain biking.
ConsultantDipSurv, MNZIS, Member ICS
(03) 548 4425
David has over 40 years of extensive surveying and engineering experience. He is a surveyor and a land development consultant concentrating on sub-division design and management. International experience includes working as a surveyor in Western Samoa and Papua New Guinea.
- Grampian Oaks: 70 lot subdivision on geotechnically challenging Nelson hillside
- St Vincent subdivision: 60 lot subdivision close to central Nelson
- Richmond West: Rezoning for major urban expansion with 20 year implementation plan; the first residential are about to begin
- Springlea and Atawhai: Two 70 lot subdivisions in the northern area of Nelson
Interests outside of workIn his spare time David enjoys spending time with his family, travel, church, golf, and classical guitar.
(03) 366 1653
Denis is a structural engineer at Davis Ogilvie with 4 years’ experience. In this role he is currently involved in a diverse array of structural engineering projects; with a particular focus on repair/strengthening of residential buildings and developing structural plans for new builds. In addition to structural design, responsibilities include liaising with clients and conducting construction monitoring throughout the life of all projects to ensure the finished products are of a high standard.
- Silverstream Commercial Development, Kaiapoi – Denis worked as part of small team to provide structural design for three large commercial buildings for a variety of uses including offices, shops and a medical centre/gym. Denis has assumed the lead role in construction monitoring to ensure the successful completion of this project.
- Christchurch Residential Rebuild – Assessing earthquake damage and developing repair strategies for a wide variety of existing residential buildings as well as full structural design of new builds.
- Coresteel Steel Framed Buildings, Wider Christchurch Area – Construction monitoring of a large number of steel framed commercial/industrial buildings being constructed in Christchurch, Rolleston, Lincoln and Woodend.
- Swimming Pool Element Design, Christchurch – Denis is the primary designer and point of contact for a local swimming pool manufacturer who regularly engage Davis Ogilvie to provide engineering design and construction monitoring for reinforced concrete elements integral to lightweight fiberglass pools.
Interests outside of workIn his spare time Denis enjoys running, kickboxing and travelling.
H.W. Barry Greig
H.W. Barry Greig
(03) 366 1653
Barry is a Consultant Surveyor who was previously employed by DO for 45 years; including 38 years as a partner/director and shareholder. He is experienced in Environment Court matters, overseeing land development projects, urban design, consent processes and conditions; and project management. Barry provides consultancy services in relation to land acquisition by territorial authority and compensation issues, urban and rural surveys for subdivisions and boundary adjustments.
- Mt Hutt Skifield, Methven - Topographical survey work of the access road alterations and the treble chair location.
- Mt Cavendish Gondola, Christchurch - Topographical work relating to the location of the gondola and also the actual setting out of the towers that carry the cable the gondola runs on.
- Various Large Scale Residential Developments - The conceptual design, feasibility analysis, surveying and coordination on various residential land development projects in Canterbury. Large scale projects in the greater Christchurch area included Rolleston, Leeston and Kaiapoi. Attendance to all resource consent processes and consents associated therewith.
- Glen Tanner Airfield at Mt Cook - Topographical survey, design to New Zealand Civil Aviation Standards, set out and site supervision of construction.
Interests outside of workBarry was previously an Honorary Consul for Finland for 13 years. In his spare time he enjoys tennis, golf, skiing and reading.
Senior Environmental Geologist
Senior Environmental GeologistBSc(Hons) Applied Geology
Warren is an environmental geologist with over 20 years experience in a range of environmental disciplines. His key areas of expertise comprise the investigation, risk assessment, remediation and consenting of contaminated sites. Warren has worked on contaminated site projects in a variety of sectors, with particular emphasis on the assessment and remediation of sites associated with asbestos, petroleum hydrocarbons, timber treatment activities, and chemical and pesticide disposal and industrial sites including closed landfills.
Warren is a ‘Suitably Qualified and Experienced Practitioner’ (SQEP) under the requirements of the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protection of Human Health (NES).
During 20 years’ experience Warren has been involved in a wide variety of environmental projects, including:
• Margaret Mahy Family Playground, East Frame Public Realm and South Frame Public Realm – Acted as lead SQEP during construction phase works for these key Christchurch Re-build projects.
• East Frame Public Realm Contamination Assessment - Project Director and SQEP review for contamination assessment (DSI) of the entire eastern frame public realm area.
• Earthquake recovery - Technical advisor and Suitably Qualified Environmental Practitioner (SQEP) review for numerous commercial and residential contaminated land assessment and remediation projects.
• Petroleum Hydrocarbons – Has undertaken numerous petroleum hydrocarbon investigation and remediation projects within NZ and internationally. Clients include Chevron New Zealand, Chevron EMC, Shell, Mobil, Gull and BP. Client and programme management, Project management, reporting and peer review of reports and field assessments. Remedial works design where necessary.
• Carter Holt Harvey Timber Treatment Site Remediations - Project Manager for the assessment and remediation of a number of PCP, CCA, TBT, creosote, boron and petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated former Timber Treatment Sites including Papakura, Waiuku, Whakatane, Brookside, Tokoroa, Kinleith, Kumeu, Te Puke, Bulls, Marton and Gisbourne.
• Carter Holt Harvey Chemical Waste Dump - Project Manager for field investigation and remediation works aspects of two large (5ha plus) chemical / waste disposal facilities.
Director, Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Director, Licensed Cadastral SurveyorBSurv, MNZIS, RPSurv, Assoc.NZPI
(03) 366 1653
Russell is a Director of Davis Ogilvie and is a Licensed Surveyor with 20 years’ experience. He specialises in project management, all aspects of rural and urban cadastral surveys, greenfield developments, unit title developments, and the Resource Management process for land development.
Russell has a hands-on role and is involved in numerous large scale land development projects. He has gained in-depth knowledge in pre-purchase reports, concept design and feasibility studies, resource consent applications and hearings, engineering design for subdivisions, contract administration, project management and cadastral surveying for the issue of titles. All of Russell’s areas of expertise are vital for the successful outcome of land development projects. Russell has been with Davis Ogilvie since completing university in 1994. His focus as a Director is on the running of the team to ensure positive outcomes for all Davis Ogilvie’s clients.
- Silverstream Estates, Kaiapoi – This 700 lot mixed density subdivision has been through two plan changes and has involved CERA and the Environment Court appeal process.
- Rural Residential development in Ohoka – A proposed 150 lot Rural Residential subdivision in Ohoka involving a plan change to the District Plan.
- Residential development in Darfield – Private plan change proposal to rezone 50 hectares of Rural Residential land into a mixture of Business, Residential and Rural Residential zones.
- Northwood Development – Northwest Christchurch – One of the largest subdivisions to be undertaken in Canterbury, with almost 1100 lots developed over 10 years
- Cathedral Junction – Christchurch Central – A large scale hotel unit title development in Christchurch Central on Worcester Street. This very complex unit title development of two eight story towers is now run by Quest Hotels.
- Oxford Park Development – Rangiora – This 360 lot subdivision is in its tenth stage of development and has involved obtaining all resource consents from Waimakariri District Council and Environment Canterbury.
- The Cairns Development – Tekapo – Master planning for a 1000 plus allotment development spanning over the next 50 years. The first three stages have been completed and currently the overall master planning is being refined.
Interests outside of workIn his spare time Russell enjoys his young family, surfing and a spot of sailing.
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Licensed Cadastral SurveyorBSurv, AMNZIS
(03) 366 1653
John is a Project Leader and Surveyor, having worked for DO for 7 years. As a licensed surveyor he specialises in all aspects of rural and urban surveys, greenfield developments, BOMA Surveys (Builders Owners and Managers Association where the building lease area are surveyed), construction surveying and project management. He has been involved in significant specialist land development projects and gained knowledge in planning decisions, resource consent applications, civil engineering design for neighbourhoods, contract administration, project management and cadastral surveying for the issue of titles. All of John’s areas of expertise are vital to the successful outcome of any land development project.
John is also on the Canterbury Board for the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.
- The Press Building, Christchurch Central – John coordinated all high-specification construction set-out and deformation surveying to monitor any surrounding movement.
- Knox Plaza Building, Christchurch Central - Situated beside the Knox Church on Victoria St, the Knox plaza will become one of the main features of Victoria St. The project requires all construction set out to a very high accuracy and deformation surveying to monitor any surrounding movement.
- Sovereign Palms, Kaiapoi - This impressive 800+ home development has involved obtaining all resource consents from Council and Environment Canterbury as well as all project management and cadastral surveying for the issue of titles.
- Flemington, Lincoln - A proposed 800+ Lot mixed density development in Lincoln. Flemington will be the newest development in the quickly-growing Lincoln area.
Interests outside of workJohn’s outside interests include surfing and tennis.
Senior PlannerBSc, PGDip Resource Studies
Damienne is a Planner with over 8 years’ experience within a consultancy environment with an in-depth knowledge of the statutory planning principles, and has recently joined the Davis Ogilvie team.
As a Resource Management Planner, Damienne has played an integral role in achieving successful outcomes for a number of projects of varying scale and complexity both locally and nationally.
Damienne specialises in the planning aspects of projects, including;
• Preparation and assessments of Environmental Effects
• Site selection and feasibility assessments
• Preparation of submissions
• Providing planning advice on land and building developments
Currently Damienne is working on a variety of Resource Consent matters within the DO team varying from complex residential land use and subdivision consents through to Regional Council applications.
Damienne has been involved in a number of large scale development projects, including:
• One Central, Christchurch – Previously known as the East Frame, a major residential development in the Central City. This development area is comprised into a number of Superlots framed by a large open space park (Rauora Park). Damienne was involved in preparing and submitting complex resource consent applications to establish inner city housing within a number of these Superlots. These applications assessed not only historical use of the sites and subsequent contamination, yet also the provision of suitable stormwater disposal within the site. Consents applied for include those relating to Subdivision, Land Use, Earthworks and Stormwater.
• McKenzie Healthcare Hospital, Geraldine - Damienne was involved with the preparation of land use consents for the expansion and redevelopment of the McKenzie Healthcare Hospital. Damienne was involved at the outset, working closely with architects, landscape architects and NZTA.
• Various Residential and Commercial Developments – Damienne has been responsible for the preparation of various land use and subdivision consents for both residential and commercial development District wide. The varying nature of each project requires Damienne to work collaboratively with a number of consultants in order to obtain all necessary district consents.
Survey Team Leader
Survey Team LeaderNZSTC
(03) 366 1653
Tim has been with Davis Ogilvie for 35 years. Currently he works as the Survey Team Leader, working closely with the licensed surveyors, graduates and assistants.
Tim specialises in all aspects of survey land development and job administration. His speciality is managing various housing companies’ work, aiming to satisfy all Davis Ogilvie’s clients with good communication and delivering work to strict timeframes and budgets.
Tim is also involved in the day-to-day running of the office, human resources and health and safety issues. Tim prides himself on having good communication skills and good time management ability.
- University of Canterbury - Topographical surveys , as-built surveys, verticality surveys and floor level surveys
- Inner Christchurch City Work Following the Earthquakes - Davis Ogilvie have undertaken verticality and floor levels of many existing buildings to provide information for insurance companies to help determine whether buildings are OK or if they need to be demolished.
- Inner Christchurch City Work Prior to Earthquakes - Boma Surveys, definition surveys and topographical surveys.
- Large Greenfield Subdivisions - The most recent projects include Sovereign Palms (Kaiapoi), Sovereign Green (Kaiapoi), Silverstream (Kaiapoi), Liffey Springs (Lincoln) and Ravenswood (Woodend).
- Mt Hutt Skifield, Methven - Topographical survey work of the access road alterations and the treble chair location.
- Mt Cavendish Gondola, Christchurch - Topographical work relating to the location of the gondola and also the actual setting out of the towers that carry the cable the gondola runs on.
Interests outside of workTim’s interests involve working, gardening, watching all sport and travel.
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Licensed Cadastral SurveyorBSurv (Credit), MSSNZ
021 105 3484
Lauren is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor with over 15 years’ post graduate experience and has worked with Davis Ogilvie (Aoraki) Ltd since 2012. She specialises in all aspects of rural and urban cadastral surveys, including natural boundaries, accretion and erosion surveys, easements, unit titles, subdivisions and boundary adjustments.
Lauren brings both professional and technical expertise to our team and is consistently focused on completing client projects on time and to the highest standard. She excels in quality assurance and ensures the survey team uphold high standards in all that they do.
Irrigation Schemes – Various easements, subdivisions & boundary adjustments for Morven Glenavy Ikawai Irrigation Company, Waihao Downs Irrigation Ltd and Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation Ltd.
The Landing Group, Timaru – Commercial property unit titles (multi-level/multiple businesses)
Alpine Energy Ltd – Various easements, subdivisions & boundary adjustments
Interests outside of workLauren enjoys spending time in Twizel with her family, photography and travelling.
Technical Director - Structural Engineer
Technical Director - Structural EngineerBEng(Hons), CMEngNZ, CPEng
(03) 366 1653
Alastair is a Senior Structural Engineer with 30 years’ experience in the management and design of commercial, industrial and residential buildings. In his current role as Technical Director at Davis Ogilvie he oversees the output of the structural team across a variety of commercial and residential buildings.
He has direct experience in civil and structural design in steel, concrete, masonry and timber. In recent years Alastair has undertaken significant post-earthquake building assessment work in low rise buildings plus he is well-versed in general site investigations, design management and coordination with other disciplines. Construction monitoring and contract administration, of both commercial and industrial structures, are other key strengths.
- Post-Earthquake Building Assessments - Structural assessments of earthquake-damaged buildings, including ISA and DSA assessments
- Grey Base Hospital - Seismic assessment of buildings at the Grey Base Hospital in relation to current code requirements.
- Regent Theatre, Greymouth - Preliminary design for the seismic strengthening to the existing fly tower and auditorium structures
- Civic Theatre Redevelopment, Invercargill - Design of the new fly tower structure and strengthening of both the Auditorium and Front-of-House.
Interests outside of workAway from work Alastair enjoys outdoor activities including tramping, cycling and running.
Moose joined DO in October 2016 as the company Morale Officer.
Moose has extensive international experience in this role; successfully improving staff work satisfaction measures for offices in Sweden, Thailand and in New Zealand.
Senior Engineering Geologist
Senior Engineering GeologistBSc (Tech) Geology/ Materials & Process Engienering, PG Dip Businss Administration
027 3311 555
Ben is a Senior Engineering Geologist with 10 years post graduate experience. He specialises in all aspects of geotechnical site investigations and a wide range of geotechnical analysis and reporting.
Prior to joining Davis Ogilvie in February 2014, Ben gained a wide range of geotechnical experience from consultancy work in the Central and Upper North Island of New Zealand and the Northern Territory of Australia/surrounding areas. Since joining Davis Ogilvie, Ben has applied his experience to the local conditions, in particular the soft soils and seismic aspects of the geotechnical industry.
Ben appreciates variety in his role and enjoys working on small scale residential developments through to large civil infrastructure projects. Ben is well versed in all aspects of the geotechnical industry from desktop study through the investigation phase to detailed analysis, design and reporting.
During 10 years of post-graduate experience, Ben has been involved in an extensive number and variety of projects, including:
• City Wide Geotechnical Investigations, Christchurch – Numerous geotechnical investigations, analysis and reporting of TC1, TC2 and TC3 repair, rebuild or new build projects. Detailed seismic analysis and foundation and ground improvement recommendations. Projects cover a range of residential, subdivisions, commercial and industrial developments.
• Geotechnical Investigation and Construction Monitoring of Waterloo Business Park, Halswell – The continuing construction and inspection of the Waterloo Business Park (historic abattoir) has been effectively managed, by quick thinking through extensive experience in construction quality assurance.
• Bethlehem College Performing Arts Centre, Tauranga – Multi-storey development on an unstable slope comprising volcanic ash soil. Multiple geotechnical investigations, reporting and recommendations, overseeing all aspects of foundation construction.
• Pernod Ricard - Production Facility Site, South Auckland – Managing and undertaking detailed geotechnical investigations on three separate sites for the proposed facility (Manukau site, East Tamaki & Mt Wellington sites).
• Suai Airfield Assessment, Timor-Leste (East Timor) – Geotechnical investigation for the reconstruction of an existing, abandoned airfield. Project management, site investigation (remote, third world), geological survey, quarantine liaison, and reporting including pavement and aspects of airfield design.
• Darwin Regional Secure Prison Facility, Australia – Project manager for multi-stage geotechnical/environmental investigations for the proposed development of a 200ha Greenfield site into a major prison facility. Overseeing onsite investigations including an intensive drilling programme, piezometer installation, geological mapping and environmental soil and water sampling/testing. Author of the geotechnical, acid sulphate soil and environmental baseline reports.
Interests outside of workFreediving, fishing, sailing, hunting, exploring and yes, looking at rocks.
Engineering GeologistMSc (Hons), BSc, MEngNZ
Charlotte specialises in the geotechnical and environmental aspects of projects, including contaminated site management, engineering geological site investigations, and subdivision classification. She is experienced in reporting to meet the requirements of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE, 2012) guidelines for Christchurch, the National Environmental Standard (NES, 2011) and the Resource Management Act (RMA, 1991).
Since joining Davis Ogilvie in 2012, Charlotte has prepared geotechnical site investigations which have included shallow and deep ground investigation and analysis, geological hazard assessment, and recommendations for foundations and suitable MBIE Technical Categorisation.
Charlotte’s work in the contaminated land field has included investigations and assessments within the wider Canterbury region, including compilation of Preliminary and Detailed Site Investigations, Remedial Action Plans and Site Validation Reports.
- Waterloo Business Park – Ongoing work involving geotechnical assessment as well as environmental science investigation and remediation at this large commercial development west of Christchurch where a variety of soil contamination is present due to the historic land uses.
- 350 Colombo Street (Sydenham Square) – Geotechnical site investigation for proposed multi-storey residential apartment-style dwellings with commercial street-front shops.
- Castle Hill Village Subdivision - Geotechnical investigation and reporting for a 12.9 ha subdivision at Castle Hill Village, Canterbury. This work involved shallow and deep ground investigation and analysis, geological hazard study, and foundation recommendations.
- Nederland Avenue – Environmental Science Investigation - Preliminary and Detailed Site Investigations at this 2.3 ha Christchurch property undergoing subdivision. A Remedial Action Plan has been prepared and work with the client is ongoing.
Interests outside of workIn the weekends Charlotte enjoys tramping or trail running in the mountains. She also likes spending time with friends in Christchurch, gardening and painting.
Engineering GeologistBSc (Hons), Env Geoscience, IPENZ, NZGS
021 934 038
Bex is an Engineering Geologist with over nine years of project based work experience working in both the UK and New Zealand.
After the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake Bex worked for the Earthquake Commission in their land damage assessment team then spent the following four years assisting with the rebuild effort in a consultancy role. Since leaving Christchurch Bex has worked for both private consultancies and local authorities across the North and South Islands and is currently based in Nelson.
Bex has experience in a variety of geotechnical projects including residential and commercial developments as well as land development and infrastructure work. Particular skill areas include site investigation planning and management; ground model development and site characterisation; slope stability and rock-fall hazard assessments; geomorphological mapping including fault trace mapping; liquefaction and lateral spreading hazard assessments; construction inspections and site monitoring; foundation design; retaining wall design; earthworks and ground improvement advice.
• Sovereign Subdivisions, Kaiapoi, Canterbury – Three adjoining subdivisions spanning over 90ha. Bex prepared the subdivision feasibility reports which included an assessment of the liquefaction and lateral spread risk; MBIE Technical Category classification and provision of foundation design advice. During development of the subdivisions Bex assisted in earthquake resilient infrastructure design; earthworks and ground improvement design advice. She produced over 600 lot specific geotechnical reports which included foundation design advice and site preparation requirements.
• Three Rivers Subdivision, Waipu, Northland - A 55 lot subdivision located at the confluence of two rivers with peat; soft ground; environmentally contaminated ground and Acid Sulphate Soils present. Bex designed and managed a detailed geotechnical site investigation in conjunction with environmental engineers. She prepared the subdivision feasibility report which comprised geotechnical design advice for site filling and ground improvement.
• Earthquake damaged dwellings, Canterbury wide - Bex delivered over fifty geotechnical reports for residential rebuild and repair projects following the Christchurch earthquakes. She simultaneously managing up to 10 projects at a time.
• Port Extension, Lyttelton, Banks Peninsular - Bex undertook a high-level review of land reclamation methods to inform the efficient expansion of Lyttelton Port.
• Lyttelton Civic Square, Lyttelton - Bex provided geotechnical design advice for the construction of the new Civic Square in Lyttelton.
Technical Director – Structural Engineer
Technical Director – Structural EngineerCPEng, MIPENZ, BE(Hons), NZCE (Civil)
021 255 2287
Greg has approximately 17 years of civil and structural engineering design and contract experience. His expertise includes concept and detailed design, structural assessment and reporting, project management, leadership, contract administration and construction supervision on both structural and civil projects.
The types of projects Greg has worked on range from residential, commercial and industrial projects through to large civil and structural works for various local government and institutional clients, which includes buildings, bridges, public infrastructure and heavy civil engineering projects.
Greg has been Engineer’s Representative on a number of NZTA projects, project manager or design lead on a number of significant projects and was the structural team group leader for thirteen staff while at URS.
During 17 years of post-graduate experience, Greg has been involved in a wide variety of projects, including:
- Infrastructure CIAL Freightways Project, Christchurch, 2015. Design of civil infrastructure associated with the project which includes pavements, surface water drainage, waste water, water supply, earthworks, site levels and falls, fencing and liaising with the other design consultants.
- RD1 Development, Methven, 2014. Design of the civil infrastructure including water, storm water (on-site soakage via Hynds Upflo TP10 treatment Device), sewer, pavement design, kerb and channels and site levels. Liaised with client, contractor, Ecan and the Ashburton District Council to obtain all consents required.
- Carters Road Development, Amberley, 2014. Design of the civil infrastructure including water, storm water (on-site via gravel soakage pits) and sewer, pavement design and site levels for stage one of the development. Included liaising with Hurunui District Council, ECan, client and contractors.
- Bus Priority Measures Main South Road and Travis Road/Bassett Street Physical Works, NZTA, 2010-2012. URS Project Manager, Engineer’s Representative and client contact for the management, surveillance and quality assurance during construction.
- Infrastructure Inspection and Assessment – Post Earthquake, CCC, 2010. Inspection, assessment and cost estimation of damage to approximately 120 waste water and water pumping stations across Christchurch following September 4th earthquake.
- Winchester Southbound Passing Lanes, Canterbury, NZTA, 2009-2010. URS project manager, Engineer’s Representative during construction, involving contract administration and construction supervision for a 1420m long passing lane project.
- OnGas Mary Muller Drive Transit Depot, OnGas, 2008. Project manager, civil and structural designer for the new transit depot. Included the design of all services, pavement and retaining wall design, preparation of the geotechnical report for the transit depot and proposed new office building. Concept design of the new precast concrete office building and Engineer’s Representative during construction.
- Ashley Gorge Reserve Sewerage Upgrade, Waimakariri District Council, 2006.2007. Design and project manager for the new sewer disposal system and toilet block, including Engineer’s Representative during construction.
- Hillmorton Hospital – Diversion of Inground Utility Services, Canterbury District Health Board, 2003-2004. Preliminary, final design and reporting for new water, storm water, sewer and electrical services around the hospital site due to the proposed new residential subdivision which split the hospital site into two separate halves. Project manager and Engineer’s Representative during construction.
- 135 High Street, Rangiora, 2015-2016. CGW project manager, client contact and structural design lead for the design of a two storey commercial building. The structure consisted of Ritek concrete walls, concrete front frame, steel roof rafters, concrete first floor supported by speed floor joists and concrete foundations and ground floor slab.
- 346 Flaxton Road, Rangiora, 2014-2015. Design of ten adjoining industrial tenancies which contained internal two storey offices. The structure consisted of steel portals, precast concrete panels, DHS purlins, steel beams supporting CLT flooring, concrete foundations and floor slabs.
- Stone Development, Wigram Business Park, Christchurch, 2014-2015. Design of an industrial warehouse with attached single and two storey offices. The structure consisted of steel portal frames, DHS purlins and girts, precast concrete panels, Stahlton rib and infill flooring, timber mezzanine floor and concrete foundations and floor slab.
- Lot 52 Wigram Business Park, Christchurch, 2014-2015. Design of two storey offices with attached warehouses and café. The structure consisted of steel frames, k-bracing, precast concrete panels, Stahlton rib and infill flooring, DHS purlins and roof bracing and concrete foundations and floor slab.
- Air New Zealand Hanger & Training, Christchurch, 2013-2014. Project manager, structural peer reviewer, and design coordination with Air New Zealand, architect, mechanical, electrical, civil, environmental, HSNO and fire engineering for the design of the new hanger building with internal mezzanine offices and training facility (10 classrooms) and the structural design peer reviewer. Included liaising directly with Air New Zealand and external parties such as CIAL, Ecan, Christchurch City Council and other external design consultants.
- Visa Logistics New Offices and Bulkstore, Auckland, Southpark 2012. Design of an industrial bulk store warehouse with attached offices and exterior canopy. The structure consisted of Steltech portal frames, spine beams, DHS purlins and girts, precast concrete panels with concrete foundations and floor slab.
- Placemakers Hornby, Christchurch, Goodman, 2012. Design of the new Placemakers building with internal two storey mezzanine offices. The structure consisted of Steltech portal frames, DHS purlins and girts, precast concrete panels with concrete foundations and floor slab. Supervision and quality assurance during construction.
- 150 Waterloo Road, Christchurch, Calder Stewart, 2012. Design of an industrial warehouse with attached offices. The structure consisted of steel portal frames, supporting DHS purlins, precast concrete panels with concrete foundations and floor slab.
- 10 Logistics Drive, Christchurch, Calder Stewart, 2012. Design of a two storey commercial office building. The structure consisted of steel frames, concrete shear walls, k-bracing, Comflor flooring supported by steel beams, lift shaft, stairways, main lobby, facing precast concrete panels with concrete foundations and floor slab.
Project Manager (Residential Developments)
Project Manager (Residential Developments)Registered Engineering Associate (REA), Land Surveying Certificate
(03) 366 1653
Dan has been with DO for 40 years. Currently he works as a project manager of residential developments as required by the land developers. This involves engineering, surveying and resource management.
He has 6 years’ experience in surveying, 22 years’ experience in Civil Engineering design; construction management/supervision; and contract management, and 12 years of project management behind him.
- Sovereign Palms – Project Management of an 850 lot residential development including engineering design, contract supervision, administration and sign off.
- Kaiata Industrial Park, Greymouth – 65 industrial sites. Coordination of design, liaison with Local Councils, construction management and administration and project management.
- Prebbleton Central, Prebbleton – 140 lot residential development. Project Management, design coordination, construction management and project signoff.
- Cliff Street, Redcliffs – This is a complex residential hillside subdivision. Dan’s involvement included site investigation, design, and construction management.
- Lochinver Run, Tekapo – 130 lot residential subdivision, Tekapo. Overall project management, design coordination, construction management and administration to the completion of the project.
- Liffey Springs, Lincoln – Liffey Springs is a 240 lot residential development in Lincoln. Dan’s responsibilities included project management, resource management coordination, civil design and contract management.
Interests outside of workOutside his work commitments Dan manages to fit it water sports, golf, camping, fishing and holidaying in hot sunny places whenever possible.
John de Ruyter
Senior Civil Engineer
John de Ruyter
Senior Civil EngineerBE Civil (Hons), CMEngNZ, CPEng (NZ), Int PE(NZ), PG Dip B&A (Management)
027 257 6687
John brings more than 17 years of experience to Davis Ogilvie (Aoraki) Ltd. As a chartered engineer, he has worked on several infrastructure projects throughout Canterbury including land development, potable water, stormwater, wastewater and irrigation sectors. John has successfully worked on projects from the initial feasibility assessment through to detailed design and construction. His range of skills include issues & options reporting, asset management, hydraulic analysis, detailed infrastructure design, construction estimating and contract management.
Ashburton Business Estate (ABE) — 125 hectare industrial subdivision in Ashburton. John was involved in the development of this subdivision from the concept stage through to construction supervision. This included the detailed design for water/sewer pipelines to service the subdivision, project management of the planning / design team through to construction supervision.
SCIRT Designer — SCIRT was the alliance team formed to repair the horizontal infrastructure following the Christchurch earthquakes. John was a project lead and responsible for $30M of re-construction works. This involved assessment of alternative options for more resilient infrastructure, co-ordination of resource consent requirements and completion of detailed design.
Asset Management Plans / Condition Assessment — John has helped various Councils around New Zealand with the management of their 3 waters infrastructure including completion of pipeline renewal models, asset management plans and valuations, Public Health Management Plans and annual pipeline renewals. John has also presented two papers at the annual NZWWA conference on the condition assessment of AC pipelines using CT scanning and the essentials of planning pipe renewals.
Tinwald Potable Water Supply — John was the lead designer for the development of a new potable water supply for Tinwald. This included; site selection for the new groundwater bore, bore drilling supervision & bore testing for quantity and quality and the design of bore headworks and discharge pipeline.
Waihao Downs Irrigation — Waihao Downs is a new $30M irrigation scheme to the south of Waimate. John was responsible for the detailed design of pipeline infrastructure (including GRP pipes) and the hydraulic / mechanical design of 3.5MW pump station. He was also involved in the overview of construction, procurement and developing solutions to construction issues as they occurred.
Interests outside of workWhen John is not spending time with his family he enjoys fishing, golf and being in the outdoors.
Senior Civil Engineer
Senior Civil EngineerBE (Hons) Nat Res, MEngNZ
021 914 663
Ross is a Civil Engineer with 17 years of experience in the engineering profession with most of those being focused on the three waters and water sensitive urban design but with a variety of civil engineering experience. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and in Countries including Australia, New Zealand and England.
During his time as an engineer Ross has been involved in a wide variety of projects, including:
Northwest Sydney Growth Centre – (While at Blacktown City Council) The Northwest Growth Centre is a large area of land predominantly in the Blacktown Local Government Area. Once fully developed it is expected to be home to around 250,000 people with employment areas, schools, public transport etc. Ross was Blacktown’s Senior Drainage Designer responsible for design and coordinating consultants designing Large Attenuation/Detention basins, gross pollutant removal, Bioretention (Raingardens and wetlands), Main drainage Channels and Culverts.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney, Water Cycle Management Plan – (While at Brown Consulting) The development of a new Wet ‘n’ Wild in Western Sydney was contentious in an area which has regular dry periods. Ross completed the Water Cycle Management plan for the development which considered stormwater drainage including water quality requirements, flood management and also water reuse as well as calculations to estimate the water balance for the park given the large amounts of evaporation from the parks rides, pool and fountains. This enabled the park to gain planning approval from the NSW state government.
Infill / Brown field development – Ross has carried out conceptual design to enable planning approval and undertaken detailed design of the stormwater reticulation and treatment systems, sewer and potable water as well as site civil design for both high and low-density residential and commercial re-developments.
Greenfield Developments – Throughout Canterbury and previously in Hawkes Bay and NSW, Ross has been involved in the design of stormwater management, sewer and potable water supply systems. These systems include on-site detention, treatment and conveyance for residential developments.
Flood Studies – Ross has completed a number of small flood studies for development in flood liable areas, both for planning approval and to inform detailed design.
Working in Multidisciplinary Teams – It is regularly the case that work is carried out as part of multidisciplinary teams, be these in house or with external or sub consultants and including other engineering disciplines, Planners, Architects, Landscape Architects etc.. Ross has regularly worked as part of Multidiscipline teams and finds it interesting to see the different views and constraints that come from the other professionals in the team.
Interests outside of workPermaculture, tinkering around on his lifestyle block and playing Bagpipes.
Director, Chartered Professional Engineer
Director, Chartered Professional EngineerBE Nat Res (Hons), MIPENZ CPEng (NZ), Int PE(NZ)
(03) 366 1653
As a Chartered Professional Engineer Elliot specialises in the civil and geotechnical aspects of projects including; geotechnical investigations, roading and infrastructure design, stormwater, wastewater, and contaminated site management.
Elliot has overseen Geotechnical and Structural investigations for a variety of clients, including the University of Canterbury, Fletchers EQR and the Waimakariri District Council. He is also experienced in all aspects of civil design and construction; from conceptual development work, to working as an expert witness in High Court cases. He has also been involved in a number of large-scale development projects.
- Silverstream Estates, Kaiapoi - Working directly with the developers, Elliot was responsible for all aspects of the civil works. Large scale earthworks were necessary to ensure appropriate mitigation of the flood hazard posed by the Waimakariri and Ashley Rivers.
- University of Canterbury, Geotechnical Assessments – This project involved detailed site investigation and analysis of the existing foundations to quantify compliance with current design codes, and to determine the extent of seismic upgrades required.
- Alford Estate Mill Redevelopment, Ashburton – This brownfield project involved the removal and treatment of 30,000 m3 of contaminated material.
- Cliff Street, Redcliffs - Site investigation and 3D design on a complex hillside including the design of anchored retaining walls in excess of 7.0 m in height, and all civil infrastructure and associated services.
- Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo – Civil design of the 120 unit apartment development including earthworks and a high level stormwater treatment and detention system