The Nelson office now offers an in-house multi discipline service, having an experienced and highly skilled team who work throughout the region. Specialising in all aspects of residential land development, Davis Ogilvie will effectively manage your project from concept to completion.

Having a team of Engineers, Surveyors and Planners allows a one-stop-shop for development services, with a number of building companies using our full range of services to help them in an efficient way using a team approach to determine solutions for the building project.

The Nelson staff are friendly and approachable. We love this region and are proud of the work we do here. We support the local community and have recently donated to the Nelson School of Music upgrade and we are providing free gratis Geotech and Structural engineering services to the Natureland Zoo for the development of their new Kea house.



The Greymouth office of Davis Ogilvie is a small but dedicated team of surveyors. The surveyors use the latest range of GNSS and total station equipment, supported by compatible office software. All fields of surveying are covered, including topographical, cadastral, engineering, setout, legalisation, survey control, aerial photography control, farm mapping, BOMA measure-ups, lease and easement surveys, subdivision, boundary redefinition, volume survey, railway and roading survey. The staff are experienced to undertake this work anywhere, be it in the middle of town, or in remote bush areas with helicopter access only and everything in between.

The Greymouth office works closely with the Nelson and Christchurch offices to provide engineering and planning services. Structural, geotech, civil and environmental engineering services are offered and the planning services include Resource Management and support to the mining industry. Staff from both the Nelson and Christchurch office visit the Greymouth office on a regular basis to ensure projects are completed in a timely and efficient manner.



We are an experienced team of land surveyors, urban and rural planners and civil engineers. We offer a comprehensive and coordinated range of professional land services under one roof. This combined with our extensive local knowledge, use of industry leading technology and our partnership with the South Island wide Davis Ogilvie group, means we can offer a broad range of land related professional services – no matter the size or complexity.

We provide services to local authorities, large commercial organisations, contractors, farmers, property developers, architects, builders and private property owners throughout Mid & South Canterbury, the Mackenzie District and North Otago.

No client or project is the same, so we tailor our services to best achieve client goals in the most cost effective way possible. Our mission – to maximise the potential of a property or project so our clients can successfully add value and better utilise their land.



Our history began in Christchurch in 1932, when James Leonard Davis registered and founded the business J. L. Davis Registered Surveyor and Claims Assessor. In 1960 Gavin Ogilvie established the structural and civil engineering arms of the company. The company became J L Davis Son Ogilvie and Associates.

We became Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd. in 1987, and since then we have expanded by amalgamating with established local businesses including Cowan and Holmes from Timaru and Greymouth, and Gourdie and Ward from Nelson.

Today Davis Ogilvie (DO) provides a complete range of multi-disciplinary engineering, surveying and development planning services within one company. By covering structural, civil and geotechnical engineering, land surveying, resource management and environmental science we are able to simplify construction, design and development using collaborative processes to create better solutions for our clients.

Our Christchurch team works closely with all other offices to provide a full range of services around the South Island. Our teams are experienced in sustainable development. Not only will our expertise add value to your project, you will also benefit from our enduring relationships with other professional consultancies