Welcome to EDC
Engineering Design Consultants Ltd (EDC) is a medium-sized, multi-disciplined engineering consultancy providing clients with an innovative, reliable, friendly service and creative solutions to ensure a smooth pathway from conception to completion.
We have offices on Auckland’s North Shore, Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) and in Christchurch, offering structural, civil, geotechnical, environmental and fire engineering services predominantly for architects, developers, planners, surveyors and building owners.
What do we offer our clients?
Over 30 years EDC has built a reputation for our experience across a broad range of engineering disciplines. This provides our clients with the opportunity to develop a smart and cost effective engineering strategy, using one engineering company for the duration of the project.
From conservative through to innovative thinking, we have the expertise to match your job needs and risk profile. We can accommodate both large and small projects with flare and pride ourselves on “outside the box” thinking in order to produce creative solutions for all manner of clients and engineering needs.
Although we are well aware of the need to be cost-sensitive, EDC does not cut corners! We deliver work of a very high standard with an emphasis on safety in design.
Our experience in working effectively with councils, means we can better help you obtain your design approvals.
Established in 1985, EDC now supports a strong team of professional, highly experienced engineers, working within a close-knit group in a supportive, challenging and exciting environment.
We look forward to being of assistance to you.
With recent quakes affecting large areas of the South Island and Lower North Island, building owners need to understand how legislation concerning Earthquake Prone Buildings (EPBs) affects them. Download the FREE eBook now!
After the recent quakes on the East Coast, commercial building owners need to be aware that structural damage from an earthquake can weaken a building. Building owners and tenants will likely want some peace of mind so EDC’s Whakatane office is offering visual inspections for local commercial buildings.
The legislation concerning Earthquake Prone Buildings (EPBs) has been passed, with implications for many building owners across New Zealand. The new legislation is likely to come in to force in 2018. Download the FREE eBook covering the basics.
The Directors are pleased to announce that Andrew Congalton has accepted the position of Director at Engineering Design Consultants, where he joins Patrick Harris, Gareth Williams and Ian Hendy..
EDC are currently involved in the geotechnical, civil and structural engineering of a new 7-storey apartment building with a total of 14 two-bedroom 250m² apartments. Aside from the single basement level, the building walls are entirely constructed from…
The legislation concerning Earthquake Prone Buildings (EPBs) has been passed, with implications for many building owners across New Zealand. Download the FREE eBook to see how seismic strengthening can actually help the bottom line.
Engineering Design Consultants are pleased to announce the opening of an office in Whakatane. The office will offer the full range of engineering services that EDC are renowned for, but will initially focus on the Geotechnical, Civil and Environmental needs of the community.
EDC’s collaborative working added value to the construction of CRFU’s Rugby Park through a proactive role in communication and sound engineering input with the design team and contractor. The proposed buildings are long structures that could be prone…
The legislation concerning Earthquake Prone Buildings (EPBs) has been passed, with implications for many building owners across New Zealand. Download the FREE eBook to see how seismic strengthening can improve your return.
From humble beginnings in 1985, EDC has grown to become a multi-disciplined engineering company employing 30 staff in Auckland and Christchurch. We marked 30 years in business with a gathering of clients, staff and colleagues at Takapuna Boating Club.
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At EDC, we help property owners turn their building plans into reality, drawing on our extensive range of civil, geotechnical, environmental and structural engineering skills to handle every aspect of their property development.
You will find our extensive experience and established relationships with local councils- plus our deep understanding of consent procedures – highly valuable. Our clients benefit tremendously from our knowledge of council regulations, particularly in the early stages of project planning. Equally useful is the informed advice we can offer on mitigating the environmental effects of land development.
Commercial / Industrial Developer
Within our experienced and highly-trained team, we have skilled and experienced engineers – geotechnical, structural and fire – who can take your commercial project from initial concept stage to completion – or, if you prefer, can help with just one or several elements of the project.
School / Community
The ability to combine high levels of technical expertise with the unique requirements of publicly-funded projects has made EDC a popular choice for providing engineering services for church, school and community projects.
Existing Building Owner
Legislation, council requirements and market expectations regarding the seismic strength of existing buildings can be complex and confusing for building owners. EDC can assist with navigating the issues, determining the seismic strength of your building and developing options for strengthening. We take pride in presenting cost effective solutions for enhancing the strength of existing buildings.
Planner, Architect or Surveyor
The team at EDC enjoy nothing more than working with like-minded professionals on new and exciting developments. Being a multi-disciplinary office, we have particular strength in communicating complex ideas to fellow team members, and maintaining that all important ‘big picture’ view of a project.