(verb) (-na) to look after, nurse, care, protect, conserve, save
Since inception in 2011 Tiaki Engineering Consultants have taken pride in implementing best outcome solutions for all of our clients. Our breadth of specialised knowledge has allowed us to provide and oversee unique and practical design solutions for a wide range of projects across the North Island, and as far as Scott Base Antarctica!
Tiaki Engineering Consultants strive to develop caring relationships with all our clients. Through communication and collaboration, we aim to be the kaiTiaki (Guardian) for your project, understanding your wishes and requirements allows us to translate your ideas into successful projects. KaiTiakitanga (Stewardship) is at the core of our ethos and is exercised throughout all of our projects.
Tiaki is locally owned and managed by directors Donald Richardson and Phil Kruis. Donald is a Chartered Professional civil engineer with over 36 years’ experience in the civil and structural fields and is the technical leader of the team, while Phil, who has an electrical and project management background, looks after the business development and construction monitoring aspects of the business. Tiaki Engineering Consultants support the Civil, Geotechnical and Structural sectors and we have a range of capabilities to guide you through every stage of your project.
Donald Richardson - Managing Director (CPEng)
Donald has over the past 22 years in New Zealand, been involved with design, technical supervision and management of projects, people and consulting engineering offices in Tauranga. This involvement has covered the fields of structural, civil and industrial infrastructure, stormwater and utilities infrastructure planning and design as well as asset management and long term (LTP) planning processes for Councils.
Donald’s historic background is in bridges, road structures, drainage, Industrial structural design, wastewater treatment and pipeline infrastructure and heavy foundation works.
Since starting TECL in 2011, Donald has been directly involved with most projects undertaken by the business acting as designer, internal peer reviewer, mentor as well as engineer to the contract for various construction contracts in his fields of activity. Donald has a consultant role overseeing minor building structural design and detailing as well as utilities infrastructure design and is directly involved with all aspects of bridge design with his specialist team. His team has designed, consented and detailed in excess of 400 farm, rural road, cycle way and pedestrian bridges over the past 8 years.
Favourite part of Job:
Providing an enjoyable, fulfilling and caring employment for all our team members and being part of their growth and development as individuals and skilled professionals.
Philip Kruis - Director
Phil - who has an electrical and project management background and currently busy with his MBA - looks after the strategic business development, People Engagement and Capabilities and construction monitoring aspects of the business. He leads and support the Civil, Geotechnical and Structural sectors and manages the guiding of internal and external customers through a range of capabilities throughout every stage of their project(s). He also provides strategic direction, project profiling and support in the company’s Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Digital footprint.
Favourite part of the job:
People Engagement and Capabilities and implementing business theory and knowledge acquired from research and his MBA studies.