BMC - Structural & Civil Engineers
High quality, innovative engineering solutions in an alpine environment - Wanaka, New Zealand

Welcome to BMC

Principals Warren Batchelar and Graham McDougall joined forces in 2007 and between them have over 50 years of combined engineering experience in a variety of industry sectors. The company has grown rapidly to a staff of 20 with offices in both Wanaka & Christchurch. BMC specialises in the structural design and assessment of a wide range of buildings and structures. We have extensive experience in a wide range of projects from small high-end residential to major commercial developments both nationally and internationally. Through the detailed building assessment work we have carried out, after the Christchurch earthquake sequence, we have developed a forensic skillset which delivers a comprehensive understanding of building behaviour in a seismic event. By applying this skillset to new building projects we are able to more accurately optimise the structural design solution. 

BMC has a collaborative approach to the design process and we work successfully alongside clients and architects to provide high quality innovative professional engineering solutions to enhance any project, large or small, and ensure a cost-effective and successful outcome... all with a friendly South Island touch!


David Southwick, BMC Technical Team Leader

Presenting at the

New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Conference, Auckland, 21-23 March 2014.

Paper Subject: "Time history analysis correlation between observed
 and predicted response of typical industrial buildings
 with steel portal frame and concrete tilt panel cladding
 during Christchurch earthquake

For the Full Paper view on "" Session 4,  1640 - 1655.

For further information on our services please feel free to contact either the Wanaka or Christchurch Office.
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BMC is Proud to support the newly formed University of Canterbury Quake Centre


Watch this space for our Portfolio update

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Our Services

Focusing on building assessments, structural design and construction monitoring from a simple beam design to commercial multi-storey developments. Located in Wanaka and Christchurch we are able to provide a rapid response to site construction issues and queries for projects from Canterbury to Southland. Being local and "On the Spot" allows BMC to be pro-active in the construction time-frame, eliminating long delays and unnecessary expense. BMC prides itself on providing highly detailed and comprehensive construction drawings that enables tender pricing to be completed accurately and a smooth hassle free construction process which ultimately saves the client time and money. Through our heavy involvement in the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery we have gained a high level of expertise in assessment, strengthening design and resilient new build design for industrial and commercial construction.More>


Our People

BMC has a vibrant and innovative team of engineers and support staff. We have strong working relationships with specialist draughting services and Geotechnical Engineers. A Unique strength of our resource is the proven working relationship with structural engineering companies from the North Island. This enables us to access a large pool of expert design engineers. BMC can offer a high-quality comprehensive professional engineering service to enhance any project and ensure a cost-effective and successful outcome. More>



Visit our Portfolio page for a sample of recent projects. More>

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