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31 Jul 2017

The Shareholders and Team at BMC are thrilled to announce that Marriott Consulting Engineers (MCE) will merge with BMC on 1 August 2017.

From that date Andrew Marriott will be a Director and Shareholder of BMC, and as a Principal CPEng Engineer, will be based in the Christchurch office.

Andrew has had a long association with BMC and the merger is seen by both parties as a positive move into the future, diversifying BMC’s engineering portfolio and providing a depth of resource for Marriott Consulting’s current clients.

After graduating, Andrew worked for McGuigan Syme Partners Ltd in Auckland for 21/2 years on a range of residential, commercial and industrial projects. 41/2 years then followed in the U.K. where Andrew gained experience with local Councils supervising drainage, demolition, foundation work and a major upgrade of a manufacturing unit. He also gained extensive experience on restoration of historic buildings up to $15million where clients included The National Trust, English Heritage, Warwick Castle Ltd, The Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral, The Landmark Trust and the Redundant Churches Fund, individual churches and private owners of historic buildings and monuments. The majority of the work undertaken was carried out using the guidelines and philosophy of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

Returning to New Zealand, Andrew worked for 11/2 years for McGuigan Syme again. This work was largely on commercial and industrial projects as well as residential. From 1995 to 2004 Andrew worked with Gary Chester Consultants Ltd on a range of commercial and residential projects looking at structural, heritage, civil and drainage design. The projects have ranged up to $12 Million developments and all the structural, civil and drainage problems associated with these. In April 2001, Andrew became a Director of the company and in 2004 the Company underwent a name change to Chester Consultants Ltd.

In January 2000 Andrew was invited to join the IPENZ National Committee for Engineering Heritage. He remained a member of the committee for 18 months until the transfer of the responsibility to the Wellington Chapter in June 2001. Andrew was then appointed Chairman of the Auckland Chapter committee in 2003. Recently Andrew has been seconded to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust’s Auckland Regional Branch Committee’s Building and Sites Sub-Committee. Andrew is also a member of ICOMOS.

In April 2008, Andrew established Marriott Consulting Engineers Ltd to spend more time on Conservation projects. Current projects include Seismic Upgrading of Takapuna Boating Club and Olive Davis House (Chapman Taylor) and being an expert witness for Auckland Council in relation to the demolition of the Palace Hotel in Auckland.

Andrew has an intimate knowledge of the Heritage of Christchurch having been involved in the Christchurch Earthquake Response for the last six years advising the Council Heritage Team on the listed buildings in the Canterbury area. Andrew is also the Peer Reviewer for The Arts Centre, Christs College, University of Canterbury and Isaac Theatre Royal. In addition, Andrew has presented lectures and conference papers on Heritage Engineering learning’s from the Canterbury Earthquakes to International and local audiences.

Andrew also has extensive experience over the last 20 years in advising Contractors on temporary propping, tower cranes, man hoists, formwork design (including the raking beams for the recent new stands at Eden Park) and other siteworks requirements.

We are thrilled to have Andrew as part of the BMC Team…. Welcome Andrew!!



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