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Dunning Thornton

Member since 2010

Alistair Cattanach
04 385 0019
Level 9, 94 Dixon Street, Wellington 6030
Dunning Thornton

Dunning Thornton are a medium sized Wellington based practice providing structural and associated civil engineering consultancy services locally, within the region and nationally. They have a reputation for innovative, buildable designs and a practical, can-do approach to problem solving. The DTC practice is run by three hands-on directors who remain intimately involved in their projects from conception to completion.

Their broad range of projects demonstrates their wide experience in all types of Structural Engineering. Designing at small residential scale through to multi-storey buildings, theatres and bridges allows the company to keep their engineering skills sharp and avoid imposing preconceived ideas or solutions on a project. Their high value of service and design solutions has seen the return of a number of developer clients. Their engineers have demonstrated on numerous projects innovative use of new technologies to provide quality structural and civil engineering services in a cost-effective manner.

Areas of specialist expertise include:

  • Practical solutions to both simple and complex high-end domestic construction
  • Seismic appraisal, including heritage structures
  • Seismic strengthening
  • Base isolation
  • The use of glass and carbon composites
  • Lifting and moving buildings
  • Complex 3D and non-linear analysis
  • Large span, large volume spaces
  • Harbour/wharf/marine structures
  • Innovative lightweight and high performance timber structures
  • Floor vibration analysis
  • Temporary works design
  • Cable structures
  • Hybrid and post-tensioned structures
  • Basements, raft slabs and diaphragm walls
  • Sculptures and unusual forms
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