Allan Bluett

09 536 5410





A New Beginning    5 - 6 July 2021


Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton



SESOC is excited to be hosting another high-quality conference for structural engineers and those with an interest in the built environment. This will be the sixth New Zealand conference hosted by SESOC.


The theme of this year's conference is “A New Beginning”.  It is 10 years since the Christchurch Earthquake Sequence, an event that significantly changed Structural Engineering in New Zealand.  Further challenges to the engineering profession have emerged in 2020 with the post Covid 19 environment requiring us to explore new ways of delivering services and adaptive working methods for the future.


We have designed a programme to enable you to meet with fellow professionals and to engage in stimulating debate. The conference will be of interest to experienced and graduate engineers alike, with several streams running concurrently including an emerging structural engineer’s programme, providing choice and variety.


The conference will bring together professionals from a broad range of disciplines, including architecture, business, public policy, emergency response planning, regulation, and the legal profession. In addition to presentations from authors of submitted papers, we have a wonderful line up of invited speakers who will be sharing their experiences and perspectives on structural engineering.


On each day of the conference there will be a plenary session, where all of the delegates will be invited to participate in stimulating debate on matters pertinent to the structural engineering profession.


SESOC looks forward to welcoming you to Hamilton in July, and your participation in what promises to be an outstanding event.



Conference Chair

Carl Ashby

Phone +64 4 471 7000

Email carl.ashby@wsp-opus.co.nz


Technical Programme

Enrique del Rey Castillo

Phone +64 9 923 8121

Email e.delrey@auckland.ac.nz


Michelle Grant

Phone +64 6 377 2541

Email michelleg@lgeconsulting.co.nz


Jason Ingham

Phone +64 9 923 7803

Email j.ingham@auckland.ac.nz


Hamish McKenzie

Phone +64 4 471 2292

Email HamishM@holmesgroup.com


John Tait

Phone +64 3 548 8259

Email johnt@lewisbradford.com


Emerging Structural Engineers Programme

Charlotte Toma

Phone +64 9 923 5016

Email charlotte.toma@auckland.ac.nz


Conference Coordinator & Logistics

Allan Bluett of Blue Pacific Event Management Ltd

Phone 09 536 5410

Email allan@bluepacificevents.com

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