Greg Szakats


BE (Civil), CPEng

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Greg has over 40 years’ experience in the engineering and construction sector. His projects span New Zealand, Australia, the UK, the Pacific and Indonesia. Greg’s professional capabilities range from the design of residential, commercial and industrial buildings to earthquake and cyclone-resistant structures, as well as the assessment of damaged and deteriorated structures. His decades of practice and understanding of building legislation, contracts, safety and sustainability mean he is an asset to any project and can coordinate projects with minimal conflict.

Greg has significant earthquake assessment capability, having completed rapid post-earthquake evaluations in Banda Aceh and Samoa, as well as Christchurch and Wellington. He is the author of “Improving the Earthquake Resistance of Small Buildings, Houses and Community Infrastructure”, prepared for NZAID/World Bank for Banda Aceh, Indonesia, October 2006.

Greg likes to communicate engineering ideas to non-experts and takes pride in preparing concise, readable reports.

Greg is a passionate mentor of junior staff. He tutors at the Victoria University School of Architecture and takes great satisfaction in teaching young engineers the real world aspects of engineering design.