Barry Davidson : Director
BE Hons, PhD (Eng), FIPENZ, NZSEE, SESOC
Barry Davidson has had over thirty years of technical engineering experience. He has been actively involved in the analysis and design of most structural forms, including high rise buildings, bridges, concrete arch dams, offshore gas platforms and hyperbolic cooling towers. As Senior Lecturer, his teaching and research role at the University of Auckland has provided an extensive network of specialised contacts ensuring that he is at the forefront of developing state-of-the-art analysis and design techniques which are practically focused by his role at Compusoft Engineering.
Barry has previously held the role of president of the Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand and has extensive research experience in the field of base isolation and is involved in developing industry standards for earthquake engineering design. Barry has produced over eighty publications in the fields of structural stability, structural vibration and mitigation, seismic design, the seismic design of tanks, seismic isolation and system identification.
Anthony McBride : Senior Engineer
BE Hons (Civil), ME Hons (Struct.), NZSEE, SESOC
Anthony McBride has over fifteen years experience in the design and construction of a diverse range of structural projects. Two areas of particular expertise are tension membrane structures and underpinning of existing structures. Anthony has worked both extensively in New Zealand and East Asia giving experience which is invaluable on projects in those regions. Recent experience includes the design and analysis of a number of world class tension membrane structures in the Arab Emirates, Canada, USA and New Zealand. He is also competent in dynamic structural analysis and design.
Derek Bradley : Senior Engineer
BE Hons (Civil), CPEng, IntPE(NZ), MIPENZ, NZSEE, SESOC
Derek is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over fifteen years of extensive structural design experience both in New Zealand and abroad. Experience includes structural design, analysis and management of commercial, civil and industrial projects. Derek's strengths are in the seismic analysis and retrofit of existing structures, airport structures, and the design of new commercial and industrial projects. Most recently, Derek has been involved in the review of road and rail bridges, structural design of shopping malls, seismic strengthening retrofit work and complex seismic analysis projects. Derek provides specialist guidance and support to engineering consultancies on a number of varied projects requiring engineering analysis and design.
Tony Stuart : Structural Engineer
BE Hons (Civil), NZSEE, SESOC
Tony is a design engineer with experience in structural and seismic analysis, and the design and evaluation of new and existing structures. Since graduating, Tony has worked both in New Zealand and overseas on a range of projects. After returning to New Zealand and Compusoft Engineering, Tony has focused on the use of finite element analysis techniques and is the New Zealand sales and support agent for CSi software. Tony also has extensive experience in the design and detailing of tension membrane structures.
Nicholas Brooke : Structural Engineer
BE Hons (Civil), PhD, CPEng, IntPE(NZ), MIPENZ, NZSEE, SESOC
Nicholas Brooke is a Chartered Professional Engineer who has specialised in the seismic design of reinforced concrete structures. Since joining Compusoft Engineering Nic has worked on a wide range of projects, including analysis and design of tension membrane structures, fatigue analysis and design of wind turbine foundations, time history analysis of structures, and assessment of existing structures. Prior to joining Compusoft Engineering, Nic worked as a lecturer at the University of Auckland where his research and teaching was focused on post tensioned concrete, the seismic design of reinforced concrete, and concrete materials technology.
Nic is an active member of the broader New Zealand structural engineering community. His involvement in industry groups has included as council member of the New Zealand Concrete Society, on the management committee of the Auckland Structural Group, and as a contributor to revision of the New Zealand Concrete Structures Standard NZS3101. He is a graduate member of IPENZ, and a member of the Structural Engineering Society (SESOC) and the New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineers (NZSEE). In 2008 Nic was the lead presenter of the SESOC seminar series "Fundamentals of Earthquake Resistant Concrete Structures".
Meg Brown : Structural Engineer
BE Hons (Civil), ME Hons (Struct.), GIPENZ, NZSEE, SESOC
Meg is a design engineer with a background in residential, commercial, health and education structural analysis and design projects. She has NZ and overseas experience in structural engineering including concept and detailed design, building consent and tender document preparation and construction supervision. Meg is now involved with the design and detailing of tension membrane structures.
Jeff Bilkey : Engineering Software Development
BE (Civil), MIPENZ, CPEng,
Jeff Bilkey has thirty years experience in engineering software design and development and is involved in technical development as well as consulting on software development projects. Previous projects include development of packages for calculating Creep Deflection in segmentally constructed beams, a program to calculate flow duration curves for small-scale hydro electric power schemes; a program optimise transmission line capacity with respect to losses and economics taking into account demand pattern; and a program to read information from a specialised flight recording system and to output the flight path, speed and other information graphically.
More recent projects include development of a computer program for estimating and costing roofing. The program is allows roofing estimators to draw, view in 3D, cost and quote various roofing systems. This program has been sold in over 20 countries and has been translated into several different languages. Development of a package for the Design of Timber Trusses, Beams and Columns.
Ashley Smith : Structural Engineering Consultant
ME (Civil), MIPENZ, SESOC, NZSEE
Ashley Smith has over 30 years experience as a professional structural engineer and has led the structural design for major building projects including Sylvia Park Business Centre, the 32 storey PwC Tower, the 41 storey Vero Centre, the historic Farmers store and the University of Auckland Tamaki Campus, all in Auckland; Norman Foster’s 21 storey Century Tower in Tokyo Japan; and Harbour & City Tower and the IBM complex in Wellington.
Ashley is on the head committee for the Concrete Structures Standard NZS3101, as one of New Zealand’s foremost experts in the design of concrete structures. He also has extensive experience in the design of structures in other materials including structural steel, stainless steel, concrete masonry, aluminium, timber and glass. Assessment of existing buildings, forensic engineering and seismic strengthening are Ashley’s other areas of expertise.
Ashley is the immediate past president, and remains on the management committee for the Structural Engineering Society (SESOC). He has worked primarily in New Zealand but also for extended periods internationally in the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Ashley is a regular consultant to Compusoft Engineering Ltd, with his company StructureSmith Ltd sharing the same offices at Newmarket, Auckland.