From the ancient Chinese temples and Egyptian pyramids to the latest skyscrapers spread across the Dubai skyline, engineering consultancy firms have played a pivotal role in the delivery of vision into reality. The evolution of built structures throughout the history of mankind has been the direct result of innovative civil engineers – and this evolution shows no signs of slowing. Leading engineering consultancy firms are continually pushing the envelope of design capabilities to engage with the challenges of the future. Fuelling the need for pioneering civil engineering companies are the demographic trends of increasing population numbers, and the concentration of that population in urban centres, as well as environmental concerns.
The next few decades will be some of the most challenging and demanding for those charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing urban, residential and enterprise construction in the face of increasingly sophisticated design plans and equipment, as well as meeting the strict guidelines for sustainability, energy efficiency and longevity.
Advancing technology being implemented by leading engineering consultancy firms allows the continual development of better and more cost effective designs and construction methods. A key focus of nearly all national, regional and local governmental and council authorities is the planning, design, construction and operation of a range of facilities that accommodate the population it serves. This encourages civic and community engagement, and facilitating the activities of modern life. Engineering consultancy firms are the problem solvers, balancing the needs of infrastructure with the managerial necessities of large population bases, including pollution, congestion, safety, water requirements, urban redevelopment and city beautification.
As the technological revolution expands, as the world’s population increases, and as environmental concerns mount, the skills and experience only available through industry leading and innovative engineering consultants, with a proven track history of delivering exceptional results will be in ever increasing demand. Those organisations that encourage corporate values and principles that create a spirit of trust and co-operation with their clients ensure the delivery of quality outcomes that will stand the test of time.
There are various divisions and specialities within the civil engineering profession, including structural, environmental, geotechnical, water resources, transportation, construction and urban planning. It is rare to find a civil engineering company that can fulfil the wide array of responsibilities requiring specialised knowledge. Those that do can streamline the design, application approval and construction processes through the expertise their organisation holds and the large planning team available for achieving practical solutions.
Harrison Grierson is a large advisory and design consultancy working in four key market sectors; Land and Buildings, Water and the Environment, Utilities and Transport. The Company operates throughout Australasia and the Pacific Rim from two regional bases, New Zealand (Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch) and Australia (Brisbane).
With a focused organisational culture that stretches back over 125 years, the Company is well positioned to provide clients with a variety of professional skills in engineering consultancy, surveying, planning, urban design and landscape architecture from an integrated network of offices that functions as one business. We draw from all our people across the total organisation to ensure the optimal mix of skill and experience is applied to each project to create an outcome of lasting satisfaction.