ISPS Taupo Joins Cheal

Cheal is proud and excited to announce the purchase of ISPS Consulting Engineers Ltd (Taupo office), originally founded by the late Ian and Mary Smith.

A long-established professional consultancy, ISPS had a firm reputation for its extensive structural and seismic strengthening design expertise throughout New Zealand and in particular the Wellington region following the 2016 earthquake.

“On a personal level, Ian and Mary were well known for their community work in the Taupo District and beyond” said Phil Battersby, Director of Cheal.  “Their departure has left a big hole in the community and the wider New Zealand Engineering industry”.

Welcoming  ISPS team members Cameron Murphy, Laura Alonso, Sharan Ghimire and Margaret Howard into Cheal’s Taupo office allows the organisation to further enhance its services in the fields of residential, commercial and industrial structural design and seismic engineering.

With significant tightening of regulations for the design and construction of new buildings, the role of the structural engineer has become increasingly important in the design and build space.  Retrospective strengthening of existing and often historical buildings has also come to the forefront over the past few years, requiring imaginative and complex solutions that will preserve the look and feel of history, whilst bringing modern safety standards into the building.

Creating professional teams that provide the highest levels in service and technical expertise is a major focus for Cheal and they are confident that this change will create further strengths in the organisation and increased service provision to our clients..

Pictured (L-R) : Cameron Murphy (Structural Team leader, Taupo), Laura Alonso (Structural Engineer, Taupo), Sharan Ghimire (Structural Engineer, Taupo)  and Margaret Howard (Engineering Administrator, Taupo).