The Directors

Blair Currie   
 Director/ Engineer - BE(Hons), MIPENZ, CPEng,  IntPE(NZ)

Blair is the founding director of BCD Group Ltd. He has over fourteen years’ experience in the engineering industry.

Blair’s passion for the construction industry started with holiday and weekend work on residential building sites over a two year period. He has been based in Hamilton since 1991 leaving only to study in Christchurch for three years.

In 2001 he started as a Graduate/Design Engineer at Warren Clarke Ltd before moving onto Holmes Consulting Group in 2005 where he progressed  in to a project director role.

He has been exposed to a large variety of experience. Including bulk store commercial retail, industrial processing and  distribution facilities, healthcare, education, retail mall precincts, earthquake re-strengthening and sports facilities

 

Blair has a passion for working within a team of like minded industry experts so that the end product is of the highest possible quality. Blair believes that early   involvement from all consultants is fundamental to the success of every project.

Blair’s technical skills and experience include:

  • Design and analysis of a variety of projects and structures.
  • Structural design in the areas of assessment of existing building types including timber, reinforced concrete and structural steel.
  • Structural analysis in linear and non-linear static and dynamic analysis.
  • Proven track record in engineering projects, working with muti-disciplinary teams delivering economic and constructible structural solutions.

 


 

Jonathan Brown
 Director/ Planner - BSc, MNZPI

Jonathan is a Director of BCD Group Ltd. He has over ten years’ experience in the planning profession, in both the public and private sectors within both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Jonathan started as a graduate at Opus International Consultants based in Hamilton, before spending two years at the Greater London Authority, London and has more recently joined BCD Group Ltd in 2011. 

Jonathan is highly competent with the implementation of district and regional planning regulations, community and iwi consultation  and management of large multi-disciplinary consultant teams on complex projects.

Jonathan is passionate about the challenges planning offers and delivering practical results to his valued clients.

Jonathan’s technical skills and experience include:

  • Preparation and assessment of all levels of planning applications to both Regional and District Councils.
  • Preparation and presentation of planning evidence to a variety of audiences from local authority hearings, in front of Independent Planning Commissioners and to the Mayor of London and his advisory panel. 
  • Community and Maori consultation.
  • Preparation and formulation of planning policy
  • Project management skills for a variety of projects including management of multidisciplinary teams.

 


 

BCD Group Team Directors David

 David Hutchinson 
 Director/ Engineer - BE(Hons), MIPENZ, CPEng, IntPE

David is a Director and our New Plymouth Office Manager for BCD Group Ltd. He has over Fourteen years’ experience in the Engineering industry.

Taranaki born and bred, his upbringing on a sheep an beef farm began a journey with Structural design beginning with building bridges, dams and forts.

Upon completing his study at the University of Canterbury he returned to New Plymouth commencing employment at Chapman Oulsnam Speirs Ltd, being invited to become a Director in 2010.

He has been exposed to a wide range of projects within the Residential, Commercial, Educational, Industrial and Petrochemical sectors providing Civil and Structural design, project management, construction monitoring and contract administration. 

David’s leadership skills have been recognised nationally becoming a finalist in the ACENZ Future Leader Award 2011.

His proactive approach to construction project management with regards to safety and efficiency has been recognized as exceptional by clients. A desire to explore new challenges led to David joining BCD Group in 2015 as a Senior Engineering and New Plymouth Office Manager and he was invited to become a Director in 2016.

David’s technical skills and experience include:

  • Design and analysis in a wide range of sectors.
  • Detailed Seismic Assessment and strengthening of existing building types including timber reinforced concrete and structural steel.
  • Detailed Assessment of bulk storage tanks to API650/653.
  • Proven track record in engineering projects, working with muti-disciplinary teams delivering economic and constructible structural solutions.