Our Team

The team at Ruamoko Solutions has designed well over 3,000 building projects with an aggregate construction cost of close to $3 billion. These buildings cover a vast range of building types from major public buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, residential buildings and sculptural installations.

Company Directors Julian Ramsay, Cameron MacPherson and Grant Wilkinson lead the team of staff to deliver a full range of structural projects and services. A high standard of documentation is provided by our experienced drafters who are all up to date with latest BIM technology and proficient in both Revit and CAD.

Directors

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JULIAN RAMSAY

BE (1st Class Hons) (Civil)

MIPENZ (Structural), CPEng, IntPE

Julian is a founding member and director at Ruamoko Solutions.

He is a Member of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), and on the International Register of Professional Engineers (IntPE).

Julian provides a strong technical base and enjoys the challenge of finding innovative and pragmatic solutions to engineering challenges. He brings passion and commitment and thrives on working as part of a team to deliver projects.  

Julian has worked on a wide range of projects varying greatly in size, cost, and complexity. Projects include large entertainment facilities, commercial, office, industrial, educational and residential buildings, analysis, reports and strengthening of existing buildings.

A Christchurch local, Julian has had significant involvement in the recent Canterbury Earthquake sequence where he was able to gain extensive first-hand knowledge of the behaviour of all manner of building types in earthquakes. Most recently, he has been involved in pioneering new seismic technologies such as replaceable-link eccentrically braced frames for which he won a 2014 ACENZ Innovate Award of Excellence.

Julian is passionate about music, plays guitar in a rock band and enjoys surfing, jet-skiing, mountain biking and house DIY projects.

Click here for Julian's CV.

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CAMERON MACPHERSON

ME (Dist), BE (1st Class Hons) (Civil)

MIPENZ (Structural), CPEng

Cameron joined Ruamoko Solutions in 2007 and is a director and senior structural engineer.

He is a Member of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand and a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng).

Cameron completed a Masters of Engineering degree at the University of Canterbury, which included a thesis looking at the seismic performance of reinforced concrete frame construction with hollow-core flooring.

He has worked on a wide range of projects varying greatly in size, cost, and complexity. Projects include large commercial, office, residential, healthcare, industrial and educational buildings, as well as the assessment, reporting and strengthening of existing buildings. Cameron has been actively involved in the response to the Canterbury earthquakes, initially as part of the CCC / Civil Defence reconnaissance teams, assessment of critical buildings and ongoing building evaluations. Here, Cameron gained extensive first-hand experience of the behaviour of all types of buildings, experience invaluable to his recent design of new buildings which incorporate the latest structural engineering knowledge and innovation.

Cameron is also a big sports and travel fan, and enjoys spending time with his young family.

Click here for Cameron's CV.

 

 

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GRANT WILKINSON

BE (1st Class Hons) (Civil)

FIPENZ (Structural, Civil), CPEng

Grant is a founding member and a director at Ruamoko Solutions. Grant was previously a director, project director and manager of Holmes Consulting Group Ltd from 1987 to 2006.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand and a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng).

Grant’s experience extends to almost all types of structures of all sizes. His technical excellence is balanced with his unsurpassed knowledge of the industry, both at a regulatory level and on the construction site. His passion is for developing solutions for his clients, and often this is in the design of advanced seismic protection systems where he has been at the forefront of pioneering seismic design.

Grant has been actively involved in the development of structural codes both in NZ and overseas. He was a member of the Structural Advisory Panel to the DBH, and has won several industry awards, including the coveted NZ Engineering Award, Category A, Building, for the base-isolated Christchurch Women’s Hospital Building while at Holmes Consulting Group. He has been involved as Project Director on several other major projects with base-isolation technologies including Parliament Buildings while at Holmes Consulting Group, and Wynn Williams House.

Grant is passionate about arts and culture and has an impressive art collection. He enjoys spending time in weekends with family and grandchildren.

Click here for Grant's CV.


Structural Design Engineers

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Hamish Mackinven

BE (1st Class Hons) (Civil)

MIPENZ (Structural), CPEng

Hamish is a senior engineer and has extensive experience on a large manner of projects, including a three turbine, 1MW capacity wind farm powering New Zealand’s Scott Base and the American McMurdo Station. Hamish has previously spent 10 years in the Royal New Zealand Airforce.

Hamish enjoys mountain biking both locally and overseas.

Cass Goodwin

BE (Civil), MArch (Hons), BArch (Hons), BAS

MIPENZ (Structural), CPEng

Cass is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a senior design engineer on the Ruamoko team.

He previously worked at Abacus Engineering in Auckland. He is also a member of Heritage New Zealand and Engineers Without Borders.

Cass is a keen writer and enjoys architectural, landscape, and furniture design and is totally obsessed with fishing.

Chris Watson

BE (1st Class Hons) (Civil)

GIPENZ

Chris has several years of experience with the Ruamoko team. He has a passion for seismic timber design and is completing a PhD at the University of Canterbury in base-isolation and post-tensioned seismic structural systems.

Chris plays senior rugby for Ohoka, and also regularly enjoys fly fishing at Canterbury's high-country lakes.

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ME (Dist), BE (1st Class Hons) (Civil)

MIPENZ (Structural), CPEng

Euving has completed a ME with distinction, and has several years of experience in Christchurch. He has a particular interest in non-linear time-history analyses and base-isolation. 

Euving is a youth group leader, and enjoys playing touch rugby, squash and spear fishing on weekends.

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CALEB MEYER

BE (1st Class Hons) (Civil)

GIPENZ

Caleb is a structural design engineer on the Ruamoko team. He has enjoyed working on a varied range of projects and is passionate about structural design.

Caleb enjoys playing club badminton, playing trumpet, travelling and speaks fluent Bengali.

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cameron belliss

MSc, BE (1st Class Hons) (Civil)

GIPENZ

Cameron is a structural design engineer on the Ruamoko team. He has recently completed a Masters degree in Seismic Engineering at the University of Patras in Greece, and on the prestigious ROSE Programme at IUSS in Pavia, Italy. 

Cameron is a keen sportsman who plays rugby, cricket and volleyball.

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THOMAS RICHARDS

BE (1st Class Hons) (Civil)

GIPENZ

Thomas has a passion for structural engineering and high-end analysis techniques.

Thomas enjoys playing club rugby for the local Marist-Albion team.

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rob dods-samson

BE (Hons) (Civil)

GIPENZ

Rob has recently returned to Ruamoko Solutions following a stint in the UK and Fiji.

Rob is a semi-professional rugby player where he plays at fullback.


STRUCTURAL Drafters

FLOYD FOLLERO

Drafting Team Manager

Floyd has extensive international experience in structural drafting and is the lead Revit technician on the Ruamoko team.

He enjoys bass guitar and has played in several bands.

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paul naylor

Senior Structural Drafter

Paul has almost 30 years of drafting experience in New Zealand and South Africa and is an expert in Revit and BIM.

Paul is actively involved in athletics both on a local and national level.

JOCELYN KE

Structural Drafter

BEngTech (Civil/Structural)

Jocelyn has worked in the structural consulting industry since graduating from her degree from Ara in 2015.

Jocelyn's weekend time is spent with her dog on walks in the hills around Christchurch.

 


Contract DraFTERS

Murray Walls

Andy O'Brien

Wayne Inwood

Ian McLennan


Administration

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KATE EVERS

Administration

Kate is the face of the Ruamoko office, providing support to directors and staff.

Kate enjoys travelling and spending time with friends socialising on weekends.

TRACEY BLAIR

Administration

Tracey heads the office administration team in the Ruamoko office and provides artistic direction.

Tracey is an active skiier, plays basketball and touch rugby, and is passionate about art and design.


Additional Resource

For large landmark Christchurch rebuild projects we have strong ties to San Francisco based award winning structural and earthquake engineering firm Forell / Elsesser Engineers. Our shared outlook and passion for innovation make us a strong team with the experience, manpower, and local knowledge to tackle any sized project.