General Manager Welding Centre – HERA
Michail is an international welding engineer (IIW). He is a member of the Standards New Zealand and Australia Committees, including WD-003 Welding, and is actively involved in the revision and update of welding standards such as AS/NZS 1554, AS/NZS ISO 3834, DR ISO 17607 and AS/NZS 5131.
Consultant – SCNZ
Former manager for SCNZ, Alistair has specialist knowledge in the design of steel structures and more than 25 years’ structural engineering experience, including 15 years working for various New Zealand consulting engineering practices. He is a chartered professional engineer (CPEng), and a member of both Engineering New Zealand (CMEngNZ) and the Standards Australia BD-023 Committee: Structural Steel.
Technical Director – SCNZ
A chartered professional engineer (CPEng) and a member of Engineering New Zealand (CMEngNZ), Kevin has more than 15 years’ structural engineering experience. He has assisted New Zealand consultants in the preparation of many multilevel steel construction design options, and contributed to countless structural steel design guides and industry guidance documents. Kevin has been involved in multiple steel-related standards committees and is currently chairing the proposed revision to NZS 3404.
Technical Director – John Jones Steel
Dave is the former General Manager and now Technical Director of John Jones Steel, one of the largest and most advanced structural steel fabrication enterprises in New Zealand. With more than 50 years’ experience, and an intergenerational philosophy, John Jones Steel is a well-established company with a proven ability to successfully undertake structural steel projects of any magnitude. Its capability is proven across the country in the thousands of projects that it has completed over the years.
Managing Director – VIP Structural Steel
VIP Structural Steel is a well-established, locally owned and operated business specialising in the design, supply, fabrication and erection of structural steel for commercial and residential projects.
The combination of friendly and professional service and the ability to work to tight deadlines has helped VIP build up a large customer base, including large commercial construction companies and well-known residential housing companies.
With VIP’s multiple large workshops and yard spaces, and through its team of experienced and dedicated staff, its clients can be assured that VIP has the capacity, skills and systems to take on any project.
Structural Engineer – SCNZ
Zahid is an experienced structural engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He is skilled in AutoCAD, civil engineering, seismic analysis, foundation design and structural engineering. Zahid has a Master of Engineering (MEng) focused on Civil/Structural from University of Auckland.
General Manager Structural Systems – HERA
Dr Kawa (Kaveh) Andisheh is General Manager of HERA structural systems. Among other activities, Kawa leads the structural systems strategy and programme of research, consulting, membership engagement and training activities within HERA to maintain its alignment with industry needs both currently and in the long term. Kawa is a multi-Committee Member (AS/NZS) of Standards Australia and NZS Standards New Zealand. He was awarded a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury in 2017, and completed Doctorate studies in structural engineering at the Technical University of Milan in 2013, and he also hold a BSC and a MSc in Civil Engineering. Kawa is chartered member of Engineering New Zealand, CPEng, IntPE, and he is a chartered member of NZ institute of directors.