Originally from Turkey, Yusuf first visited New Zealand in 1997 and, impressed with the culture, climate and quality of life, decided to apply for residency. He has over ten years international experience in structural engineering documentation in commercial, residential, light and heavy industrial projects and mixed developments in Australia, Ireland, Turkey and New Zealand. Yusuf is involved with all aspects of the design process from initiation to completion of structural documentation and co-ordination ranging from low density residential projects to heavy industrial projects such as GGBS cement plant. Since joining JAWA Structures Ltd. three years ago he has also been involved in civil projects. He is currently working on a mixed development that includes a supermarket with a basement carpark and seven retail spaces. He has been involved in number of Countdown sites such as St Johns, the Federal Street upgrade, Khartoum Place Upgrade, Daldy Street Tanks, Queen Residences, Skate Park Extension and other projects with JAWA Structures Ltd.