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Congratulations Chris Shortt

We are excited to announce that Envivo’s Chris Shortt has recently completed his competence assessment with the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and is now registered as a Chartered Professional Engineering and International Professional Engineer, New Zealand. Chris has a Bachelor of Engineering and head’s Envivo’s Engineering Team. He has more than ten years experience in the Civil and Environmental Engineering field,…

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Envivo Promotions announced

Envivo Planning Surveying & Engineering has announced the promotion of four staff . The promotions are in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the Company and will commence immediately. The well-deserved promotions will strengthen the development team at Envivo and help future-proof growth strategy and continued success in the market place. Neil Raniga has been promoted to Director, Derek Wood, Brendan Bates and Chris Shortt

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Three promotions announced

We congratulate three promotions at Envivo today. Tom Bretherton, Managing Director, announced Chris Shortt has taken on the role of Civil Engineering Manager, Lahiru Wijewardhana has been promoted to Planning Manager and Tony Smith, Principal Engineer has joined both Chris and Lahiru as an Associate of the company. Tom praised their commitment, expertise and ability to evolve in Envivo’s time of rapid growth and change. “Over the past four…

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Renovating? Your architect will need property information – we can help

“We were very pleased with Envivo as part of our home renovation. Before the project began, Chris Shortt, the engineer, clearly explained (in simple laymen’s terms) what the project would contain, the processes involved and the anticipated outcome. For something which would usually be too technical to fully grasp, we felt comfortable and informed through the project. The final report was both clear and timely. We’d be happy to recommend…

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Library Lane development offers the best of both worlds

Envivo engineers and surveyors are working with Brown Day Group architects on Library Lane, a large mixed-use development in Albany, Auckland. Works are now underway with contractors fully established onsite and bulk excavations commencing shortly. Envivo’s engineering and surveying team will be intimately involved throughout the project, providing construction observation services, construction and groundwater monitoring services and…

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Civil Engineering specialists in high-density urban developments

Chris Shortt and his team have been working on a number of interesting projects throughout New Zealand. “It’s the variety of work that our engineers enjoy,” says Chris, “whether we’re doing a 30 lot subdivision, preparing site plans for Council’s upgrade works, figuring out overland flow paths or designing an ecologically sensitive wastewater design – there is always something interesting going on.” We are experts in terraced housing and high…

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Waiheke Island water recycling

We all dream of escaping to a tropical island and living in bliss on a palm-fringed beach watching the sunset. For many Aucklanders that dream is a reality as they live a short ferry-ride away from Auckland’s CBD on beautiful Waiheke Island. The trip to and from the city across the sparkling Waitemata harbour and the unique lifestyle make Waiheke a very desirable place to live. However, there are always compromises, even in paradise. There are…

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Auckland Flood Engineering

A large number of Auckland properties are on flood plains or subject to flood risks. If you are developing a property, subdividing, building or renovating you need to know whether your site is prone to flooding before proceeding. Auckland Council has mapped the entire region with overland flow paths, flood plains, flood prone areas and stormwater catchments. It’s easy to view the Auckland Council Online mapping tool to see if your property is…

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Waiheke Island water solutions

Envivo planners and engineers were engaged to solve a challenging water problem on Waiheke Island. Unlike the mainland Waiheke has no reticulated water system. Flooding occurred every time there was a heavy rainfall. Investigation showed that previous owners, many years ago, had filled in land at the rear of their property altering the natural water course. The first step was a planning compliance review where our planning team studied the…

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New Life for 1980s Tower

Our Planners and Engineers have been working with Brown Day Group architects on a large apartment building in Whitaker Place, Auckland, close to Symonds Street and the University precinct. The existing building was designed by Warren and Mahoney and constructed in the late 1980’s. It was originally designed and consented predominately as a commercial office building. Whitaker Place has evolved over time and is now part of a residential…

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