Don Thomson Consulting Engineers

DTCE is a medium sized structural engineering firm based in Wellington with 11 engineers. Since 1987 we have undertaken thousands of structural engineering projects, including new builds and building alterations. We can also carry out structural inspections of parapets, chimneys, and brick walls, and undertake any seismic strengthening your building may need. For any of your structural, seismic, civil, or geotechnical needs, DTCE has the experience to complete your project efficiently and on budget.

We can also undertake inspections and design work for projects in other cities within New Zealand, including projects in Auckland, Hamilton, and Christchurch.

If you aren't sure how we can help, contact us and we can work to accommodate your needs.

Our Services


  Our civil engineering projects have ranged from earthworks to retaining walls, and we pride ourselves in our safe and effective design. DTCE can help with any structural engineering projects that involve: Retaining Walls Vehicle platforms Drainage Earthworks consent  


  DTCE can help with any building assessments, alterations, or design that may be required for your commercial structural engineering project. With engineers that specialize in each area, you can be assured that our designs and recommendations will be provided


  We have decades of experience in all types of residential projects needing structural engineering expertise. From new houses to existing alterations, we’ve designed and monitored thousands of jobs over the years. Let us help you with any problems you


For any Rapid Assessments, Initial Evaluating Procedure (IEP), or  Detailed Seismic Assessments (DSA) that your building needs, DTCE can undertake the report writing, design and monitoring of any structural engineering work involved. We can also help assess parapets, brick walls,


From large to small, we have years of experience designing complex scaffolds and other temporary works throughout New Zealand. We have engineers specialized in designing and pricing scaffolds to meet your deadlines. Come talk to us if you have a

Our Team

Our Team

  Our team consists of engineers, drafters, and administrators from a wide background. Meet the team and learn a little bit about the engineers who will be working on your projects.   Don Thomson – Director BE(Canturbury) DBA, M, IPENZ,

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Our Process

Our Process

Quality management At Don Thomson Consulting Engineers, we pride ourselves on our efficient and cost effective procedures. When you engage us, we strive to deliver our services on time, and on budget. To achieve this, we have quality management procedures in

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