Alistair Fussell, CPEng, MIPENZ, B.B. (Hons), M.E. has been appointed manager of Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ).
He joined the association as senior engineer in 2005 after 15 years working in a number of New Zealand engineering practices.
“Having gained experience on a wide variety of civil engineering and building projects, including several stints in South East Asia, I welcomed the opportunity to prepare design guides for construction professionals and assist design teams in exploring steel solutions,” Mr Fussell says.
“I was responsible for the regular technical presentations that SCNZ gave to practising structural engineers in seminars held every year throughout New Zealand.”
With the resignation of Clark Hyland in 2009, Mr Fussell took over as acting manager, focusing on the benefits of steel construction, especially when delivered by the local supply chain.
“Steel constructors in New Zealand have invested in plant and technology to achieve very high standards of productivity and time efficiency. I see my role as promoting the value that they add to every project undertaken.
“Their on the spot responsiveness and flexibility is impressing construction design teams because it saves their clients money.”
Mr Fussell is currently a member of the Steel Structures Standard Committee (NZS 3404) and a committee member of the Auckland Structural Group.