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Our story began in 1974 when engineer, Geoff Dainty, set up office in West Auckland. Peter Alderton, joined his small firm in 1986 and worked up to the position of Senior Director, a position he still holds today. From day one, the firm worked across both civil and structural engineering design undertaking projects from small residential alterations, up to large apartment complexes, subdivisions and commercial builds.

Following Geoff Dainty’s retirement, in 2002, Brett Chick and Nick Houlding both stepped into Directorship and the company has continued to flourish under their guidance. Together, our team weathered the economic struggles of 2008 and emerged stronger than ever.  

Today ACH employs around 30 staff in their Auckland office with over 20% being Chartered Professional Engineers. Our staff are specialists across structural, civil and environmental engineering design. This has been illustrated across numerous projects in numerous fields including, retirement home developments, schools, apartment and retail buildings, residential subdivision, water pump stations, bridges, high risk temporary works design, insurance and seismic assessments and many, many more.

Additionally, ACH have established themselves in the industry as go-to experts in a number of specialist and high-risk areas where other consultancies lack the expertise. If you need a safe haven for your high-risk project, come to ACH and let us take care of you.


Why choose ACH?

At ACH, our aim is to provide our clients with high quality solutions which are cost-effective. Led by three hands-on senior Directors, with a collective experience of over 70 years you can be safe in the knowledge an expert is leading your project to success. We are backed by, and fully exploit, the collective knowledge and experience of our expert team and those that we work with, to maximise the benefit to our clients and our environment. But don't just take it from us....

Fantastic service received from everyone at ACH. Always kept up to date, all email correspondence is responded to even if it is to say thanks. Most definitely would recommend ACH to others - well done team!

- Maddren Homes

Great work and prompt service.

- Rob Waddell, Barton Sound

Professional and efficient ACH Consulting deserves to be recognised and given a pat on the back.

- Mark Stuart

Approachable, communicative, competitive and professional. Worked methodically, innovatively and proactively to achieve the required outcome of a brief and contract specifications with a one team attitude.

- Ross Yearsley, Auckland Council

Our team

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Brett Chick BE(Hons) CMEngNZ
Chartered Professional Engineer

Peter Alderton BE CMEngNZ
Chartered Professional Engineer

Nick Houlding BE(Hons) CMEngNZ
Chartered Professional Engineer

Debbie Keal
Operations Manager

Quality, Safety and Environmental Protection

We are audited to, and meet, the quality standards of ISO 9001 and environmental standards of ISO 14001. We are also ACC audited and have been awarded their highest level of certification (tertiary). You can be confident that we are taking care of people, places and projects to an extremely high standard. If you would like to read our QSE policy, you can! Click here.  

Quality Assurance