Structural, civil, geotechnical and forensic engineering experts — when and where you need us


With global reach and local expertise, EFI Global delivers world-class engineering consulting solutions.

EFI Global, an established international company of over four decades, provides independent, practical and innovative structural and engineering design solutions to the public, developers, central and local government, insurers, lawyers, publicly listed and private companies across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Our growth in the region was accelerated with the acquisition of Thurlow Consulting Engineers Limited, which expanded our offerings in engineering, construction and building consultancy.

With experts in virtually every field, EFI Global is well positioned to be the single provider to meet all your engineering needs. Our talented professionals are equipped with the technology, testing equipment, tools and experience needed to deliver best-in-class specialist engineering solutions. Whether your project requires a simple evaluation or an exhaustive investigation, we pride ourselves on delivering the same quick response, in-depth analysis and timely reporting on each assignment.

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Structural engineering
Our team of experienced structural engineers understands the importance of efficient and economic design for commercial, residential and industrial buildings. We’ve undertaken a range of structural designs — from high-end, geotechnically challenged cliff-top houses to public bridges, tilt up commercial design, buildings with multiple stories, retaining walls and other specialised structures.

Structural assessments
Our assessments determine whether buildings are structurally sound — helping prospective homeowners and real estate investors verify the appropriateness of their purchases. If a fault becomes evident down the track or as a result of erosion, flood or subsidence, our team of chartered professional engineers can assist.

Civil engineering
Our professional engineers appreciate the critical role of research to governing parameters of job sites, including geotechnical, landscaping and traffic impacts. Civil engineering design and construction projects we’ve tackled range from subdivisions with two to 225 lots and encompass earthworks, water, roading and ponds. We can assist with stormwater management, including flood reports, SMAF (stormwater management areas: flow) calculations, recharge pits and stormwater mitigation devices often required by local territorial authorities. We also have specialist engineers to design and detail on-site wastewater treatment options.

Seismic engineering
Since the catastrophic Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-11, there has been a consequential shift to respective Territorial Authorities’ earthquake and dangerous building policies. The EFI Global team have the knowledge and expertise to identify buildings that may be earthquake prone, provide an engineer’s report on building ratings (%NBS), and design required upgrades.

Environmental engineering
Our complete line of environmental services is designed to help property owners, and developers maintain compliance with current environmental regulations, minimise risks, and optimise business objectives.

Project management and supervision
Our colleagues’ experience encompasses structural engineering, civil engineering, project management and contract administration. We are well positioned to assist in seamless project management, from inception through to completion.

Research and forensic reports
Clients turn to us for research reports that draw on our scientific and technical expertise. Our team work to determine and document the reasons for an engineering-related events and failures.

Expert witness testimony
EFI Global’s seasoned experts provide unbiased conclusions that can withstand the rigors of litigation. Our certified and highly trained engineers have performed thousands of investigations and evaluations for disputes tried at all levels of the judicial system.

Catastrophe response
Whether the result of a cyclone, earthquake, flood, hailstorm, lightning strike, tornado or fire, EFI Global’s forensic engineers can deliver timely damage assessments to evaluate the impact of a natural disaster.


Unit 9, 1A William Pickering Drive, Rosedale, Auckland
Phone: +64 9 478 4305


Contact us to see how we can assist with your next project. Want to learn more? Visit the EFI Global website or read more about Sedgwick in New Zealand.


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