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Ray Patton

Consultant - ME (Civil), CMEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE

Ray is a first-call engineer for many public and private sector construction clients throughout New Zealand. He uses his specialist skills to help deliver comprehensive solutions for highly complex projects.

Seismic design for the health sector is among the fields that Ray has cultivated in the past four decades. He utilises the strengths of specialist skills within the company's team environment to deliver comprehensive solutions for complex projects.

He has also given back to the industry in his position first as a tutor then as Head of The Technician Engineering Department at the Central Institute of Technology, which he held before joining our CBP as a partner and then a director in 1981.

Over many years Ray has been involved in development of design standards in New Zealand and has been on several code and quasi-code committees the last being co-opted to the New Zealand Loadings Code NZS4203:1992 – the fore runner to the current code. He has been involved in development of design standards in New Zealand and been instrumental in writing recommendations for seismic design development.

His involvement with base-isolated buildings led to him to heading the structural design team for the first hospital building utilising this technique to be constructed in New Zealand - the Hutt Hospital Theatre and Accident and Emergency Block. Ray's special knowledge of the requirements for health sector buildings has been valued by Health Board clients in Wellington, Porirua, the Kapiti Coast, Wanganui and Hawkes Bay.

As well as a range of small projects, Ray has been responsible for a variety of major projects including Wrightson Bloodstock Horse Sales Centre at Karaka, south of Auckland, and as principal consultant for Caltex Oil NZ on the redevelopment of service stations throughout New Zealand.

A fascination for glue laminated timbers has also taken Ray as far afield as Saudi Arabia and Oman, where his work on wide-span, multi-arched glue-laminated timber pedestrian bridges and structures for a hypermarket have left lasting impressions.

In recent times he has worked closely with Foodstuffs (Wellington) Ltd assisting them with the construction of new service stations at their Pak n Save and New World supermarkets throughout the southern half of the North Island.

In the education sector Ray led the CBP Structural and Civil design team for the new award winning Amesbury Primary School in Churton Park Wellington. Previously he had also led the design team for the Seatoun Primary School. These are the only two green field primary schools constructed in Wellington over the last forty years.

Key Projects

Satellite Dialysis Unit - Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua
Project Director - IL4 building utilising PreSSS technology

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Te Hopai Hospital and Rest Home - Newtown, Wellington
Project Director – IL3 building utilising PreSSS technology
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Ronald McDonald House - Newtown, Wellington
Project Director – Four storey reinforced concrete moment frame
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Amesbury School - Churton Park,Wellington
Project Director – New green field complex initially for 250 students built 
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Seatoun Primary School - Wellington
Project Director – First green field primary school built in Wellington for 40 years.
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Ward 27 Upgrade Wellington Hospital
Project Director – Additions and Seismic Strengthening of Existing buildings to IL3 level.
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Foodstuffs (Wgtn) Ltd
Project Director – 24 New Fuel sites for New World and Pak’n’Save supermarkets constructed over a
period of ten years


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