About SCNZ

Steel Construction New Zealand Incorporated (SCNZ) is the voice of New Zealand’s diverse steel construction industry. We promote the benefits of steel solutions in building and infrastructure projects; and play a pivotal role in supporting the industry as it strives to grow through innovation, investment in technology and market development.

We currently have over 300 members nationwide. Our membership represents the whole supply chain, from manufacturers of structural steel and steel products, to distributors, fabricators, designers, detailers, galvanisers, and paint and building supply companies.

With a strong focus on fostering business and technical excellence, we provide the industry with advice on the latest in steel design trends and standards, networking opportunities, and represent views to key industry and government decision-makers.

Today, structural steel’s market share is more than 50% nationwide. In Christchurch, due to the material’s proven seismic performance, steel has grown its share of the multi-level construction market to almost 80%, up from virtually nil prior to the Canterbury earthquakes.

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The Story Of SCNZ

Structural steel construction in New Zealand has undergone a renaissance over the last three decades, following the fallout from the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) building in the 1980s. However, the strong position of the structural steel sector in 2016 is not a matter of chance but the fruit of a proactive and visionary industry.

During this period, the industry has succeeded in working together for the common good, whilst maintaining healthy competitive tension in the marketplace. Industry body SCNZ – along with its predecessors and HERA – has played a significant role in this success, facilitated by industry’s willingness to finance its representative bodies; and to invest in technology and facilities, resulting in steel’s cost competitiveness compared to other construction materials.

Many of the factors that have brought industry to today’s healthy position will be required to ensure its continued prosperity, and with industry at the heart of the association through its governance structure, SCNZ will continue to play a key role in this success.

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Meet the Team

Our staff combine the highest academic achievement and years of solid engineering experience with an element of marketing and communications know-how. They are on a mission to advocate the use of steel in construction, a cause they champion with energy, enthusiasm and dedication.

Darren O'Riley
Darren O'Riley

General Manager

Kevin Cowie
Kevin Cowie

Technical Director

Zahid Hamid
Zahid Hamid

Structural Engineer

Michelle Gutierrez-Smith
Michelle Gutierrez-Smith

Office Administrator

Our executives

David Moore
David Moore

SCNZ Vice Chairman & Treasurer

Malcolm Hammond
Malcolm Hammond

SCNZ Councillor

Troydon Lill
Troydon Lill

SCNZ Councillor

Wayne Wheeler
Wayne Wheeler

SCNZ Councillor

Brad Stark
Brad Stark

SCNZ Councillor

Craig Taylor
Craig Taylor

SCNZ Councillor

Scott Miller
Scott Miller

SCNZ Councillor

Troy Coyle
Troy Coyle

SCNZ Councillor

Brett Pocock
Brett Pocock

SCNZ Councillor