Our work in this area includes research to better quantify environmental impacts, relating to noise, ground vibrations, and emissions into the air.

We assess the likely impacts resulting from wind on buildings and other structures.

For infrastructure developments we are called on to identify and assess the environmental effects across the project and how they can be mitigated where necessary. Our clients include transport planners and operators, building developers and managers, as well as central and local government agencies.

Our research and services include:

Mitigating Environmental Effects

Mitigating Environmental Effects

Our research provides a strong technical base for providing environmental assessments of specific projects such as new roads or the construction of major infrastructure. As part of these assessments, we regularly provide independent expert evidence to councils, Board of Inquiry or Environment Court hearings.

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Future infrastructure solutions

Future infrastructure solutions

We have developed effective tools for use in hypothetical scenarios to build a robust and sophisticated understanding of likely future behaviour. This creates the opportunity to test innovative but potentially higher risk interventions.


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 Measurement & instrumentation

Measurement & instrumentation

Through software development, we can also assist in extending, improving and streamlining existing data measurement, collection and analysis systems.




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 Research Design and Evaluation for Robust Decision Making

Research Design and Evaluation for Robust Decision Making

With over a century's worth of specialist advisory experience in both the public and private sector, we are able to equip our clients with the tools, information and reassurance needed to carry-out robust decision making.

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 Resilience to natural hazards

Resilience to natural hazards

Hundreds of natural disasters happen around the world each year. New Zealand’s geographic positioning and general isolation means that we are more vulnerable than most to potential events. 

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Wind engineering & industrial aerodynamics

Wind engineering & industrial aerodynamics

Because wind and airflows can directly impact on performance, safety and comfort, they are an important consideration in the design of infrastructure and vehicles, which requires specialist techniques and knowledge.


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 Roading performance and design

Roading performance and design

Our research and service areas include Pavements and aggregates Pavement design 3D Finite Element Analysis Repeated load triaxial testing of aggregates Subgrade testing and analysis Stabilisation Unsealed roads Bitumen chemistry and rheology...

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Socio-economic research & evaluation

Socio-economic research & evaluation

Infrastructure design has many socio-economic complexities that make it difficult to establish the priority of projects to best address the needs of the community.  

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Let's talk environmental solutions

Let's talk environmental solutions

Arrange to speak to our Research Manager - Environment, Peter Cenek

peter.cenek@wsp.com
+6445870637

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