Smart Alliances coastal engineering team provide highly specialised civil, structural and geotechnical engineering combined with resource planning to address construction near or within the marine environment.

Legacy of expertise

The Smart Alliances coastal engineering team draws on the legacy of expertise built up over decades by the late industry renowned specialist John Smart. Smart Alliances offers expert advice for planning, impact assessment, design and construction of residential and commercial projects within the coastal environment. These include projects such as coastal protection, boatsheds, slipways, jetties and associated infrastructure, moorings for coastal residential properties as well as commercial activities like aquaculture ventures, fisheries operations, and marina development.

Local and international experience across harbour and coastal engineering

With the popularity of the Marlborough Sounds continuing to boom, clients are building further and further out into the Sounds on sites previously deemed impossible due to site characteristics such as steep slopes, planning and access requirements. Any development taking place in the Marlborough Sounds must take into account its environmental impact on both land and water. As Marlborough Sounds specialists, Smart Alliances provide planning, geotechnical, civil and structural engineering advice for site development and coastal access to strike a balance between development and the environmental impact.

The Smart Alliances team has considerable international experience in coastal engineering meaning that they bring together techniques and materials from different environments to create innovative practical solutions for their clients. They have particular experience working in “The Maldives” where they have been involved in many significant projects including the extraordinary Hilton Hotel Resort and the Addu Linkroad.