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About Precon

Founded in 2012 by Geoff Horne, and located in Auckland’s CBD, Precon offers tailored professional services.

More SAS than regular army, we operate on a best-for-project basis. Our nimble and responsive approach to meeting client requirements is based on selecting the right team. Our people have a value-add mindset and we ensure their expertise and skills match project objectives – there is no deadwood.

Best-for-project thinking, holistic evaluation processes, and clear communication and decision making are hallmarks of Precon-led projects.

“Every project is different. What is constant is the tension between time, cost and value (the Project Triangle). From project conception, we evaluate various options, each considered through this lens of triple constraints”.
– Geoff Horne

At Precon we acknowledge the effects of environmental change and embrace adopting environmentally sustainable practices within our office and on our projects.

We are champions for investigation of appropriate environmental solutions during design, exploring various environmentally sustainable design options, evaluating outcomes in terms of our client’s ethos as a responsible community member, cost (both capital costs and operational), programme and ongoing maintenance considerations. Precon has four Green Star Practitioners and one Green Star Accredited Professional. The business is also a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council.


Our services cover all aspects of the design and construction process including:

  • Project Establishment
  • Briefing
  • Consultant Engagement
  • Design Management
  • Construction and Buildability advice
  • Programming
  • Procurement
  • Construction Administration
  • Post Construction services




Geoff is the founding director of Precon and brings almost 30 years of experience in design and construction. Geoff has an extensive understanding of the construction sector and his accomplishments, in the initial phases of some of New Zealand’s most complex and demanding projects, are arguably without equal. He brings a well-rounded project view that clients value. Geoff’s energy, passion and commitment motivates project teams to achieve the very best outcome.


Senior Associate

Evan is an experienced project manager who has gained universal respect from his peers by exceeding expectations and delivering challenging projects in demanding construction environments. Evan’s commitment to projects is second-to-none. His precise, yet pragmatic, approach enables and delivers best-for-project outcomes for his clients.


Senior Associate

Ian is a skilled construction professional with over 20 years’ experience on some of New Zealand’s most complex projects. Strong roles in bid preconstruction and site management mean Ian adds demonstrable value to the initial phases of any project. As Bid Manager on some of New Zealand’s largest projects, Ian has a proven track record of identifying client objectives/drivers and ensuring that expectations are exceeded during the preconstruction and construction phases.



Andrew is a skilled professional, with more than 20 years of experience predominantly at the front-end of large construction projects.  Andrew has a strong background in costing and pre-construction management and is largely involved from initial briefing and concept phases, often on large-scale projects with multiple stakeholders.


Senior Project Manager / Senior Design Manager

Andy is a Registered Architect who has had the opportunity to work within large team environments in a leadership role, where he was able to express his all-round ability in Front-End Design, BIM, CAD Drafting, Design Management and Project Management. Andy has worked professionally in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and throughout the Middle East. This international experience combined with his drive and design management skills will add demonstrable value to future projects.


Project Manager | Design Manager

Sharon is a Registered Architect with over 15 years’ experience in a diverse range of sectors across education, commercial, retirement and aged care, hospitality and mixed used developments  She has had the opportunity to manage and help shape the resource management, programme and finance monitoring within the education team across all disciplines at a large multi-disciplinary firm. Sharon adds value to the projects and design teams by her consistent strive for high standards, great dedication, and proven ability to achieve milestones objectives and deadlines in a timely manner


Project Manager | Design Manager

As an architectural designer, Liam has worked on projects ranging from commercial office, residential, heritage, transport to retail and hospitality; from small alterations and upgrades to the recent $800m Westfield Newmarket development, where he had an active role as retail design manager, overseeing the design and delivery of a score of specialty fitouts on New Zealand’s largest Lifestyle Centre.

Liam takes a consultative approach to building and nurturing strong partnerships with retailers and stakeholders; he believes a collaborative team can successfully mitigate any challenges and risks to a project, early in the piece.


Project Manager

Nikhil joined Precon in 2016 and has been involved in the delivery of a wide range of projects, regularly communicating with the client, consultant team and contractor to facilitate prompt resolution of construction issues. Nikhil uses exceptional people skills and a practical approach to deliver the best results for his clients.  Some of the projects that Nikhil has worked on for Precon include the Acute Mental Health Unit at Middlemore and Building 402 (MDLS) at Auckland University.


Project Manager

Zach is people focused and passionate about excellence with over seven years’ experience in the geotechnical industry. Experience has extended across all phases of construction from procurement through the design and construction stages on a wide range of roading, residential, and commercial developments. Projects across the North Island have demanded leadership of the design and construction teams; management of workloads and deliverables; and coaching of others. Zach’s experience in communicating and resolving complex engineering problems with clarity is of significant value.

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