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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 is also a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council.

OUR SERVICES

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

OUR PEOPLE

GEOFF HORNE

Director

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.

EVAN FENWICK

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.

IAN STRAKA

Associate

Ian is a skilled construction professional with over 17 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 RATTENBURY

Associate

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.

ANDY STAPLES

Project Manager | 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.

SHARON IP-LO

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, office and warehouse, residential and
mixed-use 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.

NIKHIL MASIH

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.

SARAH CLAY

Project Manager | Design Manager

Sarah is experienced working as both a consultant and a client project manager across a range of sectors within the construction industry, in particular Healthcare and live environments. She provides strong stakeholder management working within occupied sites involving complex phasing works.

She provides leadership and support to the project team with strong organisational change control management skills to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and in line with the client’s objectives.

LIAM HANLEY

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.

ZACH MARTIN

Project Manager | Design 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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