Decades of experience in the world’s seismic hot spots

Since the 1960s, Beca has been a global leader in the field of earthquake engineering. Our roots lie in the ‘shaky isles’ of New Zealand, and drive us to deliver practical solutions that have helped countless organisations and communities improve their resilience to this unpredictable, potentially devastating natural hazard.

We work on a diverse range of earthquake engineering projects across the globe – from the seismic assessment of earthquake-prone buildings in Australia to the development of seismic codes in Asia, and large-scale retrofit programmes in Europe. This global project experience gives our clients confidence to make decisions that will benefit their operations and the communities they serve.

Beca has pioneered some of the fundamental principles of earthquake engineering that are now standard practice world-wide. As our understanding of the impact of earthquakes continues to evolve, we challenge ourselves to deliver sustainable, pragmatic, leading-edge solutions. 

New Zealand’s past decade of earthquakes – including the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and 2016 Kaikōura Earthquakes – means we’re agile and responsive to our clients' needs. And our work has been recognised globally through major international awards.

Contact our earthquake engineering specialists to discuss how we can help you with the seismic assessment and retrofit of existing structures, portfolio seismic risk advice, sustainable re-use, low-damage design, seismic restraint of non-structural elements, site specific hazard analysis, and more – where ever you are in the world.

Our seismic story

Since the 1960s Beca has been a global leaders in the field of earthquake engineering. Discover some of the projects that have shaped our work.

Our capabilities

Whether you need to understand the seismic performance of a single building, or manage your earthquake risk across an international asset portfolio, we can help.

What we offer


Combining real-time earthquake information with knowledge of your assets, to help you respond quickly and efficiently. 

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Seismic restraint

We simplify the complex – working alongside your wider project team to produce solutions that are safe, economical and simple to construct.

How we do it

Seismic risk

Across the globe, our team can help you navigate and mitigate your earthquake risk.

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Sustainable retrofit

Using reuse, renovation and retrofit design to strengthen and reduce carbon emissions in older buildings

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Multi-objective optimised dynamic design 

Efficient, lower carbon design solutions that economically maximise earthquake and wind resilience.

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Jared Keen

Technical Director - Seismic & Structural Engineering

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Juliane Spaak

Technical Director - Principal Structural Engineer

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Rob Jury

Chief Engineer - Structures

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