We work on a diverse range of earthquake engineering projects across the globe – from the seismic assessment of earthquake-prone buildings in New Zealand to the development of seismic codes in Asia and large-scale retrofit programmes in Europe.

With our engineering roots in the ‘shaky isles’ of New Zealand, Beca has always been at the forefront of earthquake engineering – in fact, you might say it’s in our DNA. Protecting lives and assets against this devastating force of nature drives our engineers to seek the best solutions for our clients and communities. And with project experience across the globe, we’ve extensive capability in seismic resilience solutions.

Our engineers adopt approaches for analysis and design, which are then overlaid with a pragmatic approach to solving the problem at hand and delivering the best outcomes for our clients. 

As our understanding of the impact of earthquakes continues to evolve, we are always challenging ourselves to deliver sustainable, leading edge solutions.

Contact our earthquake engineering specialists below to discuss how we can help you with the seismic assessment and retrofit of existing structures, liquefaction analysis, low-damage design, portfolio seismic risk advice, seismic hazard analysis and seismic restraint services. We're ready to help make your everyday better through stronger, seismic-resilient buildings! 


Take a journey through our proud history of earthquake engineering below or download our capability brochure (PDF) for more information.

Our People

Jared Keen

Technical Director - Seismic & Structural Engineering

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Neil Horsfield

General Manager - Structures

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Rob Jury

Chief Engineer - Structures

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Take a deeper dive into what we offer


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

Building Seismic Restraint (BSR)

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

Our brochure

We're committed to building strong and lasting relationship by responding to the needs and aspiration of our clients and their communities. 
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Seismic risks in ASEAN?

At 6:50am on 21 November, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred near the Thailand-Laos border. Having lived in Christchurch through the 2010-2011 earthquake sequence, I have experienced thousands of earthquakes, but this was the first time I had felt one outside of New Zealand...

Andrew Baird explains

ABC techniques in a highly seismic area

The challenge: 17 new bridges, a severely seismic area with the liquefaction potential, and a requirement to be aesthetically pleasing, sensitive to the natural environment, fit for purpose, and to maintain social and cultural values.

Jamil Khan and others explain

Performance-based earthquake engineering

Situated in one of the most seismic regions of the world is Santiago, Chile. With its large collection of tall buildings set against the backdrop of the Andes Mountains, it was a superb location for the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

Matt Fox explains