KOA was established in 2000 in Palmerston North by Kevin O’Connor. As Managing Director, Kevin has vast knowledge in commercial developments, educational facilities, earthquake engineering and seismic design, bringing 30 plus years in civil and structural engineering experience to the company.
Kevin Judd, Director of Surveying and Resource Planning, draws on more than 30 years’ experience to lead our surveying team.
Our locally owned and operated company includes four offices nationwide. We employ 60 plus staff, which includes a regular task force of students on university holidays to assist with their degree practical work requirements.
Our Wellington Office opened in 2010. It offers the same services as Palmerston North and works along side Palmerston North in many projects nationwide. A KOA presence in Christchurch began in 2012 and continues to expand with the acquisition of Andersen & Associates Ltd in 2014. The start of 2013 saw us bring the KOA presence to the Auckland Viaduct. KOA have now moved the Auckland office to Level 14, 23 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD with 10 employees. We have always had a nationwide presence but this has enabled us to be even more accessible to our clients based in Auckland.
With a broad range of services covering a spectrum of engineering, surveying, planning and shop detailing, we are involved with major projects nationwide. A few of which are displayed on our Projects page.