BGT Structures

Structural and Civil Engineers


David Turkington


Director, Structural Engineer


1989 NZCE (Civil)
1992 BE (Hons) Auckland University

Member of the Institute of Professional Engineers, New Zealand
Chartered Professional Engineer
Member Structural Engineering Society
Member of the New Zealand Concrete Society
Member New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

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David rapidly drew attention to his engineering flair and determination when he won young achiever and gained a highly commended for his projects $10M and over in the 2001 New Zealand Institute of Building Awards.

David has built on his reputation in translating innovative design into simple working documents. His professional and uncomplicated working style has continued in delivering a large number of high profile jobs. He enjoys leading teams both internally and externally to tap into a wealth of knowledge and deliver well considered engineered projects.


2011 - Present BGT Structures
1997 - 2011  Buller George Turkington
1997 Lend Lease
1995 Bruce Wallace Partners


Structural design of residential, industrial and commercial projects.
Earthquake engineering.
Structural analysis and structural dynamics.


  • NZI Centre, Auckland CBD
  • Princes Wharf Development, Auckland CBD
  • Vodafone, Auckland CBD
  • Lumley Towers, Auckland CBD
  • Sylvia Park Shopping Centre, Mt Wellington, Auckland
  • Novotel & Ibis Hotel, Ellerslie, Auckland
  • Novotel & Ibis Hotel, Rotorua
  • Novotel & Ibis Hotel, Hamilton
  • Novotel, Auckland International Airport, Auckland
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Expansion, Auckland
  • Auckland Tennis Centre, Stanley St, Auckland
  • Northland Event Centre, Northland
  • Papamoa College, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty
  • Westgate Shopping Centre, Auckland
  • AMOT Aquatic Centre, Auckland