About us

Dynamic and progressive professionals, we bring a compelling blend of robust engineering and extensive experience, delivered through engaged and proactive consulting. We focus on making positive impacts on all our projects.
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Our Story

Mesh has the quality of people, the depth of experience and the breadth of expertise you’d expect from a boutique building services company. But what makes us different is our attitude. What we don’t ever do is engineer in a bubble. We genuinely consult with you to understand what outcomes you want to achieve. We believe it’s about the journey, the design detail, the coordination and communication, and for that you need the right people. That’s what Mesh is about at the core. The right people applying their specialist expertise; integrated services working as a cohesive whole, collaborating to give you the outcome you need.

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First We Listen

Although we like to talk, first we listen. ‘We’ includes our Directors who provide input and meeting attendance throughout the project life-cycle regardless of size or budget. As expert consultants, we know that to get the best results we must listen and take great care to understand the true needs and objectives of our clients. Experience has taught us the best project solutions come from a rigorous process of evaluating and exploring different solutions in an open and transparent dialogue with all project stakeholders.

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Then We Act

For us flawless project execution is all about having a clear understanding of the project delivery strategy; no two projects follow the exact same path and delivery is tailored to suit client imperatives and required outcomes.  The fundamentals of delivery are a given (i.e. compliance with CIC guidelines, building consent requirements) but successful projects require a proactive and engaged approach. This is key for us, we don’t want to be a passenger on the project team, we want to be leading the conversation and be an active contributor to ensure the very best collective decision making.

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James Donald
Director
James enjoys the people side of consulting, he builds strong working relationships with all those around him.James has been a prominent part of the New Zealand building services industry for 13 years, he is a chartered professional engineer, with a bachelors (hon) degree from Auckland University.Being a born and bred kiwi, James has a passion for the outdoors and our environment which can be seen in his work.
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Matt Lee
Director
Matt is passionate about elegant, robust and flawlessly executed building services solutions across all disciplines.An active and involved project director over his 20 years in the market, he has led projects across most industry sectors and has broad experience. He holds strong working relationships with key stakeholders with specific expertise in the Healthcare, Retail, Education and Commercial sectors.He is an immediate past board Director for the New Zealand Green Building Council and works across the industry to champion the development and evolution of efficient building technology.A passion for water and snow sports ensure he actively enjoys his spare time year round.
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Daniel Puren
Lead Hydraulic/Fire Protection Engineer
Daniel brings a broad range of experience to the Mesh team having practised in Australia on a variety of building projects before relocating to Auckland in 2017. His approach is to understand the needs of the client with a focus on attention to detail to find the right solution for the project. Daniel has a background in a range of sectors including residential, retail, education and commercial with a particular interest in health and aged care. In his spare time Dan is Mesh’s resident master brewer and may even share the recipe for his award-winning raspberry cherry porter if you ask nicely.
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Pravin Patel
Operations Manager | Lead Mechanical Engineer
Pravin's focus is to inspire our team to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients. Using his keen eye for detail he is passionate about integrating the services design elegantly into buildings. Pravin knows what truly drives project decisions, and that consulting our clients isn’t just about listening, it’s about interpreting and understanding. Throughout Pravin’s career his knowledge of multiple disciplines has steered him to leading and delivering complex building services projects across various sectors, with specific capabilities in residential, hospitality, industrial & healthcare.
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Vaughn Davies
Lead Electrical Engineer
Vaughn hails from South Africa, immigrating to New Zealand in 2018 bringing with him a diverse range of project experience in electrical, ICT and security building services. He has over 19 years’ experience having worked on projects in the residential, health and aged care, commercial, prisons, hospitality, education, industrial (including hazardous environments) and warehousing sectors. Vaughn enjoys working on challenging projects and prides himself on finding pragmatic solutions. Vaughn is currently registered as a Charted Member (Engineering Technologist) with Engineering New Zealand. He has a keen interest in the outdoors and enjoys spending time with his family exploring the wonders of New Zealand.
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Shimon Hirano
BIM Lead
Shimon enjoys challenging our engineer’s design to ensure our clients get an enriched and practical outcome. He has a wealth of experience gained through working in the BIM industry in Australia, and leading national BIM teams for large global engineering companies here in New Zealand. He has over 13 years experience delivering engineering projects through Building Information Modelling and Management. He has a passion for delivering well-structured digital information projects that all stake holders can benefit from. Shimon is a father of two who enjoys spending time with his family.
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Ian Dou
Electrical Engineer
Ian is an electrical engineer at Mesh, he holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in electrical and electronic engineering. Fluent in Mandarin, Ian brings his unique Chinese – Kiwi culture to the team. Ian has invaluable experience and working knowledge of the local standards and NZ building codes. A dedicated and self-motivated engineer who has a strong attention to detail and able to constantly produce high quality deliverables, he takes full responsibility for his work and always honours his commitment to the client and project.
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John Potgieter
Senior Electrical Engineer
John brings a wealth of experience and a practical approach to his projects. He believes that building services solutions should be buildable, energy efficient and robust. An active and involved electrical engineer over his 18 years in the building services consulting market, he has been involved in projects as both the lead electrical engineer and as project leader across all engineering disciplines within the building industry. He is a chartered member of Engineering New Zealand as an Engineering Technologist and registered practicing member of the New Zealand electrical Workers Registration Board. A dedication to developing a small farm / life style block ensures John is active and outdoors all year round in his spare time.
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Kyle Calder
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Kyle brings a unique skillset to Mesh, with a commissioning background and a lot of time spent on site early in his career before turning towards building services design. Kyle has a practical approach to complex design challenges, and finding the right design solution is a forte. He is passionate about quality mechanical services design & drives this through the construction phase to project completion. With 8 years of experience in commercial, education, residential and industrial sectors, Kyle understands what is required to ensure that a building performs well. Kyle also has a love for horses, he is a competitive 3 day event horse rider at a national level with hopes to compete internationally.
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Erica Brits
Senior Electrical Engineer
Erica is a Senior Electrical Engineer with the Mesh team, with a Bachelor of Engineering – Electrical & Electronics from the University of Auckland. Erica is based in Tauranga. Her engineering over recent years has predominately involved work in the Hospital / Healthcare sector for both private healthcare projects as well as DHB’s across both electrical and ICT services Erica also has engineering experience in the education, corporate design, retail, high end residential and aged care facility sectors. Erica has a passion for producing quality work, and finding effective solutions for her client’s projects. Erica enjoys having fun and enjoying life, particularly with her family as a Mum.
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Timothy Yeung
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Timothy has a background in mechanical engineering and has worked within the building services market for over 10 years, with most of his career leading multi-disciplinary teams. This background brings strong technical skills as well as effective and efficient communication internally and with clients. Timothy has experience both within New Zealand and across South East Asia involving projects in hotels, office, residential, commercial and hospital projects, all with varying project sizes and complexity. He has also worked as an aeronautical engineer within the aviation industry for a period of time. Additional to this experience Timothy has knowledge and capabilities with the latest technologies and seamlessly incorporates it into his design work, with the focus on quality outcomes for clients and their projects.
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Elle McDowell
Graduate Hydraulic & Fire Protection Engineer
Elle was born in the UK but raised in NZ. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Construction Engineering. Although new to the industry, she is keen to further develop her skills and work with a dynamic team of experienced & like-minded professionals. Her personal goal is to make a difference in design & technology, and is inspired by projects with long-term benefits that will transform our communities to becoming more environmentally sustainable. On a social level, Elle enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling abroad and is keen on experiencing what life has to offer.
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Christoff van der Linde
Hydraulic & Fire Protection Engineer
Christoff is a member of our hydraulic and fire protection team. Born and raised in South Africa, Christoff relocated to Auckland in 2019. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has a background in commercial, residential and education sectors with a keen interest in water management and optimisation. He is passionate about providing innovative solutions to complex problems while keeping maintainability and practicality in mind. In his spare time, Christoff enjoys exploring the outdoors and maintaining his hydroponic garden.
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Peter Wang
BIM Engineer
Peter is a BIM engineer at Mesh, he holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree from University of Auckland. He has previously worked for four years as a test engineer in the IoT industry and brings his unique perspective to the BIM and Revit modeling side of building services. Peter has great attention to detail and likes to ensure all BIM processes flows smoothly and produces robust results. He is continually learning about all the disciplines in the building services industry and how projects are coordinated to ensure their success.
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Campbell Wittstock
Electrical Engineer
Campbell was born and raised in South Africa, and has over three years electrical engineering experience in building services there before moving to New Zealand in 2019. He currently holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering. The majority of his design experience is in the healthcare, commercial and industrial sectors. Campbell is extremely dedicated to his design work as an electrical engineer and enjoys delivering quality designs for clients and their projects. He enjoys off-roading, the outdoors and is always wanting to explore more of New Zealand and all it has to offer.
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Nidhi Roshinkumar
Graduate Hydraulic & Fire Protection Engineer
Nidhi has recently graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) majoring in Mechanical, and has joined our Hydraulics and Fire Protection Team at Mesh. She is enjoying developing bespoke solutions for clients in different sectors and helping them achieve their goals efficiently. Nidhi’s aim is to continue to learn about all aspects of the consulting industry and apply her acquired skills to better lifestyles through innovative design. She is also passionate about improving female representation in the technology sector, and volunteers with ‘SheSharp’ to help encourage women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). Outside of work Nidhi enjoys reading and spending time at the beach.
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Carissa Garcia
Graduate Mechanical Engineer
Carissa holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) with a year of experience in building services in which she is enjoying both the technical and people aspects of the job. Being new to the industry, Carissa strives to deliver sustainable and innovative solutions as part of our Mechanical team for clients. She is also focused on upskilling and learning from the dynamic team of skilled professions within Mesh and the wider industry. Born and raised in NZ, Carissa has a passion for living an active lifestyle and exploring the great outdoors.
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