Super Structures Associates are a dynamic team of consulting structural engineers based in Twickenham, South West London. Led by Derek Mason, they deliver the five elements crucial to any construction project that wants to stand out for its design, and deliver on time and to budget:
- A sharp eye for design
- Technical prowess
- Astute commercial awareness
- Speed of responsiveness
- Engaging communication skills
Derek Mason CEng PrEng Msc(Eng) MSAICE MICE MIStructE
Renowned for his energy and pro-activeness, Derek’s experience in structural engineering spans over 30 years. He has accumulated a portfolio of £multi-million projects across a range of sectors that include sports and leisure, hotels and residential.
Being a keen sportsman and regular marathon runner, a special highlight for Derek’s career was to undertake an engineering and technical review of the 2012 Olympic Stadium and specific aspects of the 2012 Olympic Aquatic Centre.
His innate inquisitiveness combined with his technical ability and financial awareness means that he is a natural problem solver. He is inspired by design. When a typical approach won’t deliver the desired result – or cost – he will look beyond the obvious and innovate.
You can find out more about his creative approach by viewing case studies. Whilst a large scale construction project is a normal assignment, Derek also likes to work with niche architects on bespoke projects, renowned for their particular style of clean, minimalist creativity.
He will also lend his expertise to offer an independent opinion to property owners when it is required for a project. Derek is a Registered Professional Engineer in South Africa and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Civil Engineers in London (ICE), and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE). He is also an Affiliate Member of RIBA.
BOOK: Will It Stand Up?
Derek Mason on Sky News, November 2013
SSA and Derek Mason were a joy to deal with and I would have no hesitation in recommending them. They advised me when it was best to use their services and when the time came they were exceptionally flexible with meeting and quick to do both the calculations and the drawings. Without doubt a 5 star service.
While buying our house, we discovered at 11am one Friday that we needed an urgent opinion from a structural engineer. After a recommendation, I called SSA who were able to go out that afternoon. Not only that, Derek called later that night to confirm all was well (and therefore we could relax knowing our purchase could proceed) and we received the full written report by the end of the weekend. It was wonderful to receive such fabulous service at a very stressful time. Would highly recommend their services.
We worked with Derek and team on a complicated renovation of an old building in Central Richmond and were delighted with the service we received; very professional, super responsive and really friendly. Will certainly be using them again. Ed and Fiona, Richmond
Derek Mason of Super Structure Associates has just helped us on a basement construction project for our house in Fulham. We couldn’t speak more highly of his services – responsive, creative, flexible, and always happy to give his time to talk us through any structural detail of the project we were worried about, explaining the different approaches that could be taken to achieve the result we wanted. Derek’s calm, reassuring presence and practical, no nonsense approach gave us great comfort that our house was being built on solid foundations. If we were to do a similar project, we would use SSA again tomorrow. James and Deirdre, Fulham.
We have found Super Structures Associates proved to be a cut above the rest with their practical and detailed advice. Their drawings were very clear and easy to work with, and their staff were always available if required. Super Structures Associates created practical and economical solutions for our project, providing what our Client wanted to achieve. I would highly recommend them for your project.
Having worked with Derek for 3 years as the Contractor’s Design Manager on a £50 million hotel development completed in 2011, we very much appreciated Derek’s contribution towards the value engineered structural solutions that we implemented. Additionally, Derek’s energetic and proactive involvement in the wider design team process was a valuable bonus. Tony Bates, John Sisk and Son Ltd.
Derek Mason of Super Structures Associates has been vital to the success of our house refurbishment. He created a structural design that cleverly maximized our living space both on the ground floor and in the loft, perfectly meeting our expectations. As structural problems were uncovered in our Edwardian house throughout the build, he was quickly on site to inspect and advise on the solutions. Derek took the time to make sure we understood exactly what the building process entailed at the beginning and regularly followed up the progress during the course of work on site. If I undertake any form of structural work in the future, I will certainly be calling on the services of Super Structures Associates.
Derek was highly recommended to us and at very short notice provided us with invaluable advice. He has a very positive and professional attitude, with an ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely and practical manner.
We have worked with Derek Mason of Super Structures Associates on a project in Richmond, Surrey and found the initial design to be practical and cost effective. When we encountered problems with the existing structure, Derek’s fast, proactive approach ensured minimal delay and provided information which was clear and concise. Super Structures Associates were always available to discuss elements of design and when required to visit site to look at problems were quick to respond. We found them a pleasure to work with and would be happy to work with them again. We would highly recommend them for your project.
They were very pleasant and efficient. Good drawings and done when they said they would.