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 projects. 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
Absolutely brilliant. Derek and his team have a fabulous “can do” mentality which is completely matched by their ability to deliver on time and on price. If the rest of the building trade and government took a leaf out of SSA’s book the U.K would not have a housing problem and a construction industry to be proud of. Whatever your project or its size, to my mind, the one aspect of your build that you cannot afford to cut corners on is the structural engineering element of it… assuming of course that you do want your build to stand and last….I’d happily recommend SSA to all.
I worked with Derek Mason over an 8 year period and found that having him as part of my team was truly an asset. Derek consistently has a ‘can do’ attitude to clients and projects and his creative approach to engineering solutions always stood out. He is a rare individual that will work with you and always make your life easier.
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 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.
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
Efficient and effective organisation.
Extremely responsive and professional. Enjoyed working with Derek and would highly recommend Super Structures Associates.
Derek Mason and SSA were incredibly helpful in assessing a potential damage during our recent property sale. Very quick to respond and provide the report, with excellent service and responsiveness.
I have known and worked with Derek Mason for the last five years and Super Structures Associates have worked very successfully on four of our recent projects. They proved to be innovative, proactive and totally professional in their approach. Derek’s enthusiastic approach to problem solving helped us achieve the most effective and economical solution for each project as his vast experience of so many different types of projects enables him to propose various alternatives to suit the method of construction, which results in an economical yet bespoke solution for the project. So if you want to try someone different that can easily work with you to achieve your goals, contact Derek Mason, as I would highly recommend him for any project.