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.
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Derek Mason on Sky News, November 2013
Outstanding service from SuperStructures. Highly professional, robust advice which was clear and well thought through. Impressive determination to stay with a very difficult project despite the problems. Great integrity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Couldn’t be happier with our recent project with SSA. Responsive service, good communication throughout, and a highly professional and comprehensive report at the end of the project. Not cheap but worth every penny. 100% satisfied.