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.
Derek Mason : SSA
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BOOK: Will It Stand Up?
Derek Mason on Sky News, November 2013
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.
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.
Was extremely impressed with SSA responce to my problem, Derek and his engineer Ross visited our site and within three days delivered drawings and complete package of calculations for building control, fast efficient and extremely professional, very impressive, absolutely would recommend them.
Excellent and attentive service from the word go. Very adaptable and flexible and really worked with us to get us to the outcome we wanted even when we changed our minds!
Extremely responsive and professional. Enjoyed working with Derek and would highly recommend 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.
Efficient and effective organisation.
They were very pleasant and efficient. Good drawings and done when they said they would.
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.