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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

Super Structure AssociatesRenowned 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 is the author of Will It Stand Up? A Professional Engineer’s View of the Creation of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, a book written for architects, structural engineers, developers and contractors and anyone interested in construction projects, particularly sports stadia, other major leisure facilities and smaller projects, such as residential or commercial projects.

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Derek Mason on Sky News, November 2013

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.
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