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
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.
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!
They were very pleasant and efficient. Good drawings and done when they said they would.
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.
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.
Extremely responsive and professional. Enjoyed working with Derek and would highly recommend 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.
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.
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.
Efficient and effective organisation.