Technical Director

Mike Hanson

Mike Hanson

Mike Hanson began his career in the construction industry in 1975 and joined Russell, Drysdale & Thomas (now RDT Pacific) in 1987. A testimony to Mike’s ability is the $317m Te Papa Tongarewa - Museum of New Zealand, which he made a significant contribution to including cost planning, receipt of tenders and preparation of tender documentation. The project was completed within budget, with the final account agreement noticeably absent of contractual claims.



Mike has particular expertise in working in the public sector at both central and local government levels. Therefore, he has a good understanding of the processes, procedures and project cultures required to ensure successful outcomes. Mike also has experience integrating federated Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes into contracting systems.

Current and recent projects include Waikato Regional Theatre, Whangarei Māori Land Court, NSDC Weathertightness Remediation Project, Auckland High Court, New Court of Appeal, 55 Corinthian Drive Office Building and Car Park, TKKM o Te Tonga o Hokianga, Logos Industrial Units, Unitec Hub and CET buildings, Auckland High Court New Custodial Court, Country Wide Cell Safety Project, Manukau Justice Precinct Project, Manukau Civic Centre refurbishment, Māngere Arts Centre and Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Science (Quantity Surveying), University of Natal
  • Member, New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors
  • Site Safe Building Construction Passport


Project Experience

  • Waikato Regional Theatre
  • North Shore District Court (NSDC) Weathertightness Remediation Project
  • Whangerei Māori Land Court
  • Logos Industrial Units
  • Auckland High Court, New Court of Appeal
  • 55 Corinthian Drive Office Building and Carpark
  • Country Wide Cell Safety Project – Ministry of Justice
  • Unitec Maataho, Construction Engineering and Trade Building
  • Unitec Hub, Te Puna
  • TKKM o Te Tonga o Hokianga
  • Auckland High Court, New Custodial Court
  • Custody Unit Project, NZ Police
  • Manukau Justice Precinct Project
  • Manukau Civic Centre Refurbishment
  • Mangere Arts Centre
  • Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre
  • Western Springs Amenities upgrade
  • Refurbishment of the Auckland District Courts
  • Manurewa Police Station
  • Meadowlands Multisport Centre
  • Clendon Library
  • Auckland Central Library Upgrade
  • Te Hiku – Mobile Library
  • Tupu Library
  • Te Papa Museum of New Zealand
  • Otahuhu Recreation Precinct Stage 1
  • Auckland Central Library and Café
  • Otara Leisure Centre
  • NZI Convention Hall, Aotea Centre
  • Mt Albert Recreation Precinct Stages 1 & 2