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Mike Hanson

Mike Hanson

Associate Director

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 Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa), 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. As a consequence, 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 recent projects include the Unitec Hub and CET buildings, Auckland High Court Custodial Court, Manukau Precinct, Manukau Civic Centre refurbishment, Mangere Arts Centre, Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre, Auckland District Courts refurbishment and Manurewa Police Station.

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

  • Unitec Maataho, Construction Engineering and Trade Building
  • Unitec Te Puna
  • Hokianga Kura
  • Manukau Civic Centre Refurbishment
  • Mangere Arts Centre
  • Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre
  • Western Springs Amenities upgrade
  • Refurbishment of the Auckland District Courts
  • The Manurewa Police Station
  • Meadowlands Multisport Centre
  • Devonport Library
  • Clendon Library
  • Unitec Building 100
  • Unitec Building 183
  • Auckland Central Library
  • Te Hiku – Mobile Library
  • Tupu Library
  • Te Papa Museum of New Zealand
  • Manukau Justice Prencicnt
  • David Lange Memorial
  • 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
  • Wesley Community Centre