Specifi can design the following engineered elements for residential buildings:
Specifi is for anyone preparing plans for residential projects including architects, design technicians, architectural designers and engineers.
Specifi has been developed over a period of five years by Kirk Roberts Consulting who provide services in structural, geotechnical, fire, environmental and civil engineering as well as project management. Kirk Roberts have offices in Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Christchurch and Queenstown and over 170+ employees.
This unique online design tool enables you to undertake the engineering design of structural elements without the need to engage a professional engineer directly. We want to save you time and raise the overall quality of engineering in New Zealand.
Yes. They have been part of our consultation process and the software is in accordance with all regulatory industry requirements.
You only pay for elements when you submit for QA and final documentation. This enables you to undertake preliminary designs at no cost. Specifi charges per element when documents are issued. For more details refer to our pricing information.
Yes. Various councils were part of the consultation process when developing Specifi. Their input was invaluable and resulted in several modifications to refine the programme for the benefit of the user, including the implementation of QR codes, Project and QA Summaries.
At the end of 2022, over 4500 projects had been processed by councils.
Specifi provides support throughout the consenting process. RFI queries relating to any calculations undertaken by Specifi will not cost you.
None. Specifi specifically calculates every structural element and undertakes all relevant standard/code checks. Specifi does not just look up tables. Only structural elements, connections and foundations that have the required stiffness and strength are available to select in Specifi. The software has been developed by New Zealand professional structural engineers.
Specifi aims to raise the quality of engineering design and documentation within New Zealand in the following ways: