Structural &
Seismic Engineers


RedFox Structural and Seismic Engineers are a Christchurch based team that has special expertise in:

  • Industrial Building Design
  • Detailed Engineering Evaluation [DEE]
  • Commercial Design
  • Strengthening Design
  • Residential Design
  • Fire Design
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About Us


RedFox Structural & Seismic Engineers is a subsidiary of Linetech Holdings Ltd (LTH), a group of companies which specialises in structural design, energy and electricity transmission facilities. RedFox previously traded as Linetech Consulting (Civil & Structural division) and originally as John Snook Ltd. We specialise in the structural and seismic design of a wide range of buildings, always striving for economical and  buildable designs.                         


Russell Poole leads a team of experienced structural engineers and drafters, many of whom have immigrated to New Zealand since the 2010/2011 earthquake sequence. Russell is one of New Zealand's most experienced and accomplished structural engineers. His experience includes 6 years post graduate training, 20 years  as a senior director of Holmes Consulting Group and 11 years working on major infrastructure projects in Hong Kong.

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Managing Team

Russell A Poole
BE (Hons), M.S (Berkeley), CPEng, FIPENZ, FNZSEE

Division Manager

M: 021 454 433
DDI: 03 363 0582


Mitchell Leaman
BE (Hons), CPEng.


DDI: 03 363 0578

Kate de Bruin
BE (Hons), CPEng.


DDI: 03 363 0579


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