Tectonus is a structural solutions company offering earthquake resilient technology.

The company's platform technology  is the easily built and retrofitted joint: the Resilient Slip Friction Joint (RSFJ). The patented RSFJ technology not only allows a structure to withstand seismic activity by providing reliable friction damping but also includes an inherent self-centering function; a characteristic which greatly improves building resilience and eliminates post event maintenance. There is no other product in the industry providing both damping and self-centring in such a compact and retrofittable configuration.  

Our Vision

To create ingenious and safe seismic solutions that are simple to incorporate in a structure, that minimises the economic impact and empower people to live and prosper in earthquake prone zones. 

Tectonus is proud to work and be partnered with industry leading organisations.

The Team
  1. Pierre Quenneville
    Pierre Quenneville
    Structural engineer by education, Pierre has been in academia and timber research since 1988. He now sits on a number of leading committees globally and is a co-inventor of the portal timber frame Quick-Connect connection.
  2. Pouyan Zarnani
    Pouyan Zarnani
    With experience across professional civil projects as Civil Engineer, Head of Civil Engineering Office and Site Manager; Pouyan brings a wealth of practical experience alongside his time in research and academia. He authored a design guide for timber rivet connections and most recently invented the RSFJ platform technology.
  3. Anya Valyashko
    Anya Valyashko
    Marketing Manager
    Anya has worked in several professional services companies in the Marketing department. Her experience ranges across client facilities, market research, strategy, communication and project management.
  4. Keane Lee
    Keane Lee
    Business Development Manager
    Keane has been a part of numerous projects in which he performed a role of market and patentability analysis, devising strategies for commercialisation and developing business plans. With a Master of Bioscience Enterprise, he has participated in prize winning company forming.
  1. Sam Kim
    Sam Kim
    Operations Manager
    Sam held several engineering positions at Shell New Zealand before joining Tectonus in 2017. He was responsible for overseeing and leading highly technical projects at Shell and now oversees the delivery of Tectonus technology.
  2. Ashkan Hashemi
    Ashkan Hashemi
    Engineering Manager
    Ashkan has had years of practical experience in professional engineering projects as Head of Engineering Office, Project Manager, Head of R&D and structural engineer. Ashkan received his PhD, with distinction, in Civil Engineering from University of Auckland and now oversees the Engineering testing and design of Tectonus technology.

Finalist of the 2017 Innovation awards
Innovation in Design & Engineering Catogory

Tectonus is honoured to be named one of the finalists of the 2017 Innovation awards in the Innovation in Design & Engineering catagory.