About Chapman Hutchison


The company was established by Ian Chapman in 1975 as Ian D Chapman Pty Ltd, and later became Chapman Hutchison in 1992 when Bruce Hutchison became a partner after working with Ian over the previous 9 years. Ian retired in 2013 and since early 2016 the company has become focused on projects defined by the personal involvement of Bruce.


We provide a comprehensive range of services in consulting civil and structural engineering where both large and small clients alike have benefited from our extensive professional experience in commercial, multi-storey, residential, retail, industrial and civil projects.We have combined this with an understanding of the true economic factors of construction to achieve the maximum potential for each development.


Our company's personal and professional manner are not limited to just our clients. These characteristics play a major role in the smooth integration of our skills with other consultants and the construction process itself.



Our Approach


Our approach to all our work is characterised by conscious consideration of:

  • Structural viability
  • Design sensitivity
  • Commercial integrity
  • Facilitated build-ability
  • Team collaboration
  • Attention to the detail


We are

  • Cost conscious where your budget is a key concern
  • Pragmatic when a straightforward approach is the best option
  • Imaginative where a better solution can be created
  • Transparent and accountable in all our work and services

We value

  • A challenge
  • Long term client and partner relationships¬†
  • The respect that comes from good work done
  • The project and all its needs

We offer

  • Personalised service
  • Depth and breadth of experience and technical expertise
  • An understanding of your needs for urgency