"I have known and worked alongside Peter Johnstone, founder of New Zealand Consulting Engineers Ltd, NZCEL, on both his and my projects since 1979. I have always found him to design very innovative, efficient, cost conscious and effective solutions, often to very complex structural projects and elements. I hold Peter with high regard indeed as a top qualified engineer that operates with the utmost levels of integrity and professionalism in all regards. Peter is a gentleman to work with, extremely astute and knowledgeable, and my “go to” man with regard to complex new design work and code interpretation matters. I introduce him to building owners with new building design and earthquake risk. Peter is highly respected amongst both his peers and his clients, and his status as a long-standing Fellow of IPENZ (over 25 years as a Fellow) is testament to this."

Ian Smith
Director, Ian Smith Project Services Ltd

"NZCEL provided a detailed seismic assessment report which was not only impressive in its comprehensiveness but, more importantly, easy to follow for someone like me who is unfamiliar with structural engineering terminology. They also spent time with me explaining the report in a way that I could understand."

Maggie Miller
Clifton Towers Body Corporate Secretary

"I have been working with Peter Johnstone since around 2002 when he worked on the Museum Apartments (adjacent to Museum Hotel) in Wellington. Peter is a revolutionary thinker in the structural engineering arena and his ability to think outside the square is one of the reasons I continue to use him on building related projects, along with the fact that his solutions are very cost effective."

Chris Parkin
Owner, Museum Hotel and Apartments, Wellington