About Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd

Today Davis Ogilvie (DO) provides a complete range of multi-disciplinary engineering, surveying and development planning services within one company. By covering structural, civil and geotechnical engineering, land surveying, resource management and policy planning we are able to simplify construction, design and development using collaborative processes to create better solutions and environments.

The DO Surveying Team collects and interprets data which informs the way land development projects are planned. Our team utilises sophisticated computer systems and state of the art industry technologies delivering fast, accurate outcomes.

  • Urban and rural subdivisions & Strata title subdivisions
  • Building setouts
  • Rentable area surveys (BOMA)
  • Civil construction setout
  • Topographical surveys
  • Unit title subdivisions
  • Easement surveys
  • Deformation surveys
  • As built surveys
  • Zip level, digital level and verticality surveys
  • Maori Land Surveys
  • Boundary Location Surveys (Redefinitions)
  • Accretion / erosion surveys
  • Mining survey
  • Laser scanning and deformation surveys

These services may be provided as part of a multidisciplinary project involving planning, surveying and engineering; or as a stand-alone service for any project requiring surveying expertise.

What makes us different?

We have teams in Christchurch, Nelson, Greymouth and Timaru experienced in sustainable land and property development. Not only will their expertise add value to your project, you will also benefit from our enduring relationships with other professional consultancies throughout the South Island.

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277 Hardy Street Nelson 7010


  • Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (IPENZ)

  • Association of Consulting Engineers NZ Inc (ACENZ)

  • Institute of Directors in NZ

  • Site Safe NZ

  • Canterbury Chamber of Commerce

Products and services

  • Building Location Certificates
  • Certificate of Title
Markets Served
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Building Setouts
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Cross Leases
  • Boundaries
  • Right-of-ways
  • Land Surveyors
  • Engineers
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Easements
  • GPS Surveys
  • Planning
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Resource Management
  • Subdividing
  • Multi-lot Subdivisions


BS OHSAS 18001:2007 & AS/NZS 4801:2001 ¿ Occupational Health & Safety Systems Certified

ISO 14064-1:2006 carboNZero Environmental Management Certified

ISO 9001:2015 ¿ Quality Management Systems Certified

Mailing address

277 Hardy Street Nelson 7010

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Payment options

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Direct Credit (internet banking, phone banking)
  • Personal Cheques
  • Cash

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