Ivo Huisman was a member of the ARUP’s team that did the structural design of the tower office block Taikoo Valley in Hong Kong Ivo Huisman was a member of the structural engineering team of ARUPS designing the Kimberley Tower. Ivo Huisman was a member of the ARUP’s team that did the structural design of the 36m x 36m windows at Parc de la Villette, Paris. Ivo Huisman & Associates designed the civil works for the new brewery for SAB, Port Elizabeth.(In association with ARUP’s) Ivo Huisman & Associates designed the new Dom Pedro jetty in Port Elizabeth harbour.

Our Expertise

Structural Engineering

Design of complex structures in structural steel, reinforced concrete, structural timber or load bearing brickwork. Rehabilitation of above structures due to corrosion, fatigue or any damage. Reinstatement of heritage buildings

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical investigations for foundation design. Design of heavy industrial foundations and deep foundations. Rehabilitation or underpin of failing foundations.

Marine Engineering

Design of harbour and related structures. Underwater foundations, quay and sea walls, hydraulic fill to quay extension, breakwater extension and placing of concrete armature units (dolos), deepening of harbour, new jetty

Civil Engineering

Civil infrastructure, earthworks, roads and stormwater drainage, sewage reticulation, sewage pump stations and rising mains


Project Management

Project Management of all civil and other engineering developments. Registered with SACPCMP since 2004


Forensic Engineering

Investigation of building failures and service as expert witness. Assessment of buildings with regards to fire and structural safety.


Corrosion Control

Assessment of corroding structures and rehabilitation.


Dispute Resolution

Adjudication and Mediation as alternative disputing resolution.


Security & Access Control

Secure envelope to industrial and other premises.

Solutions to Promote Your Competitiveness in the Market Place

Ivo Huisman & Associates

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide our clients with innovative and cost effective engineering solutions to promote their competitiveness in the market place. In the process we wish to enhance the quality of life of all our people, in particular those from a previously disadvantaged background. We see our mission as being achieved through a proud and motivated staff, and the end result will be prosperity for all.


Ivo Huisman founded our practice in 1988 in Port Elizabeth. Initially he was recognised as a structural expert, but in due course expanded into Geotechnical as well as Civil Engineering. The practices’ work load distribution is approximately Structural and Building engineering 40%, Civil Engineering 40%, Geotechnical 10%, Marine Engineering 5%, Project Management 5%. We ensure that our staff are continually attending extensive and varied courses.

Since the establishment of the practice in excess of 1200 projects have been registered. It is our pride that we have never been found professionally negligent nor have we had to concede damages to a client.

P.I. cover is as required by the SA Association of Consulting Engineers. We have a formal Quality Management System in place as per CESA requirements, which is in accordance with the FIDOC QMIG and assessed annually. This aligns with the ISO 9001 QMS.


through life skills

Since inception our practice has promoted Black Empowerment either through teaching life skills to black children, or training young engineers or technicians. We also promote tertiary education with our bursary scheme, this is an ongoing process. Our staff complement is 60% from historically disadvantaged communities.

As a matter of policy we target unemployed students, without work experience. We employ one such person a year for a two year training period. Thereafter they are empowered to negotiate a new future for themselves in the work place.

We are available to answer any questions you may have about your project

Passionate About Engineering

Our Team

Ivo Principal Engineer Raised in Port Elizabeth, Ivo graduated from Stellenbosch University in 1978. Ivo Huisman Pr Eng Pr CPM Kobus Drawing office Manager Born in Humansdorp and raised in Despatch, Kobus graduated from NMMM University in 2001 with a Degree as Civil Engineering Technologist. Kobus Vosloo B Tech Subert Civil Technician Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, Subert attended PE Technikon and obtained his S1 and S2 in Civil Engineering. Subert Benn Vikesh Candidate Civil Technician Born in Pietermaritzburg and raised in Port Elizabeth, Vikesh attended PE Technikon and obtained his Ndip in Civil Engineering. In 2001 he was employed by Ninham Shand PE as a Student Engineer whilst studying part time. Vikesh Rampersath Ndip Traci Admin Manager Born in Scotland and raised in the Eastern Cape, Traci was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga by the President Ramaphosa. for excellence in journalism. She has a Masters Degree in Media Communication from NMU and is CEO of the Raymond and Dideka Mhlaba Foundation. Traci Huisman OIB MA

Your Success is Our Achievement

Our Awards

Awards Pg1 Architects Award House Offerman (Port Elizabeth)
Ivo Huisman and Assoc - Structural Engineering design
Awards Pg2 Architects Award Menil Art Gallery (Houston)
Ivo Huisman was member of Arup Engineer’s structural design team
Awards Pg3 SAISC Steel Bridges (Nieu Bethesda)
Ivo Huisman and Assoc Structural Engineering design and Project Managers
Awards Pg4 VSBK World First (Langkloof Bricks) – Vertical Stacked Brick Kiln
Ivo Huisman and Assoc - Structural Engineering design and Project Managers
Awards Pg5 Architects award Parc de la Villette (Paris)
Ivo Huisman was member of Arup Engineer’s structural design team for 36m glass facade

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120 Cape Road, Mill Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 6001

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