Welcome to Detail Connect

TEAM

At Detail Connect our highly professional and dedicated detailing team have 50+ years of combined industry experience.  We specialise in design and detailing buildings including residential, rural, commercial, industrial and design build with the use of Revit and Tekla Structures.

Please check out some of our recent projects, or don’t hesitate to contact us directly for a no obligation quote, or discussion about your project requirements.

Luke Fahey

Luke Fahey

Director / Tekla Detailing Technician

Luke’s professional background in the construction detailing industry spans over 14 years. Originally from Otago, Luke began his career with Mechanical Engineering studies then training on Tekla Structures and detailing at Calder Stewart.

With a passion for people, technology and construction, Luke went on to work for Alan Reay Consultants in Christchurch then onto Jensen Steel Fabricators in Tauranga.

Luke completed the Diploma in Construction Management in 2012 and formed Detail Connect Limited.

Luke enjoys keeping up with the latest changes in technology, always seeking new and innovative programs, apps and software and applying them to the industry.

Luke enjoys the Bay of Plenty with his wife Sjaan and three young children on their lifestyle block in near Te Puke. Spare time is spent with weekends away in the Bedford house bus, diving, fishing, mountain biking and family time.

Alex Coenen

Alex Coenen

Tekla Detailing Technician

Alex joined Detail Connect Limited in 2014 as a trainee detailer on Tekla Structures and quickly became very competent at detailing steel & precast.

Originally from the Bay of Plenty, Alex has a background in computing and fabrication work for Metal Image in Tauranga. He holds a Diploma in Computing and Network Support from Avonmore Tertiary Academy and a certificate in welding Level 3 giving Alex a great foundation to do well as a detailer.

Outside of work Alex can be found renovating his home in Tauranga or working on his project cars including a 1981 Toyota Starlet Drift Car in which Alex competes in grass root meets around the North Island.

GERT STRYDOM

GERT STRYDOM

Tekla Detailing Technician

Gert joined Detail Connect in June 2019 and with his extensive skills and experience has hit the ground running and become a key part of the team immediately. After formal drafting training Gert’s background is structural detailing in his home country of South Africa and other brief NZ experience with Cadtec in Auckland 2015-2016 where he has operated Tekla Structures for over 10 years including stints as drawing office manager overseeing large mining, industrial and commercial structures.

Outside of work Gert likes to keep fit where recently completing the cycling leg of the Marra Sprint Triathlon with the Detail Connect team.

VERNE BIGWOOD

VERNE BIGWOOD

Tekla Detailing Technician

Verne started his structural detailing career in 2000 detailing for engineering companies in Norway. He then spent 18 months structural draughting for BECA in Tauranga, before returning to structural detailing and gaining extensive experience for Jensen Steel Fabricators for 13 yrs.

Verne then worked as a remote and sole detailer for Metframe NZ before joining the team at Detail Connect in 2018. Verne is a keen musician and is actively involved in several bands.

PHIL CHRISTENSEN

PHIL CHRISTENSEN

Design Draftsman

Phil joined Detail Connect in 2020 as our Design Draftsman running our Architectural and Structural Consent plans and documentation using Revit. Phil was locally born and bred in the Bay of Plenty and after spending time in Auckland has returned and is now raising a young family. Phil has worked with the likes of Assemble, Fletcher Construction & Kirk Roberts gaining valuable experience to bring to the team and offer our clients a wide range of options for design. Outside of work Phil enjoys spending time with family.

Sjaan Fahey

Sjaan Fahey

Director / Administration

Sjaan is a qualified Speech-Language Therapist. Sjaan is now a “stay-at-home mum” and assists husband Luke to complete the administration, HR, contract and accounting tasks associated with Detail Connect. Sjaan is originally from the Bay of Plenty and enjoys getting out on the family farm and spending time with their three children.

Could this be you?

Could this be you?

Tekla Detailing Technician

Detail Connect are currently searching for a valuable team member to join the Team at Mt Maunganui. If you are interested and have the relevant skills and experience we would love to receive your application.

Got the skills we are looking for?  Then contact us today.

Detail Connect

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