innovation for the future

tɛ́k - tón - ə́s

Tectonus name origins
A nod to tectonic plates and tone (or tonus in Greek) for consistent tension to maintain strength and resilience.


Tectonus emerged from the collaborative efforts of researchers pioneering the future tech of structural resilience. With a team of talented engineers and researchers, Tectonus specializes in structural solutions for the future. Ambitious in the vision of developing real step-change solutions for the next generation.

The company's platform RSFJ technology is a superior damping connection that self centers following each seismic event; allowing a structure to withstand an earthquake and any following aftershocks.

Applicable in new or existing structures, the revolutionary connection greatly increases the structures strength.


At Tectonus, our vision is to create seismic technology that will revolutionize how we can live & prosper in earthquake prone zones. By protecting people and infrastructure from earthquakes and aftershocks - disruption to communities and businesses and nations can be reduced.


Our journey

Tectonus founded & head office opens in Auckland, NZ
Validation testing, full scale tests are completed at University of Auckland

Tectonus begins production on first project Nelson Airport Terminal
Vodafone XONE selects Tectonus in program intake

First projects opens: Nelson Airport Terminal

Medical center project : IL4 building in NZ.
First international project with Fast+Epp



Adventurous at our core - from the concept to present day, we like to give things a good shake! 

Tectonus founders and extended team continue to have research and new tech as a main driver in the business. The RSFJ technology research is ongoing and continues with the Tectonus partners and affiliate organisations. We have a talented and dedicated team who continue to strive into new territory.

Contact us for collaboration & partnership opportunities.

Tectonus Executive Team

Passionate about innovation and technology. Adventurous to go beyond the traditional. Meet the executive team.

Pierre Quenneville


Pierre has been in academia and civil engineering business since 1986. He has worked in top Universities in Canada and was Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Auckland between 2011 and 2017. Pierre sits on a number of leading committees globally, namely the Technical Committee of the CSA Design of Wood Structures standard. His contributions to the engineering community range from commerical business ventures such as 'STIC' and co-inventing of the portal timber frame Quick-Connect connection.

Pierre leads the commerical and technical progress of the Tectonus team. His success with research extends to overseeing multiple research projects with governmental and academic backing.



With experience across professional civil projects as Civil Engineer, Head of Civil Engineering Office and Site Manager; Pouyan brings a wealth of practical experience alongside his time in research and academia. He authored a design guide for timber rivet connections and most recently invented the RSFJ platform technology.

Pouyan has passion for creativity and future design; his role as CTO sees him run successful R&D initiatives and overviewing the technical recommendations to engineers and designers.

Ashkan Hashemi

Engineering Manager

Ashkan has held roles as Head of Engineering Office, Project Manager, Head of R&D and Structural Engineer. Ashkan received his PhD, with distinction, in Civil Engineering from University of Auckland and received awards with highly regarded papers presented globally.

Ashkan is responsible for the design of Tectonus products, engineering modelling, design and validation testing of applications with Tectonus technology. He advises on best practice for modelling and cost-saving impacts on structural design.

Keane Lee

Business Development Manager

Keane has been a part of numerous projects in which he performed a role of market and patentability analysis, devising strategies for commercialization and developing business plans. With a Master of Bioscience Enterprise, he has participated in prize winning company forming. His passion lies in future technology and innovation.

Keane is responsible for the finance, strategy and commercial expansion of the business. He is well versed in all areas of the business with a strategic mindset for market entry and application potential.

Anya Valyashko


Marketing Manager

With a background in national and international recognized companies, Anya is experienced across a range of strategic marketing, project management and communication roles.

Her role in Tectonus combines her passion for producing engaging content and creative ways to showcase new technology. With a strategic approach to stakeholder engagement, communication and design, Anya has a passion for growing the brand and reach of a new company.