Entries by Jack

Holmes Solutions designs world’s biggest catapult

Our colleagues over at Holmes Solutions have the best lives–smashing, bashing and crashing stuff in the name of science, with a side-serving of product invention and development. The Holmes Solutions team were the design geniuses behind the terrifying-yet-amazing AJ Hackett catapult. Take a look at this awesome clip – and don’t forget to give it a […]

Hamish Nevile on the industry’s future

In this article, Holmes Consulting CEO, Hamish Nevile, talks about sharing the risk of project work, and how we’ll overcome the current problems the construction industry is feeling. Join the conversation here.

Perry Bridge collects silver at ACENZ awards

 The awesome Perry Bridge, spanning 130m across the mighty Waikato River in Horotiu, has collected a silver award at ACENZ Innovate 2018. You can read more about the project and take a look at all of the winners right here.

John Hare on Engineering a better New Zealand

Holmes Group CEO, John Hare, talks about the problems New Zealand faces dealing with our seismic environment, and how we can engineer a better New Zealand. You can read the article and comments right here.

Week of Engineering fun

Awesome fun during the recent Week of Engineering. Our visiting students designed structures out of spaghetti, marshmallows, skewers and wine gums (holding up an egg!), and then they put them to the test on the @Holmes Solutions shake table. Check it out in this short vid: Week of Engineering.

Holmes shortlisted for two IStructE awards

We’re celebrating two of our projects announced on the shortlist for ‘the world champs of structural engineering’ – the Institution of Structural Engineering’s annual awards. Waikato’s stunning Perry Bridge and the Airways Control Tower at Wellington Airport are both in the running for the awards, announced in November in London. You can view all the […]

Arts Centre wins again

Celebrating another victory for the stunning Arts Centre of Christchurch – this time in the Canterbury Heritage Awards. A brilliant project team to be part of. Read a bit more here.

CanStruction teams nail it

Our Canstruction teams had a great night bringing some pretty inspiring designs to life … including this ‘can’, complete with a rubber duck. What’s not to like? Great support for Auckland City Mission.

Earthquake resilience at CCC

The Christchurch Convention Centre features some exceptional seismic engineering, designed to ensure the structure is robust and resilient in New Zealand’s volatile earthquake environment. In this video, Holmes Technical Director, Bruce Galloway, describes some of the design features of the Centre.

Holmes Solutions sets Guinness World Record

Our hard case colleagues over at Holmes Solutions felt like setting a world record, so they did … for the longest static cycling (spinning) class. 26 hours, 4 minutes, 24 seconds. And now, back to their day jobs!