Entries by Stephanie

Silo Park’s Rainbow Machine

“Through Auckland’s summer months just passed, Silo Park was home to a bright yellow machine that faced the sun and made rainbows, all without needing a single raindrop.” Read more about the clever Holmes engineering behind the Rainbow Machine in Idealog.

Lauren Croft awarded Fulton-Downer Silver Medal

Congratulations to Lauren Croft, winner of the 2019 Fulton-Downer Silver Medal. Presented by the Engineering New Zealand President, the medal is awarded to an Engineering Professional member who demonstrates outstanding achievement—and we couldn’t think of a more worthy winner. Well done, Lauren—we’re proud to have you on the Holmes team! You can read about Lauren’s […]

Hamish McKenzie appointed SESOC President

We’re really excited to announce that Hamish McKenzie, our Principal, Structures, has been appointed President of the Structural Engineering Society New Zealand (SESOC). Hamish has served two terms on the SESOC Management Committee to date—most recently as the Vice President. If you’ve met Hamish, you’ll know how deeply passionate and committed he is to the […]

Latest earthquake-resilient building design put to test

New Zealand’s latest earthquake-resilient building design has been put to the test on one of the world’s largest shake tables, and two of our seismic champs, Des Bull and Didier Pettinga, had the pleasure of being involved. Des and Didier provided feedback to researchers from the University of Auckland and Canterbury on the structures design, […]

Tom Halpin joins Holmes as Civils Team Leader

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Halpin as a Civils Team Leader at Holmes Consulting. Tom, who has more than 30 years’ experience in Civil Engineering, will be working closely with our Civils Principal, Andrea Jarvis, to guide and direct their growing team across New Zealand. “We’re excited to have another highly-experienced Civils […]

New Principal positions and appointments announced

We have recently appointed four newly created Principal positions, reflecting the strong growth of our business over the last decade. The new Principals are all internal appointments, in line with our strategy to grow talent from within. Blair Davidson is the new Principal, Civil Structures, leading Holmes Consulting’s team delivering bridging, ports, tanks and other […]

Perry Bridge wins at Structural Awards 2018

The world’s finest examples of innovative structural engineering solutions were celebrated in London at the Institution of Structural Engineers – Structural Awards 2018. We’re beyond chuffed to be bringing home the Pedestrian Bridges award for our Perry Bridge project. This award is for excellence in the design of pedestrian and/or cycle bridges, or other lightweight […]

Kaikoura project wins people’s choice

The Kaikoura earthquake road and rail rebuild project has taken out the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) People’s Choice Award. We’re proud to have played a role in another great New Zealand engineering feat. You can read more about the global award here.