Entries by Tamz Taumalolo

Sustainable engineering – The Majestic Centre, Wellington

How do you strengthen a very large building, whilst maintaining safety, confidence and full occupancy? QUICK OVERVIEW New Zealand is an extreme seismic region—the seismic hazard in Wellington is comparable to San Francisco. The Majestic Centre building was assessed in 2011 and demonstrated lower than expected seismic capacity. Over the course of five years, costing NZ […]

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace – ‘Big Interview’ Part 2 with Dani Paxson

D&I in the modern workplace Sean Barker sat down with structural engineer Dani Paxson, one of our Project Directors here at Holmes. This is Part Two of her interview where she discusses her involvement in the Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3) Project, the importance of role models, and what organisations can do to help […]

Property Council New Zealand Awards for 2020

Collaborating on award winning projects across New Zealand Congratulations to our Holmes Consulting Civils Team and Structures Team for their projects which were winners at the Property Council New Zealand annual Property Industry Awards, which celebrate excellence in the built environment. There are 11 award categories (shown below along with their sponsors) and one Supreme Award […]

Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace – ‘Big Interview’ Part 1 with Dani Paxson.

The Diversity Agenda’s ‘Big Interview’ Part 1 with Dani Paxson Sean Barker sat down with Dani Paxson, one of our Project Directors. In part one of this two-part interview, Dani discusses her early career days, experience as a woman in engineering, the barriers she’s faced, and the power of networking groups. Her candidness is refreshing, […]


Are you an experienced engineer? For more than six decades, across NZ and the world, Holmes Consulting (NZ) has led the engineering industry in invention, creativity, and quality. We’ve built our reputation on the strength of our technical brilliance, ability to innovate, and our unwavering commitment to delivering engineering excellence. Through the current Covid-19 situation, Holmes […]

First glimpse at the Concept Design for the Christ Church Cathedral.

Newly released Concept Design video shows the impressive Cathedral being reincarnated in all its glory. Video credit: Warren and Mahoney. Yesterday morning was a momentous occasion for the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project as they showcased the Concept Design for the reinstated Cathedral and its supporting buildings that will make up the ‘Cathedral Quarter’ in […]