Chris Mackenzie, ‘JLL Property Professional of the Year’ award winner!

PCNZ-AWARD-WINNERS-CHRIS-MCKENZIE-HOLMES-CONSULTING Chris Mackenzie, from Holmes Consulting, was recognised last Friday evening for his contribution as an engineer, with over 30 years of public and private sector experience, as well as for his vast contribution to the Property Council New Zealand and wider industry by winning the prestigious JLL ‘Property Professional of the Year’ Award.

Chris is recognised both as an industry professional and generous volunteer, with judges calling him a “consummate and humble professional who is highly recognised in his field and is extraordinarily generous with his voluntary time to assist our property industry.”

Humble as ever, Chris has credited the recognition behind this award as “due to the achievements of the teams he has been privileged to be part of at Holmes, and with the PCNZ”. Congratulations Chris!

 

[Photo courtesy of Chris Dillon from Dillon Photography].

Two Consulting projects win at the SCNZ Awards

We’re proud to be part of the brilliant teams that delivered two of the winning projects at the Steel Construction New Zealand Awards! The awesome Viaduct Events Centre refurbishment transformed the facility into the Emirates Team New Zealand Base—go Team NZ! The Cambridge Pipe Bridge over the Waikato river has added an important new piece of infrastructure to the region—with no less than five cranes on site to swing the sections into place. Two very different projects with some clever engineering on show … we’re still celebrating!

John Hare receives SESOC President’s Award

At last week’s Structural Engineering Society New Zealand (SESOC) Awards, our Holmes Group CEO, John Hare, received the President’s Award for his outstanding contribution to the New Zealand Structural Engineering profession. Well done, John! A very well-deserved acknowledgment of your tremendous dedication to our industry.

SESOC Awards for Structural Engineering Excellence 2019

A great outcome at the SESOC Awards for Structural Engineering Excellence 2019. Perry Bridge swept up two of the four project categories—taking both the Infrastructure Award and the Small Projects Award. Congratulations to everyone involved in this project.

INNOVATE NZ Awards of Excellence 2019

The INNOVATE NZ Awards of Excellence, run by ACENZ, were held in Christchurch earlier this month—and we’re proud to have taken away a Silver Award of Excellence for the Rehua building at the University of Canterbury. Congratulations to everyone involved.

2019 Property Council New Zealand Awards

The annual Property Council New Zealand Awards took place on Friday night, and we were pretty excited to see some Consulting (and Holmes Fire) projects recognised in front of the 1,600 strong crowd. A massive congratulations to everyone involved in the winning projects, and those that were nominated!

The awards Holmes was recognised in included:

Mason Bros – Best in Category, Resene Green Building Property Award

H&M Commercial Bay – Best in Category, Retail Property Award (joint project with Holmes Fire)

St Mark’s Development – Best in Category, Multi-Unit Residential Property Award (joint project with Holmes Fire)

You can see all the winners here.

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 achievements here.

 

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 bridge structures. Read more on the Perry Bridge here.  Or, check out  all the winners here.

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.

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.