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.

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.

Winners in Commercial Property Awards

We were delighted to see so many of our projects in the NZ Commercial Property Awards – plenty of tin for the trophy cabinet. We’re lucky enough to partner with many of New Zealand’s leading construction companies, architects, project managers and other industry players, and it’s great to see these brilliant projects getting the recognition they deserve. You can check out all of the winners here.

NZIA’s list of most transformative projects

There are some amazing projects on the NZIA’s list of the 10 most transformative projects of the last decade – including no less than 5 we’ve been lucky enough to design. Check out the full list right here.

Majestic Centre in the news

Following our commendations in the Institute of Structural Engineers’ annual awards, the local media picked up the story and presented a feature on the Majestic Centre’s amazing engineering. You can read the article here.

Majestic and Arts Centre Commendations

We’re really pleased to have secured two commendations in the Institute of Structural Engineers’ annual awards, for the Majestic Centre in Wellington, and the Arts Centre of Christchurch. Of course, engineers are just a TAD competitive, so we’re pretty focused on going one better next year … check it out here.