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 try when you’re down south.

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.

Perry Bridge launch timelapse

One for you bridging / timelapse / mythbusters fans: the spectacular launch of the Perry Bridge, as captured by the Waikato District Council. Love it when a plan comes together … check it out right here.

Holmes Solutions breaks a world record

Sometimes crash testing, jet packing and bungee just isn’t enough of a buzz – so our colleagues at Holmes Solutions broke the world record for the longest spin class. They were on the bikes for 26 hours 4 minutes and 58 seconds, which is an awesome effort, all told.

Bridge launch

An exciting – and slightly nerve-wracking – bridge launch. Here’s the Perry Cycle Bridge (Horotiu) setting off on its 130 metre journey across the mighty Waikato.  A vital link in the Te Awa Great NZ River Ride, and a brilliant project to be part of.

Holmes Solutions crashes a truck!

Follow Holmes Solutions’ journey as they test a new steel barrier design with the highest test energy available in today’s global Road Safety Performance Standards …a 36 tonne tractor trailer unit travelling at 80 kph. Holmes Solutions crashes a truck in the name of science.

Life@Holmes

len-lye-centre2We’ve got brilliant lives at Holmes. Together, we’re working with great people on some of the country’s most interesting and challenging projects, with plenty of fun along the way.

You can find out more about Life@Holmes right here.

New cycle bridge – Horitiu

bridging-2We’ve played a part in this exciting suspension bridge project, which will allow cyclists to cross the mighty Waikato. This bridge is part of the Te Awa Great New Zealand River ride – and one of the country’s most celebrated cyclists can’t wait to give it a go. You can read more here.