From graduate to Structural Engineer

This month, Construction News spoke to our talented Structural Engineer, Laura Schwass, about what it was like when she first joined Holmes as a Graduate Engineer. You can read the full article here.

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.

Christ Church Cathedral

We’ve been announced as the structural engineers for the Christ Church Cathedral—and we couldn’t be more elated to help restore this iconic building back to its former glory. Read more here.

Hamish Nevile on the Construction Sector Accord

Our CEO, Hamish Nevile, talks about the new Construction Sector Accord, Government Procurement Rules, and the path forward to drive quality. Join the conversation here.

New Dunedin Hospital

We’re thrilled to announce we have been appointed as the preferred consultant for the structural engineering role for the new Dunedin Hospital. The replacement of the existing hospital will be the biggest hospital build ever undertaken in New Zealand. Watch this space! Read more about the project team here.

Seven Sharp visit Commercial Bay

Exciting to show Seven Sharp around the awesome Commercial Bay development! With a huge office tower straddling two curved rail lines, this project is testimony to the courage and ambition of the team at Precinct. Great to be part of this project—which will really transform the downtown area—alongside a brilliant project team including Warren and Mahoney, Fletchers, our colleagues at Holmes Fire and many others. Take a look at the clip here.