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Have a read of our process (below) for this year’s 2020/2021 Graduate and Summer Internships for structural design engineers.
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You can also download a pdf of our recruitment process here.
Over the past 10 years, the Holmes Consulting team in Hamilton have been avid supporters of the MESH Sculpture Hamilton Charitable Trust. The trust are a group of business and community leaders passionate about their Waikato city and art. They commission nationally significant artworks through the generous donation of others, and then gift them to Hamilton city.
Ewan Opie, one of our Hamilton based Senior Project Drafters has been involved in the coordination and delivery of every single commissioned sculpture by MESH (there are currently four scattered around the city)- and has enjoyed seeing the Holmes Consulting team in Hamilton step-up to the challenge and become more involved in enhancing the local city’s urban landscape.
The latest sculpture Te Tatau ki Kirikiriroa was officially unveiled on Monday, 9 December 2019, where local Iwi welcomed the trust members, project sponsors, and supporters onto the Victoria on the River park in Hamilton’s CBD. The chair of the MESH board made special mention of our involvement as a Principal sponsor and how Holmes Consulting’s meticulous attention to detail will enable such a striking sculpture to stand for generations to come. Ewan has worked closely with the artist, Prof. Robert Jahnke, to enable his vision to be realised.
This incredible art sculpture was gifted to and received by Hamilton Mayor, Paula Southgate, its name translates to ‘The Doorway of Hamilton’ – which its views perfectly capture!
Next time you’re passing through the Waikato we highly recommend you stop in and visit this newly installed art piece.
[Picture above L-R: A truck delivers the precious cargo to site; Dusk at Te Tatau ki Kirikiriroa; The official unveiling ceremony].
Last week the Trafalgar Centre in Nelson was honoured to be awarded the 2019 Pixel Medium Venue of the Year at the EVANZ (Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand)
The Nelson Trafalgar Centre was an interesting project for Holmes Consulting, as we were asked to assess both the 1970s ‘Main Hall’ building and the more modern ‘Southern Extension’ built in 2005. Both required seismic strengthening which Holmes designed in 2015 and then carried out the work between 2015-2016. Among the challenges for building was accommodating the Nelson Giants basketball team for a season in the midst of construction.
The Main Hall is quite a cool space with timber glue laminated arches which Holmes then added steel to for support, creating an aesthetically pleasing result for the client. We added some buckling restrained braces to the sides of the building, roof bracing, and also improved the foundations.
Their recent win adds to the venues collection of accolades, after the architects [Irving Smith Architects] won a Public Architecture Award for the Centre last year.
The inaugural winners of Engineering New Zealand’s inaugural industry awards, the ENVIs, were announced at the start of this month. Congratulations to the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and KiwiRail who set up the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) Alliance with Fulton Hogan, Downer, Higgins, and HEB Construction for taking out the ‘Engineering Impact Award’ for their efforts in the Kaikōura Earthquake Recovery.
The judges commended NCTIR on its efforts to rebuild, stating it ‘set the standard for how we [New Zealand] need to mobilise as a country following a natural disaster’.
[Image credit: Engineering New Zealand, 2019 ENVI Awards Night].
The third anniversary of the Kaikōura earthquakes was on the weekend and Hamish McKenzie, principal – structures at Holmes Consulting, talked to Stuff about future proofing our buildings and designs, making them resilient.
“I think people have learned the need for good design, the benefits of going a bit further than the Building Act minimum and risk-to-life safety imperatives. We need to keep learning the lessons so that we continue to build better buildings for the future.” – Hamish McKenzie. You can read the full article here.
Annie Scott, Design Engineer here at Holmes Consulting, is currently based in Utrecht (Netherlands) after making the move 13 months ago when a once-in-a-life-time opportunity presented itself to join our newly created office in the land of cheese, clogs, canals, windmills, and tulips.
She credits the move to Europe as being hugely influential on both her professional and personal growth, after spending just over three years here at Holmes Consulting (in our Auckland office) starting out as a Graduate Structural Engineer back in 2015.
You can read all about Annie’s experience in the November issue of DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing here.
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!
Meet Sulo Shanmuganathan, Holmes Consulting’s Team Leader of Civil Structures. Did you know that Engineering Schools, on average, only have 26 per cent women enrolling in their courses, and fewer than eight per cent make it into senior management roles. Read more about what Engineering New Zealand is doing to help improve those statistics.