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.

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.

Hamish Nevile on the industry’s future

Hamish Nevile CEO

In this article, Holmes Consulting CEO, Hamish Nevile, talks about sharing the risk of project work, and how we’ll overcome the current problems the construction industry is feeling. Join the conversation 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.

John Hare on Engineering a better New Zealand

Holmes Group CEO, John Hare, talks about the problems New Zealand faces dealing with our seismic environment, and how we can engineer a better New Zealand. You can read the article and comments right here.

Week of Engineering fun

Awesome fun during the recent Week of Engineering. Our visiting students designed structures out of spaghetti, marshmallows, skewers and wine gums (holding up an egg!), and then they put them to the test on the @Holmes Solutions shake table. Check it out in this short vid: Week of Engineering.

Holmes shortlisted for two IStructE awards

We’re celebrating two of our projects announced on the shortlist for ‘the world champs of structural engineering’ – the Institution of Structural Engineering’s annual awards. Waikato’s stunning Perry Bridge and the Airways Control Tower at Wellington Airport are both in the running for the awards, announced in November in London. You can view all the shortlisted entries right here.

Arts Centre wins again

Celebrating another victory for the stunning Arts Centre of Christchurch – this time in the Canterbury Heritage Awards. A brilliant project team to be part of. Read a bit more here.

CanStruction teams nail it

Our Canstruction teams had a great night bringing some pretty inspiring designs to life … including this ‘can’, complete with a rubber duck. What’s not to like? Great support for Auckland City Mission.