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.

Silo Park’s Rainbow Machine

Photo credit: Chillbox

“Through Auckland’s summer months just passed, Silo Park was home to a bright yellow machine that faced the sun and made rainbows, all without needing a single raindrop.”

Read more about the clever Holmes engineering behind the Rainbow Machine in Idealog.

Lauren Croft awarded Fulton-Downer Silver Medal

Congratulations to Lauren Croft, winner of the 2019 Fulton-Downer Silver Medal.

Presented by the Engineering New Zealand President, the medal is awarded to an Engineering Professional member who demonstrates outstanding achievement—and we couldn’t think of a more worthy winner. Well done, Lauren—we’re proud to have you on the Holmes team!

You can read about Lauren’s achievements here.

 

Hamish McKenzie appointed SESOC President

We’re really excited to announce that Hamish McKenzie, our Principal, Structures, has been appointed President of the Structural Engineering Society New Zealand (SESOC). Hamish has served two terms on the SESOC Management Committee to date—most recently as the Vice President.

If you’ve met Hamish, you’ll know how deeply passionate and committed he is to the industry! He’s looking forward to continuing to drive improvement and increase the impact, reach and profile of the structural engineering profession. Congratulations, Hamish—very well deserved!

Hamish Nevile on quality assurance

Hamish Nevile CEO

In this article, Holmes Consulting CEO, Hamish Nevile, talks about managing quality in a tough construction market. Join the conversation here.

Latest earthquake-resilient building design put to test

New Zealand’s latest earthquake-resilient building design has been put to the test on one of the world’s largest shake tables, and two of our seismic champs, Des Bull and Didier Pettinga, had the pleasure of being involved. Des and Didier provided feedback to researchers from the University of Auckland and Canterbury on the structures design, which withstood 40 earthquakes. See the test video here.