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.
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.
We’re really pleased to have secured two commendations in the Institute of Structural Engineers’ annual awards, for the Majestic Centre in Wellington, and the Arts Centre of Christchurch. Of course, engineers are just a TAD competitive, so we’re pretty focused on going one better next year … check it out here.
More good news for Holmes and the many people around the business who have contributed to the restoration of the Arts Centre. The Great Hall and Clock Tower have received the Award of Merit in the prestigious UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. It’s only the fourth time New Zealand buildings have been recognised in these awards, so it’s a huge (and rare) achievement. Here’s the Arts Centre’s press release on the award: www.artscentre.org.nz/events/u…
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.
Heaps of fun at our recent Holmes H&S workshop. We wanted to share the feeling that H&S is an opportunity, not just an obligation—and we’ve all got great reasons to stay healthy and safe. One idea was to put together a short, funky video … and we even convinced our Holmes CEO to record the voice-over. Check it out here.
Help us drop our boss! John Hare, our Holmes CEO, has agreed to be ‘dropped’ off the Les Mills Building in Christchurch on Friday 6 October if we can raise $1000 for the Graeme Dingle Foundation. It’s a great cause, and we’re nearly there … please help us out with this great cause here!
We’re delighted that the Justice and Emergency Precinct in Christchurch is now open – a stunning building with some truly amazing seismic engineering. If you’re interested in the story of the precinct, take a look at this short video explaining some of the features of this exceptional project.
Our myth-busting, crash-testing, gadget-inventing colleagues at Holmes Solutions had a visit from the PM recently – officially opening the Holmes Solutions Research and Development Centre. A great lab turning out some incredible (and often top secret) work: check it out here.
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.