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.

Earthquake resilience at CCC

The Christchurch Convention Centre features some exceptional seismic engineering, designed to ensure the structure is robust and resilient in New Zealand’s volatile earthquake environment. In this video, Holmes Technical Director, Bruce Galloway, describes some of the design features of the Centre.

Holmes Solutions sets Guinness World Record

Our hard case colleagues over at Holmes Solutions felt like setting a world record, so they did … for the longest static cycling (spinning) class. 26 hours, 4 minutes, 24 seconds. And now, back to their day jobs! 

Flexible working at Holmes

Yellow Treehouse

At Holmes, we know there’s a huge pool of talented people who want to work flexibly. We’ve already got plenty of them on our team, doing great work at all levels of the business. Check it out right here

WelTec Open Day

 Good times at the WelTec open day this week, talking to people exploring a potential career in drafting and BIM. If you’re interested in a drafting cadetship at Holmes, you can visit our cadet information pages right here.

Winners in Commercial Property Awards

We were delighted to see so many of our projects in the NZ Commercial Property Awards – plenty of tin for the trophy cabinet. We’re lucky enough to partner with many of New Zealand’s leading construction companies, architects, project managers and other industry players, and it’s great to see these brilliant projects getting the recognition they deserve. You can check out all of the winners here.

NZIA’s list of most transformative projects

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.