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.

Majestic Centre in the news

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.

Majestic and Arts Centre Commendations

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.

Arts Centre wins UNESCO award

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…

 

Perry Bridge launch timelapse

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.

Every reason to be safe at Holmes!

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.

Let’s drop our boss!

Justice Precinct opens

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. 

Bill English opens Holmes Solutions Lab

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.

 

Holmes Solutions breaks a world record

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.