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.
An exciting – and slightly nerve-wracking – bridge launch … awesome when a plan comes together! Here’s the Perry Cycle Bridge (Horotiu) setting off on its 130 m journey across the mighty Waikato River. An important link in the Te Awa The Great NZ River Ride, and a brilliant project to be part of. You can watch a bit more about it here: Flyover video – Perry Cycle Bridge
The Arts Centre of Christchurch is celebrating its gold at the ACENZ Innovate Awards 2017. A great client to work with and an amazing and challenging project. Check out the Arts Centre press update here: https://www.artscentre.org.nz/events/gold-award-for-arts-centre/
We entered four of our Holmes projects in the ACENZ Innovate Awards this year, and we were lucky enough to collect four awards. Len Lye got a merit award, Aurora and Majestic both got silver, and the Arts Centre of Christchurch scored gold (one of just five golds awarded nationwide).
We’re excited to announce that two of our great projects have been shortlisted in what many call the ‘World Championships of Structural Engineering’. The Majestic Centre is shortlisted in the Extreme Conditions, Sustainability, and Outstanding Value categories, and Block C of the Arts Centre is shortlisted in the Structural Heritage and Extreme Conditions categories. No shortage of volunteers to head to London for the award ceremony … check out the shortlist here.