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.

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.