Te Tatau ki Kirikiriroa – New MESH Sculpture unveiled in Hamilton.

  

Over the past 10 years, the Holmes Consulting team in Hamilton have been avid supporters of the MESH Sculpture Hamilton Charitable Trust. The trust are a group of business and community leaders passionate about their Waikato city and art. They commission nationally significant artworks through the generous donation of others, and then gift them to Hamilton city.

Ewan Opie, one of our Hamilton based Senior Project Drafters has been involved in the coordination and delivery of every single commissioned sculpture by MESH (there are currently four scattered around the city)- and has enjoyed seeing the Holmes Consulting team in Hamilton step-up to the challenge and become more involved in enhancing the local city’s urban landscape.

The latest sculpture Te Tatau ki Kirikiriroa was officially unveiled on Monday, 9 December 2019, where local Iwi welcomed the trust members, project sponsors, and supporters onto the Victoria on the River park in Hamilton’s CBD. The chair of the MESH board made special mention of our involvement as a Principal sponsor and how Holmes Consulting’s meticulous attention to detail will enable such a striking sculpture to stand for generations to come. Ewan has worked closely with the artist, Prof. Robert Jahnke, to enable his vision to be realised.

This incredible art sculpture was gifted to and received by Hamilton Mayor, Paula Southgate, its name translates to ‘The Doorway of Hamilton’ – which its views perfectly capture!

Next time you’re passing through the Waikato we highly recommend you stop in and visit this newly installed art piece.

 

[Picture above L-R: A truck delivers the precious cargo to site; Dusk at Te Tatau ki Kirikiriroa; The official unveiling ceremony].

ENVI Winners for 2019

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The inaugural winners of Engineering New Zealand’s inaugural industry awards, the ENVIs, were announced at the start of this month. Congratulations to the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and KiwiRail who set up the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) Alliance with Fulton Hogan, Downer, Higgins, and HEB Construction for taking out the ‘Engineering Impact Award’ for their efforts in the Kaikōura Earthquake Recovery.

The judges commended NCTIR on its efforts to rebuild, stating it ‘set the standard for how we [New Zealand] need to mobilise as a country following a natural disaster’.

Read more about this project and the other 2019 ENVI winners here. Or find out about Holmes Consulting’s extensive history with induced seismicity here.

 

[Image credit: Engineering New Zealand, 2019 ENVI Awards Night].

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.

Holmes claims gold in the ACENZ Awards

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).

Bridge launch

An exciting – and slightly nerve-wracking – bridge launch. Here’s the Perry Cycle Bridge (Horotiu) setting off on its 130 metre journey across the mighty Waikato.  A vital link in the Te Awa Great NZ River Ride, and a brilliant project to be part of.

Holmes shortlisted in IStructE Awards 2017

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.

Andrea Jarvis in NAWIC awards

Pleased to announce Andrea Jarvis, head of our Civils practice, has been selected as a finalist in the National Association of Women In Construction Awards. Andrea’s in the ‘Professional Woman of The Year’ category, with winners announced 18 August. http://www.nawic.org.nz/news-construction

Holmes Solutions crashes a truck!

Follow Holmes Solutions’ journey as they test a new steel barrier design with the highest test energy available in today’s global Road Safety Performance Standards …a 36 tonne tractor trailer unit travelling at 80 kph. Holmes Solutions crashes a truck in the name of science.

Check out our Civil project summaries

Our civil engineering team has been doing plenty of great work up and down the country. Our civil design skills span the full civil spectrum, from straightforward drainage to the end-to-end management of large, complex developments. Check out a couple of our project summaries right here.

Holmes Consulting on Auckland Airport Consortium

Legend has it that Holmes Consulting once owned a Cessna, used to get around the offices back in the day. Those times are over, but we still love aviation and infrastructure – that’s why we’re so excited to be part of the consortium selected to deliver the Auckland Airport development. Looking forward to working with Mott MacDonald, Grimshaw, Architectus and Holmes Fire. Check it out here.