Holmes Solutions designs world’s biggest catapult

Our colleagues over at Holmes Solutions have the best lives–smashing, bashing and crashing stuff in the name of science, with a side-serving of product invention and development. The Holmes Solutions team were the design geniuses behind the terrifying-yet-amazing AJ Hackett catapult. Take a look at this awesome clip – and don’t forget to give it a try when you’re down south.

New cycle bridge – Horitiu

bridging-2We’ve played a part in this exciting suspension bridge project, which will allow cyclists to cross the mighty Waikato. This bridge is part of the Te Awa Great New Zealand River ride – and one of the country’s most celebrated cyclists can’t wait to give it a go. You can read more here.

Winner – Tekla Global BIM Awards!

the-warehouse-1We’re delighted to announce that our awesome BIM/drafting team has achieved international recognition – winning the ‘Best Industrial Project’ category at the Tekla Global BIM Awards. No shortage of volunteers to go and collect the award in Warsaw! Take a look here.

Holmes in Canterbury Build

There’s something exciting about designing a space your own team will occupy. Check out what Business Manager, Richard Seville, has to say about our new Christchurch office move in Canterbury Build.

Architecture awards, hot desking, Lego

Hamish NevileEngineering and architecture awards, hot desking and Lego – check out what Auckland Business Manager Hamish Nevile has to say on NBR radio and in the NBR

Stunning Len Lye Centre opens

len-lye-centre2The Len Lye Centre, in New Plymouth, is now open to the public. Named after one of the country’s most prominent artists, the Centre showcases Len Lye’s work—in a building that is a work of art in its own right. We’re delighted to have delivered the structural engineering for such an ambitious, innovative project. Find out more about the grand opening right here.

MIT in Architecture Daily

Manukau Institute of TechnologyMIT Manukau is an ambitious and important project in Auckland’s southern suburbs.

MIT’s mission is to ‘open up the possibility of study in the minds of their community’, combining an advanced learning facility fully integrated with the city’s public transport system.

It’s a striking and distinctive building, with many of the structural elements on show inside and out. We loved working alongside Warren and Mahoney and a talented wider team to bring the project to life.

Visit the Arch Daily website for more information.

Taranaki’s Len Lye Centre comes to life

len-lye-centreNew Plymouth’s Len Lye Centre is a striking building housing the work of the late Len Lye, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists.

The building itself is artistically expressive, with a unique stainless steel wave pattern creating a distinctive and compelling exterior. In behind the complex façade is some very clever engineering – large horizontal lattice roof trusses and concrete shear walls create a robust, resilient structure with plenty of personality.

Holmes Consulting Group was delighted to play a part in bringing the Len Lye Gallery to life.

Home Smart Home

chris-mackenzie-samsung-houseSamsung are building a house that can redesign itself for any occasion — and we’ve had a hand in the engineering.

Leading the way with Revit

ratcliffe-revitAt the Revit conference in Melbourne earlier in the year, Holmes Consulting Group was delighted to win runner up in the Documentation category.

Our Revit renders of Ratcliffe River House, Hamilton, scored well on their precision, innovation and presentation. The drafting team is looking forward to going one better next year!