Holmes in The Press

john-hare-250Following the February 2016 Christchurch earthquake, John Hare, CEO of Holmes, talks to The Press about the impact of the quake on existing buildings, and buildings currently under construction. Have a read here.

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

John Hare Holmes CEO announcement

john-hare-250We’re delighted to announce that John Hare has been appointed CEO of Holmes Group, the multinational consultancy with five subsidiary businesses, including Holmes Consulting Group. You can read more right here:

Earthquake-Prone Buildings Amendment Act

Middlemore HospitalWith proposed changes to the Earthquake-Prone Buildings Amendment Act, Holmes Consulting Group’s Jeff Matthews commented in the Waikato Times. You can read the article right here.

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.

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.

Arts Centre rebuild in The Press, Christchurch

arts-centre-rebuildThe Arts Centre rebuild is one of the world’s largest heritage projects, with a large number of buildings on a complex site. Holmes Consulting Group has a fulltime team based onsite at the Arts Centre, helping ensure the buildings are returned to their former glory, but with more robust and resilient support. You can read about project progress in The Press.

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.

A Thing of Beauty

Auckland-Art-Gallery-exteriorThe Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki has won the top prize, Building of the Year, at the World Architecture Festival.

The project is comprised of a new extension and a sensitive earthquake strengthening and refurbishment of the existing building. The architects on the project were Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) in conjunction with Archimedia. Read more

Transitional Cathedral opens in Christchurch

transitional-cathedralSome of our staff had the opportunity to visit the Anglican Church’s Transitional Cathedral this week prior to the official opening. It has been a unique opportunity for us to work with an unusual construction material – cardboard.

Designed by Shigeru Ban (working with Warren & Mahoney), the Cathedral structure features 98 cardboard tubes. For a sense of their size, note the photo bottom left. Our engineer Matt Franklin is holding up half of one of the tubes. Read more