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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.

John Hare on Engineering a better New Zealand

Holmes Group CEO, John Hare, talks about the problems New Zealand faces dealing with our seismic environment, and how we can engineer a better New Zealand. You can read the article and comments right here.

Holmes shortlisted for two IStructE awards

We’re celebrating two of our projects announced on the shortlist for ‘the world champs of structural engineering’ – the Institution of Structural Engineering’s annual awards. Waikato’s stunning Perry Bridge and the Airways Control Tower at Wellington Airport are both in the running for the awards, announced in November in London. You can view all the shortlisted entries 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.

Justice Precinct opens

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. 

Bill English opens Holmes Solutions Lab

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.

 

Life@Holmes

len-lye-centre2We’ve got brilliant lives at Holmes. Together, we’re working with great people on some of the country’s most interesting and challenging projects, with plenty of fun along the way.

You can find out more about Life@Holmes right here.

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.

Christchurch construction industry liquidations

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In this article, Holmes CEO, John Hare, talks about the number of construction companies closing down in Christchurch. You can read the full article here.