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Engineering our Graduates for Technical Success

holmes-graduates-visit-the-fun-factoryLast week our Structures and Civil Structures Graduates met in Christchurch for Holmes Consulting’s annual two day Technical Grad Workshop.
Thursday our grads visited the ‘Fun Factory’ (aka Holmes Solutions) for a tour around their lab (and gym!) – if you’ve ever seen MythBusters then you’ll understand how exciting that lab is! The tour was led by Ben Scott, a Holmes Solutions graduated, our Holmes Consulting grads were all impressed by the awesome projects they’re working on.
Then on Friday it was a jam-packed day with a morning strategy session led by our Principal of Civils, Andrea Jarvis. Followed by technical sessions from Andy Thompson, Bruce Galloway, Deb Shearer, and John Booth. Last, but not least, Stuart Oliver presented on where Holmes is going and the technical challenges we’re facing and what’s in store for the future.
The two day Technical Grad Workshop is a challenging but highly engaging way for our graduates to come together, learn from our leaders here at Holmes, and immerse themselves more into all things engineering.
Thanks goes to all our leaders and presenters who helped make the workshop such a great success!

From Graduate to Structural Engineer

This month, Construction News spoke to our talented Structural Engineer, Laura Schwass, about what it was like when she first joined Holmes Consulting as a Graduate Engineer.  The thought of being able to work on The Arts Centre in Christchurch was the very reason Laura applied for our Holmes Consulting graduate programme. The project heavily involved the seismic strengthening and careful restoration of 23 Category One heritage buildings of Gothic Revival architectural style – it’s possibly one of New Zealand’s biggest heritage restoration projects, and one of the largest projects of its type anywhere in the world!

You can read more about Laura’s story here.