Opus has received the Chairman's Special Award at the ICE Wales Cymru Project Awards, held in Cardiff on Friday 1st May for the design of the RNLI lifeboat station at Porthdinllaen in North Wales.
Opus' building structures team won a Commendation in the ‘Commercial and Retail Category' for the Trimble's Offices at the IStructE Structural Engineering Awards ceremony held in London.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) has received an award from the New Zealand Planning Institute for its role in the development of an innovative Adaptive Management Framework for managing environmental impacts from Auckland Harbour Bridge maintenance.
The Annual Meeting of Opus International Consultants shareholder’s was held today in Auckland.
At today’s Annual General Meeting Opus International Consultants’ Chairman, Kerry McDonald, highlighted the strong aspects of the 2014 results.
Infrastructure consultancy, Opus International Consultants (Opus), has recently been awarded £3.5m in long-term rail contracts in the UK.
Infrastructure consultancy, Opus International Consultants (Opus) recently won the prestigious Staff Development and Training Award at the Women in Construction Awards in the United Kingdom.
The awards, which are in their ninth year, provide a showcase for the best and brightest achievers across the construction industry, and according to the judges, it was Opus’ range of development and training practices that secured the win.
“Initiatives like women in leadership, mentoring, and flexible working are positive signs - and not only attract women into construction - but also retain them, which is a massive problem in our industry,” said judge, Siobhan McMahon, National Chair of The National Association of Women in Construction.
The judges hope that the award will encourage other key players in the industry to change the way they approach training and development to support more women in the workplace.
“Opus is a leading light now and hopefully many more companies will look to these initiatives and follow suit,” added Siobhan McMahon.
This is not the first time that Opus has been acknowledged for its staff development in the United Kingdom. It has won multiple awards at events like the Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards and Constructing Excellence Wales Awards.
“This award is special. To be acknowledged specifically for our work for women is a fantastic achievement for us. It shows the whole industry that we are serious about raising the bar in this area,” said Dr David Prentice, Opus Chief Executive.
Opus runs a Women in Leadership program across its global operations which gives a voice to women and supports them to pursue, establish and sustain successful careers.
“Being recognised by this award is wonderful, and means that we are on track but we know that there is still much more work to be done to promote women in our industry,” said Alison Swan, Chair of the Women in Leadership programme at Opus.
Opus has over 3,000 staff across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, North Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) has been confirmed by the NZ Transport Agency as part of the consortium to design and build the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) received two honours at the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) Fellows and Achievers Dinner held at Te Papa, Wellington on Friday 13 March 2015.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) is celebrating International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8 this year with a variety of events and initiatives at its offices across the globe.