Mike Dunn, Principal Fire Engineer received an Annual Meritorious Service Award – the Committee of the Year Award, as a member of the P4541 Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems Committee. The award recognises the Committee’s reputation as a group of individuals who operate as a team drawing on the wisdom, technical skills, and talents of each member, and that works towards common goals.
The Opus brand was awarded a silver Graphis Award. The awards recognise published works from some of the best talent in design, advertising, and photography and are a bastion of excellence in design and visual imagery. Opus will be included in the resulting Graphis Design Annual.
Simon Bush, Principal Engineer - Structures Asset Management won the Hynds’ Best Paper at the IPWEA conference. His paper used a SimCity analogy, calling for asset managers to model service users and decision makers as well as assets, and his proof of concept showed how freight hauliers might change their routes and, in turn express dissatisfaction with their service provider based on reduced bridge reliability.
Opus won the following awards:
Senior Asset Manager, Anna Robak won the 2013 Business School Best Thesis Award at the University of South Australia Business School for her thesis entitled ‘Identifying and monetising the impacts of potable water supply infrastructure investments in New Zealand using stated and revealed preferences’.
Opus DaytonKnight was awarded the Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon (APEY) 2014 Yukon Engineering Excellence Award for the Carcross Water Treatment Plant.
Opus as part of the Te Rapa Alliance won the Property Council Award for the best Regional Project Team Award. This award is directed to a team who have demonstrated excellence by developing a project that is outstanding in terms of innovation, design, sustainability, profitability, promotes growth, is inspirational and influences future development.
Opus DaytonKnight won an Award of Excellence at the 2013 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala. It was honoured in the Environmental Remediation category for its work on the Harvest Energy Garden in Richmond, B.C.
The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) won an award at the Champion Canterbury Business Awards. The Awards recognise excellence, passion and success in the contribution businesses make to the vitality of the Canterbury region. The Champion Infrastructure Award recognises smart service providers of infrastructure or utilities in helping the community to thrive and prosper, and some of the criteria include their point of difference and people management.
The Auckland Landscape Architecture team received a Distinction Award for their excellent work on NZTA's Onewa Interchange at the NZILA Resene Pride of Place Landscape Architecture Awards. The landscape design dealt sustainably with the challenging estuarine conditions, and enhanced the existing environment for local bird and plant life and road users.