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Opus Architecture has won an architecture award (Public Architecture category) at the Auckland NZIA Branch Awards for the Panmure Interchange project. Panmure's new $17.5m transport interchange is the gateway to a high frequency busway and is a significant step towards better transport connections for Auckland’s eastern suburbs.
Opus Architecture won two architecture awards at the Canterbury NZIA Branch Awards for the Kidsfirst Diamond Harbour and Brooklands Lagoon Public Toilet projects.
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Simon Kras was a winner at the APEGBC Sea-to-Sky Branch Peak of Excellence Award Competition and Gala on May 24 in North Vancouver.
Simon presented on the City of Richmond No. 1 Road Drainage Pump Station project.
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.
Initiated in 2005, the New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards are the premier awards for the engineering professionals of New Zealand. The awards categories recognise people, projects and products, with a Supreme Award for the best project and product. Leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and young engineers are also recognised along with the use of leading edge technology.
The NZ Transport Agency GEM Awards recognise and celebrate suppliers who ‘Go the Extra Mile' for customer service and safety. The Opus/HEB team won the ‘Teaming Up' Award for the Marlborough Roads Network Outcome Contract. The HEB/Opus JV is the first of its kind in New Zealand for the NZ Transport Agency where two traditionally separate service providers - consultants and contractors, have amalgamated to deliver road maintenance services under a Network Outcome Contract in Marlborough. The JV environment has improved the service delivery to Marlborough Roads by providing a ‘one stop shop' and has also delivered the clients cost savings to the value of $750,000.
Warren Bird, Work Group Manager - Water Resources won Best Paper at the IPWEA Conference. Warren's paper outlines findings from his team’s international review of safety risks posed by stormwater assets and the subsequent development of a GIS-based tool for identifying and scoring risks posed to members of the public.
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.