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 International Consultants (Opus) has been confirmed as an ACC Workplace Safety Award finalist for their health and safety practices and programmes at the Wellington Gold Awards. The finalists were announced on Thursday 28 May.
“We are delighted to be a finalist in the Gold Awards in recognition of our health and safety programme,” said Opus Managing Director and Chief Executive, Dr David Prentice. “We realise that there is no quick fix when it comes to managing health and safety, and therefore our approach is all-encompassing as we continually strive to reach our goal of zero harm.”
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.
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.
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.
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.