Yorkshire and Humber Construction Best Practice Award

October 2012

Jack Shepherd, Senior Structural Engineer from Opus' Doncaster Office won the ‘Yorkshire and Humber Construction Best Practice Award' in the category ‘Achiever'. 

Project Excellence Award for Asset Management

October 2012

The Opus Australia team won a Project Excellence Award for Asset Management at the IPWEAQ (Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, Queensland branch) Excellence Awards. The ORRG comprises of seven councils in Western Queensland and the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Central West Region. It collectively manages 5,500km of local roads of regional significance. 

2012 NZIA Wellington Branch Awards

October 2012

The Carterton Events Centre won the 2012 NZIA Wellington Branch Award in the Public Architecture category and two projects, Porirua College and Te Wainui a Rua School both collected the 2012 NZIA in the Education category (the Wellington Branch Award and Western Brand Award respectively). 

Opus Reports Steady Half Year Result 2012

13 August 2012

Opus International Consultants Limited (Opus) has reported a steady result for the first six months of 2012.

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Roading New Zealand Excellence Awards

August 2012

The Auckland Motorway Alliance won the Best Practice Award for Asset Management and the Supreme Roading Excellence Award. Exceeding all performance indicators, the Alliance delivered $23 million of cost savings, while developing innovative approaches to highway management The Auckland Harbour Bridge team achieved a highly commended award for the Bridge Strengthening Project. 

Young Professional Engineer of the Year

August 2012

Newcastle Business Manager, Hugh Tait, was announced ‘Young Professional Engineer of the Year' for the Newcastle Division of Engineers Australia. This is an annual award and the winners of each Division become the finalists for the National Young Professional Engineer of the Year Award. 

Young Achiever of the Year

August 2012

Newcastle Business Manager, Hugh Tait won the award for ‘Young Achiever of the Year' at the Hunter Business Excellence Awards. Under Hugh's leadership, Opus' Newcastle office was also a finalist in the ‘Small Business Excellence' category of the awards. 


July 2012

Opus won two Awards of Merit at the ACENZ INNOVATE NZ Awards for the Eden Park Street Lighting and the Dunedin 3 Waters Strategy projects. Both projects epitomise absolute excellence. The Dunedin 3 Waters Strategy project has been recognised internationally as demonstrating best practice in advanced asset management, and the Eden Streetlighting project involves a state-of-the-art LED technology and intelligent wireless remote management system -a first in New Zealand for large scale road lighting installations. 

Timber Design Awards 2012

July 2012

The Carterton Events Centre was awarded the Timber Design Award in the Engineering Excellence category for innovative use of engineered timber resulting in a distinctive technical/structural impact on a commercial, industrial, or public building environment.

The Trimble Navigation Office and Warehouse was awarded the Timber Design Award in the Canterbury Rebuild Innovation category for the most effective use of timber in architectural and engineering terms, as a response to the Canterbury rebuild. 

Opus Awarded Major UK Contract

11 June 2012

Opus International Consultants (Opus), together with JV partner, Arup, has been awarded a significant Client Support Term Contract for road network management services for Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) in the UK. 

The contract is subject to a 10-day challenge period, after which Opus expects confirmation of the award. This is a seven-year contract with the option of a five-year extension and will immediately increase the Opus team in the UK by over 100 people.

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