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.
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.
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.