Tackling climate change and plastic in the Pacific

4 July 2018

WSP Opus Tackling Climate Change

Climate change is here, there isn’t a quick fix and plastic pollution is complicating its impact.

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Meeting the expectations or requirements of Building Control Authorities (BCA).

3 July 2018

New Zealand Building Code - WSP Opus

This week, Corrosion and Asset Integrity Consultant, Raed El Sarraf, presented his paper, NZ Building Code B2 Issues, Solutions and where to from here - at the Designing For Durability Conference in Auckland. 

The white paper highlights the issues and challenges experienced by design engineers and architects, in meeting the expectations and requirements of Building Control Authorities (BCA).

Raed follows with a proposed pathway to addressing these issues, demonstrating compliance with the B2 Clause of the NZBC. 

The NZBC sets the performance standards that all structures are required to comply with; the B2 Clause addresses a projects durability.

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UoA First female Civil Engineer Graduate.

22 June 2018 Chloe Brigden

WSP Opus - Women Engineers in New Zealand

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, we sat down with The University of Auckland's first Civil Engineer graduate, Sue Scott. 

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Extending the life of New Zealand's Bridges

20 June 2018 Chloe Brigden

WSP OPUS Bridge Management

Ageing bridges are a major concern, the question of what to do with them at the end of their design life is a common dilemma. In most cases, owners assume that when a bridge passes its 100-year mark, it should be replaced. 

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2018 IPWEA Conference : Future-Proofing for Tomorrows Challenges.

14 June 2018 Chloe Brigden

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The theme for this year’s IPWEA conference, Disruption - the pathway to resilience, strikes a national chord. 

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Climate change and impact on stormwater systems

14 June 2018 Chloe Brigden

Liam Foster, WSP OPUS.

WSP Water Sector Leader, Liam Foster addresses climate change and its profound wear and tear on New Zealand’s operational systems.

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WSP ends 2017 with strong financial results

16 March 2018

WSP is very pleased with the results achieved in the fourth quarter and fiscal 2017, as it achieved or surpassed all of its 2017 financial outlook metrics.

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Opus International Consultants is now WSP Opus

March 2018

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Pictured: Ian Blair, Managing Director WSP Opus and Guy Templeton, President and CEO WSP ANZ

WSP Opus, is now the New Zealand operation of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, following the purchase of Opus International Consultants Limited (Opus) by its new ultimate owner WSP Global Inc. 

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2018 International Women's Day

8 March 2018

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, we continue to #PressforProgress. To us, this means creating an inclusive gender-balanced workforce to serve our clients. Together, our talented women and men, are empowered to collaborate and deliver societies that thrive. 

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Supporting Kiwi Charities

28 February 2018

SPCA Donation

WSP Opus donates $40,000 to Kiwi Charities

Employees at WSP Opus offices around New Zealand voted for their favourite charities to receive a donation, as part of an employee-led initiative to support the work of organisations that provide essential services that serve New Zealand communities.

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