WSP Opus harnesses VR to showcase sustainable city expertise

14 August 2018 Kate Palmer

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 Cutting-edge technology and industry expertise have combined to put the power of city design in the hands of everyday people with Sustain-a-city, an interactive, problem-solving virtual reality game.

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Enhancing the economic growth of Southland

13 August 2018 Chloe Brigden

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WSP Opus has been helping shape Southland for 148 years and our work on the transformational Edendale realignment continues the tradition of creating what matters for future generations.

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Replacing the Motu Bridge

13 August 2018 Chloe Brigden

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WSP Opus has been helping shape Gisborne for 148 years and our work on the Motu Bridge continues the tradition of creating what matters for future generations.  

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Improving the safety and reliability of the Waikato Expressway

13 August 2018 Kate Palmer


When complete the Waikato Expressway will be the key strategic transport corridor for the Waikato region, connecting Auckland to the agricultural and business centres of Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

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Helping shape Whanganui for 148 years

10 August 2018 Kate Palmer

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WSP Opus has been helping shape Whanganui and the wider region for 148 years and, with an increased headcount and new capability, will continue to create what matters for future generations for many more years.

Our rich history dates back to colonial New Zealand, when the Public Works Department was opening up the country’s notoriously difficult terrain through the combination of national road and rail networks. Over the years we’ve worked under several monikers; in 1988 the Ministry of Works and Development became a state-owned enterprise, and we transitioned from Works Consultancy to Opus. Now we’re known as WSP Opus, which combines our unrivalled New Zealand heritage with the power of global thinking. 

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The Eiffel Tower of viaducts

7 August 2018


Dubbed the Eiffel Tower of viaducts, the Makatote Rail Viaduct is an iconic structure of national and historical importance.

 Construction of the viaduct dates back to 1908 when 500 immigrants, who lived in tents on site, completed the final connection of the North Island main trunk railway.

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Social awareness ticks this millennial box

24 July 2018 Kate Palmer

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Earlier this month I attended the Engineers Without Borders New Zealand Annual Conference, which was focused almost exclusively on humanitarian engineering.

It was a spotlight on socially aware engineering practices and highlighted the importance of approaching solutions with a human-centric mind set.

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WSP Opus combines thinking global with knowing local

18 July 2018 Kate Palmer


WSP Opus, one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, is acknowledging its unparalleled New Zealand heritage as it harnesses the power of global thinking.

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The bronze bullets for plastic pollution

9 July 2018 Dr Rowan Dixon


Last Thursday WSP Opus brought together a group of sustainability champions to discuss projects tackling climate change and plastic pollution in the Pacific. As suspected, there is no silver bullet solution, but the power of group thinking enabled us to identify a number of bronze bullet solutions.

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UoA First female Civil Engineer Graduate.

22 June 2018 Chloe Brigden

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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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