The Annual Meeting of Opus International Consultants shareholder’s was held today in Auckland.
Opus DaytonKnight were awarded a Canadian Water and Waste Association Utility Excellence Awards for the Metro Vancouver Co-digestion Pilot project.
Jamie Lester (Structural Engineer) won the Best Practice Paper Award for his work and presentation on the Christchurch Catholic Basilica and Andrew Gaul from the Auckland Structures Team won the Best Student Paper at the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference.
Opus was presented with the Best Public Service Architecture Asia Pacific Award at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2012 for the Wilson Special Needs School. The Wilson School is New Zealand's first purpose built Special Needs School and its purpose is to provide educational care for children with severe mental and physical disability. The School had also received two top awards in New Zealand including the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Award in the Public Architecture Category. The state-of-the-art School has become a showcase school for the Ministry of Education and visiting international educationists.
We had five people recognised by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
Opus International Consultants has reported a solid performance for 2011, with Operating Revenue up by 7 percent to $393m and Net Profit After Tax up by 11.5 percent on the previous year to $24.5m.
Opus International Consultants is to acquire the Australian based rail engineering consultancy, Coffey Rail Pty Ltd and its related company Asia Pacific Rail Pty Ltd. The acquisition will add 50 staff and an office in Victoria to Opus’ operation in Australia, bringing the total number of Opus offices in Australia to 17 with a total staff number of 370. Opus now employs over 2,400 people worldwide.
Joel McAllister, Branch Manager for Opus DaytonKnight's Abbotsford Office has received the 2011 Consulting Engineers of British Columbia (CEBC) Young Consulting Engineer Award for his leadership work in raising awareness of young professionals in BC.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Bembridge Lifeboat Station was awarded the overall winner by Institution of Civil Engineers (South Branch). The project was praised for minimising disturbance to ecology and with significant engagement with local community and businesses.
Opus DaytonKnight team won an award at the annual conference of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM). This Award was in the Best Practices, Honourable Mention category, for the Saanich Thermal Energy Heat Recovery project for our client, the Capital Regional District.