Michele Frey, Strategic Planner from Opus' Napier Office was named the ‘2012 Emerging Recreation Leader of the Year' at the New Zealand Recreation Association Awards. The award recognises significant leadership potential of an individual in the recreation industry.
Opus DaytonKnight were awarded the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC Sea-to-Sky Branch Peak of Excellence Award for the Metro Vancouver – Annacis Island Co-digestion Facility.
Jack Shepherd, Senior Structural Engineer from Opus' Doncaster Office won the ‘Yorkshire and Humber Construction Best Practice Award' in the category ‘Achiever'.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.