Opus' Milford and Knobs Flat Variable Message Signs (VMS) project won the NZ Engineering Excellence Award for Information, Communication, Electrical and Electronic Technology. This particular project was part of a larger initiative which involved the installation of 96 Regional VMS throughout New Zealand.
The University of Waikato, Law and Management building was highly commended at the 21st AAA Unbuilt Architecture Awards in Auckland.
Hugh Tait, Business Manager of Opus Newcastle was named ‘2012 National Young Professional Engineer of the Year' at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards in Canberra.
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.