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.
Climate change is here, there isn’t a quick fix and plastic pollution is complicating its impact.
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.
To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, we sat down with The University of Auckland's first Civil Engineer graduate, Sue Scott.
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.
The theme for this year’s IPWEA conference, Disruption - the pathway to resilience, strikes a national chord.
WSP Water Sector Leader, Liam Foster addresses climate change and its profound wear and tear on New Zealand’s operational systems.
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.
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.
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.