2016 Innovate Award winners

Gold award winners

Isaac Theatre Royal - Holmes Fire for Isaac Theatre Royal

This iconic heritage building, built in 1908, sustained extensive damage during the earthquakes of 2011 and in subsequent aftershocks. Holmes Fire, working with the client and within the specific NZ Building code requirements, tailored a building-specific solution which incorporated the buildings heritage status and significant artistic elements. The consultants worked within the confined spaces to produce a solution which had to be flexible enough for multi-purpose functions that the Isaac Theatre Royal required.

Tuvalu Borrow Pits Remediation - Calibre Consulting for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Tuvalu had many “borrow pits” that were excavated during WWII to build an airfield. Over time, these pits filled with rubbish and effluent which led to substantial environmental and health issues for the small island nation. This project was determined to be Gold worthy for outstanding consulting service amid numerous and critical challenges. Some of the challenges included multiple private ownership of land, Tuvalu’s isolated location, the tight construction timeframes outside Tuvalu’s cyclone season, and understanding Tuvalu’s cultural needs and legislative requirements.

Canterbury Geotechnical Database - Tonkin & Taylor for the Ministry of Building, Innovation, and Employment

The Canterbury Geotechnical Database is an online database developed initially to assist in the rebuild following the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence. Through its evolution, the team at Tonkin & Taylor shaped its functionality and capabilities to be progressive and adaptive in order to handle the growing use within New Zealand and worldwide. Prior to this database, information was scattered and limited. This project was determined to be Gold worthy for the innovative method of data collection and reporting, creating an IT platform that encourages collaboration, for both day to day consulting as well as world-leading research.

Project ATOM - Beca and New Zealand Steel for New Zealand Steel

Project ATOM was an upgrade to New Zealand Steel’s existing Glenbrook site allowing flexible production and expanded capabilities for the plant. The project had to be completed in a tight timeframe in the middle of an existing and fully operational steel plant, with a completely boutique solution.

Silver award winners

  • Nelson Street Cycleway (Te Ara I Whiti) by GHD, Novare Design, Monk Mackenzie, and NZTA
  • Wairau Road 220 kV GXP Substation by AECOM
  • 15 Stout Street Development by Holmes Fire
  • Timaru’s District Wide Wastewater Strategy by CH2M Beca
  • Southern Response Archaeological Investigations by Opus International Consultants
  • Ferrymead Bridge by Opus International Consultants
  • Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu Base Isolation Retrofit by Ruamoko Solutions and Aurecon

Merit award winners

  • Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool by Abley Transportation Consultants
  • Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and Underpass (Arras Tunnel) by the Memorial Park Alliance (AECOM, Tonkin + Taylor, HEB Construction, Downer, and NZTA)
  • Hamilton Southern Links by AECOM and Opus International Consultants
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge Adaptive Asset Management Framework by Beca, NZTA, and Total Bridge Services (Opus International Consultants, TBS Farnsworth, and Fulton Hogan)
  • University of Canterbury Angus Tait Building by GHD
  • Cathedral Grammar Junior School by Ruamoko Solutions
  • Sapper by Cook Costello
  • Sumner Surf Life Saving Club Clubhouse Rebuild by Aurecon

Special award winners

  • Rebuild of Christchurch's Public Infrastructure presented to Beca, AECOM, Aurecon, GHD, Jacobs, MWH, Opus International Consultants, Woods, Pattle Delamore Partners, E2 Environmental, Davie Lovell Smith, and WB Group.

Community award winners

  • Sumner Surf Life Saving Club Clubhouse Rebuild presented to Aurecon, Sumner Surf Life Saving Club, and Christchurch City Council