Design Solutions for NZ's Fourth Riskiest Intersection

19 July 2018 Chloe Brigden

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New Zealand’s road safety has been a growing concern. The complexities of our roads, paired with weather influences, vague signage and driver alertness played a part in the 280 road-related deaths in 2017.

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WSP Opus combines thinking global with knowing local

18 July 2018 Kate Palmer


WSP Opus, one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, is acknowledging its unparalleled New Zealand heritage as it harnesses the power of global thinking.

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The bronze bullets for plastic pollution

9 July 2018 Dr Rowan Dixon


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.

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Tackling climate change and plastic in the Pacific

4 July 2018

WSP Opus Tackling Climate Change

Climate change is here, there isn’t a quick fix and plastic pollution is complicating its impact.

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Meeting the expectations or requirements of Building Control Authorities (BCA).

3 July 2018

New Zealand Building Code - WSP Opus

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.

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UoA First female Civil Engineer Graduate.

22 June 2018 Chloe Brigden

WSP Opus - Women Engineers in New Zealand

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, we sat down with The University of Auckland's first Civil Engineer graduate, Sue Scott. 

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Extending the life of New Zealand's Bridges

20 June 2018 Chloe Brigden

WSP OPUS Bridge Management

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. 

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2018 IPWEA Conference : Future-Proofing for Tomorrows Challenges.

14 June 2018 Chloe Brigden

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The theme for this year’s IPWEA conference, Disruption - the pathway to resilience, strikes a national chord. 

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Climate change and impact on stormwater systems

14 June 2018 Chloe Brigden

Liam Foster, WSP OPUS.

WSP Water Sector Leader, Liam Foster addresses climate change and its profound wear and tear on New Zealand’s operational systems.

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WSP ends 2017 with strong financial results

16 March 2018

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.

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