Improvement project delivers world class facility

22 November 2018 Kate Palmer

BMX

Keen amateur and professional BMX riders now have a world class track thanks to work carried out by WSP Opus for the NZ Transport Agency.
 
The construction of the new North Harbour BMX facility is part of the Northern Corridor Improvements project.
 
North Harbour BMX is one of three sports clubs (along with Rosedale Pony Club and Harbour Hockey) that has been relocated by the Northern Corridor Improvements (NCI) project team to make way for the new motorway.
 
For Maree Drury, Technical Principal – Planning, the project has involved pulling many different threads together to bring the vision to life.
 
WSP Opus had around 10 designers working on the year-long project, along with contaminated site specialists, planners and stormwater experts.

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WSP Opus boosts transport expertise

20 November 2018 Kate Palmer

Transport

Leading engineering consultancy WSP Opus is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Fergus Tate as Technical Director, Transport.

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Data-driven design

16 November 2018 Chloe Brigden

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Data-driven design is increasingly being used to deliver future-ready infrastructure and improved sustainable outcomes. Saul Chambers, WSP Opus Manager of Sustainability and Climate Change Solutions, discusses how virtual reality (VR) is being used to promote sustainable concepts.

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Agencies collaborate to focus on road safety

13 November 2018 Kate Palmer

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Central government and private industry have joined forces in a world-first investigation to assess braking distances on our unique chipseal roads.

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Ngā Wai Manga

7 November 2018 Chloe Brigden

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Last week, the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and the Urban Water Working Group, an independant collaborative industry group comprising urban water management experts, published ten guiding principles and values to promote improved water stewardship amongst New Zealand’s rapidly developing urban catchments.

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Kaikōura effort takes out People’s Choice

7 November 2018 Kate Palmer

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Trophy Icon2The Kaikoura emergency joint rail and road project recovery response was awarded the highest honour by the Institute of Civil Engineers.

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Mobility for all

November 2018 Kate Palmer

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Lack of mobility limits a person’s ability to obtain and keep jobs, access basic services, contribute to society or maintain a reasonable quality of life, and there are sections of our society that are impacted by this. Louise Baker discusses why the universal basic mobility concept is the answer.

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World-leading sustainable park design honoured

November 2018 Kate Palmer

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A game-changing new approach to designing recreation spaces has received national recognition, with the NZ Recreation Awards highlighting WSP Opus and Auckland Council’s work on Scott Point Sustainable Sports Park.

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Young guns tackle climate change

November 2018 Kate Palmer

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Last week thousands of people around the world gathered for 24 hours to create the solutions our cities need to thrive in a changing climate. Amongst them was a group of five from WSP Opus’ Wellington office.

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How does climate science inform our greenhouse emission targets?

24 October 2018 Chloe Brigden

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Businesses have a critical role to play in the transition to a low-carbon economy by reducing greenhouse gases (GHG’s) emissions while maintaining economic growth.

While 80% of the 500 largest listed companies in the world have adopted GHG emissions reduction targets, most are short-term and incremental, falling short of the emissions reductions required to prevent the worst climate change impacts.

WSP has developed a guide for companies to set emissions reduction targets based on climate science whilst taking responsibility for their share of the emissions reductions required to mitigate climate change

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