Warren Bird, Work Group Manager - Water Resources won Best Paper at the IPWEA Conference. Warren's paper outlines findings from his team’s international review of safety risks posed by stormwater assets and the subsequent development of a GIS-based tool for identifying and scoring risks posed to members of the public.
Opus International Consultants has officially opened its new research and training centre in Petone, Wellington, with the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. John Key, flicking the switch on its brand new wind tunnel to mark the occasion.
Dr Anna Robak's presentation was judged the best at the Asset Management Council’s AMPEAK (Asset Management Promote Educate Assist Knowledge) annual conference, held in Perth, Australia. Her presentation, called “The uncertain future: Planning for alternate realities”, focused on incorporating human behaviour into infrastructure strategies. Anna developed a simple model that could help explain why people might react in unexpected ways when they are faced with changes in service provider, service provision mechanism, or charging mechanisms.
The Annual Meeting of Opus International Consultants shareholders was held today in Wellington.
At today’s Annual Meeting Opus International Consultants’ Chairman, Kerry McDonald, reported strong results for 2013.
Opus’ revenue rose 13% to $459.7m and EBIT by 14% to $34.3m. While NPAT was down 2.6% on 2012, Opus’ delivered a Return on Equity of 17.7% compared with the NZX 50 market capitalisation weighted average of 11.2%. The decrease in NPAT mainly reflects higher interest and tax costs.
Opus DaytonKnight was awarded the Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon (APEY) 2014 Yukon Engineering Excellence Award for the Carcross Water Treatment Plant.
Opus is to acquire the business of the New South Wales based survey, civil engineering and water design firm, Bowdens Group Australia Pty Ltd, currently located in Parramatta, Sydney.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) had a strong year with improved top line performance and increased profitability from its offshore markets.
Opus as part of the Te Rapa Alliance won the Property Council Award for the best Regional Project Team Award. This award is directed to a team who have demonstrated excellence by developing a project that is outstanding in terms of innovation, design, sustainability, profitability, promotes growth, is inspirational and influences future development.
Opus DaytonKnight won an Award of Excellence at the 2013 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala. It was honoured in the Environmental Remediation category for its work on the Harvest Energy Garden in Richmond, B.C.