The Carterton Events Centre was awarded the INGENIUM Excellence Award for Public Infrastructure in the category of projects from $2m - $10m. The Carterton Events Centre incorporates a leading-edge “Pres Lam” earthquake protection system (as designed by researchers at the University of Canterbury, NZ) and is only the second time it has been used worldwide, and the first in this form. This was a multi-disciplinary project involving a wide range of disciplines.
Chris Hackney, Structural Engineer received a Highly Commended Award in the Young Designer category of the ASI Steel Awards in Sydney.
Opus cadet, Ann-Elise Moon, was awarded the NZ Contractors Federation Award for Most Outstanding Student.
At the NZ Planning Institute Awards, Opus, Wanganui District Council and Horizons Regional Council were presented with the NZPI Planning Practice Award for their work on the Wanganui Urban Transportation Strategy.
Opus DaytonKnight were awarded a Canadian Water and Waste Association Utility Excellence Awards for the Metro Vancouver Co-digestion Pilot project.
Opus was presented with the Best Public Service Architecture Asia Pacific Award at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2012 for the Wilson Special Needs School. The Wilson School is New Zealand's first purpose built Special Needs School and its purpose is to provide educational care for children with severe mental and physical disability. The School had also received two top awards in New Zealand including the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Award in the Public Architecture Category. The state-of-the-art School has become a showcase school for the Ministry of Education and visiting international educationists.
Jamie Lester (Structural Engineer) won the Best Practice Paper Award for his work and presentation on the Christchurch Catholic Basilica and Andrew Gaul from the Auckland Structures Team won the Best Student Paper at the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference.
Opus DaytonKnight were the recipient of BCWWA‘s 2012 Outstanding Contribution – Group or Organisation Award. This award is presented annually to recognise significant corporate or collective contribution to the success of BCWWA.
Joel McAllister, Branch Manager for Opus DaytonKnight's Abbotsford Office has received the 2011 Consulting Engineers of British Columbia (CEBC) Young Consulting Engineer Award for his leadership work in raising awareness of young professionals in BC.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Bembridge Lifeboat Station was awarded the overall winner by Institution of Civil Engineers (South Branch). The project was praised for minimising disturbance to ecology and with significant engagement with local community and businesses.