Harrison Grierson merges and diversifies
On 14 November 2017, we announced our merging with spatial information specialists, e Spatial....read more
On 14 November 2017, we announced our merging with spatial information specialists, e Spatial....read more
Health and safety is always our top priority....read more
The world of engineering was brought to life across the nation....read more
HG Water and Wastewater Manager Iain Rabbits has been involved in the Stage Two Havelock North Water Contamination Inquiry....read more
We take a look at the sectors we work in, and each party's policies...read more
We enjoyed great success at the Innovate NZ Awards of Excellence last month....read more
A recent Queenstown appointment creates an immediate presence for HG in the region...read more
Two new appointments to the Harrison Grierson Board were approved at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting....read more
New appointment in HG's new Environmental Services unit....read more
HG now have a presence in Hamilton, and our Newmarket office is set to move back to Parnell....read more
Discover what the world’s humblest superheroes create every day with the Week of Engineering....read more
HG landscape architects scoop up top award....read more
Congratulations to our 14 team members who have been recognised for their technical leadership and excellence....read more
We are delighted to announce that Glen Cornelius, our Managing Director, has been made a Fellow of IPENZ....read more
We’re the first in NZ to own the high-tech Trimble SX10. It’s a game-changer in survey equipment....read more
We recently attended two awards ceremonies as finalists, and have been short-listed for another....read more
We're pleased to introduce three new senior staff in our Christchurch and Tauranga offices...read more
On 1 February 2017, we merged with traffic and transportation engineering specialists, T2, creating a new business unit called HGT2...read more
Harrison Grierson recently made health and safety history, with the highest score ever recorded in New Zealand for SiteWise certification...read more
Located in the heart of Tauranga’s CBD, our new office in Spring Street is modern, bright and spacious....read more
Rachel Ducker, a big picture thinker and highly experienced senior planner, has been appointed Planning Manager in our Christchurch office....read more
Our structural engineers have used the latest technology in two world first applications....read more
When the recent Havelock North water contamination issue hit the headlines, Iain Rabbitts became an authoritative voice on the matter...read more
In August 2011, Margaret created history at Harrison Grierson when she became our first independent director. Her appointment as our Chairman in...read more
Harrison Grierson has appointed Clare Tolan to General Manager - Survey. This completes our General Manager appointments...read more
Congratulations to our Chairman, Margaret Devlin, on her appointment as Chairman of Watercare Services Limited, effective from November 2016...read more
Our Water & Wastewater manager, Iain Rabbitts, says it was only a matter of time before contaminated water caused widespread sickness...read more
Harrison Grierson recently won two awards - including the coveted supreme award, at the New Zealand Planning Institute’s 2016 Awards....read more
We recently appointed a top specialist infrastructure manager and engineer to the newly created key role of Business Development Lead....read more
Congratulations to our 10 staff members whose promotions have just been announced....read more
Harrison Grierson independent director, Elena Trout, has been elected President of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)....read more
We’re pleased to introduce three new key people and an important internal appointment....read more
Cantabrians have much to be positive about, says Glen Hughes, our southern regional manager. “We can be optimistic about our future, despite"...read more
Sina Cotter Tait has been appointed Infrastructure Team Leader in our Christchurch office....read more
An international water expert has been appointed to a key role in our Auckland office....read more
The 30 year Infrastructure Plan was published by Treasury’s National Infrastructure Unit in October. It identifies big challenges for NZ....read more
Warren joined HG earlier this year from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) as our Civil and Infrastructure Services Manager....read more
Our exclusive capabilities in modelling and retrofitting existing buildings are in high demand. We’re using state of the art structural analysis...read more
Quad 7 will be a striking new landmark and an important gateway building when it’s completed next year....read more
Recently proposed changes to the earthquake prone building policy means there are some important points to remember...read more
We’ve had a few new appointments to our wider team and would like to introduce you to who they are, their roles are and a bit about them....read more
Two of our senior managers were appointed Technical Directors on April 1, and 12 other staff members...read more
Our structural team is offering state of the art structural modelling techniques, with the potential to save clients millions of dollars....read more
This year, Harrison Grierson celebrates 130 years in business....read more
Harrison Grierson was proud to be finalists in this week’s Australian Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2015 in three separate categories...read more
Our water team is riding a wave of success. In the last few months, it’s received four prestigious...read more
Two experienced business leaders joined the Harrison Grierson Board in June....read more
Our Wellington, Christchurch and Manukau teams have moved to fantastic new premises this year…...read more
Ioannis Prionas joined us last year as Team Leader of Structural Engineering...read more
Kawakawa Bay is a small coastal settlement on the south-east coast of Auckland. Until the installation...read more
Adelphi House is a seven-storey heritage building built in 1928. Located in Wellington’s Courtenay Place Heritage Area, it was designed...read more
Today’s launch of a new visual identity for Harrison Grierson symbolises two years of significant positive...read more
Design work on Stages 2 and 3 of Mount Isa’s $33 million sewerage upgrade has been commissioned, with work...read more
Our Water & Waste team is enjoying three major successes...read more
Harrison Grierson has just released its fifth Sustainability Report, outlining our sustainability practices as a company...read more
Harrison Grierson has appointed two highly experienced managers in key strategic areas of growth for the company...read more
A state of the art $10 million upgrade to the 70-year-old Kerepehi water treatment plant on the Hauraki Plains...read more
An explosion of work on the Christchurch rebuild has seen staff numbers grow by over 200% in 12 months for...read more
An expert in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) has jointly won a major New Zealand...read more
Harrison Grierson structural engineers have recently completed the complex seismic rehabilitation design of...read more
Harrison Grierson has appointed Craig Gillett as its Learning and Development Manager...read more
Harrison Grierson continues its role as professional advisor and design consultant on the Lakes residential project...read more
When Australasian engineering and design company, Harrison Grierson, appointed Dave Needham as its Tauranga...read more
Harrison Grierson has appointed a highly specialised structural engineer from Greece to meet heavy demand...read more
Cantabrians can be optimistic about the future, says Glen Hughes, our Southern Regional Manager.
"Undoubtedly, the rebuilt city will be an improvement on that pre-quake. By maximising the unique advantage of insurance funding and seizing the opportunity to build Christchurch back better, we’ll have a city of which everyone is proud."
Glen was named on the 2011 President’s Award, Fulton Downer Gold Medal Roll of Honour of engineers who responded to the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.
He says successful rebuilds around the world have balanced engagement with the community, the business sector and the Government. Collaboration and transparency ‘go without saying.’
Glen’s view is that the organic contribution from the community would bring more life to the new cityscape. This would ensure the success of the rebuild, and the benefits of including the community over the next five to 10 years could become a lasting legacy.
Sina Cotter Tait is our infrastructure team leader in Christchurch. She was also named on the 2011 President’s Award, Fulton Downer Gold Medal Roll of Honour. Sina recently completed her MBA thesis on procurement practices in the construction industry in Christchurch.
"The last five years have brought significant change in the local market. There’s been an influx of new people from all over the world, bringing international practices and ideas. There’s been a massive increase in project managers at every stage of delivery, and procurement has become its own standalone discipline, with a heavy influence over project outcomes."
Sina says that during the rebuild, organisations have taken very different approaches to procurement, depending on their level of awareness. "The industry has a long way to go in understanding the drivers and induced behaviours of procurement, and I think this will become evident over the next few years. We’re entering a new phase in the rebuild, where we’ll see more mature discussions on risk sharing in construction."
Warren Ladbrook is our civil and infrastructure services manager in Christchurch. He previously held two senior roles at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). Internationally, he’s been involved in planning, designing and implementing large scale post-disaster reconstruction programmes and large infrastructure programmes.
Warren led a white paper on Infrastructure Resilience. He says that while it’s often talked about, resilience is generally not well understood.
"The opportunity to include future resilience into infrastructure has been steadily marginalised throughout the rebuild to date. However, there are many new approaches to repair and replacement of underground infrastructure that have proven successful, and will likely become the new normal for standards of construction within Christchurch."
"The decisions being made now and in the next few years will affect Cantabrians far into the future - long after the decision-makers have gone," says Glen.
"The opportunity is here, right now, to create a truly great city. But like all great things, it requires courage and leadership by people focussed on more than the bottom line."