Events centre a finalist for award

Last updated 09:51 27/06/2012

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The pioneering Carterton Events Centre has been named as a contender for the INNOVATE NZ Awards of Excellence 2012.

There are 39 finalist projects being assessed by the judges for the awards, which are organised by the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand and recognise innovation in consulting engineering, both in the structures or processes developed and in the means of providing engineering services to the client.

Convener of judges Allan Leahy said there had been many different project types entered this year, including investigation and environmental improvement, construction, roading, buildings, power generation, radar training and urban renewal.

"Many of the submissions represent examples of world-leading applications of technology showcasing the strength of consulting engineering in New Zealand," Mr Leahy says.

Opus International Consultants provided architectural, structural, environmental, mechanical and electrical, heritage and archaeology services for the Carterton Events Centre project.

The building was the second in the world built using the cutting- edge Pres-Lam earthquake protection system and the first using locally sourced Laminated Veneered Lumber.

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