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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ENVIVO

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It looks like Reindeer!

Santa and his reindeer's appearance announces the start of the Christmas season. He appears like magic on the Farmers Building (formerly Whitcoulls), at the corner of Queen Street and Victoria Street in Auckland. Although the installation looks effortless, behind the scenes are numerous elves working hard, masquerading as engineers, crane …

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Introducing Will Bielby

When we asked Will what his favourite project at Envivo has been he didn’t hesitate to answer that he most likes working on the Britomart streetscape upgrade in Auckland’s CBD.  He said “the exposure to problem-solving on a busy, live site and seeing work proceeding day-by-day has been terrific, it’s …

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Traffic solutions

Traffic engineering is crucial to achieve a safe and efficient environment.  We pride ourselves on providing solutions to tricky technical challenges for our clients, whilst keeping councils, Auckland Transport, infrastructure providers and all other interested parties satisfied. Martin Huang, our traffic engineer, said “I’ve been working hard on some interesting …

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Cai relocates to Copenhagen – our new office in Denmark

Cai Edge was working on the exciting East Frame urban space project in Christchurch when his partner won a prestigious scholarship to the University of Copenhagen - suddenly their world was turned upside down.  Both were keen to pursue their career goals, the Danish opportunity was too good to turn …

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Introducing Our Project Management Team

Envivo has been selected and pre-approved for: The Ministry of Education new 5YA agreement School Project Management Panels to provide school property planning and project management services. Click here to read more. Other (confidential) preferred panels for project management, structural engineering and civil engineering services. Our Projects Management Team is …

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Blackbox22 for Watercare

Envivo surveyors and engineers are working with Watercare on asset capture of their infrastructure.  Watercare is working in alignment with Envivo with the Blackbox22 software programme. Leading the charge is surveyor William Bielby, who is busy mastering the new software for asbuilt survey processing. Highly accurate As-Built information is crucial to the …

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What is a Redefinition Survey? (or redef?)

Property boundaries are not always obvious.  While a fence, hedge or driveway may look as though it defines the edge of a property the actual boundaries can be quite different.  In older areas the boundary pegs may be missing, eroded by time or moved by building works.  If you cannot …

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Auckland Unitary Plan update – what does it mean for you?

Auckland Council released the decisions version of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP:DV) on 19 August.  As of that date the Auckland-wide rules, subdivision rules, zone provisions and development controls within those zone came into legal effect.  This applies to all applications for subdivision, land use, discharge, resource consents, variation …

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Health & Safety

We are committed to continually improving the health and safety of our workers. Mark Finlayson, Envivo Director, said “we’re really good at health and safety, however the new legislation requires a risk rather than a hazard-based approach.  We are taking the opportunity to improve our software and backend systems to …

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Introducing Tony Smith, our new Principal Engineer (Civil)

We are delighted to announce we have appointed Tony Smith to the position of Principal Engineer (Civil).  Tony manages engineering projects, working closely with the Project Management team and Structural Engineering team developing a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach to project and client management. Tony has extensive experience in civil and infrastructure engineering …

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Auckland Unitary Plan – find out how your property is zoned

Auckland Council publishes final recommendations on Auckland Unitary Plan Auckland Council published the recommendations provided by the Independent Hearings Panel on the new planning rulebook for Auckland, the Auckland Unitary Plan. Many of our clients are interested in finding out about zoning for their properties.  The easiest way to check …

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Lucky Number Seven for our Surveyors

We are celebrating the addition of a seventh surveying team in Auckland. Mark Finlayson, Survey Director, said “We monitor our forward workloads and actively work to reduce the lead times when demand is high, as it has been.  We aim to give the fastest response and turnaround time for our …

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Roving Engineer’s Career Path takes Andre all over the World

Two years ago Andre decided to give up his day job and backpack around the world. This morning he sauntered into our offices looking tanned, refreshed and with an enormous smile. Back in New Zealand for a short trip with his beautiful new French girlfriend he paid us a visit …

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Congratulations Structural Engineers on Gold Award

Congratulations to JAWA Structures on being part of the team that achieved a Gold Award in the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2016.  Fletcher Construction with Pragmatix Project Managers constructed the streetscape project, receiving a gold award for the transformation of Bledisloe Lane.  Read More. The awards were presented at …

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