Data-driven design is increasingly being used to deliver future-ready infrastructure and improved sustainable outcomes. Saul Chambers, WSP Opus Manager of Sustainability and Climate Change Solutions, discusses how virtual reality (VR) is being used to promote sustainable concepts.
Central government and private industry have joined forces in a world-first investigation to assess braking distances on our unique chipseal roads.
Last week, the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and the Urban Water Working Group, an independant collaborative industry group comprising urban water management experts, published ten guiding principles and values to promote improved water stewardship amongst New Zealand’s rapidly developing urban catchments.
The Kaikoura emergency joint rail and road project recovery response was awarded the highest honour by the Institute of Civil Engineers.
Lack of mobility limits a person’s ability to obtain and keep jobs, access basic services, contribute to society or maintain a reasonable quality of life, and there are sections of our society that are impacted by this. Louise Baker discusses why the universal basic mobility concept is the answer.
A game-changing new approach to designing recreation spaces has received national recognition, with the NZ Recreation Awards highlighting WSP Opus and Auckland Council’s work on Scott Point Sustainable Sports Park.
Last week thousands of people around the world gathered for 24 hours to create the solutions our cities need to thrive in a changing climate. Amongst them was a group of five from WSP Opus’ Wellington office.
A new tool developed to help commuters and visitors will have the added bonus of helping royal watchers make their way painlessly in and out of Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.
Businesses have a critical role to play in the transition to a low-carbon economy by reducing greenhouse gases (GHG’s) emissions while maintaining economic growth.
While 80% of the 500 largest listed companies in the world have adopted GHG emissions reduction targets, most are short-term and incremental, falling short of the emissions reductions required to prevent the worst climate change impacts.
WSP has developed a guide for companies to set emissions reduction targets based on climate science whilst taking responsibility for their share of the emissions reductions required to mitigate climate change
The Climate Change and Business Conference, Auckland, couldn’t have fallen on a more significant week this year.