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It's nice to be recognised for the good work we do for our clients. In many ways the awards are as much theirs as ours, and that’s the way it should be. There are too many to list, so here are a few highlights.


Beaton Client Choice: Best Consulting Engineers in Australasia (A$50M-$200M revenue category)

Natural Hazard Resilience Engineer Virginie Lacrosse was named the first recipient of the inaugural QuakeCoRE and New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, Women in Earthquake Engineering Award for her tireless research into liquefaction in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes (April).

T+T's Technical Director (Dams and Rivers) David Bouma joined an esteemed group of professional people when he was inducted as a Fellow with Engineering New Zealand (April).

Executive Leader (Clients), Simonne Eldridge was inducted as a Fellow of UK's prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) (March).

Geotechnical engineer, Jen Smith was presented with her chartership and membership of I.C.E. (April)

Senior Natural Hazards Specialist, Bapon Fakhruddin has been appointed to the Ministry for the Environment’s National Climate ChangeFramework (April).

Sustainability consultant, Kate Boylan has won the prestigious NZ Green Building Council’s Future thinker of the Year Award (April).

Kumutoto Pavilion, which T+T provided the geotechnical, contaminated land and costal services for, won the NZIA Wellington Architecture Award (May).

People + Capability Director, Kavita Khanna has joined an esteemed group of peers through her appointment to the HRINZ Board (May).

‘Climate change’ specialists, JamesHughes, Bekah Robertson, and Morgan Lindsay have won the Excellence IPWEA Award for their ground-breaking work with LGNZ on sea rise risk exposure (July).

T+T has been appointed to Waikato Local Authority SharedServices Panel for all LASS discipline areas (July).

Senior geotechnical engineer, Dr Daiquan Yang joins his esteemed peers through his election as a Fellow of the Institution of EngineersAustralia (July).

Corporate consultant, Terry Kayes has been awarded an honorary membership with privileges of life membership by the Insurance Association of Consulting Engineers (July).

ACENZ Project Celebrations (August)

  • Waitangi Wharf, which upgraded a critical lifeline for theChatham Islands won gold, T+T lead inputs in design coordination, planning, geotechnical, coastal, structural and ecology services.
  • Waterview, which completed the Auckland Western Ring Route, also won gold, T+T provided a full breath of its services.
  • NCTIR which restored access to Kaikōura after the earthquake was awarded silver.
  • PwC Wellington Centre also won a silver award.

Senior Natural Hazards Specialist, Bapon Fakhruddin was honoured by the World Meteorological Organisation for his incredible work on coastal inundation forecasting (August).

T+T won the Best Internal Marketing Strategy- OCMRe-engineered at the TVNZ Marketing Awards 2019 (September).

Clean Air Council of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ)Dinner (September)

  • Natural resources engineer, Jenny Simpson, won the life member award.
  • Air quality consultant, Robyn Butler, was award the emerging air quality professional award.

Civil engineer, Caitlin CairnCross, was awarded the Young Author of the Year at the Water New Zealand Conference last week for a paper she co-authored with Costas (September).

A cross-discipline effort by John and Jodi Leeves and Bruno Naskovski on humanitarian stockpiling and logistics made the finals of the Waikato Business Awards (September).

Geotechnical engineer, Chris Hillman was awarded “best contaminated land paper” at the WasteMINZ Conference (September).

CASANZ Executive Team (November)

  • Natural resources engineer, Jenny Simpson, was appointed to the position of secretary for a new executive team by CASANZ.
  • Environmental Consultant, Rob Van de Munckhof, will be on the CASANZ Council.

Engineering NZ Revitalised Awards (ENVI) 2019 (November)

  • NCTIR won the prestigious Impact Award and the SupremeAward.
  • T+T projects were also finalists in the Leadership category, Impact category, and Innovation category.

Geotechnical engineer, Sjoerd Van Ballegooy has been named in the University of Auckland’s top 40 under 40 for his work during liquefaction during the Canterbury Earthquakes (November).


Resource Management Law Association Awards 2018

The NCTIR planning team (led by T+T specialists) that worked to restore transport links following the November 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake won the prestigious RMLA Project Award. The team was acknowledged for "consenting and implementing the construction and recovery work in sustainable manner in challenging, and at times contentious, circumstances"

2018 Wellington - Love Cycling Awards

The Haywards interchange project team picked up the Road Biking Infrastructure Award for the inclusion of a high speed cycleway late in the design phase. The Judges said this work, "raised the bar".

ACENZ Innovate Awards of Excellence 2018

  • Canterbury Earthquakes Complex Land Damage - Assessment of Increased Liquefaction and Flooding Vulnerability - Gold

  • Cyclone Winston Rapid Disaster Mapping - Merit

  • Temporary Works for The Recovery Of Container Operations, Thorndon Container Wharf - Merit

Civil Contractors NZ Excellence Awards 2018

  • CCNZ Award for Excellence ($20M-$100M) Waitangi Wharf Upgrade, (Chatham Islands)
  • CCNZ Award for Excellence ($5M-$20M) Temporary Works for the Recovery of Container Operations - Thorndon Container Wharf (CentrePort, Wellington)

Beaton Client Choice Awards 2018

  • Tonkin + Taylor - joint winner Australasia's Best Provider to Construction & Infrastructure, alongside Geotechnical Engineering Consultants Douglas Partners

  • David Leong was inducted as a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand


ACENZ Innovate Awards of Excellence 2017

  • Taumanu Reserve GOLD

  • Community Award

Construction Excellence Awards 2017

  • Waterview Connection - Supreme Award (projects over $100m). Client: NZTA. Award recipient: Well-Connected Alliance including T+T

  • Aniwhenua Dam - Supreme Award (projects under $5m). Client: Nova Energy. Award recipient: Waiotahi Contractors including T+T

IPENZ Awards 2017

  • T+T’s Geotechnical Technical Director, Dr Sjoerd van Ballegooy won the IPENZ Freyssinet Award – the Supreme Award for Building & Construction, for his work in the area of liquefaction science following the 2010 - 2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence

  • Resilience Engineer, Virginie Lacrosse was a finalist for Young Engineer of the Year for her work on liquefaction hazard mapping since the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence

  • Dr Tim Fisher was inducted as an IPENZ Fellow

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New Zealand institute of Landscape Architecture Awards

  • Pukeahu National War Memorial Park won the Supreme Award. The Judges said, "As both a staging ground for national remembrance and a sophisticated piece of urban infrastructure Pukeahu has been beautifully crafted and succeeds at every level. This complex, multi-layered design has been executed with a clarity of vision, confidence, and restraint; the park offers much to the people of, and visitors to, Wellington. The reverent Pukeahu is a place of utmost value to all New Zealanders" - Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

  • Taumanu Reserve (Onehunga Foreshore Restoration Project) was awarded excellence for Te Karanga o Te Tui - acknowledging projects that demonstrate best practice Iwi engagement, design expression or adherence to Te Aranga principles. - Taumanu Reserve (Onehunga Foreshore Restoration Project).

New Zealand Planning Institute Awards

  • Marje Russ, Reuben Hansen and Emma Brosnahan were honoured for their Ministry for the Environment policy work titled 'Risk based approach to Natural Hazards under the Resource Management Act.

Civil Defence Emergency Management Awards

  • Tonkin + Taylor and Tauranga City Council were joint winners of the Director's Award for Innovation. This award is given for "exceptional innovation or creativity that has pushed the boundaries of current CDEM practice in New Zealand" and was awarded for the work T+T and TCC has pioneered in tsunami evacuation planning.



Beaton Client Choice Awards 2016

  • Tonkin + Taylor - joint winner Australasia's Best Professional Services Firm (revenue $50m - $200m) alongside Australian law firm, Lander & Rogers

  • Australasia's Best Consulting Engineering Firm (revenue $50m - $200m)

  • Australasia's Best Provider to Government and Community (all professional services firms, Australia & New Zealand)

  • Best New Zealand Firm (all professional services firms, New Zealand) - And the winners are...

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