Abley Transportation Consultants has been awarded IPENZ Professional Development Partner status for a further five years. This significant achievement demonstrates our strong commitment to developing our engineering staff and providing continued support to the profession through our commitment to excellence and quality.
During the month of February Abley and Interpret staff participated in the annual Aotearoa Bike Challenge. This is a fun, free challenge to encourage people to experience the joys and benefits of riding a bike. Abley managed 79% participation and the Christchurch office concluded the challenge with a staff bike ride and picnic in Hagley park.
Abley’s annual Christmas party was held at She Chocolate in Governors Bay. Staff were treated to some live theatre, a chocolate tasting and a three course meal. Some brave folk even managed a dance in town afterwards. The theatre was hilarious, the chocolate heavenly, the food sumptuous and the Jazz musicians excellent. Overall a great night all round. Thank you Paul and Steve!
Abley Transportation Consultants and their specialist GIS (Geographic Information Systems) brand, Interpret Geospatial Solutions, are pleased to announce the appointment of David Pimblott to their Board of Directors. David will join the four existing Board Members as a Non-Executive Director, and will provide strategic leadership and GIS expertise.
Our team at Interpret Geospatial Solutions have been busy bringing together an historic imagery scanning project called RetroLens, working with LINZ and Councils throughout New Zealand. The work involves digitising more than 600,000 Crown aerial images in the interest of long term preservation, easier access, and better use of this valuable national resource.
Kurt Janssen from Interpret Geospatial Solutions, is one of Australasia’s leading geospatial professionals. On Wednesday 16 November, Kurt was presented the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) Young Professional of the Year 2016, in recognition of his technical expertise, leadership and contribution to the GIS community.
Well done to Haris Zia, who had his award-winning paper published in the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) journal. Haris won “Best Paper by a New Practitioner” at the ACRS Awards held 6-8 September 2016 in Canberra. The paper presents a geospatial process to automate the calculation of Infrastucture Risk Rating (IRR), which is an important tool for NZ Transport Agency's Speed Management Guide.
Matthew Noon, Principal Transportation Planner at Abley, worked in the Europe freight sector for 10 years, and recently had the opportunity to share his insights on the future of urban freight at the NZ Transport Fuels & Fleet Management Summit 2016. Delegates from over 100 organisations attended the two-day conference, which focussed on the increasing pace of change and opportunities facing the freight industry.
Congratulations to Abley’s Dale Harris and Dave Smith, and NZ Transport Agency’s (NZTA) Sonia Pollard, who were awarded Best Technical Paper for Asia Pacific from almost 300 papers at the 23rd ITS World Congress held in Melbourne recently.
Well done to Abley Transportation Engineers Bridget Southey-Jensen and Shane Ingley, who have had their abstracts accepted to present at the 2016 Trafinz Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is Communities, Growth & Transportation and will focus on how New Zealand communities can successfully manage the impacts of growth into the future, whilst delivering a safe and efficient transport system.
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