It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Hamish Kingsbury on winning the 2015 NZ Esri Young Scholar Award. Hamish's efforts as an intern at Abley over the last four months has given him the opportunity to showcase his learnings in a submission for this award. As the winner of this award, Hamish will attend the 2015 Esri Education GIS Conference and the 2015 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, in July.
At Abley we like to have a bit of fun in our downtime. Recently our lunch breaks have been busy with the Abley Badminton Tournament, hosted in the warehouse attached to our office. The tournament kicked off with a singles competition, and with this being a huge hit, was followed by a doubles competition. Between the two tournaments nearly everyone in the Christchurch office participated.
The industry leading work produced by Abley has been recognised at the IPENZ Transportation Group Conference in Christchurch.
We are delighted to announce that Abley’s Steve Abley has been awarded the IPENZ MacLean Citation for distinguished service in the advancement of engineering practice and leadership in the profession. Steve’s service to IPENZ includes being Chairman of the Canterbury branch, an IPENZ Governing Board Member, served on the Competency Assessment Board, Engineering Practice Board, and the Engineering Practice Advisory Committee. More recently Steve has chaired the Institution’s Code of Ethics Review Working Group. Steve has shown dedication and diplomacy with his dealings on behalf of IPENZ and this citation acknowledges this achievement. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement.
We are pleased to support the upcoming Canterbury Regional Active Transport (CAT) Forum being held on Monday 2 February. The CAT Forum is a multi-party forum for those within the region who have an interest in the development and promotion of active transport. The Forum was set up by Environment Canterbury to encourage information sharing and cross sector action between agencies.
Abley recently provided advice to the Selwyn District Council that resulted in NZ Transport Agency funding for a new cycle path between Rolleston and Lincoln.
Abley’s Steve Abley, Dave Smith and Stacy Rendall have developed the Australasian Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool for Austroads. The tool has been designed to help Australian and New Zealand practitioners select the most appropriate type of pedestrian crossing based on walkability, safety and economic outcomes.
Abley Transportation Consultants is very proud to be enabling communities to connect better through active transport.
One of the key Christchurch earthquake recovery coordination Anchor Projects, the Retail Precinct, was released this month with assistance from Abley Transportation Consultants. Abley is very proud to have assisted with the preparation of this plan providing advice on how the central city retail area can be accessed and serviced with the greatest ease. The Retail Precinct Plan can be found here.