Holmes brings inspired practicality to some of the world’s most complex engineering, design and compliance challenges. Working across the USA, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, Holmes combines international best practice with the local knowledge earned on thousands of challenging projects in our own backyards.
‘Born in New Zealand more than 60 years ago, Holmes is a highly successful international business. With more than 500 people worldwide, the five Holmes subsidiaries work together to deliver a powerful combination of innovation, technical excellence and good old-fashioned pragmatism.
Specialists in regulatory compliance requirements, Holmes Farsight helps its clients throughout New Zealand navigate through the complexities of Building Code and environmental health related legislation and paperwork.
Holmes Farsight is a New Zealand Accredited Inspection Body under the International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ): ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standard.
Offering industry-specific expertise and close guidance to each assignment, we expedite the regulatory process such as, building consents, food and alcohol licenses, by smoothing the path with councils and freeing up your time to focus on your projects.
We tailor an optimal ‘compliance pathway’ for all scales and types of project in order to minimise risk, delays and additional costs.
Our end-to-end service includes hands-on management of the process, taking care of compliance right across your project’s lifecycle.
The West Coast has long been regarded as a global melting pot for disruptive ideas and novel scientific research and development.
From here, Holmes Structures has served North American clients with structural engineering solutions that offer new possibility for the built environment.
With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland, our love for design is paired with a technical acuity that enables built environments to perform for all. Our approach is all-in, immersing ourselves in client objectives with the highest regard for genuine collaboration.
Reflecting our West Coast ethos, we explore new ideas and leverage emergent technologies to challenge traditional prescriptive code, test for cost savings and minimize the impact of structure on the operation and enjoyment of built environments.
Holmes Fire is a specialised ﬁre engineering consultancy with a world leading reputation.
Founded in 1994, we’ve grown to serve global clients from offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, Christchurch, and Hawke’s Bay.
With an evident spirit of collaboration, we pursue technical design to permit the freedom of architectural expression, whether through performance based ﬁre safety solutions or through the pragmatic application of the prescriptive building codes.
Our substantial professional staff offers a ready reserve of talent, experienced in the unique technical challenges of each project. Pairing innovation with applied expertise, Holmes Fire is distinguished for developing superb solutions with matchless reliability.
Holmes Solutions designs, develops and tests products and systems in high risk industries – we pioneer ideas to disrupt competitive commercial and regulatory driven markets.
Obsessive about our clients’ market objectives, and keenly attuned to understand the needs of users, we employ evidence-based engineering to maximise certainty and optimise performance. Simply, we create products that win.
With a global footprint and diversiﬁed in our technical skills, we add value across all stages of a product’s lifecycle, from initial feasibility through to final compliance testing. We engineer competitive advantage by developing products that are useful, usable, and desirable; ultimately leading to increased profits and greater value.
With six offices across New Zealand and the Netherlands, Holmes Consulting is a distinctively Kiwi business with a global reach.
We’ve built our reputation delivering premium engineering designs in one of the world’s most challenging seismic zones. We combine rigorous thinking, original technologies and Kiwi ingenuity—finding new and better ways to deliver robust, resilient structures and civil designs.
Ever-positive, and absolutely committed to leading new standards of analysis and design, we are the creative, quality-focused alternative to run-of-the-mill engineering.
With a substantial portfolio of signature projects, Holmes Consulting is trusted to deliver outstanding structural and civil designs all over the world.
Holmes delivers expert structural, civil, and ﬁre engineering, product development and testing, property development and building code compliance services.
Founded over 60 years ago in New Zealand by Lyall Holmes, we have a long and established history of solving complex engineering, design and compliance challenges.
We’ve exported our specialist skills all over the world, with offices across the USA, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand — with more than 500 people across 15 offices.
Our people share a culture of curiosity and a love of creativity. Working together in an integrated way, Holmes people consistently deliver brilliant, efficient solutions—whatever the challenge.