22 News – October 2017

  • Michael Chand joins 22 Degrees
  • More Awards Success – TVNZ
  • In The Snow

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The weather worldwide has been dangerously unpredictable. Natural disasters are dominating the headlines and in New Zealand, we’re still up in the air on which way Winston will leap. While uncertainty abounds outside inside our office at 22 Degrees, it’s full steam ahead – with a couple of exciting new faces, joining the crew.

Left to right – Glenn, Michael & Alex

Michael Chand has joined our Electrical team. A chartered engineer with over ten years at NDY he has worked on many significant projects including Unitec, Britomart, Westpac Charter House, IBM Wynyard Quarter and Victoria Quarter. A hugely practical engineer, one of his clients described him as “a bit of a legend” for his willingness to go the extra distance to sort any issues. With strengths in power, lighting, data and wide ranging project experience he brings tremendous knowledge to our business.  He is one of only two Uptime (datacentre systems) accredited Tier Designers in New Zealand. The other one being our own Mark Conn who leads our talented  electrical team.   

Mark Conn joined us from South Africa earlier this year with extensive international experience on many large projects and that all important pragmatic, “can do” attitude we prize in our engineers. He’s embraced the New Zealand culture with relish. Both his boys are sports fanatics so they’ve fitted right in and are loving Aotearoa. Just don’t mention the numbers 57 or zero to him anytime soon or he may develop a nervous tick!

We mentioned several of our projects did well at the Property Council Awards in our last update. In July, the TVNZ refurbishment, one of 22 Degrees recent projects, won a prestigious award for the Workplace (OVER 1,000M2) category in the 2017 Interior Awards.

Warren and Mahoney were praised for their innovative, futuristic vision. The “Blade Runner-inspired media city in the sky” was designed to meet the needs of an organisation moving into a digital era, with an ‘Open and Live’ environment focused on high transparency, via elements like an open plan space with operational areas visible and connected. The jury praised the project’s “restrained industrial palette” .

Thomo & Alex

Snow Balls, No Boards and Maverick  
A recent staff trip to the snow inspired plenty of snowball fights, drone action, roast lamb but no snow boarding or skis. Unfortunately the weather didn’t play ball but a great time was had by all. Mark, feeling the need for speed, piloted his drone on a fly by – getting more attention from a zealous local official than ideal. After some research we discovered he was in fact good to go and not a Maverick after all. We hope to get up the mountain – next year! Must be time for a fishing trip.