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One thing that sets us apart at Inovo is that we are personable people. We form long-standing relationships with our clients and genuinely enjoy adding value to their project. We leave our ego at the door and work hard to integrate ourselves into the wider project team.
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New Director and Associates for Inovo

Inovo is pleased to announce that Michael Paterson has joined the Inovo Board of Directors.

Having previously served as an Associate Director, Michael is Inovo’s highly experienced National Manager of Land Development, with expert knowledge and management experience in surveying, engineering and resource management.

Highly regarded as a team leader, Michael specialises in providing strategic project advice for our clients, assessing development feasibility and with a commitment to delivering innovative solutions at each opportunity.

In addition to Michael's appointment, we are excited to introduce our new Inovo Associates: Mark Cobden, Dave Robinson, and Stephen Peters.

Mark and Stephen provide project management expertise in Christchurch and Auckland respectively, while Dave leads engineering services in Christchurch.

All four demonstrate exemplary leadership, professional excellence in their field, and ongoing cultural stewardship of the business.

At Inovo, it’s important to us that we provide development opportunities for our people and provide pathways for progression for leaders and future leaders.

These appointments support the continued business growth of Inovo, particularly as we establish our Land Development services in the Auckland market, complementing the established Auckland project management and project planning services.

New Director and Associates for Inovo
New Director and Associates for Inovo

Final images captured of historic hotel

Inovo was engaged to capture a full colour 3D point cloud of the Club Hotel, Bluff, as a historic record prior to its demolition. Unlike a photo, the point cloud transforms raw scan data into as-built model, capturing all the dimensions and detail of this once-grand hotel building.

The Club Hotel was built in 1914 on the south side of Gore Street. It was designed in Italianate style by architect Frederick Annison and is a significant example of a relatively grand hotel building for a small Southland town. The heritage-listed building is structurally damaged and therefore unsafe. A demolition Resource Consent has now been issued to the long-vacant building’s owners, Bluff Oyster and Food Festival Charitable Trust, who stage the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival on an adjacent site but had to cancel the event in 2022 due to the former hotel having a dangerous building notice on it.  

In recognition of the site’s historic value, resource consent conditions included, among others, detailed building records being made of the exterior of the hotel. That’s where Inovo’s laser scanning and modelling work comes in.

Inovo work allowed detailed information of the building to be preserved and, if needed, reproduced in the future.

Final images captured of historic hotel
Final images captured of historic hotel

Auckland Airport Redevelopment Update

A fresh start to 2024 sees the resumption of the matrix of projects that make up the Auckland Airport Capital Works programme – a project Inovo is providing Planning and Project Control services for.

The multi-billion-dollar infrastructure development programme is designed to revitalise the airport over a decade. We checked in with Inovo’s Dave Lang and Alice Fruean to find out what will be keeping us busy with for this project in 2024.

“The Airport work certainly is a large focus for us this year and beyond.” says Dave. “As the scope of the Auckland Airport work is quite broad, encompassing roading, public transport and pedestrian walkway networks, a new integrated domestic/international terminal plus fitout and airfield developments, our mission critical is to provide planning services which are detailed, well-timed and realistic in their expectations. Thankfully, we have the experience within the team to deliver really high-quality, reliable services.”

“Consultation and communication are absolutely critical, particularly when we are working on a project of this scale.” adds Alice. “We’ve brought together key representatives from Auckland Airport, stakeholders and the incumbent project team to develop a detailed understanding of the design and operational requirements and constraints for the project.” she says. “Methodologies and planning outcomes have been developed iteratively with the project team and will then be used to inform the integrated delivery schedule.”

Inovo is also managing a two-year programme of flood remediation works on the Auckland International terminal, reinstating critical infrastructure and building finishes damaged in the January 2023 storm events.  

Inovo has been leveraging the extensive experience held by the team, not only on roading infrastructure, but also in the airport environment, with a well-established relationship with Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL), among others. Inovo originally provided construction planning services for the main contractor of the $227 million CIAL Integrated Terminal in 2010-2013, followed by the project planning and construction programming for the Novotel Hotel at Christchurch Airport, and as project managers for the Dakota Park business hub development.

We’re really excited to see this historic transformation of Auckland Airport take place and are pleased to be a part of the journey.

Dave Lang is an Inovo Director. Alice Fruean is an Associate & Senior Project Manager.

Find out more about the Auckland Airport redevelopment project

Auckland Airport Redevelopment Update
Auckland Airport Redevelopment Update