1920s

1920s

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1920
First office opened in Auckland

1920
William 'Arthur' Gray starts engineering practice

1921
George Samuel Beca born in Putaruru

1926
Basic technology supporting business

1927
Visionary: Water from the Waikato River to Auckland

1927
Business of ‘Gray and Gulliver’ formed

1929
Opening of the Auckland War Memorial Museum

1930s
New Lynn Drainage Scheme

1932
Replacing the old wooden Whau Bridge

1933
Thomas Ralph de Vere Gulliver passes away

1937
Ongoing improvements to Cornwall Park, Auckland

1937
Design of Whakatane sewerage scheme

1938
Pukekohe Drainage Scheme completed

1939
Services supporting the war effort

1939
Larry Watts joins the practice

1940
Practice known as Gray & Watts

1941
Relocated Singapore 'Crusher' refurbished

1943
Northern Roller Mills building completed

1950
Wilson & Horton Commercial Printing and Press Buildings

1952
George Beca joins: Practice becomes Gray Watts & Beca

1953
Passing of Arthur Gray

1956
Award-winning development at Eden Park

1957
The world’s largest tubular steel structure

1959
Ron Carter joins

1960
Air conditioning for Logan Park Hotel, Auckland

1961
Innovative Design for Todd Motors parts warehouse

1963
Gavin Cormack joins the practice

1963
Drawings produced on linen

1964
New uses for concrete at 246 Queen Street

1965
The practice becomes a multidisciplinary consultancy

1965
Ron Carter becomes George Beca's partner

1966
Richard Aitken joins

1968
Melbourne, Australia becomes first international office

1968
Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner formed

1968
Ford Motor Company engages BCHF

1970
Project Tane: a major expansion of capacity

1971
Ron Carter starts pursuing work in Indonesia

1971
World-first techniques at Tiwau Point Aluminium Smelter

1971
Design of Shell Gully Bridge, Wellington

1972
BCHF becomes a limited liability company

1973
Constuction starts on North Rangitikei Railway Bridge

1973
New plaster mill for Victor Plaster Ltd

1973
Waipuna Bridge: a 'construction first' for NZ

1974
Site investigation of Arun Liquefied Natural Gas Project

1974
New code for seismic design of buildings in Indonesia

1975
Auckland Port Transport Study

1975
Assessing earthquake risk: Kinleith Pulp & Paper

1976
Emergence of Project Management

1977
Waikanae Water Treatment Plant

1977
BCHF expands into Singapore

1978
3D dynamic analysis of ANZ’s Lambton Quay head office

1978
Air New Zealand: maintenance building

1979
Tauranga office opens

1980
Full engineering services for Auckland's Sheraton Hotel

1981
Opening of Mangaweka Railway Bridge

1982
Start of work for the Government of Belize

1982
Introduction of computers

1983
BCHF launches its first logo

1984
Fine-grained sandy soils a first for New Zealand dam

1984
Joint venture partnerships emerge with Beca Simons Ltd

1985
Preserving artefacts at the Sabah Museum, Malaysia

1985
BCHF receives first ACENZ Gold Award of Excellence

1986
George Beca retires

1988
Supporting the expansion of NZ Steel Ltd

1989
A new division is launched: Beca Steven

1989
Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre delivered

1990
Supporting Bugis Junction Development

1990
BCHF establishes SAIC-Beca Ltd

1990
First dedicated busway in NZ: Northern Busway

1991
Supporting Air New Zealand

1991
BCHF receives the Governor General’s Supreme Award

1991
Expansion of the British International School, Jakarta

1992
Port Klang Cement Terminal

1993
Seismic strengthening of Auckland Grammar School

1994
Malaysia business grows with Kedah Cement Sdn

1994
CH2M Beca established with CH2M Hill

1995
Auckland Harbour Bridge

1995
Beca Group Ltd established

1996
Beca’s first intranet

1996
Rosebank-Patiki Interchange

1997
Building a city icon: SkyCity and Sky Tower

1997
Growing Indonesia’s PT Vale Nickel Furnace Rebuild

1997
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre Design

1998
Beca starts work on Suzhou Brewery in China

1998
Sir Ron Carter recognised a Knight Companion

1998
Tanzania: Mwanza to Nzega Road Rehabilitation

1998
Start of the Mangere Wastewater Plant

1999
Otira Viaduct opens

1999
Singapore offices goes paperless

2000
Auckland Council Stormwater Capital Works Programme

2000
Changing of the guard

2000
Britomart Transport Centre

2001
Building Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

2001
Grafton Gully - NZ's first alliance delivery

2001
Fast tracking Macau Tower and Entertainment Centre

2002
Waikato Water Treatment Plant - Increasing water supply

2003
Sharing our earthquake expertise: Bhuj Hospital, India

2003
Erasito Beca Consultants Ltd is formed

2003
Spaghetti Junction: Central Motorway Junction

2004
The start of a relationship with Melbourne Airport

2005
Keeping things flowing: Yatala Brewery

2006
Sustainable design: Papamoa Library and Community Centre

2006
Energy efficiency: Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

2007
Large-scale tourism centre: Resorts World Sentosa

2008
Epsom Spring Gully Recycled Water Project

2008
Bob Durrant appointed interim Chair

2009
Helping secure Melbourne’s water supply: Victoria Desalination Plant

2009
Beca’s sustainable designs recognised at BCA Awards

2009
Beca appoints new Group CEO: Keith Reynolds

2010
Keeping Lion brewing for another 100 years

2010
Helping Manage a city icon: Marina Bay Sands

2010
Start of Waterview Connection

2010
First independent director appointed: Mike Wilke

2011
Christchurch earthquake

2011
Named NZ's most reputable company and organisation

2011
DUO Singapore

2012
Wairakei Bioreactor completed

2012
Keeping traffic flowing with Victoria Park Tunnel

2012
Greg Lowe appointed Group CEO

2012
Vanuatu Tourism Infrastructure Project

2013
Second independent director appointed: Catherine Drayton

2013
Innovative artesian heating and cooling system at Christchurch International Airport

2014
Third Independent Director Appointed: Jan Dawson

2014
Sir Ron joins the Order of New Zealand

2015
Beca Warnes established in Thailand

2015
Beca wins 'Best Graduate Development Programme’ Award

2015
25th anniversary of Beca's scholarship programme

2016
BIM a game-changer for Masons Bros building

2016
New spiritual home for Emerson’s Brewery

2016
Singapore team wins Sustainability Leadership Award

2017
New Managing Director, New Zealand, appointed

2017
Cook Islands gets renewable energy

2017
Innovative Beacon System created

2017
David Carter appointed Executive Chair

2018
New Zealand Defence Force recognises Beca excellence

2018
Beca's Singapore team recognised for people excellence

2018
Aorangi House wins international award

2018
First digital innovation hub established in Singapore

2019
Beca wins for the third time in five years at Client Choice Awards

2019
Singapore office turns 40

2019
Beca commits to carbon emissions target

2019
Australian team celebrates 50th anniversary

2020
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