1920s

1920s

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1920 William 'Arthur' Gray buys engineering practice

1920 First office opens in Auckland

1921 George Samuel Beca born in Putaruru

1927 Gray and Gulliver formed

1929 Structural design of the Auckland War Memorial

1930 New Lynn Drainage Scheme delivered

1932 Replacing the Whau Bridge

1937 Designing Cornwall Park

1939 Services support the war effort

1939 Larry Watts joins the practice

1940 Known as Gray & Watts

1943 Northern Roller Mills Building

1950 Wilson & Horton Commercial Printing and Press Buildings

1952 George Beca joins the practice

1956 Eden Park Grandstand

1957 Grandstand at Ellerslie Racecourse

1959 Ron Carter joins

1961 Todd Motors parts warehouse

1963 Drawings produced on linen

1964
246 Queen Street, Auckland

1965 The practice becomes a multidisciplinary consultancy

1968 Melbourne becomes first international office

1968 Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner formed

1968 Ford Motor Company

1970 Project Tane

1971 Tiwau Point Aluminium Smelter

1971 Shell Gully Bridge

1971 Waipuna Bridge

1972 Jakarta office established

1973 North Rangitikei Railway Bridge

1974 New code for seismic design of buildings in Indonesia

1975 Kinleith Pulp & Paper Industrial Complex

1976 Emergence of Project Managers

1977 Waikanae Water Treatment Plant

1977 Expansion into Singapore

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

1978 Air New Zealand Maintenance Building

1980 Full engineering services for Sheraton Hotel

1981 Engineering Design of Mangaweka Railway Bridge

1982 Working with the Government of Belize

1983 BCHF launches its first logo

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

1984 Beca Simons established

1985 First ACENZ Gold Award of Excellence

1986 George Beca retires

1988 NZ Steel expansion

1989 Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre Delivered

1990 Bugis Junction Development

1990 Northern Busway

1991 Supporting Air New Zealand

1992 British International School, Jakarta

1994 CH2M Beca established

1994 SkyCity and Sky Tower

1995 Beca Group Ltd established

1995 Auckland Harbour Bridge

1997 PT Vale Nickel Furnace Rebuild

1997 Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

1998 Sir Ron Carter recognised a Knight Companion

1998 Mangere Wastewater Plant

1999 Otira Viaduct designed and delivered

1999 Singapore offices goes paperless

2000 Richard Aitken named Group Chief Executive

2000 Britomart Transport Centre

2001 First New Zealand alliance delivery model: Grafton Gully

2001 Macau Tower and Entertainment Centre

2002 Waikato Water Treatment Plant

2003 Erasito Beca Consultants Ltd is formed

2004 Melbourne Airport

2005 Yatala Brewery, Australia

2006 Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

2007 Resorts World Sentosa

2008 Epsom Spring Gully Recycled Water Project

2009 Sustainable designs recognised at BCA Awards

2009 Melbourne’s Victoria Desalination Plant

2010 Marina Bay Sands

2010 Waterview Connection

2010 Project Century – “The Pride”

2010 First independent director appointed

2011 Providing green technology for DUO Singapore

2011 Christchurch earthquake

2012 Greg Lowe appointed Group CEO

2012 Wairakei Bioreactor completed

2012 Vanuatu Tourism Infrastructure Project

2013 Christchurch International Airport

2014 Beca appoints second independent director

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 Amelia Linzey appointed to the Beca Board

2016 BIM a game-changer for Masons Bros building

2016 Emerson’s Brewery opens

2017 New Managing Director, New Zealand, appointed

2017 Purpose to ‘Make everyday better’

2017 Beacon System

2017 David Carter appointed Executive Chair

2018 The Diversity Agenda

2018 Aorangi House wins international award

2018 Digital innovation hub established in Singapore

2019 Singapore office turns 40

2019 Client Choice Awards

2019 Carbon emission target set

2019 Australian team celebrates 50th anniversary

2020 Celebrating 100 years

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