Skip to content

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). At Fox & Associates we’ve been watching to see when this technology will enable new or improved products for our clients. The potential is that we’ll have a new way to communicate design proposals (or even create designs) in a…

Read More

Messing around in boats

Jesse in the boat with the depthsounder at Lake Hood

“There is nothing… half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats” Kenneth Graham – Wind in the Willows. We recently had the team messing around in boats at a couple of sites. However, instead of towing a waterskier they had a depthsounder behind them.  The projects required us to get levels inside…

Read More

Welcome Aboard Fraser

We’re pleased to welcome Fraser McIrvine to our team as field assistant.  Fraser has recently relocated to Christchurch from Queenstown where he gained some experience with a surveying firm. We try and offer our staff a bit of variety in their work, and so far Fraser’s already had a chance to row a boat around…

Read More

Planning Challenges

Here’s an interesting blog post that compares modern planning ideals with those of previous Communist regimes! Looking Back – the ideal Communist City Makes for a good read – the takeaway quote is in the last line: “But the dangers of placing ideology before what people prefer are manifest, whether in 20th Century Russia or…

Read More

Office Opening Function

Fox & Associates Opening Function (8)

Last year we moved into our new office at Peterborough St, and invited some guests to join us to celebrate in late November. Despite some issues with power (someone – not one of our attendees – backed into the boundary box!), a good time was had by all. The usual speeches included a toast to…

Read More

We’re on the move

Yes, it’s finally happening – Fox & Associates are moving back into central Christchurch. Since the earthquake in February 2011 we have operated from our current offices located in Bishopdale, but the whole time we have yearned to be back near the city centre. During the long search for new offices we found it very…

Read More

Heads in the Clouds

Here at Fox & Associates we’ve recently made a change to how we manage ourselves.  For some time now we’ve used a server based product to track our time and costs, and to do our accounting. This month we’ve made the change to Xero for accounting and WorkFlowMax for project management.  We’ve been contemplating this…

Read More

Development Contributions Continued…

You might have seen our previous blog post on Development Contributions. Last week we noticed this article on the stuff website: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/9881655/Smith-wants-curbs-on-developer-tax It does sound like overdue reforms are on their way.  In addition, at this time of year Councils carry out their annual LTCCP (Local Town Council Community Plan) review – which sets the…

Read More

Christmas Review 2013

Here we are in the last few working days of 2013 and amidst the normal rush it’s appropriate to reflect on the year that’s been and look ahead to 2014. We’re pleased that we spent some time this year doing business coaching with Results.com which has resulted in a renewed focus for Fox & Associates…

Read More
Scroll To Top