Earthquake

Spires Scuplture

The Press recently featured an article titled ‘Conjuring Space and Freedom’ about a project being undertaken by a group of Christchurch individuals and companies for the benefit of the Christchurch Community. This project is being led by renowned sculptor Neil Dawson (the same person who brought us ‘The Chalice’) and has been hugely supported by…

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Goodbye PWC

The demise of a wonderful Christchurch high-rise building and the dawn of a new future, whatever that may be. Like many companies based in the CBD in February 2011 we had to leave our beloved premises (The Price Waterhouse Coopers Building ‘PWC’).  As mentioned in our last newsletter we have been lucky to find offices in the Bishopdale…

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Lessons learned from the earthquakes

2011 has certainly been a year of learning.  Here in Christchurch we have certainly learnt a lot about earthquakes, the terminology and some of the science behind them. At Fox & Associates we have had the opportunity to be involved with a huge variety of earthquake related work and this has required us to think…

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Carl’s reflections on the Earthquakes

My reflections about how the earthquakes have changed our business since September 2010. Just to put things into context we at Fox & Associates are very lucky.  There was no loss of life and any physical damage we have individually suffered has been relatively minor.  However in saying this everything we knew about Christchurch has…

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New Toys

Yep, we’ve bought some new kit.  Given the amount & type of work coming out of the earthquake we’ve purchased a digital level.  It’s a Trimble DiNi (which means that it plays nicely with our Trimble software).  The digital bit means it reads a bar-code on the staff thus speeding things up and eliminating possible…

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Our new Offices

We’ve found ourselves a new place to stay:   Here’s what it looks like (we’re on the bottom floor – phew!) Physical address is Units 6 & 7, 333 Harewood Road, Bishopdale (in the Bishopdale Mall), come in for a coffee and a chat! And if you want to let us know you’re coming then…

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Earthquake images

Here’s some of the images of the earthquake: First a shot from the Port Hills showing the dust cloud after the quake. (from http://i.imgur.com/0vZbD.jpg) An airforce chopper took photos of bits of the city on the day of the quake at this website http://nzdf.mil.nz/downloads/gio/default.html And finally here’s the video that was shown before yesterdays Memorial Service:…

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Drama with Telecom

Oh, the drama we’ve had with Telecom! Suffice it to say that most of the Telecom people I dealt with were very nice. But it’s obviously such a bohemoth that they dont really know what they’re doing. At one stage I got transferred to one section of Telecom “because they’ll be able to sort it…

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Earthquake Update

A quick update as to where we are at.  We have relocated to Mike’s lounge (again…) but have hopefully secured some new premises outside of the CBD and will be mostly operational from there from Monday 7th March.  We will let you know more details as they are confirmed. We were lucky enough to be granted…

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Thanks Sandra and mates from Vodafone

Fox & Associates is based on Level 13 of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers building. It’s well inside the Earthquake CBD cordon and access is impossible at the moment. Just before midday today I received a phone call from Sandra at Vodafone.  Our business is on the same floor as their sales team in Christchurch, and they have…

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