The team is growing, so we thought it time to get to know some of the faces behind Oculus!
Meet Bernard Farrington – General Manager
Describe yourself at age 10
A happy kid who loved being outdoors, riding bikes, swimming and sailing whenever I could get Dad to take me.
What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
Part time removalist when I was in college.
If you could do another job for just one day what would it be?
Astronaut (actually in space)
What new trends are you seeing and what excites you about them?
Public awareness that we can live in better homes. The exciting part about this is that government departments will no longer be able to simply listen to large industry players. They will no longer be able to ignore the fact that NZ is nearly half a century behind the rest of the western world when it comes to building codes ensuring healthy, comfortable and economical homes.
Talk to me about your team and the importance of collaboration?
Our team is full of awesome, smart, and driven individuals. Part of what makes it awesome is the openness in our communication and understanding that each of us has loads of talent from different backgrounds. I’m surprised on a regular basis of the cool stuff we continue to do (perhaps I should stop being surprised)!
What gets you out of bed in the mornings?
Knowing that every day I am changing living conditions for all New Zealander’s for the better.
What’s been your favourite project for Oculus and why?
Designing and building a NZS4284 facade testing rig. This has played to my strengths in machinery design and robotics which really pushes my buttons. The design process has also led me to understand that the Oculus facade testing rig, will be the most accurate in New Zealand. Pretty cool stuff.