Unitec commences the revitalisation of its campus – By Lynne Richardson

Over the next 10 to 15 years, Unitec is set to transform its current Mt Albert campus on Auckland’s western city fringe to better meet the needs of its students, the local community and greater Auckland, with the development of a 21st century living, learning and working environment. READ MORE >>

New community hub for seaside village Sumner – By Lee Suckling

Surrounded by cliffs and boulders, the seaside village of Sumner in eastern Christchurch has largely felt left behind in the last six years of earthquake rebuild efforts. READ MORE >>

Camp Glenorchy shares healthy construction materials list online

The project team responsible for New Zealand’s first ‘net zero energy’ visitor accommodation is openly sharing the list of healthy building materials it used in the construction of Camp Glenorchy – due to open in March 2018 – to promote and encourage the use of sustainable building materials and products. READ MORE >>

A woman’s work – the changing face of construction

Despite the fact that the number of women working in the construction industry is at an all-time high, females remain very much in the minority – particularly in trades. READ MORE >>

Transmission Gully well on track – By Iain MacIntyre

Good progress is being reported on the 27 km, four-lane motorway being constructed from Mackays Crossing to Linden through Transmission Gully, with large-scale earthworks currently the major focus of the project. READ MORE >>

Training is key to ‘seismic shift’ in construction safety

NEBOSH believes training can play a significant part in improving performance as New Zealand’s new laws on health and safety aim to inspire change in health and safety in construction. READ MORE >>

Still work to be done to overcome the threats to our industry – By Neville Simpson

No one is better placed than those in the construction sector to know how cyclical New Zealand’s economy is – and how difficult that makes it for businesses to have certainty about making long-term plans. READ MORE >>

Long-term joint ventures – surviving the honeymoon – By David Thomson and Catherine Miller

Sometimes two heads are better than one, especially when it comes to business. The advantages that a successful joint venture can bring to collaborating parties are significant. READ MORE >>
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