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Rebuilding the Waiho River bridge and reconnecting communities

With torrential rain battering the West Coast of the South Island, the Waiho River – notorious for its dynamically fluctuating levels – became a raging torrent. The single-lane bridge carrying State Highway 6 never stood a chance. READ MORE >>

New Liebherr crane provides a paradigm shift for McLeod Group

Scott McLeod, managing director of McLeod Group, says the arrival of their brand-new Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane – the first of its type in New Zealand – is opening up brand new opportunities for their business. READ MORE >>

Relationships that drive recycling innovation

Globally, businesses are equipping themselves with ways to process and recycle commercial and community waste, in the war on plastics and pollution. READ MORE >>

Vocational education reforms – good or bad for the construction industry?

In February, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced wide-ranging proposals that would reform New Zealand’s system of vocational education, and while submissions have now closed, were the proposed changes welcomed or renounced by the construction industry? READ MORE >>

New accord set to change ‘rules of the game’ in the construction industry

Building industry leaders have welcomed the signing of an agreement with government that provides a platform to reinvent the construction sector, and improve its ability to contribute to the economic prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders. READ MORE >>

MBIE boosts rapid building assessment resource — By Iain MacIntyre

Greater resource to facilitate prompt inspection of buildings in a state of emergency or transition period is being fostered by three specifically-targeted online courses recently introduced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE). READ MORE >>

BDO helps build future construction tycoons

Leading accounting and business advisory firm BDO has integrated its business advisory expertise into Construction Tycoon, an interactive online game that immerses players in the construction business. READ MORE >>

A focus on diversity – By Ben Holland

Engineering New Zealand’s new president Ben Holland says diversity and inclusion will be a strong theme of his tenure, and now is the opportunity for engineering professionals to make a huge difference for the good of New Zealand. READ MORE >>

Money down a hole? Mainzeal and its consequences – By Brendan Cash and Liam Bullen

Mainzeal Property and Construction (‘Mainzeal’) was once New Zealand’s third-largest construction company. Their projects included landmark buildings such as Auckland’s Spark Arena and Wellington’s Supreme Court. As far as most people knew, it was a large, successful contractor that principals, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants could confidently deal with. However, under the surface, all was not well. READ MORE >>
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